Title

UND hosted as many as 400 families on campus for its annual Family Weekend celebration

Authors

David L. Dodds

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Article

Publication Date

9-24-2015

Abstract

UND hosted as many as 400 families on campus for its annual Family Weekend celebration

The University of North Dakota made room for family this past weekend.

UND anticipated that as many as 400 family groups ? moms, dads, siblings and significant others ? would be on campus in celebration of Family Weekend, this past weekend (Sept. 25-27), according to Kristi Okerlund, UND family association coordinator.

They came from far and wide, with families representing nearly 15 states, such as Rhode Island, Michigan, Arizona and Utah to name a few. There was even a family visiting from Finland.

"Family Weekend is a great opportunity for family members to visit their student, as well as experience a bit of what life on campus is like,” Okerlund said. “I look forward to a wonderful weekend celebrating our exceptional UND students and their families."

Okerlund said they were treated to a weekend chock full of fun activities around campus. Some of the highlights included campus tours (Aerospace and Ralph Engelstad Arena, as well) and Family Night at the Wellness Center on Friday. Saturday brought a family brunch at the Gorecki Center, the big UND football game at the Alerus Center and “A Sweet Taste of Culture” in the Memorial Union Ballroom, where families got a chance to sample deserts from the homelands of UND International Students.

Oklerlund said that as many as 930 tickets were requested and reserved for families for the UND's football game on Saturday.

David Dodds University & Public Affairs writer

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