Parents, siblings and other relatives and friends converged at Wofford College in October for Family Weekend.

“This weekend allows families to experience campus life while learning more about the many opportunities that Wofford provides,” says Thom Henson ’96, director of parent engagement. “It’s also a special time to build relationships and friendships with other Wofford families.”

One of the events held during the weekend included a reception hosted by President Nayef Samhat and Prema Samhat for the Class of 2024.

“At colleges and universities across the country, the Class of 2024 experienced a first year of college unlike any class before them and unlike the class that we just welcomed to the college in August,” Nayef Samhat says. “While we managed the preservation and integrity of the academic program, the experience was far from typical, and that includes the college’s traditional Family Weekend.”

Welcoming families from the Class of 2024 and the Class of 2025 into the Wofford community was a priority during Family Weekend. The weekend also allowed the college to recognize the Class of 2022, students who participated in research over the summer, Wofford’s choral groups, student-athletes and Wofford legacies during the Order of 1854 Heritage Society Brunch.

There were also academic departmental receptions, a fun run/walk, a meeting of the Parents Leadership Council and fraternity and sorority social events.

Most importantly, students got the chance to visit with their families and show them their home away from home.