Review the checklist below to ensure you are best prepared for a memorable weekend.

  • Talk with your student about their class/work schedule when planning the weekend
  • Review event schedule & buy tickets, as necessary
  • Purchase commemorative shirts and JWU gear for your family members
  • Reserve a hotel room
  • Make dinner reservations
  • Check the weather
  • Pack comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Bring a camera to capture the excitement of the weekend

Choose Your Events

  • There are a number of events that families can participate in. We offer events at no charge as well as ticketed events at varying price points.
  • Ticketed events sell out quickly so buy your tickets today 
  • Tickets are available until each event is sold out

Food & Dining Options

  • Family Dinner with the President
  • Culinary, Baking & Pastry and Wine Tasting Courses
  • Local restaurants with special Family Weekend Rates

Pack Wisely

  • Casual attire is appropriate for all events during Family Weekend. Many of our events are designed to keep you active, so bring comfortable shoes or sneakers.
  • October weather in North Miami can be quite unpredictable, so be sure to bring a light sweater and umbrella.
  • Before you travel, check the local weather forecast and pack accordingly.

Parking & Transportation

If you plan to provide your own transportation, a parking pass will be provided.


Families can access complimentary Wi-Fi during the weekend.