Fun for the whole family

By Kyle Hobstetter on October 9, 2018

Campus to host Family Weekend, with a series of events to give students’ families the Towson University experience

Towson University Family Weekend
The Largest Crab Feast in Maryland is one of the highlights of Towson University's Family Weekend. 

While the weekend is usually a quiet time on campus, Towson University’s annual Family Weekend looks to provide some extra excitement for students and their families.

Held each fall, Family Weekend gives Towson University students’ families an opportunity to enjoy Towson University’s campus, get to know the TU community and spend some quality time with their student.

“Family Weekend is my favorite time of the semester,” said Katie Murray, Director of New Student and Family Programs. “It is great to see all of the families that we met at summer orientation reunite with their student and see how they have settled in at TU.” 

During the weekend, New Student and Family Programs partner with multiple colleges, divisions and departments to host events that showcase what Towson University has to offer.

Events returning for Family Weekend include “The Largest Crab Feast in Maryland.” Held inside the Towson Center, “The Largest Crab Feast in Maryland” is an all-you-can-eat Maryland style crab feast and bull roast.

Along with returning favorites like the crab feast, “Family Weekend” is also introducing special “Faculty Talks.” These talks will showcase the amazing scholarship and creative work produced by Towson University faculty. 

Topics for these “Faculty Talks” range from The Art of the Short Story to a Chemistry Magic Show. Additional topics include an operatic performance, insights and illuminations about autism, and separating fact from fiction in news.

“The ‘Faculty Talks’ were developed to provide thought-provoking intellectual experiences for family members, students and the college community at-large,” said Bethany Pace, assistant provost for communications and engagement.

These two events are just an example of the events happening during “Family Weekend.” Other events include planetarium shows, special dinners and luncheons, a movie night, making your own stuffed tiger, steel drum dinners and more. 

Check out the full "Family Weekend" schedule, and please register for the events that you want to attend, as spaces are limited.

The weekend will also feature the nationally-ranked Towson Tigers football team doing battle against Colonial Athletic Association rival William & Mary. The Tigers are 4-1 and ranked No. 17 and are on a three-game winning streak, including a win over No. 13 Stony Brook last weekend.

The game takes place on Saturday, October 14 at Unitas Stadium, with kickoff scheduled at 4 p.m. Students, faculty and staff with a valid TU OneCard get a free ticket for the game. Tickets for family members can be bought before the game at, or day of at the Unitas Stadium Box Office.