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Family Weekend

SAVE THE DATES: Thursday, Oct. 17 - Sunday, Oct. 20, 2024 more details to come in June. 

Parent and Family Weekend is one of the most joyous times of the year here on the Hilltop. You’ll see students proudly showing off classrooms and dorm rooms as they guide their families along the path of a typical day. You’ll also have a multitude of events to attend — or not. How you schedule your visit is up to you; we’re always just happy you’re here!


Celebrate the vibrant community of families, students, and alumni at the heart of our university. Don't miss out on CelebrateUSF, part of our annual Family Weekend tradition that takes place every October.

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Thursday, Oct. 17

Honoring the Pursuit of Health Justice

6:30–8 p.m.
McLaren Conference Center

Cena entre Amigos: Dinner among Friends hosted by the Latinx Alumni Society

7–9 p.m.
Limon Valencia, 524 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110

Friday, Oct. 18

Campus Tours

3–4 p.m.
McLaren Conference Center

Family Welcome Reception

4–6 p.m.
McLaren Conference Center

Women in Leadership & Philanthropy Networking Reception 

5–7 p.m.
Koret Lodge

Saturday, Oct. 19

Family Workshops

10–10:50 a.m.
McLaren Conference Center and Lo Schiavo Center

  • Anxiety Management — Yours and Theirs
  • Planning for Off-Campus Housing in the San Francisco Market
  • Study Abroad and Immersion trips
  • From Curriculum to Career: Why Internships and LinkedIn are the Keys to Your Student’s Success

Silk Speaker Series

11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

VIP Meet & Greet

12:15–1:30 p.m.

Food and Music Festival

1–3 p.m.
Welch Field

Sunday, Oct. 20

Fun Run

8 a.m.
Gleeson Plaza

Alumni and Family Mass

10 a.m.
St. Ignatius Church

Stay Involved

And you’re always Dons families, not just on Parent and Family Weekend. We want to be sure to keep our connection strong throughout the year. You can stay up to date with USF parents and families through our newsletter and our Facebook group. 

Parent Engagement & Philanthropy

2130 Fulton St.
Lone Mountain Rossi, 323
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080

Mon-Fri: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.