On October 12 the students of Juniata were given the opportunity to have their parents visit for the weekend. For many, this was the first time seeing their families since the school year again. Here, Juniata students describe the experience of seeing their families again during the weekend.
Caleb Ayres ’16, Tyrone, Pa.:
It was really nice being able to see them again but at the same time it was also really weird having them on campus. It was like two of my worlds were colliding.
Tyler Friday ’14, Huntingdon, Pa.:
It’s not really a big deal for my parents to visit me. I live like 5 minutes away so it’s not like I can’t go home anytime I want, but they insisted on coming over so I had to entertain them. We walked around campus and ate at Muddy’s. Those are the only notable things I can think of.
Ryan Isenberg ’16, Hackettstown, Pa.:
That was the first my parents had seen me since I started school. They acted like I had been away from home for 10 years, it was pretty emotional for them. We mostly stayed on campus and I showed them around Huntingdon a little bit.
Madison Stauffer ’16, Clementon, N.J..:
My parents came and brought my sister with them, we had a lot of fun. I took them to the cliffs, we went to see a movie, and they took me Hoss’s to eat. All after I showed them the beautiful school grounds, of course.
Chelsea Moore ’15, Cambridge, Md.:
My parents were really excited to see me. I tried to tell them that it wasn’t a big deal but they still treated it like a huge event. I’m pretty sure they thought they would never get to see me again. On Saturday we went to the football game and then spent the rest of the day shopping.
~ Josh Maier ’16, Juniata Online Journalist