BU welcomes students’ parents and families

Parents and Family For immediate release: Oct. 26, 2011

BLOOMSBURG — Families of Bloomsburg University students will get to sample campus life during this year’s annual Parents’ and Family Weekend Friday to Sunday, Oct. 28 to 30.

The weekend’s events will include athletic events, professional entertainment and recreational opportunities.

BU President David Soltz will welcome family members during an open forum Saturday, Oct. 29, at 1 p.m. in the KUB Fireside Lounge.

Other weekend events include:

  • A show by comedy magician, Adam Trent, Friday, Oct. 28, at 9 p.m. in the Kehr Union Ballroom. The event is free for BU students and family members.
  • BU Quest’s open high ropes and climbing wall event on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • A football matchup between BU’s Huskies and C.W. Post Saturday Oct. 29, at 2:30 p.m. in the Redman Stadium. At halftime the Huskies Marching Band will perform and the winning essay in the Parents of the Day contest will be read. Tickets, at $10 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens will be available at the gate. Admission is free for BU student and children under 5.
  • A Celebrity Artist Series performance by comedian Josh Blue. The winner of 2006’s “Last Comic Standing” will perform Saturday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. in Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall. For this show, BU students, parents and family members receive a BU student ticket price of $15 per person. Contact the Box Office at (570) 389-4409 for tickets or information.
  • The weekend’s events will begin informally Friday, Oct. 28, when family members may sit in on their students’ classes, with permission from instructors. On Saturday, Oct. 29, a buffet dinner will be served in Scranton Commons from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Activities on Sunday, Oct. 30, will include a Protestant worship service and Catholic mass, both at 11 a.m. in Kehr Union.

    Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.