The upcoming Parents’ Weekend promises to provide students and their families with non-stop entertainment and quality time together, Greg Killoran said.
“It’s a time for students and their families to spend some time together and enjoy Bradley, and see what the other student groups have to offer,” Executive Director for Student Involvement said.
Starting today and ending Sunday, activities will take place on and around campus.
Check-in, registration and ticket pickup will be followed by an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast and an academic open house, where parents can get to know college faculty members.
A faux designer purse sale hosted by Dance Marathon will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday in Lydia’s Lounge.
Retail merchandising students will host a fashion show from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Neumiller Lecture Hall.
The Symphonic Band & Winds concert and the Symphony Orchestra & Chorale concert also have been favorites and are expected to be well attended.
“But of course the President’s
Welcome Program in the Michel Student Center will be one of the focal points,” Killoran said.
Along with University President Joanne Glasser, Student Body President Jordan Ticaric and Vice President for Student Affairs Alan Galsky will address parents.
The president of the Parent’s Association will also speak and present the “Parent of the Year” award. The parents were nominated by the students, themselves and selected by a Bradley committee. The chosen parents will be honored at the conclusion of the program.
The highlight of the weekend will be the Saturday night performance of magician Daniel Martin in the Michel Student Center ballroom, Killoran said.
“In the past, the event scheduled for this time slot has been very popular, but because this year we do not have the capacity available that [Robertson Memorial] Field House gave us, the performer will do two shows back-to-back,” he said.
Martin has been seen on CBS, VH1 and ESPN.
One of the most popular events which has drawn crowds for years, the Phi Kappa Tau Haunted House, will not take place this year, but the Bradley soccer and hockey teams are scheduled to play throughout the weekend.
Last year more than 2,000 families registered and more than 4,500 people attended the activities during Parents’ Weekend.
“We put on this weekend because we think that parents want to be part of their kids’ lives and it sets aside a weekend each semester for them to come and visit and see what is going on and to see how their children are faring,” Killoran said.
More information on each scheduled event and specific times can be found in flyers available at the Student Involvement Office and throughout campus. Tickets for all events can be purchased last minute at the door.