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Where Not To Take Your Family For Parents Weekend

Happy Parents and Families Weekend!

By the end of this week, Happy Valley will be filled to the brim with anxious parents and families storming the dorms to see their precious babies they dropped off just about seven weeks ago.

If you’re a student getting ready to welcome your family to your second home, there are plenty of great places in State College to visit. You could enjoy a cone from the Creamery or a trip to the bookstore for some new clothes. Even a nice stroll through campus on a beautiful fall day can show your parents why you’re happy here in State College.

There are plenty of good options for things to do and see this weekend. However, there are also plenty of bad options.

Here are some of the places to avoid this Parents and Families Weekend:

Frat Row

If you are in a frat, maybe this is a good place to go. However, if you’re not, perhaps you should choose a different route. The odds of someone having a poster about DILFs or MILFs hanging from their house are pretty high.

Also, does your family really need to see the place where Chad broke your heart?

Dining Halls

We’re in college, and we’re all sl*ts for a free meal. If your family is in town, skip the dining hall option and spare your loved ones of Grilled Chicken Thigh Halal.

It’s time for you to take advantage enjoy your time with your family and grab some dinner, perhaps at The Field or another place off campus that you usually don’t get to!

Your Dirty Room

Notice the emphasis on dirty.

It’s fine for your parents to see the tiny shoebox that you’ve been calling home. In fact, they’re probably looking forward to seeing it. Before anyone’s arrival, be sure to take some time to fold your laundry and take out the garbage that has been sitting around for two weeks…maybe even take some time to clean up your empty ~bottles.~

The Bar You Got Kicked Out Of The Night Before

If you’re part of the 21+ crowd, we would recommend taking your parents to some of your favorite nighttime spots. However, perhaps you were caught going too hard at one of your favorites the night before. Maybe too many long island iced teas? One more pitcher than you needed? Then, the night took a turn for the worst, and suddenly you got the boot.

Going back the following day may not be the best move with your parents. How embarrassing would it be if the bouncer that threw you out remembered exactly who you were?

You have to tread carefully when it comes to bars and parents…you never know what hidden secrets may come up.

The IM Building

Who doesn’t love the IM Building? Between power remix and cycling classes, an hour of my day is usually spent here. This is one place that I have never shown my parents before. Mostly because they don’t care, but also, why would I take them somewhere to just stare at a bunch of sweaty people? Seems weird.

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Dana June Nunemacher

Dana is a senior, who is studying public relations. She is from the 570 and yes, she has watched The Office. Her passions in life include drinking unsweetened iced tea and spreading her love for agriculture (yee haw)!

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