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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.

This year, there is no registration process. You can simply meet us on campus and check-in for Family Weekend upon arrival. Check the schedule below for "Check-In" times and locations.

 

Schedule of Events

All events are FREE* and open to all family members and students!

*Athletic event tickets are still at a cost. Visit gobuffsgo.com to purchase your game tickets. 

If you have any questions or need assistance, please call 806-651-2977 or email Sami Thompson at sthompson@wtamu.edu. 

Friday, Nov. 5  Time Location
Check-In  3 to 7 p.m.  JBK Student Center Legends Club  Check-in with us and receive your lanyard plus lots of fun and free goodies! You can also buy a Family Weekend t-shirt. 
College Events 3 to 5 p.m. Multiple Locations

Meet your student's faculty and professors. 

College of Business | Classroom Center 220

College of Ag and Natural Sciences | Ag Natural Sciences Complex and Natural Sciences Building 

College of Education and Social Sciences | Williams Reading Room, Old Main 214

College of Engineering l Engineering Building North Lobby

Ice Cream with the Fam! 4 to 6 p.m. Rockin' Zebra Soda Shoppe  Treat yo' self to some delicious (and free) ice cream with the WT Alumni Association. 
Night at the AC 7 to 10 p.m.  Virgil Henson Activities Center

Work out, tour the facility, meet the staff, and/or join other families on the pool patio for s'mores!

Virgil Henson Activities Center - All Access Pass All Day Virgil Henson Activities Center

Families get free entrance to the VHAC all weekend long with proof of lanyard. 

Hours:

Friday, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. 

Saturday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. 

Sunday, 2 - 8 p.m.

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum - All Access Pass All Day Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum 

Families get free entrance to the PPHM all weekend long with proof of lanyard. 

Hours:

Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Family Weekend Shirts On Sale All Day JBK Student Center Information Desk 

$10 t-shirts (card or check only, no cash accepted)

Saturday, Nov. 6
WT in the Canyon 8 a.m.

Palo Duro Canyon 

Meet at the FUBC to carpool at 8 a.m.

Free entrance to the canyon when you carpool! 
Family of the Year Brunch 9 a.m.  Alumni Banquet Hall Family of the Year nominees will be recognized and winner announced. 
Campus Tour 11 a.m.  Meet at the Buffalo Fountain Led by Peer Leaders. 
WT Women's and Men's Soccer 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.  The Pitch Buy your tickets here
Tailgate & Check-In 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 26th Street 

Stop by the Family Weekend tent for giveaways and fun. Journey Canyon Coffee will be serving all drinks on their menu from their brand new coffee bar for free! 

And, of course... BUFFALO COOKIES!

WTAMU Football VS. Midwestern State 6 p.m. Buffalo Stadium Buy your tickets here.
Virgil Henson Activities Center - All Access Pass All Day Virgil Henson Activities Center

Families get free entrance to the AC all weekend long with proof of lanyard. 

Hours:

Friday, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. 

Saturday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. 

Sunday, 2 -8 p.m.

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum - All Access Pass All Day Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum 

Families get free entrance to the PPHM all weekend long with proof of lanyard. 

Hours:

Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Family Weekend Shirts On Sale All Day JBK Student Center Information Desk  $10 t-shirts (card or check only, no cash accepted)
Sunday, Nov. 7
Virgil Henson Activities Center - All Access Pass All Day Virgil Henson Activities Center

Families get free entrance to the AC all weekend long with proof of lanyard. 

Hours:

Friday, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. 

Saturday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. 

Sunday, 2 -8 p.m.

Family Weekend Shirts On Sale All Day JBK Student Center Information Desk  $10 t-shirts (card or check only, no cash accepted)
Things to do in Canyon

 

Eating

Check out places to eat locally in Canyon HERE

Shopping

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

Lodging 

Check out this link for some hotel options near us! https://www.wtamu.edu/admissions/visit/lodging.html

Local Vendor/Coupon Deals 

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 sthompson@wtamu.edu.