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Alumni and Family Weekend 2019: Family Events

October 11 2019 - October 12 2019

Alumni and Family Weekend 2019: Family Events

Schedule of EventsRegister for EventsFamily of the Year Nominations

A weekend for families and alumni full of reunions, tailgating, award ceremonies, golf and so much more. Special reunions this year: 1969 Golden Group Reunion, and Bulldog Block Party. We're finalizing event details, so please check back regularly for updates and event registration.


All Weekend l Seek, Snap, Share your Family Memories!
As you walk around campus, make sure you snap pictures, then post your TLU Family Weekend memory moments on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat & Instagram. Photo Stations will also be featured throughout campus. #TLUFamilyWeekend.

Friday, October 11, 2019

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Check-In l Alumni Student Center (ASC)
Visit the Family Weekend table to officially check in. Here you will pick up your family weekend schedule, name tags, and TLU family resources.

Office Open House l Locations Vary
Stop by administrative offices to meet the staff and get questions answered about the services they provide. The following offices will be open: 

  • Meadows Center: Career Development, Academic Advising, Counseling & Disability Service, Center for Servant Leadership 
  • Residence Life 
  • Title IX 
  • Student Activities 
  • First Year & Campus Programs 
  • Health Services 
  • Study Abroad 
  • Academic Support

10 – 10:20 a.m. l Chapel Service l Chapel of the Abiding Presence

1:30 – 2 p.m. l Family Mixer with President Cottrell l A&B Conference Room, ASC   
Bulldog Family Mixer with President Dr. Debbie Cottrell.  This will be a great opportunity to meet our TLU President, Debbie Cottrell. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

2 – 2:30 p.m. l The TLU Experience: Q&A with Dean of Student Life and Learning Kristi Quiros l A&B Conference Room, ASC   
Dean Quiros will officially welcome and update parents on the latest happenings at TLU and then open it up for questions and answers.

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. l TLU Parent Resources 101 with Director of First Year and Campus Programs Samira Lopez l A&B Conference Room, ASC 
Learn more about how to navigate the myTLU parent page and other parent resources offered. Also discover the different ways the Office of First Year and Campus Programs stays connected with parents throughout the year.

Saturday, October 12, 2019 

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. l Check-In l ASC 
Visit the Family Weekend table to officially check in. Here you will pick up your family weekend schedule, name tags, and TLU family resources.

10 – 10:20 a.m. l Chapel Service l Chapel of the Abiding Presence

10:15 – 11:00 a.m. l Student Summer Research Poster Presentation l Graf Lounge, ASC

2 – 6 p.m. l Family Tailgate l Jackson Park (across from Bulldog Stadium)  
Come enjoy pre-game festivities at the Family Tailgate with games, music and much more. Enjoy a spread of tailgate-style food with other families, students and staff.

6 p.m. l TLU Football Game l Bulldog Stadium 
Half-time: Announcement of TLU’s Family of the Year 2019

2019 TLU Family of the Year

2019 TLU Family of the Year Nomination Form The TLU Family of the Year contest is intended to celebrate the supportive role families play in the lives of students and the TLU community. At TLU, family is defined as individuals and group members who support their student. Family members include parents, spouses, partners, siblings, grandparents, cousins, extended relations and close friends. By answering a few short questions, students can express what their families have meant to them during their time at TLU. The family selected as 2019 TLU Family of the Year will be honored Saturday, October 12, 2019. 

How do you nominate your family? 

  • Families must have at least (1) undergraduate student enrolled and in good standing at TLU. 
  • Student or family nominators must submit: 
    • A completed nomination form AND 
    • Either a 500-word (or less) essay with a Family Picture OR a 30-60 second video addressing the four questions below. 
  • All nominations (which are to include both the Nomination Form and either the 500- word essay or 30-60 second video) must be submitted via e-mail to by Friday, October 4, 2019.

Essay/Video Questions 

  • Answer the following questions as completely and as accurately as possible. 
  • What effect has your family had on you during your college experience? 
  • Why does your family standout from other TLU Families? 
  • What one word or phrase describes your family, and why? 
  • How has your family shown they have the ultimate enthusiasm and love for TLU?

Video Submission 

  • Should you choose to submit a 30-60 second video nomination instead of an essay, please note that your video should not be professionally produced. No third party vendors or production agencies should be used in the recording or editing of your video.

What will the selected family receive? 

  • Special recognition and commemorative plaque presented to the family at the October 4th football game. 
  • Recognition on the front cover of the 2020-21 TLU Parent Handbook and Calendar and the Parent My.TLU page. 
  • A $100 gift certificate from the TLU bookstore 
  • The Family name will be engraved on a plaque that will be housed in the Alumni Student Center.

Nominated families MUST be in attendance at Family Weekend Saturday, October 12th to receive the 2019 TLU Family of the Year recognition.

If you have any questions regarding the 2019 TLU Family of the Year Nomination Form or process, please contact Samira López, Director of First Year and Campus Programs at

Registration for Family Events

October 11, 2019 12:00 AM Central Alumni and Family Weekend 2019: Family Events

Please fill out the form below to register for Family Weekend. Thank you!

Questions? Email or call 830-372-6040.

If you are having issues with the form, we apologize for the inconvenience and invite you to email your registration information to

Friday, October 11
Please enter the number of people attending each of the following events (including your student). This will help make sure we have adequate room.

Saturday, October 12

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