Parent's Weekend- Friday

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  1. ProudMom2014

    ProudMom2014 Member

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    Just wondering if Friday is going to be a "you can see, but can't interact with" kind of day? I believe my DS Friday schedule is fairly open and was curious if DS would be able to accompany us around campus? I'm sure there will be stuff DS will have to do but..... just curious!
     
  2. KP2013dramamama

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    on Friday of Parents/Acceptance weekend we followed our ds to and sat in the classes that he'd gotten prior permission for us to attend. He had no trouble getting permission from his profs. It was an eye opening experience. He had some time to show us around, but he was super busy with band and other academics and had to do homework and study. We watched band rehearsal, walked around on our own and met some "old friends" we'd made at Open House Wkend in spring of 09'. Again, follow your ds's or dd's lead. I know you want to be with as much as you can, but "when you love someone, you give them what THEY NEED, not necessarily what YOU WANT to give them".
     
  3. kdbax

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    Last year, our PC met us on Friday morning after his first class, then took us over to the library to get out of the rain and talk. DH went to two classes with him. After lunch, son went with us over to the museum (again, a good way to get out of the monsoon that was taking place:rolleyes:). BTW, if you haven't seen the museum, try to pay a visit. DH and I are both boat nerds and this was just our kind of museum. All in all, we were able to spend time with son during the day, except for classes and lunch muster.
     
  4. kpmom2013

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    The best part about Friday with our PC last year was that he got to walk (rather than run) to classes and not square his corners while we were with him. It does not sound like a big deal unless you ask your PC to demonstrate what he or she actually has to do when moving around campus without parents in tow. We adopted a few PCs whose parents could not come, and they were extremely grateful to be able to walk to class in straight lines. Going to class with our PC really gave us an appreciation for what his life was like as a plebe.
     

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