By Cinara Marquis
Family Weekend at SUNY Plattsburgh consisted of events and activities for people in the community or family members of students and staff at SUNY Plattsburgh on Sept. 22 and 23. Ranging from Community Night to Afro-Fest, the campus was filled with new faces in familiar places.
Plattsburgh Community Advocates hosted ‘Summer in September’ an event filled with outdoor games. In Memorial Field from 1 to 4 p.m. students joined together to play spike ball, ultimate frisbee, flag football and volleyball.
Head CA for Mason, Kent and Macomb Halls Christopher Russell wrote over email, “We had a terrific turnout for the Summer in September program and were well received by the students that attended. We had a series of pickup volleyball games, as well as ultimate frisbee going on very consistently throughout the program’s time range.”
Students enjoyed participating in the games and observers cheered for their favorite players. After the activities, folks got together for some drinks.
“We also gave out lemonade to students and families passing by on Friday and Saturday,” Kent Hall CA Deion Frimpong said. They served a variety of unique flavors, from strawberry to fruit punch and raspberry to, of course, lemon.
All around were smiles and laughs. “I think the students that came to the program had a lot of fun,” says Frimpong, “and I look forward to being part of more fun and exciting programs on campus.”
Frimpong also hopes that this event can be the beginning for future events like this. “I did enjoy the event. I feel it went really well. There was a good turnout, we were able to host many games including a long running volleyball match,” Frimpong said. “I do hope there are more events like this in the future and hopefully with the help of the students we can make more events such as this happen.”
Russell wrote: “I have lots more fun ideas for programs that I want all Plattsburgh students to take part in! If anyone is interested, the majority of Community Advocate/Programming Advocate programs are constantly advertised @plattscampushousing, on Instagram.”
Residents are also welcomed to email him at @firstname.lastname@example.org with more ideas, events or activities that they would like to see in the residence halls.