Family Weekend recap: What you may have missed

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By Jamie Welch, Staff Writer

Gettysburg College’s annual Family Weekend was held this past weekend, and it was a roaring success! Over 700 families came to experience what it is like to be a student at Gettysburg College. Family Weekend is a time when parents can witness many facets of life at Gettysburg College from academic opportunities to exhibits to athletic events to music performances to open houses—and the list goes on.

Featured events throughout the weekend included academic lectures hosted by various departments, the Civil War tour hosted by a Gettysburg graduate and Civil War historian, and various socials around campus. The Family Weekend Campus Social was held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday in The Attic at which there were pigs in a blanket, mac and cheese bites, adult beverages and more!

Guests enjoyed accomplished entertainer “Stevie Keys,” who played the piano and sang hits from the 60’s through today.

Also on Friday was Family Feud in the CUB Ballroom. The game was hilarious and everyone who attended had a lot of fun! “It was a lot of fun, our family won $5,” one CAB member said at their meeting on Monday afternoon in their office Plank basement.

Saturday’s highlights included Fall Fest from 2-5pm on Memorial Field which featured an inflatable obstacle course and fall themed food which ran out very quickly due to the popularity of the event, and a special event in the CUB Ballroom in the evening.

The special event in the Ballroom started at 8 p.m. and featured a ton of amazing student dance and a cappella groups including Dance Ensemble, BOMB Squad, Four Scores, Upscale, and Drop the Octave.

After the Student Showcase, the Family Weekend headliner took the stage. The headliner this year was Blessing Offor, an artist from Brooklyn with musical influences ranging from the world of pop, soul and R&B.

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Author: Jamie Welch

Jamie Welch '18 serves as editor-in-chief of The Gettysburgian, a position he has held since May 2016. Jamie also served as the webmaster and as a staff writer for the features and news sections. He is a computer science major with a business minor. Follow him on Twitter @welchjamesk.

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