Eight-hundred and twenty-five St. Thomas families registered to participate in this year’s Family Weekend, according to Assistant Dean of Students Sister Sharon Howell.
Family Weekend has been a St. Thomas tradition for more than 20 years. This year, families could listen to a speech by former Olympian Mary Lou Retton, eat brats and chili in the upper quad, attend a free concert by Tonic Sol-fa, and participate in an ecumenical worship service Sunday morning.
Howell said she hopes parents and students had fun, but she thinks it’s more important that they take something away from the experience.
“It’s not all about the activities, but ‘did you [the parents] enjoy being here, did you enjoy the experience, did you have time with your student, and did you enjoy that,’” Howell said. “And if the feedback that we get is yes, then that’s what we want.”
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