Home is Where the Bears Are: Student & Family Brunch

By Holly Pearson

  Photo: Drew Cambra ‘19
Photo: Drew Cambra ‘19


When one thinks of home, they think of their own definition of family that encapsulates that sense of familiarity. When I think of home, I think of the oceans of Cape Cod and my friends and family that are special to me. But home does not have to be where you come from, it can be where you are in the present moment. I can also put the label of home right here on campus like many others did this past weekend. 

This past Saturday, October 13th, students welcomed their families to their current definition of home; Bridgewater State University. In Tillinghast Hall, families of students were welcomed with open arms and full stomachs. A fall brunch was prepared to invite BSU students and families with the comforting aromas of the season. Dishes varied from breakfast pizzas, pumpkin pancakes (a fan favorite), eggs benedict, yogurt waffle bowls and other breakfast favorites. I know a Tilly breakfast is a must on a Saturday morning. 

The president himself, Fred Clark, started the brunch off with a welcoming remark, sharing inspirational wisdom known to come from our president. Families were able to mingle with others, meet BSU staff,  and members of Family Association. 

The family brunch was a success to say the least, uniting various generations among the irreplaceable community here on campus. Families were able to witness where students are kick starting their careers, eat delicious food and truly learn what it means to be a Bridgewater bear

Holly Pearson is the Editor-in-Chief for The Comment.

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