As we wrap up our fifth academic week, students are more excited than ever to bring their parents to campus and show off their school spirit and sparkling clean dorm rooms, although the latter may not be 100 percent accurate.

This year’s Family Weekend is bound to be full of fun and entertaining events for everyone to enjoy, including dinner receptions, campus tours, an opera and a special performance at the Patriot Center by Saturday Night Live writer, cast member and comedian Seth Myers.

Family Weekend, sponsored by Orientation and Family Programs and Services, is scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 15-17, and Assistant Director Katie Murray is expecting an exceptionally large turnout.

“We are experiencing record-high attendance numbers this year,” said Murray. “We sold out the Mason Inn for Family Weekend, as well as two other hotels in the Fairfax area.”

According to Murray, the Mason Inn has been completely booked for Family Weekend for over a month now, running out of vacant rooms only after the second Freshman Orientation this summer.

Murray, along with the rest of Orientation and Family Programs and Services, is very excited for another successful Family Weekend.

Aside from great entertainment, wonderful accommodation and a unique perspective of the George Mason University campus, Family Weekend is always a great way to bring students, parents, siblings and faculty together to celebrate success at the number one university to watch.