Students and families celebrate Family Weekend


Mandy Scritchfield, Assistant Community Editor

Marywood held its annual Family Weekend on September 28-30. Family Weekend is an event held each year at the end of September.

The weekend kicked off with the world-renowned Improv Asylum from Boston, MA in the Nazareth Student Center.

There was a plethora of events to participate in, including the fall carnival, athletic contest and casino night. The 2nd Annual Nick Ferrante Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game also took place on Saturday, along with a performance from the Marywood University Dance Team. A Marywood favorite, musician Dave Binder, also performed.

Kristen Dougherty, freshman, said that she thought the purpose of Family Weekend was for students and parents to spend time together, whether they are residents or commuters.

The weekend came to a close with the liturgy service and a family brunch. Many students found this to be a nice way to close the weekend out, by relaxing and spending some time together with their families.

“To me, the purpose of Family Weekend was fulfilled. Being a commuter, I didn’t do as many of the activities, but what I did do was really nice and lots of fun. I would definitely go again next year,” Doughertry said.