FAMU parents, family to visit this weekend Rabia Muhammed


Florida A&M’s annual Parent and Family Weekend, starting Saturday, will give a glimpse at what life is like on “The Hill.”

FAMU students and their families will flock to the event hosted by the Office of Student Activities.

New students are using the opportunity to show their parents their love for the college they’ve chosen.

“This is my first semester at FAMU and I love it,” said Kendra Greene, a freshman biology student. “My parents and I are excited about this weekend. I can’t wait to show them how a real Rattler lives.”

The weekend’s activities commence Saturday with a pre-game tailgate brunch at Bragg Stadium before FAMU’s football game against South Carolina State University. The event will continue with an on-campus tour, a visit to the Black Archives Museum and an opportunity for parents to visit students’ classes. Interim President Larry Robinson, as well as other university officials, will be present to greet students and parents.

“When I was a freshman, I remember my mom and grandfather coming for parent and family weekend and they had a good time,” said Cindy Barnaby, senior criminal justice student. “This semester I’m a graduating senior, and they’re coming back. I know a lot more now and things have changed, but I’m looking forward to this weekend.”

To participate, families must register at studentactivities.famu.edu. The registration fee is $45 for adults and $25 for children. Each participant will receive a T-shirt for the weekend. For more information contact the Office of Student Activities at 850-599-3400.