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Thousands Of Families To Visit Aggieland For Family Weekend

Texas A&M's Family Weekend, set for April 12-14, celebrates Aggie traditions and the community with a full lineup of events.
By Corie Ritter, Division of Marketing and Communications — Student Affairs April 8, 2024

A man and a woman holding signs for a photo during Family Weekend on the Texas A&M campus.
Texas A&M University’s Family Weekend is set for April 12-14, with events highlighting Aggie traditions and the campus experience.

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The Texas A&M University community will come together with Aggie families April 12-14 to celebrate traditions, student organizations, athletics and more.

Over the years, Family Weekend has grown into an event packed with activities that highlight the Texas A&M campus and community with students’ families. It is a time for students to celebrate their families while sharing their experiences on campus.  

“Family Weekend is an opportunity for students and families to experience Aggie traditions, the campus, and their experiences at Texas A&M together,” said Alex Hersperger, coordinator of family programs for the New Student and Family Programs office, which coordinates Family Weekend. The office, a Division of Student Affairs department, also hosts several events throughout the weekend, including Family Weekend Tailgate and Dueling Pianos. 

Aggie Parent and Family Ambassadors, a recognized student organization within New Student and Family Programs, will host a Welcome Wagon on campus Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to greet Aggies and their families. Members of the group will hand out schedules, vouchers for a free Family Weekend T-shirt, and other goodies. 

The weekend kicks off with Ring Day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday. The Aggie Moms’ Boutique, a Family Weekend signature event, will be set up on the second floor of the Memorial Student Center (MSC) in the Bethancourt Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.  

A family being photographed in Aggie Park behind a sign that says Family Weekend Tailgate.
Activities surrounding Family Weekend are expected to draw thousands of people to the Texas A&M University campus and surrounding Bryan-College Station community April 12-14.

Division of Student Affairs


The 2024 Aggie Muster Reflections Display will be in the MSC Flag Room starting Friday and will stay up through Aggie Muster on April 21. The display serves as a living memorial of all the Aggies on the Campus Muster roll call. 

Friday will conclude with a 10 p.m. Yell Practice at Kyle Field. Hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and led by the Yell Leaders, Family Weekend Yell Practice is an opportunity for families to experience a classic Aggie tradition with students. This event is free and open to the public. Kyle Field’s clear bag policy will be in effect.. 

Saturday will feature events around the Bryan-College Station community. Local farmers and artisans will set up at the Brazos Valley Farmers’ Market in Downtown Bryan, and Kappa Alpha Theta will host its annual Rock the CASA 5K, both starting at 8 a.m. 

Downtown Bryan will also offer outdoor family fun at the Downtown Bryan Street and Art Fair, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. Artists from across the region will come together with live music, free family activities and hands-on art demonstrations. 

Also Saturday, Join the Office of the President, New Student and Family Programs and MSC Townhall for the Family Weekend Tailgate in Aggie Park from noon to 2:30 p.m. There will be yard games and live music.Family Weekend Tailgate is a public, come-and-go event; registration is free but not required. 

The Corps of Cadets will host events throughout Family Weekend, starting with Family Review and Unit Awards on Friday. Saturday events include the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band Awards, Fish Drill Team Demonstration and the Parsons Mounted Cavalry Family Weekend Review

For the full lineup of Family Weekend events, visit

Media contact: Corie Ritter,, 979-845-1677

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