Parent & Family Weekend FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

General and Registration

When is Parent & Family Weekend 2023?
Parent & Family Weekend 2023 is Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1, in conjunction with the Memphis vs. Boise State football game. Parent and Family Weekend is a wonderful time to see your student, visit campus and get to experience life as a Tiger! You will have the opportunity to meet other Tiger families, faculty and University administrators while partaking in a full schedule of fun, family-friendly and engaging activities.

Do I need to attend all of the events on the schedule?
To receive the maximum value for your package, we encourage attendees to make plans to attend all of our signature events. Regardless, attendance is not required and you can feel free to choose the events that you want to attend with or without your student. This weekend is yours to spend with your student and enjoy the University of Memphis. Parent and Family Weekend name badges must be visibly worn and presented to staff to access any and all events that are a part of Parent and Family Weekend. 

How do I register, and what is included with my registration package?
Registration is now closed. Each family member who wants to participate in Parent & Family Weekend must register. The registration fee allows participation in all of the activities on the schedule of events unless otherwise noted. The all-inclusive registration package is available for adult and youth participants. 

Do I need to buy a package for my student? What events can my student attend? 
No, Your UofM student is included with your registration - they do not need a separate package. The only exceptions: If you would like your student to sit with you at the football game in the PFW section, you will need to purchase a separate football ticket for them. (Students can attend the game for free with their UofM ID, but must sit in the designated student section). Your package includes access for your student to Parent and Family Weekend events, but does not include a t-shirt for your student. You may purchase a shirt for your student during the registration process.

Can I bring my younger children and siblings?
Parent and Family Weekend is for the entire family and not just parents. Many families will bring siblings of all ages, grandparents, aunts, uncles... everyone! Please keep in mind that all family members, regardless of age, must be registered in order to participate in the scheduled events.

A separate Youth Package for those 4-12 years of age is available. It includes entrance to all Parent & Family Weekend events, 1 tailgate ticket, and 1 football ticket in the Parent & Family Weekend section. It DOES NOT include a T-shirt (but one can be purchased separately). Youth 13 years and older will need to register for the Go Tigers Go package. Youth must attend with a parent, family member or guardian. Children 3 years old and younger can attend the football game for free as long as they sit on the lap of the parent or guardian. 

We have another guest who would like to attend just one event, so can I buy a separate ticket for them to attend that one event?
No. All of our events are exclusive to the Parent & Family Weekend (PFW) registration packages. We do not sell tickets for entry to individual events. You are welcome to purchase a Parent and Family Weekend package for all family members and friends who would like to attend one or all PFW events.

Are refunds available?
Due to the nature of event planning we are unable to offer refunds for Parent & Family Weekend. 

During the Weekend

Can my student pick up my packet for me during check-in?
Yes, if you are unable to attend packet pickup for the weekend, your student can pick up your materials. Please make sure your student brings their student ID and a copy of your confirmation email.

When should we plan to arrive? Do families stay for the whole weekend?
Parents and families are encouraged to check-in on Thursday evening (4:30-6pm) so they can enjoy the planned events that begin on Friday morning. Events are scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so plan to stay for the entire weekend!

What if I arrive after check-in ends on Friday? What if I can't come until Saturday?
If you cannot arrive at the regular check-in times, please encourage your student to pick up your materials on your behalf.  If you are unable to check-in until Saturday, please check the Schedule of Events for time and location of late check-in. 

Where do I park on campus?
Complimentary parking (with in/out privileges) on the main UofM campus will be available in the Zach Curlin parking garage (PG2 on map) during PFW, starting Friday at 7:00 am. No parking pass or priority permit sticker will be required to enter/exit the Zach Curlin garage during that time.

Saturday's (9/30) game and tailgate are held off-campus at the Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium, and attendees are subject to parking offerings, fees and policies managed by the stadium.

What can we do while in Memphis?
From Graceland and the allure of Beale St. to the National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis' offerings are as diverse and entertaining as anywhere in the country. Known especially for its special brand of smoky barbecue and musical tradition second to none, the River City's appeal is hard not to find. In addition to signature events, check out the Things to Do in Memphis sheet for events, activity, shopping and restaurant ideas that you and your student can enjoy together during Parent and Family Weekend.

Football Information

How do I get my football tickets for Parent & Family Weekend game?
Those purchasing a Parent and Family Weekend package or game tickets only will receive their tickets electronically. You will need to download the Official Memphis Tigers App prior to arriving at the stadium. Download the App here >

How does my student get a ticket for the football game?
Students can attend any home football game free of charge, but must sit in the student section. STUDENTS MUST RESERVE THEIR FREE TICKET ONLINE by visiting gotigersgo.com/studentlogin.  If you would like them to sit with you in the Parent & Family Weekend Section, you will need to purchase them a game ticket when purchasing your packages. 

I want my student to sit with me/our family at the football game. What do I need to do?
If you would like your UofM student to sit with you in the Parent & Family Weekend section, you will need to purchase them a football game ticket when purchasing your packages.

Where can I park for the tailgate and football game?
City of Memphis-operates a card-only lot will be operating at Tobey Park (2599 Avery), located near the Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium. A football game shuttle is available for roundtrip transport between the University (Central Ave. near Scheidt Performance Center) and Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium. The shuttle fee is $10 per person (cash or card). Shuttle service to the stadium will begin running four (4) hours before kickoff and run continuous routes until one (1) hour after the game concludes. Learn More >

If you have questions or need assistance with game ticketing or parking, please call (901) 678-2331.

Disability Parking and Liberty Stadium Accessibility

Is accessible parking available at the football game?
Accessible parking is available in the lot, entered from South Hollywood via Access 4, and is first come first served. All vehicles must have a current state-issued hang tag or license plate. Each vehicle is allowed one parking space. For more information on accessibility and services, please click here.