Published: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
North Carolina Central University welcomes family and friends of all NCCU students to visit campus during “Reconnect” Family Weekend from Sept 20-22. Great entertainment and exciting athletic events highlight the weekend full of activities for students, their families and the Durham community. The weekend allows family members to touch base with their new students who left home a month before. The weekend will begin on Friday afternoon with Academic Engagement Sessions, where family members and students will tour classrooms, participate in activities and meet the faculty.
At 5 p.m., all guests are encouraged to attend the Heroes Program and Reception in the Alfonso Elder Student Union. “The Centennial Scholars Program Heroes Reception recognizes the amount of time, patience, love and financial support our students’ families and caregivers unwaveringly devote to them,” said Centennial Scholars Program Director Jason Dorsette. “This event provides parents and caregivers a chance to discuss ways they attained their career aspirations, overcome life challenges, and share words of wisdom with our students,”
On Saturday morning, Eagle families have the option of joining Chancellor Debra Saunders-White for brunch in the W.G. Pearson Cafeteria from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dr. Saunders-White will welcome guests to campus and share exciting news about NCCU’s new tradition in “Eagle Excellence.”
At the peak of the weekend, there will be Eagle football on Saturday. Guests can go to the O’Kelly–Riddick Stadium at 2 p.m. to see the Eagles face Towson University. On Sunday, family and friends of second year students are invited to attend the Second Steps Academic Recognition Ceremony and Reception. The annual ceremony is to recognize students who achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher during their first year at NCCU. Last year, more than 300 students were recognized for their dedication and hard work.
Tickets are available for purchase through www.nccu.edu/tickets for children, adults and senior citizens. Family tickets include Friday evening’s reception, brunch with the chancellor and giveaways. Tickets are $25 per family, up to four people, and $5 for each additional family member. Tickets may be purchased online: https://nccufamilyweekend.eventbrite.com/.