Family Weekend


Family Weekend 2019

November 1-3, 2019

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

Registration will close October 28, 2019.  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. 1st.

If you have any questions or need assistance with registration, please call 806-651-2313 or email Amanda Lawson at 

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 2019 Family of the Year nominations are now open and will close on October 1, 2019. 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. 2. 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. 

2019 Family Weekend Schedule of Events

Click here to download a detailed schedule of events.

Friday, November 1, 2019

4:00-7:00 pm | Family Weekend Check-in

4:00-10:00 pm | Discover Canyon

6:00-8:00 pm | Night at the AC

6:00-9:00 pm | PPHM Murder Mystery Dinner (Tickets available for purchase)

Saturday, November 2, 2019

8:00 am - 10:00 pm | Discover Canyon

8:00-11:00 am | WT in the Canyon

8:00 am - 3:30 pm | Free Admission to the Virgil Henson Activity Center (with Family Weekend name tag)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Free Admission to the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum (with Family Weekend name tag)

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Family of the Year Brunch (Open to all Family of the Year Nominees)

10:00 am - 4:00 pm | Family Weekend Check-in

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | WT Women's Soccer Game

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | Artifacts COMM Alive

12:00-4:00 pm | Family Weekend Tailgate

1:00-3:00 pm | WT Men's Soccer Game

4:00-8:00 pm | WT Football Game (Discount code for tickets will be provided to registered families closer to game day.)

6:00-9:00 pm | PPHM Murder Mystery Dinner (Tickets available for purchase)

Sunday, November 3, 2019

1:45-2:00 am | Time Traveler's 5K Run/Walk

8:00 am - 9:00 pm | Discover Canyon