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Fall Family Weekend

Fall Family Weekend 2020

COVID-19 Update

Parent & Family Programs is staying in close contact with public health officials and university administrators as it relates to university operations and procedures for Fall 2020.  Decisions about operations, events, and distancing measures will have an effect on the delivery, execution, and viability of Fall Family Weekend.

We will communicate decisions as soon as we are able.  The information provided below was determined before COVID-19 and will be updated as university policy is determined.  Thank you for your patience as we all navigate these times together.


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 2020 is currently schedule for Sep. 25 – 27 (This may change in in relation to university procedures and policy as it relates to COVID-19).  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 Parent & Family programs, there will be many other ways for families to explore Auburn’s campus and community.

Fall Family Weekend Ticket Information

Tickets to attend the Auburn University Parent & Family Association’s Tailgate will go on sale in late July 31, 2020 at 9:00 AM and will remain on sale till September 18, 2020 at 4:45 PM.  These dates are subject to change in light of operational changes as it relates to COVID-19

So that you can have an understanding of what to expect, the schedule of Fall Family Weekend 2019’s events is available directly below for your reference.

Auburn University vs. Southern Miss

Tickets will be sold in our reserved block for seating at the Auburn Homecoming game.  There will be a limited quantity available.  Availability of tickets is subject to Auburn Athletics policy and procedure as it relates to COVID-19 and football operations in Fall 2020.

All Football ticket sales are final.

Fall Family Weekend Schedule

At this time the schedule of events for Fall Family Weekend 2020 has not been set.  To give you an idea of the types of events and activities you can expect, we have provided the schedule of events from Fall Family Weekend 2019.  As we get closer to ticket sale date, we will update with the current year’s selection of activities.


Fall Family Weekend 2019 Schedule:


You may also download the guide of events by downloading our auburn guide app for your mobile device: Parent & Family Programs Guide


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

Frequently Asked Questions

The ticket gives you admittance to the Auburn University Parent & Family Association’s tailgate on Saturday, September 26 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 a reduced amount.

We are working with Tiger Catering to provide a delicious menu for our tailgate, and we will update when it is set.

No. You will pick up your Fall Family Weekend tickets at check-in. Information regarding the check-in process will be available closer to the event date.

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)

Game day at Auburn University is a major event, and Parent & Family Programs cannot guarantee parking for any guest.  However Auburn Athletics has proviced 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 accomodate the large number of fans in the area.

Accessible parking is available on game day. We will pubilish this informatio 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.

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 18, 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 4:45 p.m. Central Time on Friday, September 18. 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.

All football ticket sales are final.

Last modified: June 17, 2020