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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Spring Family Weekend 2014
Friday, March 28th - Sunday, March 30th

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 Spring Family Weekend. 

Families may pre-register online.  Pre-registration is not required, and on-site registration will be available both Friday and Saturday.  Regardless if you pre-register or register on-campus, stop by the Coates University Center to pick up registration materials including a small gift, schedule of events, and a campus map.

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, March 28, 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, March 28 and 29, 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 schedule of events.  Please note that events may be subject to change; and if they do, this website will be updated immediately with any new or additional information.

Twitter Handle and Hashtag
If you want to stay connected to Trinity through social media follow Trinity at @Trinity_U and use the hashtag #TUSFW14 throughout the weekend.

Friday, March 28, 2013

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Family Weekend Check-In  (Coates University Center)
Please sign in and pick up final versions of materials before starting your day. The office staff is happy to provide directions or answer questions.

8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Attend an Open Class (Various Locations)
Many faculty make their classes available for family attendance.  Please check this list for available classes.  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.

12:00 PM
Track and Field (Track and Field) Stadium

1:00 PM
Beta Gamma Sigma Induction (Chapman Center, Great Hall)

Induction ceremony for the Business Administration honor society.  

2:30 PM
McGavock Symposium Poster Presentation (Center for Sciences and Innovation, 2nd floor)
Poster presentations highlighting student research in Chemistry.

3:30 PM
Women's Tennis v. Schreiner (Newman Tennis Center)

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Student Leadership Awards (Chapman Center, Great Hall)
The Divison of Student Affairs invites all to attend the presentation of awards for achievement in leadership and campus life.

4:00 PM
McGavock Symposium Award Ceremony (Center for Sciences and Innovation, 437)
Award presentation, followed by a research seminar given by Chemistry alumni

7:30 PM
Spring Choral Concert (Ruth Taylor Recital Hall)

Saturday, March 29, 2013

8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Family Weekend Check-In (Coates University Center)
Please sign in and pick up final version of materials before starting your day.  The office staff is happy to provide directions or answer questions.

9:00 AM
Men and Women's Tennis v. Hardin-Simmons University (Newman Tennis Center)

 9:00 - 10:30 AM
Honor Awards Convocation (Parker Chapel)
Awards recognizing achievement in scholarship, research, departmental involvement.

10:30 AM -12:00 PM
President's Reception & Student Academic Talent Showcase (Chapman Center, Great Hall)
All families are welcome at the President's Reception and Showcase featuring student demonstrations of their research and projects. 

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Ring Ceremony (Parker Chapel)
Students will be presented with their Trinity rings at this memorable campus tradition hosted by the Trinity University Alumni Assocation

3:00 PM
Men and Women's Tennis v. Laredo Community College (Newman Tennis Center)

3:30 PM
Chinese and East Asian Studies Program Reception (Holt Center, Dining Room)
If you plan to attend please RSVP to 210-999-7375 or

7:30 PM
Trinity Spotlight (Laurie Auditorium)
One of Trinity's great traditions.  See the best of student talent in song, dance, and much more.  Admission is free and seating is on a first come, first served basis.  Sponsored by Student Programming Board.

Sunday, March 30, 2013

10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Catholic Mass (Parker Chapel)

2:30 PM
Alpha Lambda Delta Induction (Parker Chapel)
National honor society induction ceremony for First Years of high scholastic standing.

Acequia and Tower