E-News for Parents: St. Edward’s University

December 2010

Headlines from the Hilltop

Get Ready for Homecoming and Family Weekend 2011: Feb. 25, 26 & 27

Celebrate the Spirit of St. Edward’s

family enjoying Homecoming 2010There’s not a more festive time on the hilltop to be with your student than Homecoming and Family Weekend. The whole university community comes together for this fun-filled tradition to share memories, make new ones and celebrate everything that makes St. Edward’s so remarkable.

“It was great visiting our son in his new surroundings during Homecoming and meeting other families,” says Edward and Dianna Patterson, parents of John Patterson ’13. “We enjoyed the campus tour, learning about the university’s study abroad programs, the terrific fireworks display and a special dedication ceremony at the grotto. The weekend highlighted the close feeling of family at St. Edward’s.”

Plan now to join your student for Homecoming and Family Weekend 2011. Tour campus, get to know alumni, professors, Holy Cross Brothers and other Hilltopper families — and enjoy an exciting lineup of activities.

Register now buttonHomecoming 2011 Highlights

  • Visit our schools’ open houses with your student — hosted across campus Friday afternoon.
  • Try your luck at Friday night’s casino night — a favorite and fun event for students, parents and alumni.
  • Hear the new vision for the university’s future from President George E. Martin as he reviews Strategic Plan 2015.
  • Explore the hilltop and the rich history of St. Edward’s during a leisurely campus tour.
  • Gather for a tailgate party with students, families and friends. Enjoy live music, kids’ activities and good ol’ Texas barbecue. Check out student organization tents set up at the party.
  • Unleash your Hilltopper spirit at a doubleheader as you cheer on the men’s and women’s basketball teams.
  • Set your sights on a dazzling display of fireworks against Austin’s evening skyline.
  • Celebrate Sunday Mass and enjoy a farewell brunch.

Check out the Homecoming events schedule for all that's in store for this special weekend.

Register Now!

Join your student and other Hilltopper families for Homecoming and Family Weekend 2011. Get details and register now!