Family Weekend

Get ready for another great weekend at Misericordia!


Family Weekend is scheduled for Friday, September 21st - Sunday, September 23rd

Family Weekend Schedule

Friday September 21st

8:00 pm Mentalist Brian Ledbetter, Lemmond Theater

Ace Mentalist Brian Ledbetter makes jaws drop with uncanny displays of mindreading…predictions come true and thoughts are read. He even moves objects without touching them — using only the power of his mind! This exciting and interactive show combines comedic moments and audience participation with truly remarkable feats of mentalism.

Saturday, September 22nd

10:00 am Walking Tour, Meet in the front of Insalaco Hall

Join Sr. Jean Messaros, Vice President of Mercy Integration on a walking tour of Misericordia grounds and campus. Not your typical admissions tour, this walk will dive down the history of the University and will share some anecdotal information that is sure to impress!

10:00am-Noon, Climbing Wall and Zip Lining, Behind Mangelsdorf Field

Join the SOAR leaders in a chance to climb the Rock Wall and then zip line from the top.

11:00am-1:00pm Brunch, Banks Center

Brunch in the Dining Hall, must pre-register and no meal swipes will be permitted

12:30- 2:30 pm Salsa Dancing, Insalaco 218-219

Join the campus in a walk-in workshop on Salsa Dancing! Runs continuously from 12:30-2:30 so stop in anytime to join in the excitement of Salsa Dancing! Your kids loved this at Orientation!!

2:30-4:00 pm Paint with Passion, Insalaco 216-217

Bring the whole family for a relaxed, social experience as Flora will help you create your own original masterpiece!

4:00-6:00 pm Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, 2nd floor Insalaco Hall.

Please join us for a reception celebrating the opening of Contemplating Character: Portrait Drawings & Oil Sketches from Jacques Louis David to Lucien Freud. This exhibition, curated and collected by Robert Flynn Johnson of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, considers identity and personality in European and American portraiture dating from the eighteenth century to the present. Light refreshments will be served so *registration is appreciated.*Click here to register for the reception.

8:00 pm Annual Casino Night, Insalaco 217-219

Join the campus community for our annual casino night to win prizes donated by our community partners and University departments across campus. Enjoy rapport with University staff and faculty as they deal cards during the stretch of the evening. This is always an event not to miss! This event is by donation to a local charity.

Sunday, September 23rd

1:00-4:00pm, SOAR Paddling at Frances Slocum State Park Boat Launch

Directions: 11 min (5.2 miles)
via Hildebrandt Rd and Mt Olivet Rd
Misericordia University
301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612
Follow E Center Hill Rd to Hildebrandt Rd in Dallas Township
2 min (0.5 mi)

Continue onto Hildebrandt Rd
8 s (125 ft)
Continue on Hildebrandt Rd to your destination in Kingston Township
9 min (4.7 mi)
Frances Slocum State Park
567 Mt Olivet Rd, Wyoming, PA 18644

Frances Slocum State Park consists of 1,035 acres in northeastern Pennsylvania’s Luzerne County. The horseshoe shaped, 165-acre lake is popular for boating and fishing, and is a home to many species of birds, fish, and wildlife.

Saturday Brunch Registration

Click here to register for the Family Weekend Brunch.

Saturday, September 22, at 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM Metz Dining Hall, Banks Center

Family Weekend Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, September 19th

This reservation form is for COMMUTER STUDENTS, PARENTS, AND FAMILIES OF RESIDENT STUDENTS.

If your son or daughter is already on a meal plan, it is not necessary to pay for them. Also, please note that on these days, students cannot swipe family or friends on their meal card.

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