October 28, 2011
Trojan Family Weekend
This weekend is Trojan Family Weekend! Trojan Family Weekend is one of the most exciting, engaging, and long-standing traditions at USC. As you may have guessed, it is a weekend that brings parents, grandparents, and siblings to campus to experience some of the great things that USC offers our students on a daily basis.
The weekend begins on a Thursday with a few light activities. Families will have the opportunity to take self-guided tours of Heritage Hall as well as the Fisher Museum, attend classes with their students, and relax with evening socials.
On Friday, there are a number of lectures and presentations by our faculty and student resources staff. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from USC’s President Max Nikias, guest speaker Mark Hamill (yep, Luke Skywalker, himself), and Tim Gunn (of “Project Runway” fame) in Bovard Auditorium later in the evening. Friday also offers movie screenings, student theatrical performances, and concerts.
Saturday is game day at USC, and we have a special game for this year’s Family Weekend. Our Trojan Football team will take on sixth-ranked Stanford University at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Parents are welcome to attend the game after a day of brunches and tailgating on campus. The official Trojan Family tailgate offers all you can eat BBQ! Sunday offers many activities hosted by some of the religious organizations on campus, sororities, and a Tribute to Troy from our basketball teams.
As I mentioned, Trojan Family Weekend is designed to give our students’ relatives the chance to really engage themselves with USC and come together as one big, happy Trojan Family. It is a fun weekend and truly embodies the spirit of the Trojan Family.