Family First Seminar and Graduation

The focus of the Family First Seminar is to discover the family’s place on campus where family members will demonstrate knowledge of university services and resources, and become familiar with the best ways to effectively support their student’s growth and development in college while becoming active members of the campus community.

Any family member or guest of a first year student who wants to continue and learn more about the University’s resources, student support services, and traditions.

No. The course is free for all family members and current first year students' guests.

The Family First Seminar is an 8-week course that will meet every Tuesday for one to two hours starting on September 29, 2020.

  • Making the Transition to College: Learn the Jaguar Way
  • Social Styles and Today’s College Student 
  • Where to go from here: Paying for college
  • What you need to know: Expectations, academics, and staying informed
  • Career Jaguars: Preparing for life after college
  • The Family Engagement Experience
  • Finding your strengths
  • Promoting Ganas


Read the San Antonio Express-News article about Family First Seminar.

For additional information please call (210) 784-1452 or email

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Family First Graduation

Like students who graduate with their academic degrees, family members who attend 7 out of 8 seminar sessions will graduate. The Office of Family Engagement hosts a graduation and recognition ceremony for family members which usually includes awards, gifts, food, and fun. Family First Graduation often is hosted in the Vista Room to provide families with a beautiful view of campus and releases into one of A&M- San Antonio’s signature events, Lights of Esperanza.