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
or contact Elayne Baillargeon-Ketel at the UNH Parents Association
Office by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 www.unh.edu/parents 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
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
"Study Abroad 101", 10, 10:30 and 11 a.m., MUB 311, Theater
Black Board Technology Demo, 11 a.m.-noon, Murkland Hall, Room
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
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
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
Tours of Dimond Library, 1-2:30 p.m.
Acorns Restaurant & Cafe Sunday Jazz Brunch