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Fall Family Weekend

Fall Family Weekend 2021

Welcome

Parent & Family Programs and the Auburn University Parent & Family Association Board of Directors are excited to bring back this annual event.

Fall Family Weekend will be held Sep. 24 – Sep. 26, 2021. Fall Family Weekend is held in conjunction with Homecoming.

We are in contact with our campus health and community health professionals as we work to provide an event that is safe and fun for attendees

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 Parent & Family programs, there will be many other ways for families to explore Auburn’s campus and community.

Fall Family Weekend Tailgate and Football Ticket Information

Tickets to attend the Auburn University Parent & Family Association’s Tailgate are now closed.  No further orders can be accepted at this time, due to providing final numbers to the caterer.

 

Tickets for the Fall Family Weekend Tailgate were on sale August 6, 2021 through September 17, 2021 at 3:00 PM.

 

You can still purchase football tickets for the Fall Family Weekend block of seats using the link below.  If you have purchased football tickets in the Fall Family Weekend block of seats, but have not received your football tickets you can contact the Auburn Ticket Office at 855.282.2010, option 1 or ticketsales@auburn.edu.

FOOTBALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL.  REFUNDS ARE NOT ABLE TO BE PROVIDED FOR FOOTBALL TICKETS.

Auburn University vs. Georgia State

We will be able to provide ticket sales for the Georgia State Homecoming game.  Please note that these tickets are a separate cost, and not included in the price of your Fall Family Weeekend Tailgate ticket.  You can also purchase tickets directly through Auburn Athletics.

Fall Family Weekend Schedule

At this time the schedule of events for Fall Family Weekend 2021 has not been set and we are updating events as campus partners submit them below.

Fall Family Weekend 2021 Events

Fall Family Weekend Check-In | Behind the Auburn Alumni Center 

    • Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Sponsored by: Parent & Family Programs
    • About: You, or your student, can retrieve your wristbands for the Fall Family Weekend Parent & Family Association’s Tailgate during this time.  If you have not registered to attend the Tailgate, you do not have to check-in to attend any of the

 

School of Nursing Information Session/Building Tour | School of Nursing Lobby, 710 South Donahue Drive

  • Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Sponsored by: School of Nursing
  • About: We will have an information session Q & A with an academic advisor followed by a building tour led by some of our Student Ambassadors.

 

Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Open House | Brown-Kopel Center (152 Wilmore Drive)

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Sponsored by: Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
  • About: The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering will be hosting an open house for our students’ parents and families. The open house will consist of student-led Cupola tours of the Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center that will last approximately 15 minutes, as well as the opportunity to visit department buildings to speak to student clubs, organizations, faculty, and staff. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Taste of the World | Auburn Abroad Lobby (Foy Hall 243)

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Sponsored by: Auburn Abroad
  • About: Enjoy sweets and snacks from around the world while learning about opportunities to research, intern, and study abroad! Auburn Abroad will give you an exciting look at the international opportunities are in your student’s future. Enjoy photo displays from past study abroad participants while speaking with Auburn Abroad staff about various locations, program types and financial resources.

 

School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Parent & Family Open House | School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Building – Atrium, 602 Duncan Drive

    • Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Sponsored by: School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
    • About: We welcome you to our Parent and Family Open House in our Atrium! Meet our faculty, staff, and the Deans, have some refreshments, and enjoy a tour from one of our great Student Ambassadors! This is an excellent opportunity to see the impact our students are making on the world!

 

Exploratory Major Open House | Exploratory Advising Center, 101 Mary Martin Hall

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Sponsored by: Exploratory Advising Center
  • About: Stop by the Exploratory Advising Center to learn more about our Exploratory program and meet the team that works with your students to find the right major. Ask questions, tour our advising center, and enjoy an afternoon snack.

 

Football, Fans, & Feathers | 1350 Pratt-Carden Drive, Auburn, AL 36849

    • Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Sponsored by: Southeastern Raptor Center
    • Registration Required
    • About: During the show, hawks, falcons, eagles and other birds of prey are free-flown from towers and around the amphitheater, enabling visitors to see these raptors flying close. Visitors will also learn interesting facts about natural history, conservation, and rehabilitation. This educational presentation is appropriate for all ages. Each show is unique and features a variety of different raptor species! All birds used in the programs are permanent residents that are non-releasable due to prior injuries or human imprinting. The Southeastern Raptor Center is a division of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Advance purchase of tickets is recommended by going to https://www.vetmed.auburn.edu/raptor/football-fans-and-feathers Tickets will be sold online until 4:00 PM on Friday, September 24.

 

Jorda-Hare Stadium Locker Room Tours | Jordan-Hare Stadium, enter through Harbert Family Recruiting Center Entrance

  • Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Sponsored by: Auburn Athletics
  • About: The Auburn Family is invited to experience the pre-game locker room setup for the football team on Fridays prior to each home game from 4 to 6 p.m.  Enter Jordan-Hare Stadium Gate 10.

 

Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally | Downtown Auburn and Samford Lawn

  • Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Sponsored by: University Program Council
  • About: The annual Homecoming Parade allows the Auburn community to celebrate alumni returning home and to build spirit with the whole Auburn Community for the Homecoming football game the next day. The parade will feature floats from on and off-campus organizations, the Auburn University Cheerleaders, the Tiger Paws and the Auburn University Marching Band. The parade begins at 6 p.m. on September 24, completing a short loop around downtown Auburn before concluding with a pep rally around 6:30 p.m. on Samford Lawn. The best location to view the parade is on College Street in front of Samford Hall.

 

Postcards to the Plains | Front Desks of Sasnett, Cambridge, 160 Ross, Aubie, South Donahue, and Lane Halls

  • Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Sponsored by: University Housing
  • About: Auburn University Housing will be hosting “Postcards to the Plains” for Fall Family Weekend! Parents and families will be able to write a note to their students to encourage and support them during the semester. AUH staff will deliver the notes the next week as a surprise to each student. Please stop by to visit our neighborhoods and continue to make our students feel at home on the plains!

Fall Family Weekend Check-In | Upper Quad

    • Time: 9:00 AM – End of Tailgate
    • Sponsored by: Parent & Family Programs
    • About: You, or your student, can retrieve your wristbands for the Fall Family Weekend Parent & Family Association’s Tailgate during this time.  If you have not registered to attend the Tailgate, you do not have to check-in to attend any of the events.

 

Coca-Cola Tiger Fan Fest | Nichols Lawn

  • Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Sponsored by: Auburn Athletics & Coca-Cola
  • About: Coca-Cola Tiger Fan Fest is Auburn’s free pre-game interactive entertainment area. This epicenter of fun is located in front of the Nichols Center on Donahue Drive, just north of Auburn Arena and Jordan-Hare Stadium.check out our sponsor’s displays and products while taking home free giveaways. Fan Fest offers fun for everyone in the family, from parents to young children. Whether you’re dropping by to let the kids play on the inflatable games, or listening to the live DJ, Tiger Fan Fest is a great way to add some fun to your gameday.

 

Home Plate Tailgate | Plainsman Park Parking Lot

  • Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Sponsored by: Auburn Athletics
  • About: The space is open to the public and creates a tailgating destination close to the action of Jordan-Hare Stadium. Once in the area, fans will have access to restrooms and tents for shade. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

 

Auburn University Parent & Family Association’s Tailgate | Upper Quad

  • Time: 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Sponsored by: Parent & Family Programs and Auburn University Parent & Family Association
  • Registration Required
  • About: Join the Auburn University Parent & Family Association as we host the biggest tailgate on the plains for the Georgia State vs. Auburn University homecoming football game. There will be food, live music, tailgate games, and special appearances.  Registration and tickets are required for attendance.  Cost $30.00 for non-students, no charge for current Auburn University (main-campus) students.

 

The Huddle | Auburn Alumni Center, 317 S. College Street

  • Time: 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Sponsored by: Auburn Alumni Association
  • Registration Required
  • About: Complimentary food ticket for all members – FireTruck BBQ Complimentary drink ticket (beer or wine) for all life members Member appreciation gift bag Food and drinks will be available for purchase for guests Live music Family-friendly activities A visit from Aubie and the Auburn University Cheerleaders. To attend, visit: https://www.alumni.auburn.edu/tailgate

 

College of Architecture, Design, and Construction Family and Friends Tailgate | Tailgate Guys Tent #53, Adjacent to Melton Student Center

  • Time: 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Sponsored by: The College of Architecture, Design, and Construction
  • About: The College of Architecture, Design and Construction (CADC) invites parents, guardians and families of CADC students to tailgate with the Dean, faculty, students and staff. Light refreshments provided. Opens three hours before kickoff and closes thirty minutes before kickoff.

 

Year of Germany Tailgate | Corner of Mell St. and Roosevelt Drive, outside Spidle Hall

  • Time: 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Sponsored by: International Cultural Center, Office of International Programs
  •  About: The International Cultural Center’s Year of Germany fall celebration culminates on Saturday, September 25 prior to the Auburn vs. Georgia State homecoming football game for a German-themed tailgate outside of Spidle Hall. The tailgate opens three hours before the game and will end 30 minutes before kickoff. Guests can expect servings of traditional German food and beverages, as well as interactive musical and dance activities. All members of the Auburn Family are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate in the festivities.

 

Tiger Tailgate Show | Broadcast outside Gate 7 (93.9 FM)

  • Time: 12:00 PM
  • About: Swing by the broadcast area outside of Gate 7 or listen in on your FM device.

 

College of Human Sciences Alumni, Friends, and Family Tailgate | Green Space South of Spidle Hall

  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Registration Required
  • Sponsored By: The College of Human Sciences

About: The College of Human Sciences is hosting a tailgate and invites you to join us for food & drinks, and to celebrate the Auburn Spirit prior to the Auburn vs. Georgia State game! We will be setup in the lawn south of Spidle Hall on Mell Street beginning 2 hours prior to kick-off. We hope to see you there!

Please register by contacting Melissa Rhodes at melissarhodes@auburn.edu or 334.844.7260.

 

Tiger Walk | Donahue Drive to Harbert Family Recruiting Center Entrance

  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Sponsored by: Auburn Athletics
  • About: The Tiger Walk at Auburn University is one of the most imitated traditions in all of college sports. Each gameday, the Tigers walk down Donahue Drive to Jordan-Hare Stadium. But the team doesn’t make the walk alone; instead, they are cheered on by the thousands of Auburn fans who line the street and, in the process, create one of the great scenes in college football. The walk begins two hours before each game.

 

Jordan-Hare Stadium Gates Open | Jordan-Hare Stadium

  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • About: Fans are welcome to start entering Jordan-Hare Stadium in preparation of the game.  Reminder, digital tickets are required for entry.

 

Pre-Game Festivities Begin on Field | Jordan-Hare Stadium

  • Time: 2:40 PM
  • About: Be sure you’re in your seats early to experience all of the pre-game festivities.  Eagle flight, band march out, and the player entrance into the field are all must see activities.

 

Auburn University vs. Georgia State Homecoming Game | Jordan-Hare Stadium

  • Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • About: Be sure to cheer on the Auburn Tigers as the take on the Panthers from Georgia State

Keep checking-in as we update the offerings for Fall Family Weekend 2021

Check-In

Check-in for Fall Family Weekend will take place the Friday of the Homecoming game, and will continue Saturday morning of the Homecoming game. 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)

Campus Partnership and Community Sponsorship Information

For Campus Partnership and Community Sponsorship information, please contact Parent & Family Programs at parent@auburn.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have not received your football tickets that you purchased through the Fall Family Weekend block of seats you can contact the Auburn Ticket Office at 844.282.2010, option 1 or ticketsales@auburn.edu.  You will need to provide them the name and email used for your order.

The ticket gives you admittance to the Auburn University Parent & Family Association’s tailgate 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 $30. This helps offset the costs for Auburn University students to attend for a reduced amount.

Fall Family Weekend Parent & Family Association Tailgate Menu 2021:

  • Auburn Farmers Caviar with Tortilla Chips
  • German Style Potato Salad
  • Classic Buns
  • Pimento Macaroni & Cheese (V)
  • Sweet Southern Baked Beans (V)
  • Pulled Pork with Classic Coleslaw
  • Pulled Chicken
  • Texas and Carolina Gold BBQ Sauce on the side
  • Wickles Pickles and Class Dill Chips
  • Sliced Watermelon
  • Craveworth Chocolate Chunk Cookies
  • Bottled Water
  • Assorted Canned Sodas

If you require dietary accommodation, you can contact parent@auburn.edu to let us know.

No, you will not receive a ticket in the mail.  Additional details will be provided as we finalize Fall Family Weekend 2021 plans.

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)

Gameday at Auburn University is a major event, and Parent & Family Programs cannot guarantee parking for any guest.  However, Auburn Athletics has provided guidance regarding parking for game day at the following links:

Guests of the university are also encouraged to park in downtown Auburn and surrounding streets.  Guests should be prepared to walk during gameday, as the traffic pattern on campus and surround area is altered to accommodate the large number of fans in the area.

Accessible parking is available on game day. We will publish this information as it is posted. 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. We are not able to provide golf-carting or shuttling from accessible parking areas to the location of the tailgate.

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.

We are continuing to work with Auburn Athletics to finalize football ticket plans.  In the event that we are able to offer a parent and family block that decision 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 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 till close to the event, so you have plenty of time to weigh your options.

Tickets to the Auburn University Parent & Family Association’s Tailgate can be refunded in full through 3:00 p.m. Central Time on the Friday one week prior to the start of Fall Family Weekend (Sep. 17, 2021). 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.

 

To request a refund of your Tailgate tickets you can:

  • Email parent@auburn.edu
  • Provide the name on the order and the email address used
  • Provide what tickets you would like refunded.

 

Please note that Fall Family Weekend tailgate is a rain or shine event.  Refunds will not be provided in the event of inclement weather, due to the cost of space, tent, and food rental order. In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather or other matter beyond the control of Parent & Family Programs, all purchased food will be donated to the Campus Kitchens project to provide meals to food-insecure members of the Auburn campus and community.

All football ticket sales are final.

Please note that Fall Family Weekend tailgate is a rain or shine event.  Refunds will not be provided in the event of inclement weather, due to the cost of space, tent, and food rental order. In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather or other matter beyond the control of Parent & Family Programs, all purchased food will be donated to the Campus Kitchens project to provide meals to food-insecure members of the Auburn campus and community.

All football ticket sales are final.

Last modified: September 22, 2021