Parents’ Weekend at Stanford

High interest in Parents’ Weekend at Stanford

According to Stanford News the high interest in their Parents’ Weekend is a pleasant surprise and more than 3,000 family members are expected to visit Stanford for the popular annual event, which will feature lectures, open houses, campus tours and a new resource fair. The details of the Parents’ Weekend make it look like a really impressive event.

Parents’ Weekend begins Friday at 9:30 a.m. with a welcome from Provost John Etchemendy. The provost’s welcome is followed by a series of Conversations with Parents that focus on student issues by class. In the afternoon, President John Hennessy will give his annual address and question-and-answer session at 1:30 p.m. Faculty lectures, called Back to School Classes, remain among the most popular offerings of Parents’ Weekend. The classes, taught Friday and Saturday, are designed to offer parents a glimpse into the intellectual lives of their children.

All good stuff. Not clear that any UK university does anything quite like this although many do have open days and friends and family events.

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