Though Family Weekend started out with some rough weather due to Hurricane Ian, a number of Elon University students and their families still came together to enjoy a relaxed night at the Moseley Center Oct. 1.
Night on the Commons was moved from its original location on Young Commons and featured activities held by Late Night Elon and the Student Union Board.
Freshman Emma Levin from Rhode Island, enjoyed a night surrounded by her friends and family, including her little sister Gillian.
“We’ve been to the bingo night, movies and other activities during orientation, and they’ve all been really fun,” Levin said. “This is a really great place to bring my sister and have something to do. Even with the rain this weekend, I’m glad there were inside options”.
Levin said with the rain over the weekend, she was glad some programming was able to move indoors.
For freshman Ella Morgan and her friends, glow in the dark miniature golf was a hit.
“We didn’t want to stay in our rooms anymore with the weather, and Late Night at Moseley tonight was definitely something fun to do,” Morgan said.
For both Emma and Ella, the chance to relax and play games was enjoyable.
After Late Night at Moseley, many students and families headed to Late Night at Lakeside Dining Hall to grab some food after the long day.
Freshmen Harry Haber and Reilly Galloway ate at Lakeside right after playing miniature golf and both said they enjoyed spending time with family, and even made some new friends.
“My sibling and parents are here, and Late Night at Moseley was a really fun event that I could bring them to and not worry about the place being packed,” Haber said. “But there were enough people to make it a great event.”
These late night events are not just unique to Family Weekend. Late Night Elon hosts free events Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., where students are encouraged to come together in community — in the late hours of the weekend.
A full list of events for the fall semester can be found here.