Get ready for first Mom’s Weekend

Get ready for moms invading campus. Mom’s Weekend will be taking place on Friday, April 11 and will continue through Saturday, April 12. The first-annual Mom’s Weekend is expecting a crowd of around 300 people.

The weekend will kick off with a concert by Home Free.

According to Heather Costello, academic events coordinator, Mom’s Weekend isn’t just for the students to show their moms where they are going to school — it’s to get them involved. 

“It’s just a good excuse to get together freshmen and sophomores,” Costello said.

Student involvement is important for Mom’s Weekend. They would like to see a committee made up of student volunteers, but don’t like to take away the students from spending time with their moms, Costello said. 

“Student involvement would be nice but Mom’s Weekend is all about spending time with your moms, we don’t want to have any missed opportunities.” 

The schedule the committee has chosen focuses on what the school has to offer. 

“The nice thing about the schedule is that you can pick and choose what you want to go to, we really want the moms to come to the social and gala,” Costello said. 

“We just want the students to take pride and ownership in where they’re going. We don’t want to bring new things in, but expand on what’s already going to be happening that weekend.” 

Both an SDSU baseball and softball game are featured, as well as an opportunity to participate in Relay for Life. 

Mother-daughter zumba and yoga class are a few things that the committee has put together for the special weekend, along with open houses. 

The city of Brookings gave a grant to the Mom’s Weekend.  “Their grant was for us to market the weekend. Like get the word out, since it’s the first year it’s a nice to be able to market that,” Costello said.

During this year’s Dad’s Weekend, about 150 dads participated.

Currently, about 95 people have registered for the Mom’s Weekend event. “We want to match the amount of Dad’s Weekend participants,”  said Costello.

“As we grow with this weekend we hope it’s something for the moms to look forward to,” Costello said.

 

You can register for Mom’s Weekend at sdstate.edu, or call Heather Costello at 605-688-5264. The cost is $45 to register. Any additional activity costs will be paid at the door.