University welcomes families

Megan Ganning, Contributing writer

The University will host a variety of events for students and their families for the annual Family Weekend on Sept. 26-28.

On Sept. 26 there will be various types of campus tours and academic department open houses to show families around campus in the morning and afternoon. Guests can also take part in group bike rides or Paddle Palooza at the University’s boat ramp to canoe or kayak.

At 7 p.m., there will be a women’s soccer game at home against Lehigh University. Alternatively, at 7:30 p.m., the North Mississippi Allstars, a southern rock/blues band, will perform at the Weis Center. Tickets can be purchased online through the University box office. If you’re not interested in the soccer game or performance, at 7:30 p.m. the film “It’s a Gift” will be playing in the Gallery Theatre on the third floor of the Elaine Langone Center (ELC).

The Long Christmas Dinner” will be showcased on Sept. 26 and 27 for $5 at Tustin Studio Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Additionally, on Sept. 26 and 27, the popular University tradition of Christy’s A Capella Concert will take place at Rooke Chapel at 9 p.m., featuring the University’s five a cappella groups: the Offbeats, the Silhouettes, Bison Chips, Two Past Midnight, and Beyond Unison.

On Sept. 27, there is a family breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Terrace Room on the second floor of the ELC. There will be more campus tours and information sessions all morning that range in topics from studying abroad and international education, to College 101 for siblings in high school. At 10 a.m. there will be a tennis quad tournament vs. Lafayette, St. Francis, and Wagner Men at the varsity tennis courts. At 11 a.m. there will be a field hockey game against American University at Graham Field.

University President John Bravman will be speaking and answering questions from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Weis Center. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, Chi Omega sorority is having a Raffle for Wishes event in the ELC Mall where all proceeds will go to the Make a Wish Foundation. There will be a family lunch held at Bostwick Marketplace on the first floor of the ELC at noon.

At both noon and 3 p.m., there will be a comedy improv and sketch comedy event from We Brake for Nobody at the forum in the second floor of the ELC. From noon to 5 p.m. all are welcome to go to the Craft Center to partake in some craft making. Also, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., anyone above the age of 12 is welcome to go to the climbing wall in Gerhard Fieldhouse. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Director of Outdoor Education and Leadership will be having a sunset canoe trip on the Susquehanna River.

The football game against Cornell starts at 6 p.m. at the Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. For the pre-game activity there will be a Family Weekend Tailgate Celebration at the tent on the football practice fields and after the game there will be the “Meet Me Under the Tent” Family Party from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., as well as Casino Night at Uptown in Swartz Hall.

On Sunday morning, there will be a Paint Bucknell Pink 5K Run/Walk sponsored by Colleges Against Cancer near the football stadium, as well as a bike ride from the ELC. More information about all Family Weekend activities can be found at

(Visited 95 times, 1 visits today)