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    Highlights from Family Weekend 2016

    November 1, 2016

    Highlights from Family Weekend 2016Throughout 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!”

    The dates for Family Weekend 2017 will be announced in early March. For more information, visit the Parents Office website or contact the Parents Office at or 315.443.1200.

    Family Weekend 2016 OMA Family Affair Reception Office of Multicultural Affairs

    Family members attended a reception hosted by  the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

    Family Weekend 2016 Hospitality Suite Chancellor Kent Syverud

    Chancellor Kent Syverud met with families in the Hospitality Suite at the Schine Student Center.

    Family Weekend 2016 Breakfast with the Dean of iSchool

    The School of Information Studies hosted a Breakfast with the Dean for family and friends.

    Family Weekend 2016 An A Cappella Afternoon

    Student performers sang during "An A Cappella Afternoon" as part of a Family Weekend event.

    Family Weekend 2016 Hospitality Suite

    Family and friends gathered at the Hospitality Suite.

    Family Weekend 2016 BCCE Black Celestial Choral Ensemble Concert

    The Black Celestial Choral Ensemble Concert performed as part of Family Weekend.

    Family Weekend 2016 Orange After Dark Presents Murder Mystery Dinner

    Orange After Dark presented Murder Mystery Dinner in Goldstein Auditorium.