Parent and Family Weekend


Parents and Family Weekend is an annual event designed to allow parents and families the opportunity to reconnect with their students while taking in the sights, sounds, and recreational opportunities that Temple University and the city of Philadelphia have to offer. It is also a great time to experience first-hand what life is like on campus and off.

We hope that our parents and families take advantage of Parents and Family Weekend and that they see how much Temple University values their partnership and support in making their student's college experience so extraordinary! Throughout the weekend we will also be highlighting other ways for continued engagement such as joining our newly established Temple Parents and Family Association, The Parliament.


Parent and Family Weekend began in November 1986 and was organized by the Student Assistance Center which was the office that handled student life issues before the Division was officially created in 1990.  The Student Assistance Center became part of the Division of Student Affairs when it was established. The event originated as Freshmen Parent’s Weekend, and then developed into Parent and Family Weekend. The weekend continued to be celebrated through the mid-2000's and is now being brought back after a several year hiatus. 

After hearing from parents and family members during both New Student and Parent and Family Orientation regarding their desire to be more actively involved in understanding and supporting their student's college experience, the Office was restructured to include a significant role in parent and family programs.  This coupled with President Theobald's goal to incorporate these opportunities led to the Office of Orientation and New Student Programs and the Office of Alumni Relations partnership to bring back this annual event to support the need and requests of our families.