Ok, so I know that there's a thread out there on parents coming along for the interview and I agree that going alone shows independence and maturity. I have an interview in Philly and as I'm about to book my hotel reservation, my parents are all like, "Why only one hotel room? We're going too!" I got mad and said that I'm going alone because I don't need them and having to worry about them and having them directing my very move will be a huge distraction. They still wouldn't listen. Any suggestions? I'm on the verge of just keeping mum about everything and leaving the day before with a "ciao!" and bolt. Edit: I love my parents to death. Problem is that they love me to death as well.