University’s Family Weekend Planned West Texas A&M University’s annual Family Weekend takes flight Friday, Nov. 12 with a weekend full of activities.
for Nov. 12-13
Registration for this year’s Family Weekend begins at 2:30 p.m. that afternoon at the Varsity Theatre with a special free screening of the movie Apollo 13 at 3 p.m. The movie ties into the University’s Centennial Convocation at 7 p.m. at the First United Bank Center, where Apollo 13 Mission Commander James Lovell and Flight Director Gene Kranz will be the keynote speakers.
On Saturday, WTAMU’s Alumni Association will host tailgate activities from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and football action follows with the Buffs facing East Central University at 1 p.m. at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium. Post-game activities will offer WTAMU students and their families a chance to walk through campus and see some of the University’s outstanding programs from 4-6 p.m. The student showcases will highlight various programs in different areas and disciplines across campus. The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum will be open until 6 p.m. to offer free admission to students and their families during Family Weekend. A Branding Iron Theatre production of Tartuffe begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex, and tickets have been discounted to $7 each for Family Weekend participants. To reserve tickets, call 806-651-2804.
Palo Duro Canyon State Park will offer discounted entry fees for tours on Sunday. The Varsity Theatre will close out Family Weekend activities with a free encore screening of Apollo 13 at 9 p.m.
Visit wtamu.edu/familyweekend to register for Family Weekend or call Reagan Hamlin at 806-651-2990 for more information.