Family Weekend Fun
Oct 21 & 22 2022
A combination of stellar weather and a strong desire to get back to campus led to unprecedented numbers of family members on campus for a wonderful Family Weekend.
Families were welcomed to walk about campus, enjoying the scenery and refreshments as they caught up with their students. Friday’s lineup included an opportunity for families and students to gather at various afternoon Class Receptions where they had a chance to not only meet each other but also some of their student’s classmates.
Later Friday night, close to 1,000 people enjoyed a delicious dinner buffet and were treated to a brief, but delightful music performance by the Middlesex Jazz Ensemble. Dinner guests also heard from a welcomed lineup of adult and student speakers who recapped the start of this academic year and celebrated the bright year ahead. After the speakers concluded, guests were invited to attend an outstanding Chapel Concert with a wide representation of various performance groups. As usual, audience members of this Family Weekend favorite packed the house.
Saturday morning’s special academic schedule allowed visiting parents to sit in on classes, meet teachers, and get a good sense of the rigor of their student’s academic week. In addition to our large, community luncheon, we were happy to offer 3 new affinity group luncheons; MXFAM, MXAZN, and the Jewish Student Union, where parents and their students were able to “meet and mingle”. There were a lot of exchanged emails and even more smiles!
Additionally, over the course of Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, eager parents heard from faculty members in the College Counseling Office, as they presented class-specific insight into the college process.
And finally, a multitude of athletic competitions capped off the weekend before families left campus, many with students happily in tow for a weekend together.
Please enjoy our gallery of photos from 2022 Family Weekend.