Family Weekend always seems to come at the perfect time each year. Your pantry seems to be running low, you realize that you have forgotten all of your winter sweaters, and you mostly just want a hug from your mom. Have no fear, Family Weekend is finally here! Although I am a spring athlete at Holy Cross, my fall season still has many weekend tournaments at various colleges. This year, Family Weekend coincided with a lacrosse-filled weekend…but thankfully, my parents were still able to be involved! We spent Saturday and Sunday morning at Hamden Hall playing Quinnipiac and Dartmouth College (playing three different teams!). During a brisk fall game, it’s the best to come off the sidelines and get wrapped in blankets by your parents’ arms! Although, I wasn’t able to spend time with my family on campus this weekend, it was great to spend time with them at my games.
Luckily, in traditional Holy Cross fashion, there were plenty of families around on campus! After our game on Saturday, we came back to Mt. St. James in the afternoon, where we found families enjoying various tailgates and the football game. Although my parents couldn’t make it back to campus to enjoy these activities, I was welcomed into tailgates and given great post-game treats! As the afternoon continued and the temperature started to fall, students returned back to their houses and residence halls. Many students went out to the great restaurants of Worcester with their families. I joined two friends and their families for dinner at Volturno, one of the pizza restaurants in town! So, even if your own family isn’t able to make it to Family Weekend, you’re sure to find many families that are more than happy to let you join in the fun!