PARENTS VISIT UA STUDENTS FOR FAMILY WEEKEND

Family Weekend

Reporting by WVUA 23’s Monae Stevens.

Parents were back in town this weekend to visit their students for Family Weekend.

Time spent with families is important to a student’s mental health because it provides them with much-needed motivation to get through the semester.

“Students do better with familial support,” said Kim Sterritt, director of Family and Parent Programs. “They do better, they’re more successful, they do better in classes when they have that support of their family members and so this is a great way for them to reconnect and give them a boost before midterms so they can continue to pursue excellence in the classroom and outside.”

Andre Epps, the father of UA sophomore Sasha Epps, believes that supporting his daughter while she is far away from home is the key to preparing for her future endeavors.

“Family support is really important. You’re in a community where people from all walks of life, and that makes this a good environment, and it prepares you for your future life,” Epps said.

Family Weekend is a three-day event that will end with a Sunday brunch at Fresh Foods dining hall on campus.

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