Parent & Family Programs

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Fall Family Weekend

Welcome

Parent & Family Programs and the Auburn University Parent & Family Association Board of Directors look forward to this annual event.

Fall Family Weekend 2022 will be held in conjunction with Homecoming 2022.  Fall Family Weekend will take place Sep. 23 – Sep. 25, 2022.

 

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 for the Fall Family Weekend Parent & Family Association tailgate were on sale the Friday August 5, 2022 at 2:00 PM, CT through Friday Sep. 16, 2022 @ 3:00 PM, CT. Refunds were available for tailgate tickets through Friday Sep. 16, 2022 @ 3:00 PM, CT.  Tickets sales are for the AUPFA tailgate are no longer available, and refunds are not able to be issued due to providing final number to caterer.

Tickets for guests to the AUPFA tailgate were $30.00 per person.  Tickets for current Auburn students to the AUPFA tailgate were $2.00.  Each person attending the tailgate will need a ticket.  Do not forget to purchase a ticket for every person in your party.  Wristbands will be given based off of the number of tickets purchased, and same day ticket sales will not be allowed. 

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

Auburn University vs. Missouri

We have worked with our colleagues in Auburn Athletics to secure a block of seats for the Homecoming game.  Any person that you want to sit with you, should have a purchased ticket.  Students will not be able to use use their assigned student ticket to join you in the section.

Tickets in the Parent & Family block of seats are $40.00 each.  Guests should know that these tickets are automatically assigned and are in the upper deck.  Section 103-112.  Guests will not be able to select their specific seat if they choose to purchase from the block.  We have 2,097 tickets available, and have historically never sold out of our allotment.

You can see a seating map of Jordan-Hare Stadium by click here: Jordan-Hare Stadium

If you would like to purchase single game tickets through Auburn Athletics outside of the Parent & Family Programs block, you can click here: Single Game Tickets

Parents and families should note that once purchased Football Game Tickets are not refundable.

Purchase Tickets

Tickets for the AUPFA Tailgate are not available at this time.  Guests interested in sitting the Parent & Family block of seats for the Auburn vs. Missouri game are still able to purchase those tickets from the link below.

Fall Family Weekend Schedule

We are constantly adding new events to our schedule of activities so be sure to check back often. You can expand each day below to see offerings for the day.

Fall Family Weekend 2022 Events

(SOLD OUT ) Friday Football Luncheon

Jordan-Hare Stadium

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Cost: This event is sold out

About: (SOLD OUT) Kick off home game weekends at the Friday Football Luncheon. Enjoy lunch with other Auburn fans and participate in a brief chalk talk with one of Auburn’s football coaches. For more information, contact Athletics Special Events at 334.844.8817.  Guests are required to register in advance. Missouri is the opponent for the Fall Family Weekend game.  Click to register: Friday Football Luncheon Registration

 

Career Discovery & Success Open House

Mary Martin Hall, 101

Time: 12:00 – 3:00 PM

About: Join us in the Exploration Center in 101 Mary Martin Hall to learn more about the Major and Career Exploration services provided by Career Discovery and Success, and enjoy a light snack. Drop in anytime between 12-3.

 

College of Sciences & Mathematics (COSAM) Tours

Science Center Classroom Building, Room 239

Time: 1:30 – 2:30 PM

About: COSAM Student Services will be offering tours of COSAM for current students and their families on Friday afternoon starting at 1:30 PM. Tours will depart from Room 239 in the Sciences Center Classrooms building at 1:30 PM and 2 PM, and pre-registration is not required. Tours will be led by current students and should last around 45 minutes. We’ll also have snacks available before tours begin. Come learn about resources and opportunities available through COSAM!

 

Human Development & Family Studies Open House

Spidle Hall

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM

About: The Department of Human Development and Family Science invites you to join us for food & drinks, while getting to know the HDFS students, faculty, and staff! We will be setup in the foyer of Spidle Hall on Mell Street from 2:00pm-4:00pm.

 

Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Tours

Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM

About: Cupola Engineering Ambassadors will offer personalized tours of buildings and lab spaces. Tours will leave from the Christopher B. Roberts Atrium in Brown-Kopel Center. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Fall Family Weekend Check-In

Behind Auburn University Alumni Center

317 South College Street; Auburn, AL 36849

Time: 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

About: If you purchased tickets for the Fall Family Weekend Parent & Family Association Tailgate you or your designers will be able to pick up your wristbands and other items during this time.  You are not required to check-in unless you purchased tickets for the tailgate.

 

Football, Fans, and Feathers

Southeaster Raptor Center

1350 Pratt-Carden Drive; Auburn, AL 36849

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Cost: $8.00 Per Guest, Children under three are free

About: One of Auburn’s most popular fall programs — the Southeastern Raptor Center’s Football, Fans and Feathers — offers fans the opportunity to see a raptor show where they will experience birds of prey eye-to-eye and watch as they swoop overhead. Tickets are $8 per person and can be purchased in advance; there is no charge for children age three and under. This is a cash free event, only checks and cards can be used to purchase tickets. The hour-long program is presented at the center’s the 350-seat Edgar B. Carter Educational Amphitheater, located at 1350 Pratt-Carden Drive off Shug Jordan Parkway. Gates open one hour prior to the start of the presentation. 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. For special rates for groups of 25 or more, call (334) 844-6943. To register visit: Raptor Center Ticket Purchase

 

Jordan-Hare Stadium Locker Room Tours

Jordan-Hare Stadium Gate 10

317 South College Street; Auburn, AL 36849

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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 at Gate 10.

 

Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally

Downtown Auburn

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

About: Kick-off the Homecoming game weekend with the annual Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally! Get in the Auburn spirit with a fun-filled parade featuring campus and community groups and our favorite tiger, Aubie! Right after the parade, there will be a pep rally to get everyone pumped up for the big game the next day! The parade will start at 6 p.m. and the pep rally will start at 6:30 p.m.

Fall Family Weekend Check-In

Cater Lawn

Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

About: If you purchased tickets for the Fall Family Weekend Parent & Family Association Tailgate you or your designers will be able to pick up your wristbands and other items during this time.  You are not required to check-in unless you purchased tickets for the tailgate.

 

Auburn University Parent & Family Association Tailgate

Cater Lawn

Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Cost: $30.00 per non-student, $2.00 per student

About: The Auburn University Parent & Family Association will host the largest tailgate on campus for the Homecoming game versus Missouri.  Guests are required to register in advance of attendance.  There will be live music, tailgate games, food, and an opportunity to engage with everyone’s favorite mascot, Aubie the Tiger.  Tailgate will start three hours before kickoff and end one hour prior to kickoff.

 

Honors College Family Tailgate

Upper Quad Lawn

Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Registration: Honors College students are responsible for registering themselves and their guests.

About: Happy Fall Family Weekend Tailgate from the Honors College. We welcome Honors College students and their families to help us cheer on the Tigers as we face Mizzou during our family tailgate. Honors college students are responsible for registering themselves and their guests.

 

College of Architecture, Design, & Construction Fall Family Weekend Tailgate

White Tent on Green Space

Time: 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM

About: The College of Architecture, Design and Construction (CADC) invites parents 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.

 

College of Human Sciences Tailgate

South Lawn of Spidle Hall

Time: 9:00 AM

Registration: Required

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. Missouri 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.

 

College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment Student/Alumni Homecoming Tailgate

Behind the Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Building

Time: TBD

About: Catered BBQ, Tents with Seating, Ice Cream, Cornhole, Animals from the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center

 

Auburn vs. Missouri Homecoming Game

Jordan-Hare Stadium

Time: 11:00 AM

About: The battle of the tigers.  Auburn will take on Missouri for the homecoming game.  Any person interested in attending the game must have a ticket.

Honors College Induction & Pinning Ceremony

Neville Arena

Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Registration: Honors College students are responsible for registering themselves and their guests.

About: The Honors College Induction and Pinning Ceremony is the official welcoming event to our incoming Honors class. Here students receive their Honors pin- a symbol of the beginning of their Honors and Auburn journey.  Honors College students are responsible for registering themselves and their guests.

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

 

If you would like to submit an event for Fall Family Weekend use this link:

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.

With an early kick-off this year we will be serving breakfast foods:

  • Southern Style Biscuits
  • Crispy Cheddar Chicken with Gravy
  • Roasted Breakfast Potatoes
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Sausage
  • Assorted Pastries
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Beverages
    • Coffee, Canned Sodas, Water

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. 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.

Guests are able to work with Auburn Athletics to secure accessibility seating inside of Jordan-Hare Stadium for the football game.

Parent & Family Programs is not able to provide shuttling, mobility chair reservations, or other types of mobility assistance for Fall Family Weekend.  The Fall Family Weekend is in an accessible location on campus, but guests are responsible for their transportation to the venue.

Fall Family Weekend participation will usually involve significant amounts of walking and traversing campus.  These events may not be suitable for all guests.

Last modified: September 20, 2022