Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Save the Date! Fall Festival:Family Weekend 2013!

Hofstra‘s annual Fall Festival: Family Weekend will be held Friday to Sunday, September 27, 28, and 29th this year. It is sure to be an exciting time for families and students alike. While the details of the events have not yet been finalized, here are a few things you can expect:

In the week leading up to Fall Festival, students work hard on floats, which are then judged in a parade that runs through campus and kicks off the weekend's festivities. This year’s theme will be Award Winning Movies, so there are sure to be a few classics!

One of the many student creations in last year's Parade of Floats.

Throughout the weekend, you will also be able to watch a couple of games featuring our Division I sports teams and cheer on the Pride with your student. Last year featured two thrilling volleyball matches at the Hofstra Fitness Center.

Furthermore, each year Hofstra brings some really great acts to campus for a huge concert on the intramural fields. Last fall, the show starred KC and the Sunshine Band, Cobra Starship, Big Sean and Snoop Dogg. Though this year’s performers will be released closer to the date of the event, they are sure to be just as great! There will also be a Carnival with rides and games running concurrent with the concert, perfect for any younger children you might bring along.

Students gather for the Vibe Live concert during last year's Fall Festival.

Fall Festival is also a great time to visit your student and have them show you all of their favorite places to hang out on campus. You can take a few minutes to experience a day in the life of a Hofstra student as you chow down in the Student Center, visit the bookstore or simply stroll through the arboretum. 

So be sure to mark September 27-29 on your calendars: it’s an event you surely don’t want to miss!

-Megan Kennedy (Class of 2014)


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