October 3, 2013 at 9:09 PM
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -- Seton Hall Weekend 2013 will welcome students, their families, alumni and area residents to campus Oct. 4-6.
“The public is invited to join and most of the events (non-food) are free; there’s so much for families and children to do," said Laurie Pine, director of media relations at Seton Hall University.
The Welcome Kick-off begins at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5. Activities include a campus-wide scavenger hunt for all ages, sponsored by the Student Alumni Association. Visitors can also choose from pumpkin painting, arts and crafts, archery, inflatable rides, games, kite making, face painting, caricature drawings, pictures with the Pirate mascot, tie-dying and a photo booth. The main stage on The Green will feature live music and student performances throughout the day.
“This year we added a Pirate’s Pavilion beer garden where alumni and local groups can mingle while enjoying a cold beverage,” Pine said. From 1-5 p.m. in the Pirate’s Cove of the University Center, there will be a craft beer tasting where people can reconnect with friends and enjoy a selection of craft beer. The $20 admission includes eight drink tickets, pub food and a signature cup. Attendees must be 21 and over to enter the Cove. Space is limited and based on capacity. Pre-pay online or at the door.
An event just added to the schedule is an alumni sportscaster panel, also on Saturday, according to Pine. The panel, which is planned for noon to 1 p.m. the Chancellor's Suite in the University Center, includes four alumni. They are N.J. Devil’s play-by-play announcer Matt Loughlin,1010 WINS sports anchor Frank Garrity, ESPN Radio’s John Brickley and CBS Sports producer Brian Ciano.
For more information on registration and a full schedule of events, visit www.shu.edu/go/weekend.
The reporter is a student participating in hyperlocal journalism partnership between The Alternative Press and Seton Hall University's Department of Communication & The Arts.