Walla Walla College Hosts Family Weekend

December 01, 2002 | Education | Bradley Nelson

Parents and family members of college students are naturally curious about what goes on at “their” school. Each fall, Walla Walla College invites parents, grandparents, and siblings to experience a slice of campus life first-hand, during Family Weekend. Family Weekend this year begins Friday, Dec. 6.

“Take Your Parents to Class Day,” on Friday, offers parents the nostalgia of sitting in on classes, the first of a variety of the weekend’s social, academic, and spiritual opportunities.

The College’s annual Christmas Concert, Friday evening, is one of the largest concerts of the school year. It will feature selections from Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” and George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” and traditional Christmas carols.

Sabbath events will include a sermon in Karl Haffner’s “Pilgrim’s Problems” series, dinner with the new Walla Walla College president, Jon Dybdahl, and Evensong.

Saturday night will feature varsity basketball games, and the communications department will stage an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic play, “Hamlet.”

Weekend events will conclude at a brunch with faculty, Sunday morning. Those who need more information may phone (800) 377-2586.