Parent & Family Weekends
Every school has some version of Family Weekend. This is a great time to see your student in their “natural habitat” on campus. You will see them in their new independent role and have the chance to meet some of their friends. There is some debate on whether Family Weekend is worth the travel and expenses vs. coming on another, less-crowded weekend. We’ve done both.
Our first experience with Family Weekend we booked a hotel a year in advance, booking every weekend in that specified month while we waited for the big announcement as to the actual dates. Then, go back and cancel all the unneeded weekends. Hotels have caught on and began requiring deposits and changing cancellation policies. (Check when booking.)