Parent & Family Weekend starts Oct. 24

Parent & Family Weekend 2008 begins Oct. 24 and runs through Oct. 26. Activities include parents joining their sons and daughters for classes, art exhibits, open houses, tours, musical productions and a tailgate party before Saturday’s football game.

Registration and check-in for parents begins at 8:30 a.m. Friday in the Women’s Building Formal Lounge. The day will include open classes, a walking tour of the Central West End, a Cahokia Mounds tour and open houses.

On Saturday, Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton will give a talk titled “The Undergraduate Experience” at 10 a.m. in Brown Hall, Room 100.

The football game, which begins at noon at Francis Field, will feature the Bears taking on Ohio Wesleyan University. Adult tickets are $5; student admission is free with a WUSTL ID.

A tailgate party will start at 11 a.m. at Francis Field. Tickets for the tailgate can be purchased online at

The rest of the day will include tours of the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Kemper Art Museum, a bus tour of St. Louis, family hours at Dance Marathon, a hypnotist comedy show and a jazz lounge.

On Sunday, brunch will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Center Court in Wohl Student Center and in The Village.

At 3 p.m., parents and students can watch the Liederabend, an annual concert of traditional German songs.

For more information and a full list of activities, call Danielle Bristow, director of orientation and parents weekend programs, at 935-8350, or visit