Family Weekend involves both parents and their Eagles

Tech will be hosting Family Weekend Oct. 2 through Oct. 4. This is a great event for students and their families to really get a feel for all the fun that Tech has to offer. There will be a series of events throughout the weekend for families to attend and enjoy together. The events are for all sorts of people and vary greatly from serious plays held in the main quad, sporting events, all the way to the second annual Cookeville Kidney Walk.

“The itinerary isn’t mandatory,” Dustin Rawls, director of student orientation and success said. “Parents can pick and chose what they go to.”

Each day, there is a plethora of events that can be attended. Friday’s events start at 2 p.m. and last until 8:30 p.m. Saturday is the longest of the three fun filled days starting at 8:30 a.m. and lasting until 7 p.m. Sunday’s events last from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Tech has found that there is a triangle relationship between parents, students and the university that is crucial for student success while in college. This triangle deals with parental involvement.

“There is a relationship a college student’s success and parental involvement,” Rawls said. “Parental involvement can be how many times a parent talks to their student, to the parent contacting the University to help the student academically.”

That is the reason Tech started having Family Weekend in 2007. It was beneficial for both parents and students. Parents can see their students living arrangements, where they take classes and the places their students go for entertainment as well as to study, relax and socialize with newfound friends.