Family Weekend 2015

Palm Beach Atlantic University
901 S. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, Florida 33414

Parents and siblings of Palm Beach Atlantic University freshmen and transfer students are encouraged to attend this fun weekend where you will get to know other PBA parents and families, and get a real feel for the campus.

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NOTE: Times and locations are subject to change


Wednesday, October 7

5-10 p.m.             "A Taste of PBA" Dinner featuring seafood and local flavors

Location: Fraser Dining Hall 

$10.61 per person; pay at the door


7 p.m.                Women's Soccer Game vs. Palm Beach Atlantic University

Location: Rinker Athletic Campus

Thursday, October 8

5-9 p.m.             College Night/Art After Dark 

Location: The Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, 33401

Activities and entertainment throughout the museum. 

Free admission for college students with ID.


7 p.m.                 The LeMieux Center for Public Policy Presentation

Location: Helen K. Persson Recital Hall in Vera Lea Rinker Hall

2015 Fellows Molly Michael '15 and Evan Berlanti '16 will present public policy research papers.


7:30 p.m.       PBA Theatre presents A Palm Tree in a Rose Garden

Directed by Don Butler
"… comes very close to being brilliant… a delightful stand-out as an intimate evening." —NY Journal-American
A drama with light comic moments.

Location: The Fern Street Theater, West Palm Beach

Ticket Central: (561) 803-2970 or

Cost: $15 general admission; $10 seniors 65+; $5 students, faculty & staff with I.D.


8 p.m.                    The Anchor

Location: W. G. Lassiter Student Center, 2nd floor Weyenberg Center

A weekly student-led worship experience focused on the Word, worship and community. 


Friday, October 9    

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.        Your Campus Store

Get “Sailfish Bucks” at the registration table to spend at the campus store.


8:30 – 10 a.m.          Parents Prayer Meeting

Location: DeSantis Family Chapel

Danish and coffee will be available from 8:30 to 9, prayer will begin at 9


9 and 11 a.m.           Li’l Sibs Campus Tour

Location: Admissions

Brothers, sisters and friends of current PBA students are invited to tour the campus and learn more about PBA from the admissions staff. Tours last about an hour. Call Admissions for reservations: (561) 803-2992.


8 – 5 p.m.                 Registration – Check-in

Location: W.G. Lassiter Student Center

Sign in and gather weekend information

Afternoon Options: 
 TOUR – Free tickets to Norton Museum of Art – pick up at the registration table
 SHOP – CityPlace, Worth Avenue, Palm Beach Outlet
 RENTALS - Bikes nearby:, kayaks, jet skis, Segway and Catamaran tours:


4 - 5 p.m.                Office of Career Development Open House

Location: Lassiter Student Center

Learn about how to start preparing yourself for the work world and meet local employers. Parents and students welcome!


5-7 p.m.           Mexican Theme Dinner

Location: Fraser Dining Hall

$10.61 per person; pay at the door


7 p.m.             Women’s Volleyball Game vs. Embry-Riddle

Location: Greene Complex for Sports and Recreation


7:30 p.m.       PBA Symphony Concert: A Night of Concertos and Arias

Location: DeSantis Family Chapel

Featuring Student Concerto Competition Winners, directed by Lloyd Mims

$10 general Admission; $5 students


7:30 p.m.   PBA Theatre presents A Palm Tree in a Rose Garden


9-11 p.m.     Sink or Sail Game Show Night featuring Parent Bake-Off Competition

Location: W. G. Lassiter Student Center, second floor Weyenberg Center

Families can participate with their students in PBA’s version of Family Feud called “Sink or Sail.” This will be a night where moms or dads can share a favorite family  recipe in our annual bake-off competition held in conjunction with game night. 

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Saturday, October 10

7:30 a.m.       Prayer Walk Across Campus Led by PBA Parents

Location: Meet at DeSantis Family Chapel

Wear comfortable clothes as we will be walking the campus. Breakfast bites will be served compliments of Panera Bread.



9 a.m. – 5 p.m.      Registration – Information

Location:  Lassiter Student Center

Sign in and gather weekend information


9 a.m. – 4 p.m.      Your Campus Store

Get “Sailfish Bucks” at the registration table to spend at the campus store.

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Tennis Anyone?

Come out and play on the beautiful tennis courts at the Rinker Athletic Campus and meet members of the PBA tennis team. $25 per person includes refreshments and T-shirt.



9 a.m. -12 p.m.       Family Community Service Project – PBA Variety Show

Location: McKeen Towers – Retirement Community

Be a part of our 3 million service hours! Meet in the Workship office at 9 a.m. Dress comfortably, no shorts. Volunteer shirts will be provided.



12 - 1:30 p.m.  Lunch with President William M.B. Fleming, Jr. and wife Pam

Location: W. G. Lassiter Student Center, 2nd floor Weyenberg Center

  • President Fleming will share remarks.
  • Mix with professors and socialize with representatives from all areas of campus life.
  • Winners for hotel gift certificates will be drawn.



2 p.m.    PBA Theatre presents A Palm Tree in a Rose Garden


2:30 p.m.    Climb aboard the DivaDuck

Palm Beach’s only sightseeing adventure over land & sea!  Departs from CityPlace

To RSVP call (877) 844-4188

Ask for the special PBA rate: $20 Adults, $15 Ages 5-15, $5 under 5 


4 p.m.          School of Nursing Commitment Ceremony

Location: DeSantis Family Chapel

Reception to follow in the Chapel Courtyard; tours to follow in the School of Nursing.


4-7 p.m.            Barbeque Theme Dinner

Location: Fraser Dining Hall

$10.61 per person; pay at the door.


4 p.m.            Women’s Volleyball Game vs. Rollins College

Location: Greene Complex for Sports and Recreation


6-9:30 p.m.           Tailgate at the Rinker Athletic Field

Location: Rinker Athletic Campus

Kids will enjoy face painting and balloon animals. Chick-fil-A and a variety of dessert options will be available for purchase.


6 p.m.                 Alumni Lacrosse Match

Location: Rinker Athletic Campus

Come out to cheer on our PBA Men's Lacrosse team as they face off against the alumni.


7 p.m.   Men's Soccer Game vs. Eckerd College & Chick-fil-A Scholar Athlete Night

Location: Rinker Athletic Campus

The Men's Soccer team will take on Eckerd College and during halftime our scholar athletes will be honored.


7:30 p.m.   PBA Theatre presents A Palm Tree in a Rose Garden


Sunday, October 11

We encourage you to visit the church of your choice with your son or daughter.  For more information: visit

10 a.m.-2 p.m.      Sunday Brunch

Location: Fresh Food Company in Fraser Dining Hall

$10.61 per person; pay at the door


10 a.m. - 2 p.m.      Shop at Campus Bookstore

Location: The Campus Store (Located on the first floor of Oceanview Hall at the corner of Dixie Highway and Pembroke Place)

$10.61 per person; pay at the door