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 closed. If you have any questions or need assistance with registration, please call 806-651-2977. 

If you are wanting to register for Family Weekend but missed the deadline, you are able to register on-site as a Walk-In from 4-7 pm on Friday, Nov. 2nd.


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Family of the Year Nomination

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.

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.

The 2018 Family of the Year nominations are now closed. All submissions will be reviewed by the Family of the Year Committee. Nominees will be celebrated and the winner will be formally announced during the Family of the Year Reception on Nov. 3. Check back for a list of our nominees.

Family Lodging Options

Although there are not housing options on-campus, we do not want that to be a reason that keeps you from having a fun-filled weekend with us. Check out these additional lodging options in the Canyon/Amarillo area that can help you make your weekend accommodations. 

2018 Family Weekend Schedule of Events

Below is a ​final schedule of events for this year. You can download a PDF of the schedule here.

All Family Weekend events, with the exception of the Murder and Mayhem, are free with proof of you Family Weekend lanyard. Please present your lanyard to all of the following events for free admissions. 

Friday, November 2

4:00 PM-7:00 PM         Family Weekend Check-in                                             JBK Commons

4:00 PM-7:00 PM         Welcome Reception                                                       JBK Commons

5:00 PM-7:00 PM         AG Complex Tours                                                         Agricultural Sciences Complex

5:30 PM-7:00 PM         FAH Study Abroad Presentations                                  FAC Recital Hall

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

6:00 PM-9:00 PM         Murder and Mayhem: A Murder Mystery Dinner            PPHM

Tickets may be purchased at:

7:00 PM-10:00 PM       Family Night at the AC                                                   VHAC

8:00 PM-10:00 PM      S’mores on the Patio                                                      VHAC Pool

Saturday, November 3  

9:00 AM-11:00 AM       Family Weekend Check-in                                            JBK Information Desk

9:00 AM-12:00 AM       WT in the Canyon                                                         Palo Duro Canyon

9:00 AM-10:00 AM       Family of the Year Finalist Reception                           Buffalo Room

11:00 AM-1:00 PM       Artifacts COMM Alive                                                    PPHM

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

3:00 PM-6:00 PM         Family Tailgate                                                             Kimbrough Stadium

3:00 PM-6:00 PM         Family Weekend Check-in                                           Kimbrough Stadium

6:00 PM-9:00 PM         WT Football Game                                                       Kimbrough Stadium

6:00 PM-9:00 PM         Murder and Mayhem: A Murder Mystery Dinner          PPHM

Tickets may be purchased at:

Sunday, November 4

11:00 AM-2:00 PM       Brunch                                                                         Dining Hall


2018 Sponsors 

Education Credit Union

Education Credit Union

H&R Foods

H&R Foods Co. 

Buffalo Boutique

Buffalo Boutique




Amarillo National Bank