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. Homecoming will be held October 23-25, 2020. Activities include:

  • Tailgating and Pirates football
  • Classes/Lectures
  • Student Organization Events
  • Homecoming Picnic
  • Pirate Athletics Events
  • Worship Service
Charter Day Celebration 2021

Southwestern’s 181st Charter Day Celebration will be held February 5-6, 2021. Join us for a weekend filled with celebrations, learning opportunities, athletics, friends, family, and entertainment!

Highlighted activities include:

  • Honors Convocation (departmental award ceremony)
  • Southwestern University Ring Ceremony
  • Panels and courses
  • SING!