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Parent Council Hosts Successful Summer Send-offs

Pioneers and their parents connect regionally

Members of Sacred Heart University’s Parent Council recently hosted receptions in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts to welcome new Pioneers and their families to SHU’s family.

The annual Summer Send-Offs provide opportunities for incoming freshmen, transfer students and parents to meet other SHU families from their geographic area. University staff, student ambassadors and Parent Council members attend the receptions to share their insights about SHU and answer any remaining questions before the students begin their college journey.

The receptions also help students build a network of familiar faces before they arrive on campus.

Anyone who would like to be involved in the Parent Council and host a Summer Send-off in 2017 can contact Kierran Broatch at 203-396-8272, or


From top left, clockwise, are send-offs in West Islip, NY; West Hartford, CT; Tinton Falls, NJ; Marlborough, MA; Boston, MA and Chappaqua, NY.