ABILENE, Texas -

There may be a little more traffic in town Saturday, as parents head in for "family weekend" at local universities.

McMurry University kicked off the event Saturday, with a meet and greet for parents.

They also hosted a pregame tail gate party before the team took on Mary Hardin-Baylor on the football field.

Administrators say "family weekend" is a good opportunity for parents to come see their students now that they've grown a little accustomed to university life.

Saturday and Sunday is also "family weekend" over at Abilene Christian University.