Family Weekend thoughts

We’re just a little over a week away from having our Deac families on campus for Family Weekend – which is always one of the best and happiest weekends of the year. We know you are looking forward to seeing your students (and they are anticipating having some TLC and a splurge meal or two, I assure you).

In case you missed it, kickoff for the Family Weekend football game is noon – which is perfect because it won’t interfere with dinner plans. Speaking of, it is wise to consider making dinner reservations, as there will be a lot of folks in town that weekend.

Wanted to remind that there is a robust FAQ page for Family Weekend that will answer practically every possible question. Remember there is a clear bag policy at the football stadium (details here); you don’t want to have to walk back to your car to put a purse in your trunk.

In addition to the regularly-scheduled Family Weekend activities, I got word of an a new option from Athletics yesterday:

On Saturday 11/2, fans are invited to take part in Day with the Deacs at LJVM Coliseum. The free event will allow fans to watch part of a men’s basketball practice and meet student-athletes from several Demon Deacon programs. Doors open at the LJVM Coliseum at 9:15 a.m., as fans will be able to watch the men’s basketball team conclude its practice. Following the end of practice, the team will be introduced and fans will be able to meet the team. In addition, members of the women’s basketball, cross country/track & field, field hockey and men’s tennis programs will be in attendance to meet fans.

As you begin to pack for your Family Weekend trip, a few thoughts:

Be sure to pack your WFU apparel and.or items in black and gold. Those are always the right colors to wear here 🙂

Keep an eye on the weather and plan appropriately. While I hope there is no sign of rain, best to be prepared. Also, NC weather can swing from hot to cold surprisingly quickly, so it is a good idea to have clothes you can layer so you can take off/put on something if you get too hot or cold. This can be especially true at the football game – if the sun is out, it can feel quite hot (even if the overall temp is cool).

Remember sunscreen if you are going to the game. Even in November you can get a burn.

I’ll quit mothering you now 🙂 We are so eager to have you join us next weekend and hope you will enjoy all the beauty of fall in the Forest.

One final note for today: there will be a test of the Wake Alert emergency notification system on campus on 10/31. This is only a test.

 

— by Betsy Chapman, Ph.D. (’92, MA ’94)

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