Family Day

We welcome parents to participate in campus activities throughout the year, including public lectures, performances and athletic events.  We acknowledge that families visit their students when most convenient or simply when they are missing one another. The University also provides  a more formal opportunity for families to visit campus and take part in programming designed for parents once each semester.


Families are encouraged to attend Homecoming,  a Southwestern tradition since 1909. The University is currently planning a Virtual Homecoming, April 11-18, 2021, followed by an in-person Homecoming, October 15-17, 2021. Programming and activities for Southwestern families will be held at both Homecoming events.

Virtual Homecoming Highlights

  • Honors Convocation
  • Lifelong Learning with Southwestern Faculty
  • SING!
  • Historical Campus Tour