University to host Family Weekend Sept. 24-25

'Family Weekend gives parents the opportunity to reconnect with their students and explore all that Scranton has to offer on and off campus.' 
Students and guests at the 2017 Family Weekend.
Students and guests at the 2017 Family Weekend.

The University will host Family Weekend 2022, a celebration for current students and their families, Sept. 24 and 25.

The annual event gives families a firsthand look into the lives of their students, and the Family Weekend Planning Committee has once again assembled a fantastic array of Scrantastic activities that will foster fun and fellowship. 

"Family Weekend gives parents the opportunity to reconnect with their students and explore all that Scranton has to offer on and off campus.  Our campus will showcase athletic events, a student fundraiser basket raffle, a free Family Weekend Concert, the Master Gardeners group beautifying our campus, fun and games with USPB After Dark, and a beautiful Family Weekend Mass. Both on and off campus, there is something for everyone in your family!" said Assistant VP, Annual Giving & Engagement Frani Mancuso.

"Food Trucks were a big hit last year and offer a great variety of offerings. It's hard to pick a favorite...but the Mannings ice cream line is pretty long." she added.

Speaking of favorites, Assistant Director, Center for Student Engagement Casey Steiner said:
"We are bringing back all of the fan favorites from years past! The stuff-a-pillow this year will be white or purple square pillow with the Scranton 'S' on it. We have a limited quantity, so families should be sure to grab a ticket when they arrive at the event to receive one. Bingo will have some big prizes, including an air fryer, a camera, gift cards, and Air pods, to name a few. Families can also pop by the photo booth to have something to remember their evening. We look forward to seeing everyone!"

Student Group Performances will take place on Founder's Green Satruday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. with a rain location at The Moscovitz Theater, 4th Floor of The DeNaples Center.

"Student performances are always a highlight of the weekend.  Our student club and organizations start gearing up at the start of the semester preparing to offer a  snapshot of their talent.  Along with our student club performances, don't miss the University of Scranton Concert Choir as they perform Saturday night with Joseph Boga and the Scranton Ramblers," said Mancuso.

For more on Joseph Boga and the Scranton Ramblers, read the full story here.

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Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Family Weekend Hospitality Center
A warm welcome awaits you at the Family Weekend Hospitality Center. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about the weekend and offer suggestions about the surrounding area.
The DeNaples Center, 1st Floor

Basket Raffle - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (and Friday 9/23 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
This annual raffle serves to support our students with their experiential travel and and service events
Sponsored by The Center for Service and Social Justice

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Women's Rugby vs. ESU - 11:00 a.m.

Men's Rugby vs. Bucknell - 1:00 p.m.
Fitzpatrick Field

1:00 p.m. Saturday Women's Volleyball vs. Rowan 1:00 p.m.; vs. Messiah 5:00 p.m.
John Long Center  (*Friday 9/23 vs. Franklin & Marshall 3:00 p.m.; Friday 9/23 vs. RIT 7:00 p.m.)

1:00 p.m. Women's Field Hockey vs. Catholic

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Food Truck Fare
Area food trucks will be parked along Linden Street for this lunch-on-your-own experience: 
2Wayz One Passion Food Truck
Bella Rose Food Truck & Catering LLC
Manning's Mobile Ice Cream Shoppe
Big D's Curbside Crave
(Food trucks subject to change)
Commons Flag Terrace

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Student Group Performances
Scrantones (Men/Women for Octives)
Royal Harmony (Men/Women for Octives)
Liva Arts (Musical Theater)
Royal Expressions (Contemporary Dance)
Urban Beats
University of Scranton Cheer Team
University of Scranton Dance Team
Founder's Green (*Rain Location - The Moscovitz Theater, 4th Floor of The DeNaples Center)

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Penn State Master Gardeners
The University of Scranton is fortunate to have The Penn State Master Gardeners on campus, conducting a pruning project of our Conifer plants around The Estate, and the Christmas tree on The Dionne Green.  The Penn State Master Gardeners assist Cooperative Extension to provide horticultural knowledge and skills to local communities and the gardening public. Through their local outreach, Penn State Master Gardeners educate both youth and adults in communities throughout Pennsylvania.

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library Book Sale
The Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library at the University of Scranton are sponsoring a book sale, including used non-fiction and fiction hardcover and paperback books. The event takes place outside on the Monroe Avenue side of the Weinberg Memorial Library or inside the building in case of rain, with all proceeds benefiting The Weinberg Memorial Library Endowment.
Weinberg Memorial Library

4:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Mass
Join our community at Mass as we celebrate Scranton families coming together in fellowship. Families of all religious affiliations are warmly welcome.
The William J. Byron, S.J. Recreation Complex

7:30 p.m.
Family Weekend Concert 
Joseph Boga and the Scranton Ramblers with an appearance by The University of Scranton Concert Choir 
Houlihan-McLean Center - More Information

8:30 p.m.
USPB After Dark: Family Weekend Edition
Join the University of Scranton Programming Board (USPB) as they transform the DeNaples Center into a family entertainment complex! Featuring multiple attractions, including a live, interactive game show, Scranton bingo, photo booths, and more, this is an exciting family event that is not to be missed. Sponsored by the USPB.
The DeNaples Center

Sunday, September 25, 2022

9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Brunch on Your Own
You will have the option to pay at the door or use your student's flex spending account. The cost of brunch is $10.52 per person.
The DeNaples Center, Fresh Food Company, 3rd Floor

Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Hope Horn Art Gallery - "Time and Lace" - A history of The Scranton Lace Company
For over a century, the Scranton Lace Company was recognized for its quality products, innovative management, and skilled workforce. Guest curated by University of Scranton graduate Roman Golebiowski, this show and catalog celebrate its history as represented in artifacts from the Lackawanna Historical Society and Anthracite Heritage Museum in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Gallery Hours: Sunday through Friday 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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