Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

Lycoming to hold Family Weekend Sept. 20-22

Lycoming to hold Family Weekend Sept. 20-22

Download Image: Web

A variety of entertaining and educational activities are planned for Lycoming College’s annual Family Weekend, Sept. 20-22. Registration will be open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in Burchfield Lounge, Wertz Student Center.

Highlights 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.

On Saturday, the women’s soccer team will host Juniata at 1 p.m. at the Shangraw Athletic Complex. The Warrior football team will face Misericorida at David Person Field at 1:30 p.m. Later that afternoon, the men’s soccer team will host Geneva at 3:30 p.m. A softball alumni game, featuring the current softball team, will take place at 11 a.m. and immediately afterward, the athletes will have a picnic lunch with students, parents and alumni. Also, Gamma Delta Sigma will hold the Brandy Lee Sudol auction at 10 a.m. in the East Hall Coffeehouse.

Saturday information sessions include a “State of the College Address” by President Kent Trachte, Ph.D., and a “State of the Freshman Class Address” with Andrew Kilpatrick, assistant dean for freshmen. Parents will have the opportunity to meet with Lycoming professors during a Faculty Open House.

Friday’s activities also include two hours of “asteroid bowling” at Faxon Bowling Lanes and Saturday features a chicken and pulled pork barbecue dinner at 33 EAST.

Family-friendly magician Brian Miller will provide Saturday evening entertainment from 8-9 p.m. in Clarke Chapel. The event is sponsored by the Office of Student Programs and Leadership Development. A family bonfire will begin around 9 p.m. in the Upper Quad.

On Sunday, Catholic mass will be held at 9 a.m. at St. Boniface Church and a Protestant Ecumenical Service will be held in the college’s Clarke Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Brunch will be available from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. A special brunch with President Trachte is scheduled for 10 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. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit