Family Weekends

Campus & Community Involvement
Coates University Center,
Main Wing, Suite 122
San Antonio, TX 78212-7200
Office: 210-999-7547
Fax: 210-999-7254
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Fall Family Weekend 2014
Friday, September 26 - Sunday, September 28

We look forward to having families and parents visit their students, Trinity's campus, and the San Antonio community.  Please see our tentative schedule below for Trinity's Fall Family Weekend. 

A link to registration will be accessible on this page closer to the start of the fall semester.

Alamo Stadium Parking Lots:
 The entrance to one parking lot is located at the traffic light directly across from the sidewalk to Northrup.  The entrance to the other lot is just south of the light.  Both lots are available on Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  On Friday, cars must be removed no later than 4:30 p.m.  Both of these lots are closed to the university on weekends.

On Campus Parking:  On Saturday and Sunday, the campus will be "open parking" for parents and family members.  However, parking in fire lanes, loading docks and handicap areas (without permit) will not be permitted.  Also, the 24-hour reserved parking signs on lower campus will be enforced.


Below is our tentative schedule of events.  As it is still midsummer, this schedule is subject to change. As the fall semester draws closer, this schedule will be confirmed and solidified. Any new or pertinent changes will be reflected here immediately.

Twitter Handle and Hashtag
If you want to stay connected to Trinity through social media follow Trinity at @Trinity_U and use the hashtag #TUFFW14 throughout fall family weekend.

Friday, September 26, 2014

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Check-In  (Coates University Center)

8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Attend an Open Class (Various Locations)
Many faculty make their classes available for family attendance.  A link listing available classes will be available on this page closer to Family Weekend.  Tip: If one of your student's classes is on the open class list, check with them first to make sure your presence will not be a distraction...or like, totally embarrassing.

8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Center for Sciences and Innovation Tour(s) (CSI Building)
More details to come.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m
Fall Family Weekend Team (150 Oakmont)
Penelope Harley, Dr. Dennis Ahlburg's spouse, will host an informal reception in their home near the Parker Chapel. Tea and scones will be served. 

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Alternative Break Information Session for Parents (Coates University Center, Waxahachie Room)
Edwin Blanton, coordinator for community service and engagement, will present information on the international alternative break program for 2014-2015. 

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Cocktail and Appetizer Reception with Alumni (Coates University Center, Skyline Room)
Enjoy free cocktails and appetizers sponsored by Alumni Relations and Development. Parents will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with alumni from the San Antonio community and hear more about the benefits of a Trinity degree.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Family Weekend Check-In (Coates University Center)

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
ParentTalk Coffee Hour (119 Oakmont)
Dean Tuttle hosts a morning coffee hour at his home near the Holt Center. While it is designed to help ParentTalk members put faces with email addresses, all are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

10:30 -  11:30 a.m.
State of the University Address (Ruth Taylor Recital Hall)
Dr. Dennis Ahlburg, university president, will provide an update on the university, highlighting achievements and recent initiatives, followed by a short question and answer session. David Tuttle, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students, will join Dr. Ahlburg for the question and answer session.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Reception with the Faculty (Coates Library)
Before heading to lunch, join faculty representatives from various academic departments for light refreshments.

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Parent Leadership Council Lunch (Location TBA)
Parents will learn more about engaging with Trinity  through membership with the Parent Leadership Council. Please enjoy lunch with current and future members. RSVP information coming soon.

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions (Coates University Center, Various Locations)
Study Abroad Information Session
Career Services Information Session
Higher Education Hot Topic Discussion

Parents will have the opportunity to choose one of three breakout sessions based on the above topic areas. Sessions will be repeated from 3:00-3:30 p.m. to allow parents to attend two of the three options. More information on these sessions coming soon!

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions (Coates University Center, Various Locations)
Study Abroad Information Session
Career Services Information Session
Higher Education Hot Topic Discussion 

6:00 p.m.
Trinity Football v. TBA (Football Stadium)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

9:00 a.m.
Running with the Dean (Meet at the Witt Center)
Join Dean Tuttle on a morning run through the scenic neighborhoods surrounding campus. More details coming soon

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Siclovia (Off-campus, Broadway Street)
Join Trinity at Siclovia. Síclovía is a free event that turns major city streets in to a safe place for people to exercise and play.The streets become temporarily car-free for about 5 hours on Sundays for families to run, ride bikes, take exercise classes and enjoy their city streets.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Catholic Mass (Parker Chapel)

Acequia and Tower