Xavier Magazine

A Family Affair

When parents come for a campus visit, there’s often an expectation of certain unspoken amenities among their students—a couple extra bucks in the wallet, a clean pair of socks, a free dinner somewhere other than the cafeteria. However, there are times when parents get to reap some benefits as well. On Friday, Oct. 22, and Saturday, Oct. 23, parents and siblings get more than just a tour of a dorm room.

The days are part of family weekend, which offers parents a mid-semester chance to reconnect with their children. Scavenger hunts, cornhole tournaments, jugglers, soccer games and theater performances are only a few of the scheduled events. And new this year is a trip to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, which opened in August.

“Family weekend provides a perfect time for students and parents to catch up since it’s halfway through the first semester,” says Dianne Fisk, director of parent relations.

For more information about family weekend, visit, or call 800 344-4691.

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