This past weekend was a very busy weekend: Trisha Brown Dance Company performances, Shakespeare Performance Troupe’s Star Wars, and… Family Weekend. I like to say that Family Weekend is the time for the school to convince parents that spending that much money to send their child to (insert college name) was worth it. Parents are given the opportunity to sit in on classes, tour the campus, tour Philadelphia, attend panels on student resources such as LILAC, Study Abroad, and Pre-Health Advising, attend faculty talks, participate in family friendly fun activities, and taste test Bryn Mawr’s award winning dining services.
My dad came to visit me this Saturday. In past years, my mom, dad, and sister all came to Family Weekend, but this year my mom was traveling with my grandma and my sister was finally in college herself. For many students who live far away from campus, parents might not see the campus until Parents Weekend, or until graduation. Just two weeks ago, my parents flew to Minnesota to visit my sister for Carleton’s Parents Weekend. Fresh from that trip, my dad had a comparison of what other college parents weekends are like, and Bryn Mawr performed very well.