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Family Weekend

Shepherd University welcomes all Ram families to a day in Shepherdstown on Saturday, September 23, 2023. Below are a few events happening throughout the weekend.



7 p.m. | Glow Run sponsored by Wishmakers on Campus  (Jefferson Security Pavillion at Ram Stadium, 478 West Campus Drive)
The Glow Run features a 5K route and a 1 mile route. All ages and abilities are welcome! The first 100 participants to sign up will receive a t-shirt. All participants will receive glow sticks and have the opportunity to decorate their shirts with glow paint and markers!
(Donation) For more information and to register, visit here.

7 p.m. | Shepherd University Volleyball vs.  Shippensburg  (Butcher Center, 478 West Campus Drive)
Come cheer on the Rams for this rival competition between the Shepherd Rams and the Shippensburg Raiders.
($) For more information, visit  

7 p.m. | Shepherdstown Film Society free screening of Black Diamonds: Mountaintop Removal and the Fight for Coalfield Justice; 2006 Documentary (Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education Auditorium)



Noon | Football: Shepherd vs. Kutztown (Ram Stadium)
Shepherd students get in FREE to all athletic events with valid Rambler ID
Adult General Admission: $15 | K-12 General Admission: $5 | Children under 5: free
($) Pre-purchase tickets here. Tickets are also available at the stadium. For more information, visit

Appalachian Heritage Festival (Frank Arts Center, West Campus)
Learn about the culture of Appalachia as this annual event with a diverse program of free workshops and a showcase concert featuring blues and African-American music from Appalachia with W.C. Handy nominees Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, harmony singing and Americana from family band Just Us Lillys, and Grammy Award-winning artist Chance McCoy (formerly of Old Crow Medicine Show) with five-time WV fiddle champion Tessa Dillon McCoy. 

noon | Women’s Soccer: Shepherd vs. Kutztown  (Shepherd Soccer Complex)

Self-Paced at Your Leisure| Tour Shepherdstown and Surrounding Area (self-guided)


9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Shepherdstown Farmers Market (S. King St. behind the Old Shepherdstown Library)
Enjoy the local flavor! Locally grown produce, locally crafted products, and local musicians.
For more information, visit


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