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Boulder gears up for parents weekend
Over 4,600 parents are expected to visit Boulder this weekend for the University of Colorado's Parents Weekend.
Parents come from all over the country, some even from overseas to visit their sons and daughters for this exciting weekend at CU. George Ballinger, Director of Parents Relations at CU said the purpose of the weekend is to give parents the chance to reunite with their students and check in on them. There are events scheduled all weekend to help parents learn more about the university and become more familiar with their students new life and environment.
Parents weekend is always a popular event at CU and this year as well as for the past three years, the events have sold out. Ballinger said the majority of the parents expected this year are freshman parents and are mainly from three states: California, Illinois and Texas.
The weekend kicks off Friday with a golf tournament followed by different presentations on topics such as the economy, how CU is going green and many more. Parents are invited to tour campus, check out the dorms and even follow their kids to their classes Friday afternoon. Friday evening parents and students are encouraged to go down to Pearl Street and grab a tasty meal while watching the CU Stampede's performance on Pearl Street.
Saturday morning begins with a brunch and pep rally for students and their parents at Glenn Miller Ballroom as a precursor to the football game versus Kansas University at 5 p.m. at Folsom Field. Presentations and various events continue all weekend long through Sunday.
Some no-registration events still remain open and are listed on the event Web site at www.colorado.edu/familyweekend/.
For more information on the time and locations of these events or to register for next year's Parent's Weekend, contact the Office of Parent Relations at 303-492-1380 or firstname.lastname@example.org.