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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 to attend the Auburn University Parents’ Association tailgate were on sale through Sunday, September 23. If you missed this deadline, we are unfortunately unable to add you to this event. With that said, you can still attend other events surrounding Fall Family Weekend. Download a schedule of events here, or view a schedule on your mobile device via the Parent and Family Programs Auburn Guide.

Auburn versus Southern Mississippi Block Football Tickets

Tickets to the Auburn versus Southern Mississippi game are sold out through our block seating.

If you purchased tickets through our website,  they will be picked up at a registration will call during check-in on Saturday, September 28 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the Auburn Alumni Center, or Saturday, September 29 from 8:00 a.m.-noon at the site of the Auburn University Parents’ Association tailgate in the Upper Quad lawn in front of the Quad Center. Tickets will move to Will Call in the Auburn Arena at noon on Saturday, September 29. Please note that your student can pick up your registration materials on your family’s behalf.

All football ticket sales are final.

If you are still looking to purchase tickets, you can visit aubtix.com or stubhub.com.

Fall Family Weekend Schedule

Fall Family Weekend is comprised of events all over campus held by schools, colleges, and departments. Download a schedule of events here, or view a schedule on your mobile device via the Parent and Family Programs Auburn Guide.

Fall Family Weekend T-Shirt

Shirts for Fall Family Weekend were on sale through Sunday, September 9. If you ordered a t-shirt, you will it pick up  on Friday, September 28 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. CST at the Auburn Alumni Center at Fall Family Weekend Check-In or Saturday, September 29 at the Auburn University Bookstore during regular gameday hours. Please note that you can send your student to pick up your registration packet and shirts.

Check-In

If you purchased tickets for the Auburn University Parents’ Association Tailgate, Auburn versus Southern Mississippi Block Seat tickets, or a pre-ordered Fall Family Weekend t-shirt, you will receive your items at check-in. Check-in for Fall Family Weekend will occur both Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29. Please note that the location of check-in changes per day, as well as what is received.

Friday, September 28, 2018: 1-5 p.m. CST at the Auburn Alumni Center, located at 317 S College St, Auburn, AL 36849. The following items are available for pick up at check-in on Friday, September 28:

  • Wristbands for those who purchased tailgate tickets
  • Football tickets for those who purchased seats in the blocked seating area through the Office of Parent and Family Programs
  • T-shirts pre-ordered through the Auburn University Bookstore (The Auburn University Bookstore will have extended hours for shopping and t-shirt pick up from 5-7 p.m.)

 

Saturday, September 29, 2018: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. CST at the check-in tent located next to the Parents’ Association tailgate in the upper Quad (the tent is located directly in front of the Quad Center main entrance). The following items are available for pick up at check-in onSaturday, September 29:

  • Wristbands for those who purchased tailgate tickets
  • Football tickets for those who purchased seats in the blocked seating area through the Office of Parent and Family Programs (football tickets will move to will call in the Auburn Arena at noon CST on Saturday, September 29).
  • Pre-Ordered t-shirts will only be available for pick-up on Saturday, September 29 at the Auburn University Bookstore from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The Bookstore is located on the bottom floor of the Haley Center.

Please note that your student CAN pick up these tickets for you.

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 will be available to all Fall Family Weekend guests on Friday, September 28. 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. ​Be mindful of signage identifying when your car must be moved. Most areas, cars must be moved by 10:00 p.m., but there are some areas that require cars be moved at 6:00 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.

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. 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. ​Be mindful of signage identifying when your car must be moved. Most areas, cars must be moved by 10:00 p.m., but there are some areas that require cars be moved at 6:00 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.

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: September 27, 2018