Family weekend: a chance for loved ones to see Trinity

BRANDON CAMPBELL ’18

STAFF WRITER

As changing leaves and colder temperatures return to Trinity, students will see their families and friends return to the College this coming weekend.

Family Weekend, which will be held on the weekend of Oct. 23, is a weekend of events held by the College to bring parents to campus and for family members and loved ones to learn more about Trinity. The weekend, which is held every year, puts on different events to appeal to family members of all ages.

“[The] annual weekend is designed to increase your familiarity with Trinity College and to provide the opportunity for you to experience college life with your son or daughter,” according to a post made on Trinity’s website.

Beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday, the College will have events going on across campus. All Friday, classes will be open to parents and families, allowing them to take part in Trinity’s academic life. The Office of Admissions will also be hosting information sessions and campus walking tours periodically during the day on Friday and Saturday.

Different administrators will hold events throughout the day for students and their families. Senior Associate Dean of Students, Ann Reuman, will be holding an event on adjusting to campus life on the second floor of Mather Hall from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. on Friday. Representatives from various campus offices, including the Dean of Students, the Counseling Center, and others will be hosting a student services resources reception at 4:30 p.m. in Vernon Social.

On Friday night, the College will be hosting different events, ranging from a film screening of “Shaun the Sheep Movie” at Cinestudio to “Vernon at Night!” at Vernon Social.

Students and their families will have the opportunity to attend a variety of events and presentations on Saturday, ranging from an Applefest lunch held at the Bistro from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., to “The Tragedie of Romeo and Juliet: A Showcase,” a performance of scenes from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in the Funston Courtyard from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. President Berger-Sweeney will be hosting a conversation in the Washington Room on the second floor of Mather Hall at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Families will be able to cheer on the undefeated Trinity football team at the Jessee/Miller Field on Saturday at 1 p.m. as they take on Bowdoin College. The weekend events will end with a community brunch held at 1:15 p.m. in the Friendship Chapel on Sunday.

Registration is required for certain events, check the Family Weekend schedule of events on Trinity’s website calendar for more information.

This coming weekend, families and loved ones from all across the world will have the opportunity to see a small slice of what the Trinity experience is like  and learn a bit more about what the college has to offer.

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