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Annual Family Weekend Showcases What SUNY Plattsburgh Has to Offer

More than 600 parents and family members are expected to be on campus during SUNY Plattsburgh’s annual Family Weekend Sept. 21-23.

In addition to giving students the chance to show off their new home, Family Weekend highlights much of what SUNY Plattsburgh has to offer.

“It’s definitely a big weekend on campus,” said Cori Jackson, director of campus activities in Student Activities and Volunteerism.

“It’s a great opportunity to showcase the campus, community and the greater region,” said Michael Cashman, assistant director, campus activities. “People who come to Family Weekend can find things to do in all three areas. Students can bring their parents to local places they like or go apple picking or go to Burlington or take a day trip to Montreal. They can participate in a coffee house or hear the Gospel Choir perform.”

In addition, there will be a pancake breakfast; three-mile fun run and walk; ice skating in the field house with Burghy; late-night weekend activities like trivia and BINGO; and the popular Dueling Pianos show, among other activities, Cashman said.

“The Dueling Pianos is a lively and spirited campus tradition. We pack the ballroom for that show — it’s standing room only,” he said.

A new addition this year is a Lake Champlain boat tour.

While freshmen and their families traditionally make up the majority of those who register for the weekend, Jackson said it’s open to all students and their families. Several of the planned activities require tickets and sell out quickly, Jackson said.

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