Instead of students traveling home, their parents are coming to campus for a change.
Colorado Mesa University is welcoming families to its annual parent’s weekend.
Students have been back at school for weeks but for some parents it seems like much longer.
"We’ve been missing her a lot and she's been missing us," Gary Manglesdorf said.
Gary and Susan Manglesdorf drove from the Front Range to visit their daughter Laura.
They’re on campus, checking out her housing and classes.
Laura hopes this will help put their minds at ease.
School officials want parents and students to enjoy life on campus and around Grand Junction.
Dana Nunn, with CMU says, "We have events scheduled for parents throughout the weekend. We’re hopeful that they will attend some of our games. We have a volleyball game going tonight.”
Sophomore Jordyn Moody will be playing in that game.
"Its Jordyn's first home volleyball game and it just happened to be parent’s weekend," her mom, Kelly, said.
"I love my parents. I’m an only child so it’s nice having them come up here because I’ve never really been without my parents," Jordyn said.
Now that her loved ones are in town, Jordyn has a plan.
She says, "We are going to go to the bookstore, buy some memorabilia, and probably walk around campus and give them more tours."