University of Idaho Alumni Office - Moscow
1106 Blake Ave.
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3232
Moscow, ID 83844-3232
(208) 885-6975 (fax)
Moms' Weekend 2013 will be held April 19-21.
Annual spring events started in 1910 with the first Campus Day. The main event was the May Fete, with the winding of the May Pole. The custom of improving the campus in the morning and having the May festival in the afternoon began in 1914. The tradition continued until the 1970s, when it was replaced by Parents' Weekend and finally Moms' Weekend in 1996.
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From the 1996 Gem of the Mountains:
"Big white flakes of snow blew, wind gusted and rain came in drizzles followed by pelting hail but despite it all, Moms, families, and alums alike arrived on campus to enjoy the lovely spring weather in Moscow and spend time with their students for the first University Mom's Weekend March 29-31.
Although early on the calendar, the schedule of events for Mom's during the weekend was filled with demonstrations and awards honoring student talent at the UI, experiences with UI traditions, and opportunities to visit with other UI faculty and students. Friday afternoon many students were recognized
for academia at the UI Honors Convocation and ASUI Student Achievement Awards in Leadership. Other academic receptions for the weekend included the Phi Kappa Phi Reception, the Alpha Lambda Delta
Initiation, and the Blue Key Talent Show. For entertainment students could take their parents to listen to the Northwest Guitar Festival, watch Dancers, Drummers & Dreamers V, a production at the Hartung Theater, or hit thelocal hot spots."