For all of you who don't live in the area, we are very pleased to announce that snow has fallen in Schenectady-along with sleet and freezing rain. Winter has definitely arrived and so has the second term! We want to focus this magazine's column on some of the upcoming events that you'll want to be sure to get on your calendar:
Spring Family Weekend May 6-8, 2005
This is a “combination” weekend that rolls two very special events into one. The first is Steinmetz Symposium, the annual exposition of student scholarly and creative achievement, on Friday, May 6. This is our students' opportunity to really shine academically. Many are presenting a thesis, special project or research in sessions throughout the day. Each year, nearly 300 students participate. Parents, students, faculty are all welcome to attend and see what Union students are spending all this time on. Prize Day, on Saturday, May 7, is Union's chance to recognize student excellence in everything from acade- mics to community service.
Commencement Weekend June 12, 2005
You all know what this is and our senior families probably can't believe it's just around the corner! This weekend includes the Baccalaureate service and the Garnet Gala on Saturday. Commencement is Sunday at 10 a.m., but we recommend getting there early to get a good seat and enjoy some refreshments.
Homecoming and Family Weekend October 21-23, 2005
This is a little further down the road, but worthy of note nonetheless. Save the date for this weekend filled with opportunities to see faculty in action, watch some sports, attend a Parents Association meeting, enjoy some student performances and so much more.
We hope to see you at all of these weekends! We'd love to meet as many of you as we can. Please contact us at Parents_Association@union.edu if you have any questions or information to share.
Lori and Peter Nicholson (Kate '06)