Parents & Families

A View From the Nott - June 2021

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Class of 2021 graduates
Under a perfect June sky, more than 470 students in the Class of 2021 celebrated their Commencement June 13. Joined by hundreds of family and friends, the students reveled in an in-person outdoor ceremony that seemed unlikely just months ago. And in one exciting moment that made headlines around the country, including the New York Times, two graduates – father and son Juan and Joshua Paneto – celebrated together. Read about their incredible journey on our news site. A subscription may be required to access the Times article.

Class of 2020 celebrates
After the pandemic forced a virtual Commencement last year, more than 300 members of the Class of 2020 returned to campus June 20 to celebrate their graduation in person and catch up with classmates and professors.

VIDEO: See the full 2021 Commencement ceremony
VIDEO: Highlights from 2021 Commencement
VIDEO: President's Harris' charge to the 2021 graduates
VIDEO: 2021 Commencement Speaker Dr. Sue J. Goldie '84
PHOTOS: 2021 Commencement Photo Gallery
VIDEO: Highlights from the 2020 Commencement

Meet the new Minerva Fellows
Three seniors, Kelsey Brodie Apryl Tovar and Abigail Stack, were chosen to represent the College’s Minerva Fellows program.

Save the date for Homecoming & Family weekend
Please mark your calendar: Homecoming & Family Weekend is scheduled for Oct. 29-31.The fall weekend is being planned as an in-person event for families and alumni, and it will keep many of the traditions from past years. We hope to see you on campus!

Parents Circle
Congratulations to all senior families! We wish your graduates well as they prepare to embark into the professional world or to take the next step in their education.

While this past year is certainly not what any of us could have foreseen, we are proud of how the Union community has come together with resilience and ingenuity. In the spirit of community, we hope you will consider making a gift to support Union before the end of the fiscal year on June 30. Our parent philanthropy team is grateful for all donations. Click here to make your gift today. And thank you to all the families who have already made a donation!

To learn more about the Parents Circle, or to get involved as a parent volunteer, please contact Noelle Beach Marchaj ’05, Director of Parent and Family Philanthropy, at marchajn@union,edu or (860) 655-2875.

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