SHSU Welcomes Parents to Campus

Bearkat Family Weekend kicks off on Oct. 28 and The Dean of Students is ready to show Bearkats and their families what Sam Houston is all about.

Starting October 28, students’ family and friends will be arriving at Sam Houston for events specialized just for them.

Each family will have an opportunity to explore Sam Houston, attend a pep rally, and end the weekend off with the big game against TSU.

This weekend is for students to show off their campus, and give their family insight into what Sam Houston has to offer.

Dean of Students Event Coordinator, Chelsea Smith thinks Bearkat Family Weekend is a great opportunity for everyone attending.

“We host Bearkat Family Weekend because we want our parents to have that experience of what it feels like on a typical campus event environment, and we want parents to connect with their students and see the university through their eyes.” Smith said.

Bearkat Family Weekend will host different events all weekend for the parents and students to be included in.

The events include several lunches hosted by different organizations, and open houses from some of the colleges here on campus.

There will also be plenty of campus tours, a parents meeting and an alumni reception.

There are also some very special events planned like the Classic Car Cruise-In, Family Feud, Family Fun Fair, Pioneer Skills at Bear Bend Cabin, and Coffee with the Administrators.

The Big Family Weekend Pregame Tailgate will be right before the game starting at 4 p.m., and to close out Family Weekend there will be an Interdenominational Christian Worship Service in the Farrington Pit from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

For more information on the events hosted at Bearkat Family Weekend visit the SHSU website at

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