Each semester, Campus & Community Involvement (CCI) organizes a weekend full of events specifically designed for the parents of Trinity students.
As the coordinator for student programs, Becka Bovio is in charge of the weekend’s events.
“We’ve had varying philosophies on how we want to approach family weekends because, being in a really cool city like San Antonio, families do want to come spend time with their student and that may or may not be on campus,” Bovio said. “In the past, we’ve been minimal in what we do.”
Events usually include a major university update and a coffee hour with the dean. However, a number of new events have been added to the schedule for this year’s Fall Family Weekend, with the finalization of many buildings here on campus.
“We’re adding tours of CSI because it’s newer and an amazing building, and the tours are phenomenal,” Bovio said. “There’s going to be a cocktail and appetizer hour for parents with alumni in the community, to kind of network a little bit and ask questions. We’re adding more to get parents engaged on campus.”
The weekend will also include breakout sessions for students and parents to attend, providing information on career services and study abroad, as well as an article discussion with the dean related to issues of higher education.
Fall Family Weekend events will be held beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26 through 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. The events will also include open classes, sports events and various information sessions.
John Jacobs, assistant director of CCI, will be taking over planning for next semester’s family weekend. Spring Family
Weekend will take place March 27-29.
Heather Bush is a Pulse Reporter for the Trinitonian. She is a senior english major from Austin, Texas. She worked for the newspaper last semester also as a Pulse Reporter.