Overview

We are thrilled to invite the families of our freshmen back to campus for a fun-filled Family Weekend, to be held September 22-23, 2017. Featuring the annual Freshman Follies variety show, an ACU football game, tailgate and much more, we tailor this weekend for you, the families. Family Weekend is the perfect opportunity for you to experience the community and spirit that your students enjoy each day as a Wildcat.

In order to get the most out of your weekend, we offer Family Weekend packages that ensure you a spot at these great events. Check back with us this summer to find more information on Family Weekend packages.

Chapel – Moody Coliseum
Start your weekend off by joining your student in worship at Friday morning’s campus-wide Chapel service. Chapel reflects some of ACU’s most valued traditions, faith and A capella singing, and brings our student body together on a daily basis to remind us of our values and heritage.

Freshman Follies – Cullen Auditorium
Freshman Follies is a musical variety show performed entirely by ACU freshmen, and is a great way for students to meet people and to get plugged in on campus. Three shows are offered throughout the weekend, and they showcase the true talent, excitement and Wildcat pride of our freshmen students.

Family Photos – Jacob’s Dream
Take advantage of this opportunity for professional family photos at one of our campus’ most inspiring outdoor sculptures. Dedicated in 2006, Jacob’s Dream is a student and community favorite.

Tailgate and ACU Football Game – Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium
Join your student for a family tailgate filled with great food and fun, followed by a football showdown between our very own ACU Wildcats and the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks.

Hangout on the Hill – ACU Circle Drive
Special discounts will be available at local eateries and hangouts with Family Weekend name badges (a list of participating locations can be found in your Family Weekend packet). Enjoy a taste of Abilene with your student!