Parents Join Students for UNH Family Weekend Oct. 3-5

Contact: Lori Gula
UNH Media Relations

Sept. 25, 2003

Note: For more information about Family Weekend, including ticket purchases, please visit the Parent's Association Web site at or contact Elayne Baillargeon-Ketel at the UNH Parents Association Office by e-mail at or phone 603-862-3585.

DURHAM, N.H. – Thousands of parents and family members will join their University of New Hampshire students for a weekend of fun activities at Family Weekend 2003, Oct. 3-5.
Family Weekend is designed to bring students and their families together for some “quality time” during this weekend, encouraging all members of the family to be part of the university community.

The highlight of the weekend is the University Picnic on the lawn of Thompson Hall Saturday, Oct. 4. In addition to the picnic, the event will include free photo buttons for the entire family, a DJ providing music, appearances by Wild E. Cat, student group demonstrations and new building tours lead by Greek leaders.

Many departments have organized events during this weekend that showcase special exhibits, demonstrations, performances or programs. Parents and students can drop in to one of the classroom technology demonstrations, view the University Museum’s Scheier Exhibit special program at the Dimond Library, attend the UNH Jazz Band concert or visit the IROP Adventure Symposium at the New England Center. For the entire list of Family Weekend 2003 festivities, visit and click on Family Weekend. There also will be a Campus Resource Fair, Saturday morning featuring dozens of campus organizations showcasing their contributions to the undergraduate experience.

Family weekend is sponsored by the UNH Parents Association.

Events Listing for Family Weekend 2003

Friday, Oct. 3:
• Golf Tournament, 1 p.m., Nippo Lake Golf Club, Barrington, NH
• Parents Association Information Tables, 4 to 7 p.m., MUB.
• Mark Nizer Juggling performance, 8 p.m., Granite State Room, MUB.
• UNH Journalism Program, 7:30 p.m., Strafford Room, MUB.
• Faculty Concert Series, 8 p.m., Bratton Recital Hall, PCAC.

Saturday, Oct. 4:
• Campus Resource Fair, 10-11:30 a.m., MUB Food Court.
• Classroom CPS Technology Demo, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Kendall Hall Room 202.
• "Study Abroad 101", 10, 10:30 and 11 a.m., MUB 311, Theater 1.
• Black Board Technology Demo, 11 a.m.-noon, Murkland Hall, Room 115.
• University Picnic, noon-2 p.m., Thompson Hall lawn. (Purchase tickets at MUB ticket office before Oct. 1 – lunch tickets are $3.)
• International Research Opportunities Program (IROP) Adventures Symposium 2003, 1:45-5 p.m., The New England Center, Berkshire Room.
• The University Museum, A Scheier Exhibition Special Program and Demonstration , 3 p.m., Special Collections, Level 1, Dimond Library.
• New Building Campus Tours, 1:30-3 p.m., meet at Thompson Hall lawn.
• The UNH Art Gallery 2003 Art Faculty Review, 1-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
• Exhibition Hockey Game, UNH vs. U.S. National Under 18 Team, 7 p.m., Whittemore Center Arena.
• Notes and Gents A Cappella Concert, 8:30 p.m., MUB Strafford Room.
• Family Weekend Concert, UNH Jazz Band and Combos and UNH Vocal Jazz Ensemble, 8 p.m., MUB Granite State Room.

Sunday, Oct. 5:
• Sunday Brunch, 10 a.m. -1 p.m., Whittemore Center Arena Skybox Function Room.
• Tours of Dimond Library, 1-2:30 p.m.
• Acorns Restaurant & Cafe Sunday Jazz Brunch