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Spring 2021 Parent and Family Weekend

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The University of Idaho invites all parents, families, and friends to spend quality virtual time with your Vandal!

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Spring 2021 Parent & Family Weekend - Schedule of Events

Sunday, April 4 – Wednesday, April 14

Mom of the Year

Mom of the Year nominations are open. University of Idaho students are invited to nominate their moms or guardians for the 2021 Mom of the Year Award. Applications are open from April 4-14. This award recognizes a mom or guardian who has demonstrated support of and commitment to their child’s collegiate experience at U of I. The Mom of the Year award will be announced on Sunday, April 18.

Sunday, April 11 – Sunday, April 18

Letters to and from Home

For parents and families: Write an encouraging note to your U of I student. Your message of affirmation, reflection, pride and hopes will mean a great deal to your student. You fill out the form and we deliver the letter to your student with a special surprise.

Students, here is a perfect way to show your parents, guardians, family and friends your appreciation for their love and support. We will provide the cards and mail them for you!

Thursday, April 16th, 6:30-7:30 PM

Virtual Family Trivia

Join us for a fun Vandal Family Trivia night! Compete with your family in a virtual trivia game and test your knowledge of University of Idaho history and traditions.

Friday, April 16 – Sunday, April 18

Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Let us take you on a tour of our favorite campus locations! Anyone can get in the game: all you need is a sharp mind and a good pair of shoes. Parents and families work together on this this hybrid scavenger hunt with your student. We give you the clues to share with your student to help them find the location or item, and then they take a photo! You have all weekend to participate in this event with your student.

Friday, April 16 – Sunday, April 18

Virtual Escape Room – The Cave

Put on your game face and your detective hat, and be the first to solve the mystery! Your team will be put into the shoes of an agent of the Artifacts Bureau, dedicated to finding lost historical artifacts and turning them over to the National Museum. Participants will use the information concealed in their virtual surroundings by carefully inspecting the objects they find, interacting with them, finding clues, solving puzzles and deciphering codes to ultimately find the 4 DIGIT ESCAPE CODE to solve the mystery. Your group will play in teams of 4-6 players, with a captain to lead each team. Each team will choose a time convenient for them to virtually gather to complete the episode. With an immersive storyline, clues of varying difficulty, detailed graphics and an advanced escape room platform, this event will energize and bond your team. Detailed instructions will be given upon registration.

Saturday, April 17

Cocktails with TalkTales – 7:00 p.m. (PT)

Grab your friends and family and sign up for this safe and fun virtual craft mixology class hosted by the Student Alumni Relations Board and TalkTales Entertainment, a leading bartender entertainment and events company. You’ll learn the basic use of bar tools, cocktail terminology and cocktail history all while crafting THREE delicious, custom Parent and Family Weekend Vandal cocktails! We will all have a blast learning, creating and sipping* during this virtual class. The event is free to attend — you'll only need to purchase the cocktail ingredients you don't already have on hand. A list of supplies and tools needed will be provided to those who register. *Sipping for those 21 years or older only, please.

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