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Family Weekend 2018 Lets Students Show Off Home-Away-From-Home


A full slate of activities, programs and fun awaits parents and families during the annual SUNY Plattsburgh Family Weekend Friday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Sept. 23.

The weekend begins with registration on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Angell College Center. Families can check in, pick up reserved tickets and find out what the North Country has to offer.

Cardinal sports fans can catch the women’s tennis team as it battles SUNY Oswego, or watch the men’s soccer team versus the College at Brockport.

Friday evening, the Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir will perform in Flynt Commons, Angell College Center, beginning at 6:30. And families are invited to play Bingo at 9 p.m. in the Sundowner, Angell College Center, as part of the #Plattslife After Dark series.

Registration continues 9 a.m. to noon in the ACC, and a free pancake breakfast, hosted by the Inter Sorority Association will be held in Algonquin Dining Hall. Donations accepted to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Other activities throughout the weekend include:

  • A three-mile fun run and walk
  • Skating in the Stafford Ice Arena
  • Journey West in Concert
  • Dueling Pianos with 176 Keys
  • A performance by Pendragon Theatre of “Pride and Prejudice” featuring Laura-Jean Schwartau, adjunct lecturer in theater, and student Gabby Dion
  • The Presidents’ Lakeside Breakfast Buffet at Valcour Inn and Boathouse Sunday beginning at 10 a.m.

“Family Weekend comes at the perfect time in the semester,” said Cori Jackson, director of the Center for Student Involvement. “Students have had a few weeks to get settled into their routines, into their residence halls, become comfortable with their classes. It’s the beginning of fall in the North Country, a beautiful time to show their families where they live, what they do for fun, where they go to class.”

Families are encouraged to explore what the region has to offer in the fall. The Adirondacks boasts some of the best leaf-peeping opportunities in the Northeast. Apple orchards abound where visitors can pick their own. Lake Placid and Wilmington — home to the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games — is an hour west. Or visit the many sites of historical significance in Plattsburgh and along Lake Champlain, where the tide was turned against the British during the War of 1812.

History buffs will enjoy the Presidents’ Breakfast at Valcour Inn, which offers amazing views of the area where the Battle of Valcour played out during the Revolutionary War.

For a detailed scheduled, for tickets or to register, visit https://www.plattsburgh.edu/parents-families/family-weekend.html.

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