ESU Welcomes Families to Campus

Photo: A family poses during ESU’s Family Weekend in 2019. The event was cancelled last year due to COVID-19. This year’s Family Weekend is scheduled for September 17-19 on ESU’s campus.

East Stroudsburg University invites community members to campus for its annual Family Weekend activities, Friday, September 17, through Sunday, September 19. The weekend is designed to bring campus and community together, and introduce students’ family members to the campus and surrounding Pocono Mountains region. Families can learn more about their students’ lives at ESU, as well as participate in fun events held by ESU and local businesses.

The weekend will host events on campus for all ages and interests. Legacy families are invited to a breakfast reception on the Main Quad with Interim President Kenneth Long for the annual Pinning Ceremony and their induction into the ESU Legacy Program. The Schlisler Museum of Wildlife and Natural History and McMunn Planetarium will offer tours and a film, free for ESU students. President Long will also host a reception with first-generation students. On Sunday, ESU will welcome the community as it hosts the Pocono Latin Fest.

Some events on campus throughout the weekend that will be open to the general public include:


Drag Bingo

Friday, September 17

7-9 p.m., Main Quad

Drag Queens Sharon Ann Husbands and Carol Ann Carol Ann will call BINGO.

Classic Car Show

Saturday, September 18

9 a.m.-1 p.m., College Circle, ESU

Monroe County Cruisers will provide a great show of collector cars for classic car enthusiasts.

Esports Room Ribbon Cutting

Saturday, September 18

10:30 a.m., Mattioli Recreation Center

The new esports room features 10 gaming stations that include Alienware Aurora gaming PCs, Dell monitors, Alienware gaming mice and Alienware RGB keyboards.  There are three console stations with Xboxes and Nintendo Switches, gaming chairs and headsets and much more.

Warrior Bash

Saturday, September 18

3-5 p.m., Main Quad

Celebrate your ESU pride with sand art, stuff-a-plush, and more.

Family Movie Night

Saturday, September 18

8 p.m., Main Quad

The whole family can enjoy a screening of Raya and the Last Dragon

Pocono Latin Fest

Sunday, September 19

12-6 p.m., Pit Parking Lot

ESU is proud to host a day of authentic Latin food, music, and fun


Field Hockey

ESU vs. Lindenwood

Saturday, September 18

11 a.m., Whitenight Field


ESU vs. Mercyhurst

Saturday, September 18

1:05 pm., Eiler-Martin Stadium

Women’s Soccer

ESU vs. Mansfield

Saturday, September 18

7 p.m., Eiler-Martin Stadium

For a complete schedule of Family Weekend events and event ticket prices please visit For more information about Pocono Latin Fest visit

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ESU Alumni Invited to Pick Up the Poconos

Calling all Warriors! Help keep the Pocono Mountains beautiful by volunteering to Pick Up the Poconos on Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Registration deadline is Monday, September 20, 2021 at 5 p.m. For more information, call 570-422-7956.

Register to volunteer!

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Homecoming Weekend 2021: Registration Now Open!

Welcome back, Warriors! Registration for our exciting Homecoming Weekend events is now open!

Check out the website today!

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Alumni Class Notes

What’s new with you? New job, promotion, married, or have a new addition to the family? We’d love to know! Share your achievements with your classmates through Class Notes. They will appear in the upcoming edition of the Alumni Herald magazine.

Please send to and include a photo, too!

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Northeast PA ESU Alumni Summer ‘Fun-Raiser’

On August 13, the tradition continued as 80 golfers gathered at Mountain Laurel Golf Club in White Haven Pa. to support the annual NEPA ESU Alumni ‘Fun-Raiser’ Golf Tournament. Thank you to all who attended and supported the outing!

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Alumni and friends gather for Philadelphia Phillies game

On Saturday, August 7, 2021, 50 ESU alumni, family and friends gathered at Phillies stadium as the Philadelphia Phillies battled the New York Mets. A tailgate event was held at the Pass and Stow before the game. Alumni were able to share memories about their time at ESU and their excitement for future on-campus events.

This event was planned by the ESU Office of Alumni Engagement and volunteers from the Bucks/Montgomery County Alumni Chapter. To stay connected on future events, please visit our Alumni calendar: Alumni Events – ESU Alumni.

CLICK HERE to see photos from the event.

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2021 Annual Legacy Family Brunch and Pinning Ceremony


If a near member of your family (child, parent, sibling, aunt/uncle, niece/nephew, or grandparent) attended East Stroudsburg University, and you are either a current student or an alumnus/a of ESU, you are invited to the Annual Legacy Family Brunch and Pinning Ceremony with Interim President Kenneth Long during Family Weekend 2021.

September 18, 2021
10 a.m.
Main Quad
East Stroudsburg University
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Please RSVP by September 9, 2021.

This annual event is exclusive to Legacy families who have a multi-generational tradition of attending East Stroudsburg University.

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Just released: Spring-Summer 2021 Alumni Herald

Brimming with alumni news, Class Notes, campus happenings and Warrior athletic updates, the Alumni Herald keeps every Warrior in touch with their alma mater. READ THE ALUMNI HERALD.

We are always looking for stories from ESU alumni about their career, travels and success. If you have a story to share, whether it be about yourself or a fellow alumni, consider sharing it with us! Submit your story idea. 

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Thomas Edison Film Festival at ESU

East Stroudsburg University (ESU) will open its campus to the Pocono community for an evening of entertainment under the stars on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. ESU, in cooperation with the Thomas Edison Film Festival, will host a free screening of the Animated Short Films from the Festival’s 2021 40th Anniversary Tour on the University’s Main Quad, located at the center of campus at 8:00 p.m.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for ESU to invite our neighbors to pack up their lawn seating and come to campus for a relaxing evening of film under the stars,” said ESU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Joanne Z. Bruno, J.D. “A number of our academic departments will also have representation on hand to showcase some of our outstanding fine arts programs – from 3D printing and musical theatre to digital media. We hope this will be a magical night for families, especially after the past 17 months of pandemic uncertainty.”

Participants attending the event will be required to follow the University’s COVID guidelines to reduce the spread of the virus. Masks are required outdoors in situations when six feet of social distancing cannot be maintained. However, wearing a mask outdoors is not required for individuals who are fully-vaccinated. ESU will continue to require indoor mask wearing in public areas of buildings, encourage social distancing, and restrict facility access to the public until the threat of spread of the virus on campus and the neighboring community is measurably reduced.

Download accessible transcripts of the short films.

Attendees may also enjoy some light refreshments provided by students and faculty from ESU’s hotel, restaurant, and tourism management program. Individuals may opt to bring their own snacks but must remember that ESU is an alcohol-free campus.

According to event organizers Andra Basu, Ph.D., dean of ESU’s College of Arts and Sciences and William Bajor, Ph.D., director of Assessment, Accreditation and Academic Planning, the Animated Short Film screening will begin at 8 p.m. and will run about an hour and fifteen minutes without intermission. A rain date for the event will be Wednesday, August 4.

According to the Festival program, the Thomas Edison Film Festival (formerly known as the Thomas Edison Black Maria Film festival) has been advancing the unique creativity and power of the short form for more than 40 years. The Festival was founded in 1981 and was originally named for Thomas Edison’s West Orange, NJ, film studio, whose resemblance to black-box shaped police paddy wagons sparked the nickname “Black Maria.”  The Festival’s relationship to Thomas Edison’s invention of the motion camera and the kinetoscope and his experimentation with the short film is at the core of the Festival. Thomas Edison Film Festival is an international juried competition celebrating all genres and independent filmmakers across the globe.

The Festival’s touring program reaches out to diverse audiences in diverse settings with screenings of cutting-edge, cross-genre films – narrative, experimental, animation, and documentary. Films in the Festival’s collection include issues and struggles within contemporary society such as the environment, public health, race and class, family, sustainability, and much more. These exceptional works range from animation, comedy, and drama to the exploration of pure form in film and video.

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ESU Virtual Book Club: August 2021


Join the ESU Alumni Virtual Book Club to connect with fellow Warriors and continue learning. Enjoy books on business, communications, leadership, productivity, fiction, leisure, and more.


The ESU Office of Alumni Engagement has partnered with ESU Communications Professor Andi McClanahan to create a Virtual Book Club for alumni. The club members will connect through ZOOM where all can participate, discuss the book and connect with one another. Membership is free but you will need to obtain a copy of the discussed book on your own.

This month’s book is The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Book Discussion:


6:00 – 7:30 P.M.

Once registered, an email will be sent on the day of the event with the ZOOM link to join the discussion.  

This event is planned by Professor Andrea McClanahan and the ESU Office of Alumni Engagement. Questions should be directed to the ESU Office of Alumni Engagement at or (570) 422-3180.


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