PFW Schedule

Parent & Family Weekend 2016

At-a-Glance Schedule, November 4-6

The At-a-Glance schedule is designed to provide an outline of the schedule for Parent & Family Weekend. Additionally, football game times are typically announced up to 7-10 days prior to Parent & Family Weekend. 

Friday, November 4th

9am- 5pm Check-in opens and remains open throughout the day.

Also available throughout the day are:

  • RecWell classes
  • Resource tables including the Health Careers Center, Center for Academic Planning and Exploration (CAPE), SMART Learning Commons, and One Stop
  • Hospitality and refreshments
  • A photo scavenger hunt

10am-3pm Educational Sessions   


  • What's Next: Housing 2017  
  • Campus Hot Topic (CHT)
  • One Stop/ Student Finance  


  • Going Global                           
  • CHT:High-Risk Drinking: What U of M Students are Doing and What We Are Doing About It
  • Transfer Student Support       


  • Career Tracks 
  • CHT:Don’t Ask Me What My Major Is: Understanding the Importance of Major Exploration
  • What's Next: Housing 2017                        


  • Going Global
  • CHT: Mental Health 
  • Career Tracks                        

3pm Learn more about your student’s college! Visit with the people who provide support and guide your student through their academic experience on campus.   

4pm Attend interest based Open House sessions including:

  • Multi-Cultural Open House    
  • UHP Honors Showcase         

4:00pm Enjoy Happy Hour at the Campus Club (additional RSVP required) with other visiting families.  This is a great way to connect with others and relax at the end of the day while your student finishes up their day and gets ready to spend the evening with you!  Refreshments and appetizers are provided and a cash bar is available for alcoholic beverages.  

Saturday, November 5th

10am                           What's Next: Housing 2017                         

11am                           Going Global                           

11am                           Check-in @ Mariucci Arena Main Lobby

11:30am-2:00pm        Tailgate/Pancake Brunch            

2:00pm-5pm               Football Watch party w/ concessions

2:30pm- 5pm              UMN v. Purdue Football        

Sunday, November 6th

Enjoy Brunch in the campus Dining Halls with your student.  Your PFW nametag will be used to access a discount for those interested.  All families are welcome to attend brunch.  Click here for a list of optional activities throughput the weekend.

Note: This is a schedule from the past years' event and does not necessarily reflect the activities to happen at PFW 2017.