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Family Weekend

UHV Family Involvement ties students’ families to resources aimed at helping students succeed academically and socially while in school. UHV also offers its students and their families the opportunity to connect with the university and its faculty and staff through an event called UHV Family Weekend, which is held each academic year. This event provides families ample interaction with UHV faculty and staff, university programs and Athletics in an effort to build a sense of pride and support for UHV students.

Join us for Family Weekend Oct. 13 & 14 and check out the full schedule below!

Two free Family Weekend t-shirts will be available to students and a family member who register and attend Family Weekend. The first 300 attendees will receive a t-shirt but you must register and attend so please don't hesitate to register through the 2023 Family Weekend Registration Form today! T-shirts will be available for pick-up beginning at the Welcome Reception on Friday evening. 

For more information on Family Weekend, please contact Freddie Cantu at (361) 485-4474.

Save the Date

UHV Family Weekend Oct. 13-14, 2023

UHV Family Weekend Schedule of Events 

Friday, October 13

Family Weekend Check-In | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | University Commons Lobby
Check in and pick up your packets, including the event schedule, wristbands, tickets, and other goodies!

Family BBQ | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Jaguar Hall Dining
Dine like your student! Enjoy a free lunch buffet. Each family is allowed two free meals per student.*

First Gen Panel | 3-4 p.m. | University North, Walker Auditorium
Join us for our panel conversation on "Thriving, Not Surviving" and learn how to navigate college as a first-generation college student. Get first-hand advice from UHV faculty who are first-generation graduates.   

Students VS. Faculty/Staff Kickball Game | 5-6:30 p.m. | Intramural Field
Watch as the incoming freshman take on UHV faculty and staff members in a fun game of kickball. 

Welcome Reception | 7:30-8:30 p.m. | University North, Multi-Purpose Room
Grab free refreshments, enjoy photos with jaX the mascot and members of our Cheer Squad, and pick up your free t-shirts.

jaX's Pep Rally | 8:30-10 p.m. | University North, Walker Auditorium
Show us your jaguar spirit! See performances featuring the Cheer Squad, a skit with jaX the jaguar, and a performance by hilarious comedian, Josh Novey. 


Saturday, October 14

Morning Yoga | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Pyramid Row
Join us for a relaxing outdoor yoga session to get you ready for the day's events. 

President’s Tailgate | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | The Cage, Parking Lot
Enjoy a fun afternoon of free food, fun activities, and live music. There will be fun for the whole family! Free t-shirts will be available for registered attendees who were unable to pick them up on Friday evening, while supplies last.*

Women’s Soccer Game | 1-3 p.m. | The Cage
Men’s Soccer Game | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | The Cage
Help us cheer on our Jaguars vs. Louisiana Christian Wildcats.

*Students must register on JagSync for two free t-shirts and two free meals at the Family BBQ event.