Family Day, in conjunction with Historic Downtown La Crosse Day and Viterbo Days, is an annual event held each fall semester. The Office of Campus Activities and Orientation invites students' family members to join their students in exploring Viterbo's campus and the downtown La Crosse area, enjoy lunch on campus, and take part in various Viterbo activities, such as chapel tours, choir concerts, soccer games, and more.
Coffee and Conversation with President Glena Temple, FSPA, and Retired Faculty (9-10 a.m., Reinhart Center Board Room): Complimentary coffee and continental breakfast. Enjoy the morning with your
classmates and plenty of Franciscan hospitality.
Heritage Walk (10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., Reinhart Center Board Room): Enjoy a leisurely ten-block historic walking tour of the Franciscan neighborhood, guided by Franciscan Sisters.
Mary of the Angels Chapel Tour (10:30 a.m., St. Rose Convent): Visit and explore the Mary of the Angels Chapel via a guided tour with a Franciscan Sister.
Family Day Tickets and Information (10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Student Union): Families can pick up reserved Romeo and Juliet tickets and complimentary lunch tickets and receive information on the day’s events.
Viterbo Bookstore Open (10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Student Union): The Viterbo University Bookstore will be open for browsing and shopping.
Free Family Luncheon (11 a.m. – 1 p.m., The Caf): Complimentary Oktoberfest-style lunch tickets are available to family members at the Family Day Tickets and Information table.
Historic Downtown La Crosse Day (11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Various Locations): Take part in the festivities! Carriage rides, music, food, crafts, and more are available for students and family members. Schedules of events are available at the Family Day Tickets and Information table. A shuttle stops every 30 minutes across from Viterbo on 9th and Market Streets between 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and will take passengers to Downtown La Crosse. For more information about Historic Downtown La Crosse Day, visit www.lacrossedowntown.com.
Mary of the Angels Chapel Tour (1:30 p.m., St. Rose Convent): Visit and explore the Mary of the Angels Chapel via a guided tour with a Franciscan Sister.
Concert Choir and 9th Street Singers Concert (3 p.m., Mary of the Angels Chapel): Enjoy musical entertainment by student performers in the Mary of the Angels Chapel at St. Rose Convent.
Catholic Mass (5 p.m., San Damiano Chapel): A full Catholic Mass is provided for students, family members, and visitors.
9 to 5: The Musical (7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Center Main Theatre): Discounted tickets are available for purchase through the Office of Campus Activities. Information regarding discounted ticket will be mailed to family members in early September. Regularly priced tickets are also available for purchase through the Fine Arts Center box office.