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. Programming and activities for Southwestern families will be held at Homecoming. Make plans to attend October 25-27, 2024.

Homecoming Highlights

  • Musical Entertainment
  • Tailgating
  • Pirate Athletics
  • Homecoming Picnic
  • Student Organization Activities
  • Homecoming Worship Service
 Spring Family Day 

Spring Family Day will be held March 1-2, 2024. Book your hotel now! 

Spring Family Day Highlights

  • SING!
  • Pirate Athletics
  • Honors Convocation
  • Southwestern Ring Ceremony
  • Student Organization Activities
  • Emerging Scholars Celebration

View the schedule and registration now!