Family Weekend Events

The following dates have passed, please check back for the 2017 schedule mid-December! Thank You!

Click here to view a PDF of the printed Schedule of Events for Parents' Weekend 2016.

Click here for last year's Parking Information.

The Event Submission form for Family Weekend 2017 will be available soon! 



Aggie Ring Day
9:45 AM – 9:00 PM
Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center
Thousands of Aggies, family, and friends gather at the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center on Aggie Ring Day to celebrate achieving an academic milestone and receiving the most visible symbol of the Aggie Network: the Aggie Ring. Visit

Aggie Moms' Boutique
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
2nd Floor, Memorial Student Center
Aggie Gift and Craft Fair presented by the Aggie Moms' Clubs

Undergraduate Studies & Academic Success Center Open House
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
9th & 10th Floors, Rudder Tower
Whether you’re an Ol’ Ag, Freshman, Transfer, Current or Prospective Student, get all of your course resources at the Undergraduate Studies & Academic Success Center Open House! Enjoy free refreshments, give-aways, drawings, and talk with all of your resources.

Who's Who Award Ceremony
3:30 PM
Rudder Exhibit Hall
Students selected for Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges have excelled as members of the Texas A&M University community and will be recognized in this ceremony. Students receiving this award have received prior notification.

Women’s Tennis
5:00 PM
Mitchell Tennis Center, Tennessee, $
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Corps of Cadets Review and Unit Awards Ceremony
6:00 PM
Simpson Drill Field
The Corps of Cadets honors those units which excelled as a result of their skill, discipline, and teamwork during the year. Following the Unit Awards, the Corps of Cadets will conduct a pass in review.

6:35 PM
Blue Bell Park, Georgia, $
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Aggie Family Game Night
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Zone Club at Kyle Field
Parents’ Weekend Committee, New Student & Family Programs, and the 12th Man Foundation are excited to invite you to Aggie Family Game Night! This event will feature board games, dominoes, bingo, and performances from several student organizations. Please join us for a night of family fun! RSVP for the event here.

Student Organization Performance Times
7:05 PM - Percussion Studio
7:25 PM - Deaf Aggies & Friends
7:45 PM - Apotheosis
8:05 PM - Order of Aggie Illusionists

7:00 PM
Ellis Field, Spring Exhibition Game
Texas A&M Soccer takes on the Houston Dash, a team from the National Women's Soccer League. Admission is free.

Yell Practice
10:00 PM
Kyle Field, (Gates open at 8:30 PM)
Join the Yell Leaders and Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band as you experience a Fightin’ Texas Aggie Yell Practice!



Aggies Abroad Breakfast
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building (ILSB) Lobby
Have breakfast and learn about international opportunities available through Texas A&M University. Enjoy breakfast and the opportunity to speak with our advising staff from 8:00-9:00 followed by a presentation and a panel of students. Please RSVP to with the number in your party by Friday, April 1st.

The College of Architecture Open House
8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
2nd Floor Atrium, Langford Building A (ARCA)
Parents and families of The College of Architecture and Texas A&M University are invited to attend an open house showcasing the activities and opportunities offered by The College of Architecture. Breakfast will be provided starting at 8:30 AM.

Mays Business School Open House
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Wehner Building (WCBA) Lobby
Parents and families of Mays Business School and Texas A&M University are invited to attend an open house showcasing the activities and opportunities offered by Mays Business School. Dr. Martha Loudder, Associate Dean, will join us at 10:00 AM to highlight the achievements of the past year. Beverages and refreshments will be provided.

Aggie Ring Day
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center
Thousands of Aggies, family, and friends gather at the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center on Aggie Ring Day to celebrate achieving an academic milestone and receiving the most visible symbol of the Aggie Network: the Aggie Ring. Visit

Kyle Field Tours
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Hall of Champions (West Side of Kyle Field)
On April 9th we will be giving free tours of Kyle Field. They will be 30 minute tours and we will be giving tours at 9:00-1:00, starting tours every 30 minutes. The tours will start in the Hall of Champions on the West Side of Kyle Field.

Aggie Moms' Boutique
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
2nd Floor, Memorial Student Center
Aggie Gift and Craft Fair presented by the Aggie Moms' Clubs

Vice President’s Open House
Hosted By: The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Throckmorton Street, across from Sanders Corps Center
The Vice President’s Residence will be open to campus visitors. Light refreshments will be served.

Library Open House
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Cushing Memorial Library and Archives & Sterling C. Evans Library (LIBR)
Stop by Evans Library for a guided look at Mapping Historic Aggieland, learn how the Libraries help students succeed, and document your trip in our selfie station! Head to Cushing Library to view historical exhibits, showcasing Texas A&M memorabilia and our digital collection of Texas A&M Yearbooks.

Class Councils' 11-11 Day Silent Auction
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Koldus Plaza
11-11 Day, as an enrichment program of Class Councils, strives to support and serve the student veterans of Texas A&M through the use of the Aggie Rings for Veterans Endowment. This silent auction will generate funds for the endowment to ensure student veterans who have earned their Fightin’ Texas Aggie Rings have the financial resources to make this celebratory university symbol a reality.

Physics and Engineering Festival 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy (MIST) and Mitchell Physics Building (MPHY)
This event will feature exhibits and hands-on demonstrations, Science Circus by Rhys Thomas, Nobel Laureates David Lee and Dudley Herschbach, astronaut Bonnie Dunbar, and author Sean Carroll. For a complete schedule of events, visit

Shipwreck Weekend
10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Room 208, Scoates Hall (SCTS) and Anthropology Building (ANTH)
Come experience the world of nautical archaeology with free public lectures from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM in SCTS 208. Stay for the Nautical Archaeology Program Open House from 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM in ANTH where families, students, and kids can come explore the labs and partake in fun activities! For more information, visit

1:00 PM
Blue Bell Park, Georgia, $
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12th Man Foundation Spring Game Tailgate
2:00 PM – 5:30 PM
North Victory Street, Kyle Field, $
Join us to celebrate Parents’ Weekend and the return of the Spring Football Game! Tailgate includes food and non-alcoholic beverages, cash bar, games, and SEC Network coverage with fellow Aggies plus a game ticket with seating in the Field Boxes! Great deal at $25, or $20 if you already have a game ticket. The first 100 students to register for a 12th Man Foundation New Grad or Student Membership will receive a $35 gift card to the TAMU Bookstore. To register, click here.

5:00 PM
Kyle Field, 2016 Spring Game, $
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Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering’s Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet
5:30 PM
College Station Hilton Hotel and Conference Center, $
Tickets must be purchased in advance (contact Ashlea Schroeder at for more info).

Freudian Slip Improv Comedy
7:00 PM
Rudder Theater, $
Freudian Slip Improv Comedy is a student performance organization. We perform true improv comedy that is fun for the whole family and extremely entertaining. We strive to get everyone laughing and involved. Anyone is welcome and tickets are $6 at the MSC Box Office. All of the proceeds also go to provide clinics for our members.

Texas A&M University Singing Cadets Spring Concert
7:30 PM
Rudder Auditorium, $
The Texas A&M Singing Cadets, founded in 1893, are Texas A&M’s internationally known men’s chorus. Under the direction of Mr. David Kipp, the Singing Cadets perform more than any other collegiate group in the United States, and performing for over 100,000 people each year. Tickets are $5.00 in advance and $7.00 at the door. Reserved seating can be purchased through the MSC Box Office @ 979.845.9221 or online,



Buck Weirus Spirit Award Ceremony
11:00 AM
Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center
The Buck Weirus Spirit Award recognizes those students who make contributions to the university through participation in student organizations, Aggie traditions and university events. The Buck Weirus Spirit Award Ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate the award recipients' achievements with their friends, family and the Aggie network. Students receiving this award have received prior notification.

Women’s Tennis
12:00 PM
Mitchell Tennis Center, Georgia, $
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1:05 PM
Blue Bell Park, Georgia, $
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The following events are hosted by the Corps of Cadets. These events will celebrate the accomplishments of individuals and groups within the Corps of Cadets. All events take place on Saturday, April 9.

Aggie Band Awards Ceremony
8:30 AM
Rudder Auditorium

Corps Leadership Certificate Award Ceremony
10:00 AM
Rudder Theater

Corps of Cadets Individual Awards Ceremony
11:15 AM
Rudder Auditorium

Fish Drill Team Ceremony
12:45 PM
Simpson Drill Field

Ross Volunteer Company Drill
1:15 PM
Simpson Drill Field

Parsons Mounted Cavalry Review
3:00 PM
Freeman Arena



University Art Galleries
Friday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sat. - Sun.: Noon – 6:00 PM
J. Wayne Stark Galleries and Forsyth Galleries, Memorial Student Center
All weekend long (while supplies last)! Stop by the Stark Galleries in the MSC and enter to win some artsy prizes, then head upstairs to the Forsyth Galleries to receive a FREE set of note cards featuring artwork from the Runyon Collection housed at Texas A&M.

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Fri. - Sat.: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: Noon – 5:00 PM
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, $
The museum’s core exhibits reveal the unique influences and challenges that shaped George Bush’s life and presidency, and frequently changing temporary exhibits present visitors new and interesting perspectives on President Bush, his life and work. In addition, a special section is dedicated to First Lady Barbara Bush and her efforts on behalf of literacy, AIDS awareness and prevention, and volunteerism.



Downtown Street & Art Fair
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Downtown Bryan
The Street & Art Fair will feature artists and artisans from across Texas demonstrating and selling artwork. Drawings, paintings, jewelry, pottery, glass and metal art create an eclectic mix of offerings seldom seen in one exhibition. Live music will be played throughout the day. Highlighting this year’s event will be a steam roller printmaking competition among local artists.

Sweet Taste of Freedom: The World's Largest Dessert Party
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Reed Arena NE Grass Lot Area (John Kimbrough Blvd. and Olsen Blvd.)
Join local non-profit Mercy Project in attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the World's Largest Dessert Party! Participants will receive free desserts provided by 33rd Street Bakery and a certificate that you were part of a world record attempt. Tickets are free, but space is limited. Be one of the 1,200 participants needed to break the record by reserving your spot at



Pre-pay parking for Ring Day and Parents’ Weekend is available for purchase in West Campus Garage (and Lot 61 for Saturday) via

Visitor parking is available in West Campus Garage and University Center Garage* according to the Hourly Visitor rates. *NOTE: University Center Garage fills early in the day on Friday so visitors are encouraged to park in West Campus Garage and use the Pedestrian Passageway to cross under Wellborn Road.

Limited disabled parking spaces for Ring Day are available in the circle drive along Houston Street.

On Friday, Express shuttles will run from 8:30 AM - 9:45 PM from West Campus Garage to Lot 48.

On Saturday, additional parking will be available according to the Parents’ Weekend Parking Map found online at

Please download the Destination Aggieland app and TAMUmobile app from the iTunes App Store or Google Play for parking and traffic information and updated campus maps. Some app services are also available on the university’s mobile website at