Family Weekend a success


Bella Lee, Staff writer

Over the weekend, you might have noticed that there was a lot more activity than usual on campus.  

More notably, you might have seen a lot of students with their parents and siblings. That’s because Family Weekend took place from April 1-3.  

“Mercyhurst’s Family Weekend celebrates our Laker families near and far!” said Cela Veitch-Beck, the Activities and Spirit Coordinator and one of the brains behind this year’s Family Weekend.  

“We were so excited to welcome everyone back to campus this year for a weekend of fun-filled events!” 

The weekend was loaded with events for students and their families alike to attend. April 1 kicked off with dinner and bingo before a night of ice skating followed.  

Apr. 2 was a family game day, with Deal or No Deal being played in the Student Union Great Room and lawn games for everyone to enjoy at Trinity Green. T 

his was followed by a bonfire, where everyone was able to enjoy being with one another while enjoying cookies, hot chocolate and coffee.  

Apr. 3 was the chance for students and their families to enjoy Sunday Mass before heading off to brunch. All these events were open to all students, regardless of if their families were with them or not. Hurst is Home, after all.  

“We look forward to showing the families of our students why Hurst really is home,” said Veitch-Beck. 

Family Weekend is reserved for current students and their families only, since alumni and their families have the chance to enjoy their festivities during homecoming. If you were unable to attend Family Weekend this year, don’t worry. 

 “Students and families can register for Family Weekend on the Mercyhurst website,” said Veitch-Beck.  

“The Family Weekend page is updated each year with information regarding the weekend’s events.” 

It’s not often that students are able to bring their families together to enjoy lots of fun on campus, especially if they live so far away. Don’t miss out on the next opportunity for Family Weekend next year!