Family weekend is a great time to come to campus and visit your student. This year family weekend will be Friday September 29- Sunday October 1st. Around 4,000 families come to Family Weekend making it the perfect opportunity to meet other parents and families. It is a fun filled weekend with many activities for you and your student including: Cardinal Nights, a tailgate party, a Razorback football game, and a Sunday brunch.
Cardinal Nights is on Friday night and will be a Casino night! There will be Texas hold ’em, black jacks, food, prizes, interactive game shows, free t-shirts, and many more. There will be a tailgate held Saturday during the day, before the football game with delicious food, live music, and fun. Following the tailgate there is a Razorback football game against New Mexico State, Woo pig! Sunday we will also have a brunch from 10 am-2 pm at the Fulbright, Northwest Quad, Brough, and Pomfret dining halls.
There will also be a Silent auction held throughout the weekend that benefits the PPA book scholarships. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to bid on some great items! All the money goes back to students to pay for books.
A reception will be held on Friday night at UARK Bowl on Dickson Street for Parent Partnership Association Cardinal members. This is an opportunity to meet cardinal members from across the nation and socialize over hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Becoming a cardinal member provides you with some extra benefits like early access to Family Weekend, 10% discount at the bookstore, and more. Registration to become a cardinal member is found online on our website and is $55.
Registration for Family Weekend starts on July 24th for Cardinal members and July 27th for general members of the Parent Partnership Association. You can go online at parents.uark.edu to join the Parent Partnership Association and register for Family Weekend. Go sign up quick, before its full!
Some tips for Family Weekend:
-Buy your hotel room NOW! They fill up very quickly on big weekends. You can find a hotel availability list online at http://parents.uark.edu/visit-u-of-a/hotels.php There may not always room in Fayetteville so sometimes you may stay in Springdale, Rogers, or Bentonville.
-Go explore Fayetteville- Go hiking at Devil’s Den, a local favorite hiking spot about 30 minutes from Fayetteville. Or go check out the Fayetteville Farmer’s Market Saturday morning from 7 am-2 pm on the square. While you are there, go shopping on the square.
-Check out a new restaurant- There are a multitude of fantastic places to eat close by, on Dickson Street like Hammontrees, Hugo’s, Marley’s, and Wasabi.
-Take a tour of campus- Let your student show you their favorite spots on campus.
Registration for Family Weekend began July 24th for Parent Partner Association Cardinal Members and July 27th for the general public! Get your tickets now at: http://parents.uark.edu/family-events/family-weekend.php