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UND will host as many as 400 families on campus Friday, Saturday and Sunday for its annual Family Weekend celebration

by David Dodds, University & Public Affairs writer

Posted on 9/24/2015

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Make room University of North Dakota, family is on the way.

UND is expecting as many as 400 family groups ? moms, dads, siblings and significant others ? on campus in celebration of Family Weekend, this weekend Friday-Sunday(Sept. 25-27), according to Kristi Okerlund, UND family association coordinator.

And they're coming from far and wide, with families representing nearly 15 states, such as Rhode Island, Michigan, Arizona and Utah to name a few. There's even a family visiting from Finland this weekend.

"Family Weekend is a great opportunity for family members to visit their student, as well as experience a bit of what life on campus is like," Okerlund said. "I look forward to a wonderful weekend celebrating our exceptional UND students and their families."

Okerlund said they'll be treated to a weekend chock full of fun activities around campus. Some of the highlights include campus tours (Aerospace and Ralph Engelstad Arena, as well) and Family Night at the Wellness Center on Friday. Saturday brings a family brunch at the Gorecki Center, the big UND football game at the Alerus Center and "A Sweet Taste of Culture" in the Memorial Union Ballroom, where families will get a chance to sample deserts from the homelands of UND International Students.

Oklerlund said that as many as 930 tickets have been requested and reserved for families for the UND football game, which starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Go here for the low down on all that Family Weekend has in store, including times and locations.

Or, if you have questions about Family Weekend, please call 701.777.6468, or email


David L. Dodds
Media Relations Coordinator/Writer/Editor
Division of University & Public Affairs
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