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Sibling Night

The Office of Residence Life will be sponsoring Sibling Night on Friday, October 19, 2018. Siblings, cousins, young friends, and guests are invited to SCSU to spend the night with their big brother or sister on campus. The night is geared more for younger siblings, although all ages are welcome to attend.  The Office of Residence Life has put together an agenda that’s filled with a variety of fun events and opportunities for the evening. In addition, dinner is included in registration and will be provided for the SCSU host and their guest(s).


 Wednesday September 26, 2018 through Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Where do you register?

Click Here to download the Sibling Night Registration Form

Go to the website, download the PDF and complete the form. The form must be signed by the parent, student host, and their roommate(s) before it is returned to the Office of Residence Life.

Helpful Information about Sibling Night

  • The visiting siblings will be given special Siblings Night ID badges, which will allow them access to the residence halls of their host, and the ability to participate in activities and dinner for Friday night.
  • Siblings must be between ages of 5 and 15. For safety reasons, students may only host up to two siblings/family members.
  • Students are responsible for their guests and must accompany them at all times.
  • Siblings of either gender may stay in a SCSU student’s residence hall room with his/her roommate’s permission.
  • Sibling Night activities are geared specifically for youth under the age 15.
  • Siblings between the ages 16-17 will not be part of the sibling night registration. Instead, siblings between the ages of 16-17 must provide a signed Parental Consent Form in order to be signed in as a regular or overnight guest. Requests for approval must be provided to the Hall Director one full business day prior to the requested date of stay. Click here for  Parental Consent Form .
  • Siblings should prepare for overnight stay: bring a sleeping bag and a pillow.


Do we have to check-in somewhere when we arrive?

 Check in begins on Friday, October 19th at 5:00 pm in the Farnham Programming Space. SCSU hosts and their siblings/guests must go there to check in, receive their ID badges, and pick up the Sibling Night Agenda. Games, crafts, and other fun activities will be going on in the Farnham Programming Space from 5:00pm-10:00pm.  Siblings and guests will then go with their hosts for the night.

Where do siblings sleep?

Siblings will stay in the same room as their college student sibling.

What should siblings bring?

Bring a sleeping bag and pillow, warm clothes, and a toothbrush. You might also consider extra money for off-campus activities or pizza at midnight, and any items related to the options for the weekend.

Is this only for younger siblings?

All siblings are welcome; some of the events during Siblings Night are geared more for younger siblings, but most are appropriate for all ages. Older siblings often find it easier to "hang out" with their SCSU sibling without needing as many planned activities.

Will food be provided?

On Friday evening, catered food options will be available between 5:00 pm – 8:00pm. On Saturday, a continental breakfast will be served from 8:00 am - 10:00 am in the Farnham Programming space.

What is Owl Family Day?

Each fall, SCSU invites parents and families of students to attend Homecoming and Owl Family Day on Saturday October 20th, a special day on campus during one of New Haven's most beautiful seasons. This annual event provides an opportunity for you to visit your student's campus home, talk with university faculty and staff, tour downtown New Haven, cheer the SCSU football Owls to victory, and meet other SCSU families.

Click Below for more information on Owl Family:  

 Sibling Night Activities:

  • Dinner
  • Face Painting
  • Video Games
  • Board Games
  • Door prizes
  • Novelties
  • Free giveaways