Parents' Weekend Events 2013

By: KBTX Staff
By: KBTX Staff


Midnight Yell, Kyle Field, 12am, Kyle Field

Join the Yell Leaders and Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band as you experience a Fightin’ Texas Aggie Yell Practice! The purpose of Midnight Yell is to pump up the 12th Man for the next day’s big game!
Maroon & White Game, Saturday 2pm 


Aggie Moms' Boutique,10:30am-5pm, Upper Level of MSC
This annual Aggie gift and craft fair is presented by the Aggie Moms’ Clubs.

Aggie Ring Day, 1:30 PM - 8:30 PM, Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center,

Aggie Parents Weekend Spaghetti Dinner, 6pm-9pm, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 906 George Bush Dr.

Are the restaurants full and you don’t want to wait an hour for a table? Do you need quality family time? Come out and support Boy Scout Troop 1300 for a homemade spaghetti dinner. Each plate includes salad, spaghetti, bread and a drink all for $7.00. Dessert is available for an additional $1.00. You can dine-in or carry-out. All proceeds assist boys attending summer camps. For more information please see our website

Annual Spring Concert: How Can I Keep from Singing?, 7:30-9:30pm, Rudder Theater

The Texas A&M University Women's Chorus is hosting their annual spring concert "How Can I Keep from Singing?" this Parents’ Weekend. The repertoire includes a mix of classical and more contemporary choral works. Tickets are available from the Rudder Box Office for $5 presale and $8 at the door.

College of Liberal Arts Recognition Ceremony, 2pm - 4pm, Frymire Auditorium

Annenberg Presidential Conference Center at the George Bush Presidential Library Center. The college recognizes the outstanding academic accomplishments by students in Liberal Arts including Dean’s List and scholarship recipients. Student Recognition Ceremony 2:00-3:00, Reception 3:00-4:00.

Corps of Cadets Parents’ Weekend Review, 5:30pm
Cadets will begin formation on the Quad: 5:30, and step off at 5:40. Formation on Kyle Field is at 6:00, and awarding of Flags will begin at 6:15 pm. Pass in Review takes place at 6:45, and Cadets will return to the Quad at 7:00.

Corps Unit Awards and Military Review, 5:30pm-6:30pm

The Corps of Cadets will form on the Quadrangle and march through campus to form for a Military Parade and Award Ceremony on Kyle Field. At 6:00 pm President Loftin along with the Commandant of the Corps of Cadets and sponsors of the significant awards will present the Major Unit Awards. The Corps will Pass in Review following the Award Ceremony to honor the Cadets' parents, family members and friends.

First Year Photo Project Final Show, 3-5pm, MSC Education Gallery

First Year Photo Project serves as a way for first-year students to intentionally document their personal transition to Texas A&M University through guided photography, internal reflection and communication with others. This project will challenge its participants to examine personal identity, their future hopes and dreams, their uncertainties, and what Texas A&M means to them. At the end of the year, F1 puts on a Final Show featuring photographs from each member from throughout the year. We invite you to attend the reception for the Final Show, on April 12 from 3-5pm in the Memorial Student Center Education Gallery.

I-Buffet, 6pm-9pm, Garden Room of the Rec Center

The International Student Association will be hosting a dinner with entertainment on the Friday of Parents’ Weekend. Authentic international food from different countries will be served. Each ticket will cost $8 if you buy from MSC box office (pre-sale)! We will sell tickets at the door, each ticket will cost $10 at the door and we will accept only cash or checks. There will be three performance while participants eat - 1. Belly dance performance 2. Salsa fusion 3. Ball room dancing (they will teach cha-cha salsa dance to participants).

Meadows Point Apartments Open House, 10am - 5pm Saturday and 12pm-4pm Sunday, 800 Marion Pugh Dr. College Station TX

Meadows Point will be hosting an Open House Saturday, April 13th. We will have food and refreshments available. We will also be waiving guarantor application fees for applications received on Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th. We will be open.

**Midnight Yell, Kyle Field, 12am, Kyle Field

Join the Yell Leaders and Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band as you experience a Fightin’ Texas Aggie Yell Practice! The purpose of Midnight Yell is to pump up the 12th Man for the next day’s big game!


Academic Success Center and Peer Academic Services Open House, 10am-12pm, 2nd floor of the YMCA Building

Join us for refreshments while you meet the staff members of these new campus resources for students! We’ll have information on what we do when we work with Aggies. Our goal is to guide all students toward graduation in a reasonable amount of time with minimal debt, and help them find success here on campus. We offer workshops, one-on-one academic coaching, for-credit courses, Supplemental Instruction, and tutoring—at no extra cost. Come meet our teams and see the recently renovated YMCA!

Aggies Abroad Breakfast, 8:00am, Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building (across from Simpson Drill Field) Breakfast will be served from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. followed by a presentation and a panel of students sharing their experiences overseas. Come have a free breakfast and learn more about the international opportunities available through Texas A&M University. You will learn about planning and financing your Aggie’s international experience, health and safety overseas, and the rewards of studying abroad. Please RSVP at by April 5th, and join us for this special event. For general information contact us or visit our web site at

Aggie Moms' Boutique, Upper Level of MSC, 9am-5pm
This annual Aggie gift and craft fair is presented by the Aggie Moms’ Clubs.

College of Architecture Open House, 8:30am - 11:20am, 2nd Floor Atrium Langford A
Breakfast and registration 8:30-9:15, College and Department presentations 9:30-11:20.

College of Geosciences Open House, 9am- 11am, O&M Building

Downtown Street and Art Fair 10am-6pm
The Arts Council is excited for the return of the Downtown Street and Art Fair on Saturday April 13, 2013 in historic Downtown Bryan, Texas from 10am-6pm. This will be the 4th year artists have showcased their work for this growing spring festival. Please join us for this special event taking place in the 200 block of W. 26th Street during Texas A&M Parents' Weekend. The Downtown Street and Art Fair is a collaboration between the Downtown Arts and Culture Association, Downtown Bryan Association, and the Arts Council of Brazos Valley. Please contact Rachel Lowenstein at 979-696-2787 or for more information on this event!

International Poetics Symposium - Poetry Vs. Philosophy: Life, Artifact & Theory, 8pm-11pm, 106 S Main St. Downtown Bryan, TX

Witness the most diverse tribe of creative minds brought together in Bryan/College Station! The International Poetics Symposium at Texas A&M University culminates at the Stafford on the 13th of April – this will, no doubt, be an unprecedented event, taking place in our beloved Downtown Bryan – 15 countries represented, 28 poets performing from 8pm to 11pm followed by a live band. Doors open at 7:00 pm, and admission is free with RSVP. Sponsored by Advent GX. For more information on featured poets and details, please click on the following link,

Maroon & White Game, Saturday 2pm
Purchase tickets to this event,

Open House Hosted By General and Mrs. Joe Weber ‘72, 10am - 12pm, Throckmorton Street (across from Sanders Corps Center)
The Vice President’s Residence will be open to campus visitors. Light refreshments will be served.

Open House Hosted By President R. Bowen Loftin ’71 and Dr. Karin C. Loftin, 10am - 12pm, Duncan Drill Field
The President’s Residence will be open to campus visitors. Light refreshments will be served.

Parent's Weekend Breakfast, 9:30am -11:30am, Cain Hall Large Conference Room

Come enjoy breakfast hosted by the Residence Hall Association with On-Campus residents and hear about what events are being held in the Residence Halls. Contact Lori Bumguardner at with any questions concerning this event.

**Taste of Aggieland, 11am-3pm, Duncan Field
Sample some of Aggie’s favorite Bryan/College Station restaurants and businesses! From the local deli to the finest Aggieland has to offer, this is the tastiest event Parents’ Weekend has ever seen. Join us for great food, student performances, and local retailers. $3.00 Food Tickets.

Texas A&M Singing Cadets’ Annual Spring Concert, 7:30-9:30pm, Rudder Auditorium

Visit "The Voice of Aggieland" as we finish our 109th touring season with our Annual Parent's Weekend Spring Concert

Vice President's Residence Open House, 10am-12pm, 100 Throckmorton

The Vice President's Residence will be open from 10am - Noon for all campus visitors. Visitors will have a chance to tour the home in addition to meeting General and Mrs. Weber. Contact Margaret McGraw at with any questions.


**All-University Awards, 9:30am, Rudder Theatre
Students will be recognized for awards given by various areas of campus. Ceremony in Rudder Auditorium, Reception to follow in Rudder Exhibit Hall.

Corps Individual Cadet Award Ceremony,12:00pm-1pm, Rudder Auditorium

The Office of the Commandant will gather cadets and their family members along with the sponsors of numerous awards for the Corps Individual Awards Ceremony. All are invited to attend.

Dining in the Dark, 5pm - 9pm, Bethancourt Ballroom (MSC 2500)

Dining in the Dark event is a unique dinner to raise awareness about living with a disability and raise funds for the Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living, a local non-profit working to promote the full inclusion and participation of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of community life. Dining in the Dark is a dinner banquet served in complete darkness. Described as a “journey of taste, sounds and touch”, the event provides a unique dining experience. Contact for more information.

Film on the Field, 7:30-9:30pm, Kyle Field

Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be showing Space Jam on Kyle Field. Gates open at 5:00pm for fun with the Aggie Athletes. Movie starts at 7:30pm. FREE ADMISSION FOR EVERYONE. Each admission is given a raffle ticket to be entered in to win a football signed by future NFL Aggie draft picks.

Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremony, 2pm– 4pm, Rudder Theatre
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Proudly Announces Induction Ceremony & Introduction of the Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Juniors for Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University at Galveston, and Texas A&M University at Qatar. The Society's mission is "to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.

A list of Corps of Cadets Parents' Weekend events can be found here.

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