Do parentals mix well with academics?

A Radford University student’s agenda is full of important tasks. Homework and studying usually show up at the top of the to-do list. Then comes eating and hygiene, and after all that, they have just enough time to catch a little shut eye. Occasionally, students may go out on the town on weekends to unwind from the hectic school week. Now, what exactly happens when this schedule is interrupted by sudden visitors?

Parent’s weekend is right around the corner and that can leave some students a little uneasy. The thought of their parents meeting their new friends, seeing their room and getting an inside view of their life here at RU can leave a student unsettled. Yet, some students are more excited than nervous. The simple fact that their parents are coming up brings butterflies to their tummies. But why are they so excited?

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When a student leaves for college, they suddenly have the responsibility of taking care of themselves. No matter how much homework, what illness, or what all is on the agenda for the day, we all have to take care ourselves. This means that when our parents come to visit we like to be spoiled. Taking us shopping at the New River Valley Mall in Christiansburg, shopping for groceries, or simply just having a little piece of home near us again brings that cuddly warm feeling into the pits of our hearts. After all the hustle and bustle of shopping and stocking up on whatever we may need, there are a million other things to do as well.

RU has arranged many activities for parents and students to do on campus while spending that quality times together that we have missed. Some of the events include:

1. Coffee with President Kyle and deans on Oct. 6, 2012 in the Grand Room of the new COBE building from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

2. The 27th annual Appalachian Folk Arts Festival starting on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10 a.m. and continuing until 4 p.m. on the Heth Lawn.

3. A Parent Pinning Ceremony from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. is located in Heth Hall room 014 on Oct. 6, 2012.

4. Family Time located in the game room, which begins on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

With all of these events plus tons of others, family weekend is sure to be a hit.