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Friday, October 14

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Check-In - Great Hall​ of the Memorial Union

Friday, October 14th, 4:00-6:00 pm

Join us for a warm welcome to ISU! Registered family and friends will receive the schedule of events at check-in. Staff will also be available to answer any questions you may have about the weekend, ISU or the Ames community. Additional information regarding check-in, including dates and times, will be provided to the registered email address closer to Cylcone Family Weekend.


Welcome Reception -  Great Hall​ of the Memorial Union

Friday, October 14th, 4:00-6:00 pm

Once you are all checked in, join us in the Great Hall for a Cyclone Family Weekend Welcome Reception. There will be plenty for families to enjoy, such as caricature artists, photo booth and a welcome from ISU administrators.


Hypnotist Performance by Brian Imbus - Great Hall​ of the Memorial Union - Ticketed Event (SOLD OUT)

Friday, October 14th, 9:00-10:30 pm

Want to see Dad get hypnotized and dance around on stage? Us, too! Join us for Brian Imbus, an award-winning hypnotist sure to make you leave with memories to talk about forever. Ticketed Event.



Cybowl and Billiards - Ground Floor of the Memorial Union

Friday, October 14th, 7:00-10:00 pm

Looking to show off those bowling skills? Head on down to CyBowl and Billiards and play a couple of games. Cybowl and Billiards will be available from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm and you can stop by anytime to play a game as long as there are lanes or billiards tables open. 


Family Craft at The Workspace - Ground Floor of the Memorial Union

Friday, October 14th, 7:00-9:00 pm

Spend time with your family using your creative side! Stop by The Workspace to do a craft together that will remind you of your time at Cyclone Family Weekend 2022. ​


Bingo - Sun Room & South Ballroom​ of the Memorial Union

Friday, October 14th, 7:00-9:00 pm

Bring out your competitive side at the ISU Family Edition of a classic, Bingo! What better way to start your weekend than with a Bingo win and great prizes. Be sure to come early to grab a seat! ​Bingo will be first come, first served, but check back throughout the night to see if tables open up!

P.S. -be on the lookout for our celebrity caller!


Cyclone Cinema Viewing of Minions: The Rise of Gru - Room 101 in Carver Hall

Friday, October 14th, 7:00 pm

Wrap up your first night of Cyclone Family Weekend by watching a family-friendly movie at Cyclone Cinema. We are happy to bring you Minions: The Rise of Gru which tells the untold story of one twelve-year-old's dream to become the world's greatest supervillain. Concessions will be available for purchase. Seating is limited to first come, first served.

^Open caption is available by letting the staff know before the movie starts.


Grandma Mojo’s Moonshine Revival Improv Show at the M-Shop - Ground Floor of the Memorial Union​

Friday, October 14th, 7:00 pm-8:45 pm

Opening in 1974 on the ground floor of the Memorial Union is Ames’ oldest continuously operated nightclub, The Maintenance Shop. Enjoy a performance by Grandma Mojo’s Moonshine Revival, Iowa State’s award-winning student improv group. Grandma Mojo’s aims to entertain with laughter. Stay for the whole show or stop by for a skit or two. All ages are welcome but the performance may contain adult content. Free popcorn and soft drinks! A cash bar will be available.                                                                                 ​