Published: October 03, 2007
More than 1,300 people have signed up to take part in the University of
Tampa’s annual Family Weekend this Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6,
“Right now we have 1,308 people attending,” said Palvih
Bhana, coordinator of student programs. “We’re going to have a very busy
Among the most popular Family Weekend events in
previous years has been Saturday’s lunch cruise, for which 335 people
have already signed up, Bhana said.
Families taking part in the
cruise will dine on the Yacht Star Ship – Tampa Bay’s premier dining
yacht. Following the cruise, families are invited to spend time perusing
the assorted restaurants and businesses of Tampa’s Channelside
district, where many businesses will provide discounts to Family Weekend
The fifth annual Family Weekend Golf Tournament
is also scheduled to take place Saturday at The Eagles Golf Club. Fifty
players have signed up to participate in the tournament, Bhana said.
addition to the golf tournament and lunch cruise, the weekend features a
variety of other events and activities in which students and their
families can take part.
UT’s Diplomats will take families on
what is dubbed the “Ghost Tour of UT,” in which participants will learn
the stories of Plant Hall’s alleged hauntings.
Scarfone/Hartley Gallery will exhibit several works of art created by
contemporary national, international and regional artists, including
some UT alumni.
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Plant Hall will
open its doors for the Minaret Climb – one of the only times during the
year in which people are allowed to climb inside the building’s famous
Families are also invited to cheer on UT’s national
champion volleyball team as they compete against Nova Southeastern on
Saturday at 8 p.m.. At the same time, families will also be invited to
attend a Poetry Slam, featuring some of UT’s most talented poets, in the
Plant Hall Rathskellar.
Family Weekend is a popular tradition
at UT in which students and their visiting families are treated to a
wide variety of events and programs that allow them to enjoy Tampa Bay
and learn more about the UT community.