Ram Fam Engagement Events

Below, you will find a listing of the Office of Parent and Family Relations signature events, which are specifically created and curated for members of the Ram Fam. Events typically include on-demand and live programming for members of our Ram Fam to enjoy at their convenience. To access recordings of past events, please visit our Youtube Channel.

WCU Family Weekend

Save our Date – Family Weekend Meets Homecoming 2023

In 2023, two big WCU traditions will meet for the first time ever: Family Weekend and Homecoming. Hosting these two events together gives our campus an opportunity to share resources, celebrate our community, and create lasting memories. From September 29-October 1, we will host families, alumni, students, faculty and staff, and community members for a weekend full of programs, athletic events, school spirit, and lots of fun. We hope you will join us in merging two of our favorite traditions to create a unique and meaningful experience for our entire community.

Stay tuned for more information!!

Schedule - Friday, September 29, 2023

More information will be forthcoming as we get closer to the event.

Schedule - Saturday, September 30, 2023

More information will be forthcoming as we get closer to the event.

Schedule - Sunday, September 25, 2022

More information will be forthcoming as we get closer to the event.

Family Weekend Sponsors


Presenting Sponsor

First Bank Logo

Truist Logo


Platt Digiorgio + Difabio Logo

Past Ram Fam Events

Family Weekend graphic

Family Weekend 2021 - September 17 - 19, 2021

Whether you are a Chester County local or from outside mid-Atlantic, we welcome all members of the Ram Fam to participate in Family Weekend on September 17 – 19, 2021. Family Weekend is a great time to spend time with you student, connect with West Chester University, and experience life as a Golden Ram! We are planning a weekend for you filled with fun, tradition, and unique experiences. You will have the opportunity to meet other members of the Ram Fam, faculty, and University administrators. You won't want to miss this fun-filled weekend!

All faculty, staff, students, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth when indoors. Face masks may be worn when outdoors, but it is not an obligation of this policy notice. Mask and COVID-19 safety measures at West Chester University will continue to be updated. Please check ahead for updated information before attending Family Weekend 2021.

Family Weekend 2021 Virtual Program Recordings

Ram Fam Meetups

Ram Fam Meetups - Summer 2021

We enjoyed meeting our newest members of the Ram Fam at our first ever Virtual Ram Fam Meetups, where families had an opportunity to meet with other members of the Ram Fam in a virtual format. The event also allowed families to connect with WCU administrators, members of the Ram Fam Advisory Council and included a chance to win a $10 bookstore gift card through trivia with the WCU Foundation.

SibFest - March 8 - 12, 2021

The Office of Parent and Family Relations is proud to introduce a new program for Spring 2021 - SibFest! SibFest is a FREE program created to connect younger members of the Ram Fam (grades 7th - 12th) to engaging social activities, events connected to the admission process, and programs focused on social justice. In an effort to be as inclusive as possible, we encourage WCU families and students to invite 7th - 12th grade siblings AND family relations to include those who may fall outside of the immediate nuclear family, but are a part of the chosen family (cousins, friends, neighbors, etc.).

See our full line up of events below:

SibFest 2021 Events and Recordings

Date/Time Program Description
Monday, March 8 at 4:00 p.m. EqualiTea Speaker Series: Girls Justice League Panel The WCU Center for Women and Gender Equity has partnered with the Girls Justice League, a local youth-oriented organization, to celebrate International Women’s Day as a part of their monthly Equalitea Speaker Series. In a panel format, young folks from the Girls Justice League will share about their organizing and activism work as well as respond to the International Women’s Day theme of #ChoosetoChallenge. VIEW RECORDING
Monday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. What I Wish I Knew with the Orientation Leaders Our acclaimed WCU Orientation Leaders will engage in a discussion about their high school to college transition, reflecting on things they wish they had known as younger versions of themselves. Student leaders will discuss advice they would provide younger members of the Ram Fam related to the barriers they faced, their college search, and the Covid-19 college experience. VIEW RECORDING
Tuesday, March 9 at 4:00 p.m. Application Essay Workshop with the WCU Writing Center Join our awesome student Writing Center tutors to learn tips and tricks for the admissions application essay writing process. VIEW RECORDING
Tuesday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. Student Government Meeting and Senator Meet & Greet Join the President of the Student Government Association (SGA) for a meet and greet with student senators to learn about what student government looks like in the college environment and then see student government in action by attending an SGA business meeting!
Wednesday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m. Admissions Presentation and Student Panel Join Undergraduate Admissions and our awesome Student Ambassadors to learn more about WCU, our admissions process, and what it is like to be a Golden Ram! VIEW RECORDING
Thursday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. Show and Tell: College Edition Join our panel of student leaders from the Dowdy Multicultural Center, the Center for Women and Gender Equity, and the Center for Trans and Queer Advocacy as they showcase projects they are working on and share about their roles as leaders on campus. VIEW RECORDING
Friday, March 12 at 8:00 p.m. Rams After Hours: The Mentalist! Featuring Mark Toland As a part of our weekly Rams After Hours program, Mark Toland, a master mind-reader and mentalist, will provide world-class virtual entertainment! Mark’s award-winning mind-reading talents have been featured on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, WGN, TEDx, NPR, SiriusXM, and PBS.
Back to top of page.