Family Weekend

Family Weekend is Nov. 2-4, 2018


Family Weekend 2018

November 2-4, 2018

Families are valuable partners in helping students make the most of their University experience. Family Weekend will be filled with fun, food, and activities. Spend time with your student, meet their friends, and get a glimpse of student life at WTAMU. Mark your calendar for a great weekend with your Buff family.

Register to Attend

Family Weekend registration is now open! To register for this weekend, please click here. You will be receiving a confirmation to the email you provide. 

Family of the Year Nomination

We are now accepting Family of the Year nominations! Submit your nomination form by clicking here. Nomination forms are due September 24, 2018. 

Criteria and Guidelines:

  1. The West Texas A&M University Family of the Year Award seeks to recognize parent(s)/grandparent(s)/guardian(s)/family member(s)/mentor(s) who have made a significant impact and contribution to the life of a WTAMU student. By supporting and encouraging our students, Buff families also support West Texas A&M University.
  2. To nominate your parent(s)/grandparent(s)/guardian(s)/family member(s)/mentor(s) for the 2018 WTAMU Family of the Year Award, click on the link above and submit a completed nomination form by 11 p.m. on Monday, September 24, 2018.
  3. All entries will be judged in strict confidentiality by the WTAMU Family of the Year Committee. 
  4. Submissions should include one or more of the following regarding the individual(s) you are nominating:
    • Merit of their outstanding involvement in your life
    • How they have served as role models
    • Personal sacrifices they have made to benefit you
    • Qualities or characteristics that make them special
  5. The recipient and their nominee(s) must be able to attend the Family of the Year Reception on Saturday, November 3rd, as that is when the Family of the Year will be formally announced.
  6. By submitting this form, you allow the Family of the Year Committee permission to share all or parts of your essay with your nominee(s), others attending Family Weekend events and the public only when promoting WTAMU or the Family Weekend event. 


  1. All West Texas A&M undergraduate, graduate students are eligible to nominate their parent(s)/grandparent(s)/guardian(s)/family member(s)/mentor(s) for this award.
  2. The winning family will be honored at the Family of the Year Reception and during halftime of the WTAMU football game on Saturday, November 3rd.  

2018 Family Weekend Schedule of Events

Below is a ‚Äčtentative schedule of events for this year. Check back in periodically for additional events.

Friday, November 2

4:00 PM-7:00 PM                     Registration/Welcome Reception

6:00 PM-8:00 PM                     Lady Buff Volleyball

Saturday, November 3  

9:00 AM-12:00 PM                   WT in the Canyon

10:00 AM-1:00 PM                   Family of the Year Reception (open only to nominees)

1:00 PM-3:00 PM                     Lady Buff Volleyball

3:00 PM-6:00 PM                     Tailgate

6:00 PM-9:00 PM                     WT Buff Football

Sunday, November 4

11:00 AM-2:00 PM                   Brunch


2018 Sponsors 

Education Credit Union

Education Credit Union

H&R Foods

H&R Foods Co.