Parents and Families Weekend kicks off today, with registration beginning at 9 a.m. in the Wold Performing Arts Center.

After registering and picking up supplies, all participants can attend open houses for numerous campus groups. Some options include the Center for Learning Abroad, Hannifan Center for Career and Alumni Connections and the Institute for Achievement and Learning (IAL).

After touring the open houses, families are welcome to enjoy lunch in the Elmore Dining Commons, followed by more activities around campus. To wrap up the first night, Lynn drama will present The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber at 7:30 p.m. in the Wold Performing Arts Center. Tickets for the show are available during registration.

“I am really looking forward to Parents and Families Weekend,” said Abby Bridgewater, junior. “My mom and sister are flying from Colorado to come and see what Lynn is like, so I cannot wait to show them how great this place is.”

The festivities will continue tomorrow morning with a coffee gathering with president Kevin Ross from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of the Wold Performing Arts Center. Immediately afterward, Vice President of Student Affairs Anthony Altieri and Associate Dean of Students Theresa Gallo will brief attendees about the many methods used to keep students engaged across the community.

Afterward, there’s plenty to do around campus, including the discovery of all the Social Impact Lab has to offer. Of course, one of the weekend’s highlights includes a family picnic at Bobby Campbell Stadium, featuring activities to entertain all.

“I’m excited to see my family from Indiana,” said Lacy Poczik, junior. “My whole family is coming to Lynn for the weekend. I can’t wait to spend time with them at my second home.”

    While families eat lunch at the stadium, the women’s soccer game vs. Florida National will take place at 2 p.m., providing everyone with the chance to cheer on their Fighting Knights while also participating in giveaways and contests.

   For the second evening of the grand occasion, families are welcome to join the third annual “PhotoLynnish” student photography exhibit at the Vertu Fine Art Gallery in Boca. By partaking in this experience, individuals can enjoy the night out while exploring Boca Raton.

   “I can’t wait to show my family around Boca,” said Poczik. “They have never been here, so I am excited to show them some of my favorite places to go.”

    To wrap up the weekend on Sunday, closing breakfast and lunch sessions will be held in the Elmore Dining Commons. From there, families will say their farewells.

With countless activities, delicious food and fun ways to embrace Lynn’s culture, this weekend is sure to please all in attendance. For detailed scheduling information, please visit www.lynn.edu/events.

Nicole Cleri

Nicole Cleri, a 19-year-old from Port St. Lucie, is a sophomore/junior in the 3.0 program. She aspires to become a journalist beyond college. When not at school, Cleri loves to be with her friends and family, or working at one of her three jobs.

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