Events for the university’s annual Family Weekend begin today with tonight’s candlelit campus tour and a dessert reception in the library, senior strategic communications major Kennedy Stewart said.
Stewart said she is both volunteering and participating this weekend, and will have her parents here for Family Weekend for the first time. Her parents have visited her on campus before, but were never been able to attend Family Weekend until now, she said.
Stewart said she will work with younger siblings of university students at Future Frog Camp on Saturday morning.
The camp will have crafts, games and Horned Frog spirit to entertain young children while students and families attend open houses for their respective academic departments.
“I think the parents really appreciate the weekend dedicated to them, where they can see not just the hyped up stuff on what’s going on for Family Weekend specifically, but the open houses where they get to see the buildings where their kids are going to class and to see the campus from their point of view,” Stewart said.
Activities include the tour and dessert reception on Friday night, a picnic with the provost followed by the home football game against Baylor University on Saturday and brunch with Chancellor Victor Boschini on Sunday.
Kim Turner, assistant director of student activities, said Family Weekend is a time for families to experience the university and spend time with their students.
“I think [for] a lot of the parents, especially [parents] who come, Family Weekend really helps them feel more comfortable with having their students away from home,” Turner said. “It really makes them understand what it means to be part of the TCU family.”
The complete Family Weekend schedule can be viewed here.