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Parents Weekend
It’s a chance for families to see what’s happening on campus, said Director of Student Life Mitch Karstens. “[It] is a good opportunity for parents to come onto campus and interact with students and see the environment they’re living in,”

Parents get a taste of campus life

Each year, Colorado Mesa University invites parents and other family members to join their student at college for Parents’ Weekend. It’s a chance for families to see what’s happening on campus, said Director of Student Life Mitch Karstens. “[It] is a good opportunity for parents to come onto campus and interact with students and see the environment they’re living in,” Karstens said. This year, Parents’ Weekend is Oct. 2–4.

On Oct. 2:

Parents may attend a free class. For a list of available classes, stop by the University Center Information Desk.
The Admissions Office will provide a campus tours at 1:30pm and again at 3:30pm.
Students with a 4.0 grade point average and their parents are invited to attend a President’s List Reception at 4:30pm in the University Center’s Meyer Ballroom with CMU President Tim Foster. For more information, email Acting Director of Presidential Affairs Jennifer Seal at jseal@coloradomesa.edu.
CMU’s women’s soccer team plays Regis University at 7pm at Walker Stadium.
On Friday and Saturday, families may attend a performance of the musical Nine in the Moss Performing Arts Center’s Robinson Theatre. Nine is rated PG-13. Purchase tickets.
On Oct. 3:

Join President Foster for coffee in the University Center’s Fireside Lounge (located adjacent to Starbucks) from 8:30-9:30am, followed by a student/parent success workshop.
Tour the Colorado National Monument with CMU’s Outdoor Program from 10am to 2pm. RSVP to 970.248.1128.
Maverick football takes on Black Hills State University at Stocker Stadium at 1pm.
A free movie will be screened at 8pm in the Meyer Ballroom.
On Oct. 4:

The Parent Marketplace, a table fair geared toward parent and student success, runs from 9am–12pm in the University Center’s lobby.
Free brunch will be served starting at 9am in the dining hall.
At 12pm, men’s soccer plays Fort Lewis College at Walker Stadium.
By Sharon Sullivan

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