Visiting on Parents’ Weekend vs. Visiting Any Other Time
While there are many advantages with Parents’ Weekend, there are some things to keep mindful. Like on move-in day, there will be many people on-campus, which means longer lines, traffic jams, and the like. Likewise, the school will have fashioned the campus into its most pristine shape, so as to impress the parents, students, and families. It is likely to change aesthetically over the course of the academic year. Lastly, it may be harder to catch up with your child with everything else going on.
Visiting on a different weekend or a random weekday will be an entirely different experience. If your child is living at a school where half the student body commutes and you visit on the weekend, the campus will be far less congested and you will be able to talk, eat, and see the sights with ease. Weekday visits are unique in so that they give you a realistic sense of campus life . Just be sure your child isn’t skipping classes to show you around.
Last Edited: July 2015
Latest College & Financial Aid News
May 19, 2016
by Susan DutcaNetflix is every college student's delight and distraction. What should've been a two-hour study session ended up being 5 hours of watching Game of Thrones. Apply for one of these Top 10 Scholarships in the time it takes you an episode or two of your favorite TV series. The Scholarships.com "Tell A Friend" $1,000 Sweepstakes Deadline: 6/30/2016 [...]
May 17, 2016
by Susan DutcaThe Supreme Court recently avoided a major ruling on a case challenging the contraceptive coverage mandate in the Affordable Care Act. The justices decided to let the lower courts battle out the issue of faith-based organizations refusing to offer free contraceptive coverage for women. This week, all seven cases in the consolidated Zubik v. Buwell, No. 14-1418 were sent back to their appeals [...]
May 12, 2016
by Susan DutcaA deceased college professor's 1985 Ford Mustang GT is on the market...to raise money for scholarships and honor the educator who, despite his 35 years of "superb teaching" had no campus memorialization. The vintage muscle car, valued at $15,500, will fund scholarships within three different departments at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Bill Vettes, the Marxist professor at UW-L, is [...]