Highlights from Family Weekend 2016
This past weekend, Oct. 28-30, more than 1,531 families, a total of 4,054 people, joined the Syracuse University community to participate in Family Weekend 2016. Families traveled from 39 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and nine other countries.
Throughout the weekend, families participated in a number of exciting events coordinated by the Parents Office. On Friday, students and their families were invited to informational sessions about advising and academic support, getting involved on campus and off-campus living. In the afternoon, SUArt Galleries Director Domenic Iacono hosted a tour of the “About Prints” exhibition, while the Setnor School of Music hosted a sampler concert. Later that evening, families were invited to cheer on the men’s soccer team as it faced off against Wake Forest University, attend a Murder Mystery Dinner presented by Orange After Dark or head to Syracuse Stage for a performance of “Great Expectations.”
On Saturday, the deans of each school and college hosted breakfasts for students and their families. Families were invited to learn more about everything the University has to offer through an open house at Career Services, panel discussions with SU Abroad, an information table from the Department of Public Safety and walking tours of campus offered by the Office of Admissions. In the evening, comedian Chris D’Elia performed in Goldstein Auditorium.
The weekend concluded on Sunda with a number of religious services, a field hockey game against Indiana University and a women’s volleyball match against Duke University.
“Family Weekend gives parents and families a chance to explore campus and see what life is like as a student at Syracuse University,” says Missy Mathis-Hanlon, interim director of the Parents Office. “It’s always nice to see families and students reunite and enjoy all the wonderful opportunities SU has to offer. I’m thrilled that Family Weekend 2016 was a tremendous success!”