Parents

Parents

Parents, you are the Family in Alumni & Family Weekend, and we look forward to seeing you! Grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles of current students are all welcome for this gathering of the UD community.

From October 12 to 14 you can enjoy a variety of activities and events with your college students, meet their friends, meet alumni, and share the UD experience with other families.

Online Registration opens September 1 - October 7, 2018

Weekend highlights include:

Friday:
Open classrooms (see our faculty in action!)
Climb the Tower
Welcome Dinner on the Mall
Open art studios
Cornhole tournament
Haggerty Observatory night sky viewings

Saturday:
Open house with Art Professor Emeritus Lyle Novinski (Irving Arts Center)
State of UD Luncheon with Interim President Dr. John Plotts
50 Years of University Theater retrospective
Rugby Game
Margaritas & More Parent Reception

Sunday:
Farewell Mass and Donuts

Stuff to Do:

While you are visiting your student at Alumni & Family Weekend, you might want to enjoy some time together off campus! There are too many possibilities to list them all, but here are a few of our favorite things to do in DFW in October:

Close to campus, enjoy a stroll or gondola ride at Las Colinas’ Lake Carolyn  and take your photo with the famous mustangs in Williams Square.

Enjoy family fun at the State Fair of Texas, one of the biggest and best state fairs in the country. 

Visit the Dallas Museum of Art.  Admission to the permanent collection is free; online tickets are available for activities and exhibits.

Tour the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth.  Internationally renown for its collection and architecture; admission to the museum is free. Special exhibits are an additional cost. 

Walk, run, skate, stroll or cycle along the Katy Trail, a popular pedestrian path that runs through Uptown and Oak Lawn in Dallas.

Get hip at the Bishop Arts District, with 60 independent boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries and more. 

Stroll the gardens of the Dallas Arboretum and see pumpkins as you’ve never seen them before. 

Visit Dallas arts district and explore Klyde Warren Park & Nasher Sculpture Center.

Explore Trinity Groves, one of Dallas’ best new restaurant and retail centers: 

Favorites for kids of all ages include Dallas World Aquarium and Perot Museum

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