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UNG to host annual Family Day

Family Day 2014
Family members enjoying themselves during UNG's Family Day 2013.

The University of North Georgia (UNG) will hold "Family Day" on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, a free annual event for families of current students on all four UNG campuses to visit the Dahlonega Campus and enjoy a variety of university-sponsored activities.

"Family Day is a great opportunity for family members to spend time with their students on campus and to experience some of campus life," said Darcy Hayes, director of the first-year experience program.

Though the event is sponsored by the First-Year Experience program, all UNG students and their families are invited to attend.

The day begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Hoag Student Center at Einstein Bros. Bagels, where families check-in and receive a schedule of events. UNG also will collect donations of school supplies and pocket change to help support local public schools. At check-in, each family member will receive a name badge that serves as the ticket for entry to all Family Day events. The name badge also provides each person with a 10 percent discount at the Campus Connection bookstore on Family Day.

First-Year Experience has events planned for family members of all ages, Hayes said.

"The movie 'Frozen' and a giant bouncy house with a slide and ball pit will be sure to entertain the younger family members," she said. "The climbing wall and shooting range will be open as well. We also have a men's soccer and a men's rugby game scheduled on that day."

Students and families have the option to attend the Parent and Family Association Breakfast at 8:30 a.m.  in the Dining Hall on the first floor. Membership is not required for entry, but there is a registration cost of $7 per person. There will also be a Cadet Parent Luncheon at noon in the Dining Hall Banquet Room. Registration is required for the lunch; the cost is $12 per person. Registration for both events is available on the First-Year Experience website.

For more information on Family Day events and registration, visit http://ung.edu/first-year-experience/familyday.php or call the Office of First-Year Experience at 706-864-1010.

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