5 Tips For Creating A Successful Family Weekend!
You will hear expert advice on how to make your college family weekend an experience they will be talking about for years to come – and an experience that will contribute to future recruitment & retention initiatives.
Optimum scheduling for students & parents
Marketing & advertising in ways that today’s students and families want
Spend your budget efficiently & effectively
Involve everyone on campus
Programming goals based on evidenced best practices
Here are a few other thoughts about family weekend:
What do you think? Do you have other key items for developing a successful family weekend?
Author: Aaron Hughey
April 3, 2019
This is a great idea and a new one for me. Did you do an evaluation for the event? If so, what were some things you learned? Thanks!
Mark S. Savage
When I ran a career office at a previous university, we organized a family weekend networking event where parents participated in what resembled a career fair to share career path information and lessons learned with students in a non-stressful, information gathering environment. The event was 2.5 hours on Friday afternoon of Family Weekend and was located in a facility that included a café — participating parents were given a $10 coupon for café items. This event promoted non-stress networking concepts for students while capitalizing on career-based experience and advice from parents of other students. Some students actually obtained internships as a result, although the event was not intended to be a job search event.