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What is Parents Weekend?


What is Parents Weekend?

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Definition: Many universities host a Parents Weekend or Family Weekend in the fall, 4-6 weeks after school begins. Sometimes it coincides with Homecoming Weekend. It's a chance to see your child - for many families, it's the first reunion since dorm move-in day. Most campuses schedule a full weekend worth of activities: a football game and tailgate party, reception at the university president's house or student union, lectures and seminars. Some schools, including the University of Alabama, offer activities for younger siblings too.
Also Known As: Family Weekend
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