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Family Weekend

Parents' Guide to the Top Events

Every year, Family Weekend comes to Texas A&M at just the right time. Students are already wondering if the semester is ever going to end. Parents are eagerly awaiting the day they’ll have their student back under their own roof. Family Weekend is a break from it all. 

Like any Texas A&M event, Family Weekend is pumped with Aggie pride. Campus and College Station alike are abuzz with families reuniting. Whether it’s a university-hosted event or a simple family meal, Family Weekend has a way of reconnecting students with their parents. It also may be among students’ first opportunities to introduce their parents to the Aggie way of life.

Moms will love events like the Aggie Moms' Boutique, while the whole family can take a peek into TAMU traditions at events like a massive, campus-wide tailgate and the Maroon & White football game. Brush up on our guide for parents before Family Weekend kicks off in April. 

Campus Events

Aggie Ring Day

This one's especially for the seniors, though the whole event is action-packed. Excited Aggies will get their rings, but there's also food and phpto ops with Bus 12 and the Spirit of '02 Cannon. 

Aggie Mom's Boutique

This gift and craft fair is brought to you by the Aggie Moms' Clubs, so you know it's got to be good. Swing by the Memorial Student Center for homemade goods, most of which feature an Aggie twist. 

Aggie Baseball 

Watch the Ag's at Blue Bell Park all weekend long. The team will play a game each day of Family Weekend to round out the series. Gig 'Em! 

Maroon & White Game

Head to Kyle Field for the Maroon & White Game, a Family Weekend tradition that allows your family to catch a game before the regular season. Don't miss the campus-wide tailgate! 

College Station Events

Street & Art Fair

Swing through Downtown Brayn from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to explore their signature Street & Art Fair. The fair features artists, food trucks, live music, and street performers.

Dueling Pianos 

Join us for a dueling pianos show hosted by Howl2Go, Howl at the Moon's traveling show. Enjoy appetizers and desserts as the pianists play some of your favorite songs. 

Freudian Slip Improv

Head to Rudder Forum for a performancerom the Freudian Slip Improvsation Comedy Troupe. This will be a show accessible to all ages as the theme is Family Weekend. 

Gladiator Dash

Prepare to get dirty at Lake Bryan. The race kicks off at 8 a.m and traverses 2.3 miles with 15 obstacles. The event benefits Still Creek Ranch, which saves children from crisis situations. 

Parents: Join the Club!

When all is said and done, Family Weekend is about one thing: embracing students and families in the spirit of Texas A&M University and the wider College Station community. Let our hotel welcome you, too. Our Parents Club offers perks for proud Aggie parents who often finding themselves making the trip to TAMU. These perks include: 

  • Priority reservation access for popular events
  • 15% off our best available rates
  • $25 dining gift certificiate upon sign up
  • Free dinner for students with an Aggie ID when accompanied by a Parents Club member
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