Parent and Family Programs

Student Affairs

Fall Family Weekend

Fall Family Weekend is September 28-30.

Please join us for Fall Family Weekend, an annual event that serves as an opportunity for parents and families of Auburn University students to attend campus activities during the fall semester. Fall Family Weekend will be held September 28-30, 2018. All Auburn family members are invited to experience student life, as well as discover a wide variety of offerings on campus and in the Auburn community.

Many campus departments and local businesses work together to make Fall Family Weekend a great event for you and your family. In addition to a tailgate hosted by the Office of Parent and Family programs, there will be many other ways for families to explore Auburn’s campus and community.

Fall Family Weekend Ticket Information

Tickets for Fall Family Weekend will go on sale on Monday, July 30, 2018 and will remain on sale until Sunday, September 23, 2018. The cost to attend is $25 per guest and Auburn University students may attend for free. This ticket is to cover the cost associated with the Auburn University Parents’ Association tailgate, registration, and publicity of weekend activities.

This ticket DOES NOT include a ticket to the Auburn verses Southern Miss football game. Football tickets must be purchased separately from Fall Family Weekend tickets.

We will provide a link to purchase tickets at the end of July.

Fall Family Weekend Schedule

Fall Family Weekend is comprised of events all over campus held by schools, colleges, and departments. A full list of events will be available on Monday, July 30 via the Parent and Family Programs Auburn Guide.

Check-In

Check-in for Fall Family Weekend will be Friday, September 28, at the Auburn Alumni Center from 1:00 – 5:00 PM CST, and on Saturday, September 29, at the registration tent in the Upper Quad (the lawn area behind Cater Hall and in front of the Quad Center) from 8:00 AM – Noon CST. The check-in times on Saturday, September 29 may change depending on kickoff. Please note that your student can pick up your family’s registration packet on behalf of your group.

Hotel Information

Auburn and Opelika Tourism Bureau

During gameday weekends, Auburn and Opelika hotels can fill up fast. In case you have trouble finding a room, check out the surrounding areas that are convenient to travel to and from.

  • Phenix City, AL (34.0 miles)
  • Columbus, GA (36.2 miles)
  • Lake Martin/Alexander City, AL (38.9 miles)
  • LaGrange, GA (43.3 miles)
  • Montgomery, AL (54.1 miles)

Weekend and Gameday Parking Information

Guest parking for the Friday of Fall Family Weekend can be found in the South Quad Parking Deck located at 330 Lem Morrison Dr. as well as in the gravel parking lot behind the Alumni Center. Parking is free and open to guests Friday during the day. All cars must be moved by 10:00 p.m. on Friday, September 28.

Parking on gameday Saturday’s can be more congested than off-weekends, and there are different traffic patterns to accommodate the number of visitors in town. For Saturday, September 29, we suggest to either reserve parking at this website, or to take one of the many free shuttle options to campus. Ride-share options such as Uber or Lyft and taxis are available in the Auburn/Opelika area. If you would like to leave your car at your hotel, please note that this is also an option.

Be prepared for your trip by reviewing Gameday Guide for pertinent information regarding parking and traffic flow changes.

Campus Partnership and Community Sponsorship Information

For Campus Partnership and Community Sponsorship information, please contact Tess Gibson at TLG0002@auburn.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

The ticket gives you admittance to the Auburn University Parents’ Association tailgate on Saturday, September 29 with a meal and non-alcoholic beverages. There will also be fun activities throughout the tailgate, live music, and time to meet other Auburn families. Because Fall Family Weekend is a campus-coordinated event, a portion of this cost also goes towards the marketing of Fall Family Weekend. Regardless of age, the ticket for the tailgate is $25. This helps offset the costs for Auburn University students to attend for free.

No. You will pick up your Fall Family Weekend tickets at Check-in. Check-in for Fall Family Weekend will be Friday, September 28 at the Auburn Alumni Center from 1:00 – 5:00 PM CST, and on Saturday, September 29 at the registration tent in the Upper Quad (the lawn area behind Cater Hall and in front of the Quad Center) from 8:00 AM – Noon CST. The check-in times on Saturday, October 1 my may change depending on kickoff.

During gameday weekends, Auburn and Opelika hotels can fill up fast. In case you have trouble finding a room, check out the surrounding areas that are conveniently accessed from the Fall Family Weekend location.
Phenix City, AL (34.0 miles)
Columbus, GA (36.2 miles)
Lake Martin/Alexander City, AL (38.9 miles)
LaGrange, GA (43.3 miles)

Guest parking will be available to all Fall Family Weekend guests on Friday, September 28 until 10:00 p.m. Guest parking for the Friday of Fall Family Weekend can be found in the South Quad Parking Deck located at 330 Lem Morrison Dr. Parking is free and open to guests Friday during the day. Please note that gameday traffic in Auburn is more congested than off weekends. Be prepared by touring the Gameday Guide for pertinent information regarding parking, traffic flow changes, and transit options. Please check back here at a later date for information regarding reserved parking.

Accessible parking is available on game day at the VCOM lot (910 South Donahue Drive). To park in the designated accessible parking area, fans will need a state-issued hang tag or license plate. For pre- and post-game, transit buses will run from the VCOM lot to War Eagle Way where shuttles will take fans to either the east or west drop-off locations at Jordan-Hare Stadium. There are also special accommodations in Jordan-Hare stadium that can be found here.

Gameday weekends are crowded, and campus can be difficult to navigate. We recommend bringing a wheelchair or a motorized scooter for those guests to have trouble walking long distances.

Of course! There are tons of family-friendly events for your student’s sibling to attend throughout the entire weekend. Please note that a ticket will have to be purchased for siblings as well.

This is completely up to you! The student section of Jordan-Hare stadium is blocked off from general seating. If you would like for your student to sit with you during the game, we recommend purchasing a ticket for them, or plan on meeting up after the game. Please note at that football tickets are a separate purchase from Fall Family Weekend event tickets.

Most certainly! We always recommend comparing the schedule of events to see if it is feasible to attend both. Tickets for Fall Family Weekend will be on sale through September 23, so you have plenty of time to weigh your options.

Tickets can be refunded in full through 5:00 p.m. Central Time on Monday, September 24. After this date, all sales are final. Because a final number must be turned into the caterer for the tailgate, all meals are purchased at this time and no ticket may be refunded.

Last modified: June 14, 2018