University Welcomes Families For Weekend

09/28/12

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The University of Scranton has planned numerous activities for Family Weekend 2012, including a “Got Spirit,” similar to last year’s event shown in the photo.. More than 2,500 friends and family of current students are expected to attend.

More than 2,500 friends and family members of University of Scranton students have registered to attend Family Weekend, which will take place Friday, Sept. 28, to Sunday, Sept 30. The weekend is designed to allow students to reconnect with family while introducing them to the Scranton community.

A weekend full of scheduled activities will begin Friday at 8 p.m. with a welcome reception, attended by University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J. Other events slated for Friday evening include a performance of “Prelude to a Kiss," presented by The University of Scranton Players, and the second annual family weekend bingo. Numerous Scranton-area restaurants are also providing discounts to help welcome Scranton families.

Activities planned on campus Saturday, including tours of both the new Loyola Science Center and Montrone and Pilarz Halls on Mulberry Street, a Student Activities Fair on the Dionne Campus Green, Mass and Scranton’s "Got Spirit." There will also be several classes taught by University faculty and staff members, as well as Student Government. Guests can also attend sporting events, a free evening concert and Casino Night sponsored by USPB.

Family Weekend will conclude on Sunday with “Everything You Ever Wanted to Ask a Jesuit,” a session hosted by Vice President of University Mission and Ministry Rick Malloy, S.J. Father Malloy will discuss how the University interests students to think about their own spirituality and impact on the world.

A full list of activities, locations and event times for Family Weekend 2012 can be found on the Office of Parent Relations’ website.


Press Release Contact:
Stan Zygmunt
Director of News & Media Relations
The University of Scranton
(570)-941-7662