Alumni Updates

Strengthen Family Ties at Parents Weekend

Parents of BYU students are invited to visit campus Oct. 6–8 for Family Ties, the university’s seventh annual Parents Weekend. This Alumni Association event encourages parents and students to experience BYU together through a series of cultural, educational, athletic, and entertainment exchanges.

Kruman Family

Dara (’07, left) and Emily (’09) Kruman, from Pennsylvania, enjoy Parents Weekend with their father, M. Steven Kruman (MBA ’80).

“This is the flagship of the BYU Parents Program,” says Troy M. Simpson (’07), program administrator. “We sponsor events throughout the year for parents, such as concerts and games, but nothing else has as many activities as the weekend. The weekend grows every year, and we hope to have more than 800 participants this fall.”

After registration in the Wilkinson Student Center on Friday, Oct. 6, parents will be able to test how well they recall basic college subjects with Testing One, Two, Three. Additionally, behind-the-scenes tours of campus and Museum of Art tours will be available for parents and students. Friday evening will culminate at a barbecue with administrators and faculty.

Saturday will begin with a 5K run, which has become one of the most popular events of the weekend. Individuals and parent-student teams will vie for dinners and other prizes. The day’s activities will also include a hike to the Y and a Cougar football game against San Diego State at LaVell Edwards Stadium.

On Sunday parents are encouraged to attend church with their students.

For information and registration, visit or call 801-422-7621.