More than 500 parents and first-year students gathered on campus for a weekend of activities during Parent and Family Weekend Oct. 5 -7 hosted by UCCS Parent & Family Programs.
Families visited from all over the nation – including Colorado, California, Texas, Arizona, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, Hawaii, New Jersey and Wisconsin.
- Hiking the bluffs
- Mother-daughter self-defense course
- Historic walking tour of campus
- Coffee and donuts with Excel Centers
- Class with Chris Bell, associate professor, Department of Communication
- Family picnic
- Dinner with a movie or magic show
FamFest featured SIDNE Cart impaired driving course, family photos with Clyde the mascot, massage and chiropractic demonstrations, art studio, nutrition samples, climbing wall, Mario Cart impaired driving simulation, button making, cornhole, Caricaturist, pool golf and more in the Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center.
14.8 percent of students who participated in the weekend are the first in their family to go to college.
“This weekend provides the opportunity for students to spend much-needed quality time with their families,” Ellen Burkart, director, First Year Experience and Parent & Family Programs said. “It wouldn’t have been possible without the help of all the volunteers across campus.”
Faculty and staff interested in being involved with Parent and Family Weekend next year can email Parent & Family Programs.