Lycoming College to host Family Weekend Sept. 28-30

Lycoming College to host Family Weekend Sept. 28-30

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A variety of entertaining and educational activities are planned for Lycoming College's annual Family Weekend, Sept. 28-30. Registration will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Burchfield Lounge, Wertz Student Center.

Highlights of the weekend include the annual Family Weekend Concert, showcasing the musical talents of the Lycoming College Band and Chamber Choir, on Friday at 7 p.m. in Clarke Chapel.

The theatre department will present the one-woman play "Florida Girls" on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Mary L. Welch Theatre.

On Saturday, the men's and women's soccer teams will host Alvernia at the Shangraw Athletic Complex. The women's game begins at 11 a.m. and the men's begins at 1:30 p.m. The Warrior football team will face King's at David Person Field at 1:30 p.m.

Saturday information sessions include an Archives Open House in Snowden Library, "Do the Bible" with Dr. Pamela Gaber, professor of archaeology and Judaic studies, a study abroad session and "Parenting the College Freshman, Part II," with Andrew Kilpatrick, assistant dean for freshmen. Parents will also have the opportunity to meet with Lycoming professors during a Faculty Open House

In addition, a Hiawatha Riverboat Tour will be offered late Saturday morning and Lycoming families can enjoy an ice cream sundae social from 8:30-10 p.m. in East Hall Coffeehouse.

Family-friendly hypnotist Keith Karkut will provide Saturday evening entertainment in Clarke Chapel from 7:30-8:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Office of Student Programs and Leadership Development.

On Sunday, Catholic mass will be held at 9 a.m. at St. Boniface Church and a Protestant Ecumenical Service with music by the Lycoming College Choir will be held in the College's Clarke Chapel at 10:30 a.m.

Some activities require advance registration. For a complete list of Family Weekend programming, visit

Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., the College fosters academic rigor, a supportive faculty and successful outcomes. It offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 educational institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812, Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.