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Family Weekend

Ram Families, you are invited to join us for Family Weekend September 24 & 25!

See below for a schedule of events throughout the weekend.

Please note, all individuals, regardless of their vaccination status, are required to wear a mask while in any University building. All masks must be worn properly – fully covering the nose and mouth.


7:00 PM | Storytelling with Shepherd University Storyteller-in-Residence Adam Booth (Free)
Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education Auditorium – also live streamed on Shepherd University’s YouTube

7:00 PM | Drive-In Movie Knives Out (PG-13) | Sponsored by Program Board (Free)
H-Lot, West Campus
Watch Knives Out on the big screen in H-Lot!! View the trailer for the movie here.

7:00 PM | Women’s Volleyball vs Shippensburg ($)
Butcher Center


9:30 AM – Noon | Shepherd University Alumni Association Booth
Join the Alumni Association for giveaways, information, alumni owned business information, 150th anniversary information, and alumni can update their contact information with SUAA!

12:00 PM | Football vs Kutztown ($)
Ram Stadium

1:00 PM | Men’s Soccer vs Slippery Rock ($)
Soccer Field, West Campus

2:00 PM | Appalachian Festival Workshop with Linda Lay | The Legacy of the Music of the Carter Family of Virginia (Free)
Reynolds Hall (Masks required)
There are few artists who have influenced American music more than the Carter Family of Maces Springs, Virginia.  Don’t miss a chance to learn about the profound impact of their music from award-winning bluegrass musician Linda Lay who learned from the children of the Original Carter Family.

3:30 PM | A Conversation with West Virginia Musician John Morris (Free)
Reynolds Hall (Masks required)
A master of traditional fiddle, banjo, and guitar, John Morris has spent his life as an ambassador for West Virginia’s musical traditions and a Master Artist as part of the West Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program.  In 2020, Morris received the nation’s highest award for folk arts, the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship. 

7:00 PM | Showcase Concert featuring John Morris, Dana Foddrell, Linda Lay & Springfield Exit (Free)
Outdoor Patio between Frank and Butcher Center | Bring your lawn chairs
Join us for a FREE outdoor concert at 7 pm on the patio between the Butcher Center and the Frank Center on the West Campus of Shepherd University.  Bring your favorite lawn chair and enjoy a diverse evening of music featuring West Virginia traditional musician John Morris, winner of the NEA’s National Heritage Fellowship Award; Dana Foddrell  with Freedom Songs of the Civil Rights Movement born from the African-American church; and tight harmonies from bluegrass legend Linda Lay with Springfield Exit. In the event of inclement weather, the event will move inside the Frank Center Theater and masks will be required.  Currently no masks are required outdoors. 


Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival
Shepherdstown Visitors Center
Places to eat in Shepherdstown
Places to shop in Shepherdstown
History and museums in Shepherdstown
Shepherdstown Mystery Walks
Shepherdstown Ghost Tours
Jefferson County Hotels