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Tenth annual Parents and Family Weekend unites students, families

Parents and families of Penn State Berks students will experience life on campus when the college hosts its tenth annual Parents and Family Weekend on Friday, Oct. 2 and Saturday, Oct. 3. The program will include activities for the entire family, with educational, social, and athletic events that showcase the campus.

The festivities will begin on Friday evening with a "Casino Night" at 9 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. On Saturday, the Labyrinth Garden on the Janssen Conference Center will be available throughout the day for those who wish to walk the labyrinth.

After lunch, there will be a Family Fair featuring miniature golf from 12 to 4 p.m. Attendees can also choose to talk a walking tour of the campus, guided by student Lion Ambassadors, beginning at 12:30 p.m. During the walking tour, Dr. David Sanford, Associate Professor of Horticulture, will discuss the campus foliage. Other events include Women’s Volleyball games at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., a Women’s Soccer game at 1 p.m., and a Men’s Soccer game at 3 p.m.

A Game of Fact, Value, and Policy, an interactive e-based activity dealing with diversity, will begin at 2 p.m. and the THON committee will present Tuition Bingo at 4:30 p.m.

Later that evening, there will be a mystery dinner theatre beginning at 4:30 p.m.; the cost is $15 per person. The day's activities will culminate with a student talent show.

The events are open to all students and their families, and registration begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, in the Beaver Community Center. The first 150 families to register will receive a free gift.

For more information about Parents and Family Weekend, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.

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