by Jackie Sizing ’21
Students showed their parents around the beautiful Rindge campus when they arrived for Franklin Pierce University’s Family Day on September 22nd.
The day started with a welcome from Franklin Pierce’s President Kim Mooney at 10 am as activities and events were happening around campus. Among these were tours of the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication, Raven Row, Academic Showcase, and Tours of Historic Rindge.
One of the most popular events, with help from Student Involvement, was the Fall Activities in the Academic Triangle. Students and families enjoyed cotton candy and popcorn, mini golf, making scare-crows, rock and pumpkin painting, and more. During this event, the Library Café was open for families to grab coffee and pastries as they participated.
“I like how all families come together to see their kids and it really brings our Franklin Pierce community together,” said senior Katie Davert. “It helps us grow and it shows what a great school this is to actually attend.”
Beside the Café for food and drink, families were given admin tickets at check in to get a free brunch in the Dining Hall from 10:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. They could also attend The Talon Cup, Raven’s Football vs. Post, at noon at Sodexo Field at noon. Also, students were also selling and giving away pottery in the Glass Foyer near check-in.
“I hope (students and parents) get a really good memory,” said Alicia Berry, Assistant Director of Student Involvement. “And they remember how much fun they had and have either a pumpkin or scarecrow to take home and remember it by.”