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:

Highlights:

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

Athletics

Field Hockey

ESU vs. Lindenwood

Saturday, September 18

11 a.m., Whitenight Field

Football

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 esu.edu/family-weekend. For more information about Pocono Latin Fest visit poconolatinfest.com.

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