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Family Weekend 2023

Friday, November 3, 2023 through Sunday, November 5, 2023

Join us for Family Weekend 2023! Check back as more events will continue to be added.

Friday, November 3

Bowling Night

Ciniello Family Bowling Center, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Spare, strike, or turkey….bowl right here on campus! Cost is $3/game and Monmouth students are free with a paid family member. Shoe rental is included.

Restaurant Gift Card Bingo

Student Center Anacon Hall, 8 p.m.

Join the fun and the chance to win gift cards to local restaurants for your student to enjoy! Bingo is free and is open to all family members.  Seating is limited.

Saturday, November 4

Family & Parent Workshops

Rechnitz Hall

Pre-Game Luncheon

Magill Commons Dining Hall, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring some of your favorite traditional tailgate foods. Students on a meal plan may use their meal card for the luncheon. $13.50 for adults and $7.25 for children 11 and under. Please Note:  Magill Commons is cashless.  Debit and Credit cards are accepted.

*Preregistration for this event is requested.

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Larchwood Avenue Parking Lot, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Families and friends are welcome to join in a Monmouth football tradition: do-it-yourself tailgating in the parking area adjacent to Kessler Stadium. Monmouth University, in compliance with state law and University regulations, limits the consumption of alcoholic beverages to designated areas. Persons under the age of 21 are prohibited from possessing or consuming alcohol in any area of the campus. Kegs, beer balls, and bottles are not permitted.

Monmouth Football vs. Stony Brook

Kessler Stadium, 1 p.m.

Cheer for the Hawks as they tackle Stony Brook in Kessler Stadium!

Monmouth is offering a buy one, get one ticket promotion to online buyers to the Family Weekend game vs. Stony Brook.  To take advantage of the promotion, enter the special code ‘FAMWEEKEND23’ for the Stony Brook game. Students sitting in the student section do not need a ticket, however students choosing to sit in other sections will need to purchase a ticket.

Purchase tickets now!

Casino Night

The Great Hall, 8 p.m.

Sunday, November 5

Sunday Brunch

Magill Commons Dining Hall, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Enjoy Sunday Brunch on your own at either our Magill Commons Dining Hall or at one of our many local restaurants.  Below is a brief listing of area dining options. Students on a meal plan may use their meal card for the luncheon. You may pay at the door. Prices are $13.50 for adults and $7.25 for children 11 and under.  Please Note:  Magill Commons is cashless.  Debit and Credit cards are accepted.

*Preregistration for this event is requested.

Purchase tickets now!

A sample of local restaurants


100 Ocean Ave., Long Branch


McLoone’s Pier House

1 Ocean Ave., Long Branch


The Turning Point in Long Branch

92 Ocean Ave., Long Branch


Amy’s Omelette House

444 Ocean Blvd., Ursula Plaza, Long Branch


All Seasons Diner

176 Wyckoff Rd., Eatontown


Guided Tours of the Great Hall

Tours depart from the front steps of The Great Hall at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and noon

Woodrow Wilson Hall, formerly known as the Shadow Lawn mansion, was built in 1929 as the private residence of former F.W. Woolworth Company president Hubert Templeton Parson and his wife Maysie. The building encompasses 130 rooms on three main floors, plus rooftop and lower-level rooms. In 1980, the building was the scene for the filming of Annie, serving as the Park Avenue mansion of the character Daddy Warbucks.

General Information

The Monmouth University Store

OceanFirst Bank Center
Friday, November 3: 8am to 5pm
Saturday, November 4: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, November 5: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The University Store offers a variety of clothing, gifts, textbooks, school supplies, and novelty items. A 10% discount will be given on all imprinted Monmouth University merchandise: sweatshirts, T-shirts, mugs, glassware, and more.

Parking Information

If you are attending the football game, please park in lot 13, 14, or 18, each conveniently located near the playing field. The entrance to these lots is located on Larchwood Avenue, off of Cedar Avenue. Other guests may enter the campus through the Cedar Avenue entrance.

Directions to the university and a campus map are available online.

Area Accommodations

View a listing of area accommodations online.


If we can be of any assistance in making your weekend more pleasant, please email us at or call the Office of Student Life at 732-263-5218.