In the fall, a big weekend for Thetas and their parents is our annual Parent’s Weekend. There is first a social hour and formal banquet on Friday night, normally held in the Embassy Suites downtown. Parents are able to get to know each other on a personal level and learn more about the accomplishments of the house! On Saturday, there is a lunch at Theta that includes tours of the house. Our Parent’s Weekend is normally the same weekend as a Husker Football Game, so most girls and parents head to the game after lunch!
In the spring, Theta put on a special weekend specifically for our moms. On Friday evening, there is a dinner and silent auction, held at the Champions Club next to Memorial Stadium. The next morning, there are fruit and pastries at the Theta house along with house tours. Along with that, every year a Theta alum comes back to sell her “31 Gifts” at the house. It is a fun weekend to bond with your mom and get to know other moms and daughters well!
Also in the spring, we invite our fathers for a day of food, sports, and Theta! This year, we are having a hot dog tailgate at the house along with house tours and father-daughter bonding time. Following lunch, girls and their dads attend a Nebraska Baseball game! In the past, we have also taken our fathers to the Nebraska Spring Game.