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Family members, alumni to visit Union campus for Family Weekend 2012

Union sophomore Melody Kramer and her family share a moment with Buster the Bulldog during last year's Family Weekend. (Photo by Zac Calvert)
Union sophomore Melody Kramer and her family share a moment with Buster the Bulldog during last year's Family Weekend. (Photo by Zac Calvert)

JACKSON, Tenn.Sept. 27, 2012 – Union University alumni and family members of Union University students will visit campus Sept. 28-30 for Family Weekend 2012.

“This weekend will provide all aspects of the Union University family the opportunity to come on campus and see the campus at its best,” said Josh Clarke, Union’s director of alumni relations. “I am excited about another opportunity for our alums to be involved with our current students to share their memories of their time at Union and see how they can continue to be involved with their alma mater.”

As part of Family Weekend, parents and siblings can attend classes with their Union students, attend optional workshops and visit their students’ rooms.

In addition, for the first time, Family Weekend will feature Union Night on the Great Lawn Sept. 29 from 6-8 p.m. The evening will include family activities, live music, food and Union merchandise for sale and a fireworks display.

The Red Bus Project, an initiative of the organization Show Hope, will also be on campus that night. The Red Bus Project is a double decker bus that serves as a mobile thrift store to raise money for orphan care.

Other events that are part of the weekend include:

A full schedule of events for the weekend is available at www.uu.edu/events/familyweekend/2012.


Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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