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Fall Family Weekend

Fall Family Weekend 2021

Welcome

We are currently in the planning stages for preparing for Fall Family Weekend 2021.  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 Ticket Information

Tickets to attend the Auburn University Parent & Family Association’s Tailgate will go on sale in Summer 2021.  Tickets will go on sale August 6, 2021 on this website.  For those families that may have participated with us in the past, our annual tailgate may look a little different to accommodate university event guidance policies, but we will make updates as soon as we are able.

Please note that Fall Family Weekend and the AUPFA Tailgate are contingent upon university event guidance and approval.

So that you can have an understanding of what types of events to expect on Fall Family Weekend, we are providing the schedule from Fall 2019.

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.  We are updating events as campus partners submit them below.  For an idea of previous years’ events, you can look here: aub.ie/FFW2019schedule.

Fall Family Weekend 2021 Events

Fall Family Weekend Check-In | Location TBA

    • Time: TBA
    • 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

 

Student Involvement Open House | Student Involvement Suite 3130, Melton Student Center

      • Time: TBD
      • Sponsored by: Student Involvement
      • About: Come join Student Involvement to learn how to discover your path, meet our staff, and grab a sweet treat!

 

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!

 

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.

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.

 

 

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

  • Time: 3 Hours before Kickoff
  • 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.

 

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

  • Time: 3 Hours before kickoff till 30 minutes before kick-off
  • 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: 3 hours before kickoff – 30 minutes before kickoff
  • 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.

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

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.

At this time the menu for Fall Family Weekend 2021 has not been finalized.  Stay tuned for updates.  When the meal is finalized, and if you require a 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 4:45 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.

All football ticket sales are final.

Last modified: August 3, 2021