Family Weekend

Family Weekend 2021

Save the Date
November 5-7, 2021
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.
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 2021 Family of the Year nominations close on October 24, 2021.

All submissions will be reviewed by the Family of the Year Committee. Check back for a list of our nominees

If you have any questions or need assistance, please call 806-651-2977 or email Sami Thompson at 


Schedule of Events

We are working hard to put together a fun experience for all families! More information about the schedule of events will be posted soon.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please call 806-651-2977 or email Sami Thompson at 

Friday, Nov. 5  Time Location
Check-In  JBK Legends Club 3 to 7 p.m.  Receive a lanyard and buy a t-shirt. 
Free Ice Cream  4 to 6 p.m. Rockin' Zebra Soda Shoppe  Treat yo' self to some delicious (and free) ice cream with the WT Alumni Association. 
Saturday, Nov. 6
Family of the Year Brunch Alumni Banquet Hall 9 a.m. Family of the year nominees will be recognized. 
WT Women's and Men's Soccer 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.  The Pitch Buy your tickets here
Tailgate 2 p.m. 26th Street  Stop by the Family Weekend tent for giveaways and fun. 
WTAMU Football VS. Midwestern State 6 p.m. Buffalo Stadium Buy your tickets here.
Things to do in Canyon


Check out places to eat locally in Canyon HERE

Get your shopping on in Canyon, TX. View a list of local stores and vendors HERE

Check out this link for some hotel options near us!