2020 Parent & Family Weekend [At Home] Schedule of Events
Instead of a weekend of large events, 2020 Parent & Family Weekend [From Home] will offer a variety of virtual and self-guided experiences that you can participate in as a family. You will be able to “choose your own adventure” to create the Parent & Family Weekend experience that best suits your interests.
Most of the events and activities listed below can be done at any time, but we encourage you to make plans with your family to participate in the events of your choice on the original Family Weekend dates while observing proper social distancing guidelines.
Don't forget to purchase your Parent & Family Weekend box for goodies to help you participate in each day of activities.
Please note purchase of the Parent & Family Weekend in a Box is not required to participate in any activities.
Parent & Family Weekend [At Home] Activities
Links to activities for each day will be available prior to the day and will remain linked through the rest of the semester.
Please note that all activities are subject to change due to changing circumstances.
Celebrate the Kickoff to an extended Parent & Family Weekend with Music Monday. Start by throwing on our curated UofM Music Playlist full of Tiger Spirit, Memphis Alumni, and songs about your favorite city! While you're jamming out, decorate your space with the stickers and chalk provided to let everyone know who your favorite team is. Lastly, throw a drink into your Fight Song Coozie and relax as you tune into a live performance of the UofM’s own Sound Fuzion. This ensemble performs many different popular music styles, including Top 40, rhythm & blues, jazz, alternative, and country, so there will be something for every Tiger Fan!
- University of Memphis Playlist
- Sound Fusion Virtual Concert | 7:00 pm | Virtual
- Check Out WUMR 91.7 FM
Box Item: Parent & Family Weekend Coozie, Sticker Sheet and Chalk
Join us for Tuesday Trivia and a Virtual Scavenger Hunt as you face off against other Tiger Families and Alumni! This year, as activities are virtual, make sure to include your favorite mascot in your pictures, videos,and social media posts.
Box Item: Pouncer Cutout
Welcome to Workout Wednesday! Make it over the hump by doing a virtual 5K and streaming our live workouts with the UofM Rec Center. Once you towel off from all that sweating, learn how to make a healthy smoothie with the College of Health Sciences and take a virtual tour of the brand-new Rec Center opening Winter 2021.
- Virtual 5K l Download your Official Race Bib
- Smoothie Break with the College of Health Sciences
- Live Workouts with the UofM Rec Center at 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm
- Check Out the New Center for Wellness and Fitness
Box Item: UofM Towel
[Thursday Game Night]
Show your students how it’s done by bringing back family game night. Start by joining us for Virtual Bingo, then break in your new playing cards with a friendly (or unfriendly) card game of your choice!
- Tiger Talk - Translating Your Student's Interests into a Major | 12:00 pm | Live on Facebook & YouTube
- Bingo | 7:00 pm | Virtual
- Tailgate Cooking Live with Kroger
Box Item: UofM Playing Cards
[Friday Movie Night]
Load up the car and join your fellow Tigers and the UofM Homecoming committee for a free screening of Black Panther at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Event is free, but all attendees must have a ticket. MAP >>
RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE | 7 PM | Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Whether you join us for the drive-in Movie Night at the Liberty Bowl or snuggle up at home watching on your TV, grab some popcorn and let everyone know that you’re a member of the Tiger Family.
Can't make it to the Liberty Bowl for our Drive-in Movie night? Check out our recommendations for movies that are set in or were filmed in Memphis or those that feature UofM Alumni. There are several ways to stream films across distances, and this is a helpful article from The Verge that provides some options. Our movie suggestions range from the lighthearted to the serious, so there is something for everyone. This is not an exhaustive list by any means. If you have additional suggestions, please let us know.
- The Firm (1993) IMDB l Rotten Tomatoes
- Walk the Line (2005) IMDB l Rotten Tomatoes
- Uncorked (2020) IMDB l Rotten Tomatoes
- Christmas at Graceland (2018) IMDB l Rotten Tomatoes
- Great Balls of Fire (1989) IMDB l Rotten Tomatoes
- Hustle and Flow (2005) IMDB l Rotten Tomatoes
Box Item: Popcorn and Candy
[Game Day Saturday]
Game Day is here! Start your ritual off right by putting your Tiger Family Hat and practice the timing of your “Go Tigers, Go” Pom-Pom waive! When you’re ready, turn on the game and help us cheer on the Tigers as they take on the Temple Owls. PS. The louder you yell, the more likely they can hear you through the TV!
- Virtual Tailgate - Register by clicking here!
- Memphis vs. Temple | 11:00 am | Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium - Get Your Tickets Here!
- Kroger Homegating
Box Items: FAMILY Hat and Pom
Kemmons Wilson Culinary Institute's Chef will give you a taste of a professional culinary program as you cook Bucatini Pomodoro. Italian food is one of the most reproduced cuisines in the world, and you can find a “Little Italy” on almost every continent. With this recipe, you can enjoy the zesty and hearty flavors in the comfort of your own home. Lastly, settle in for a relaxing day of NFL football featuring all your favorite former Tigers!
- Cooking Brunch with the Kemmons Wilson Culinary School
- Cheer on UofM Alumni in the NFL
|Genard Avery, Philadelphia Eagles||Bryce Huff, New York Jets|
|Chris Claybrooks, Jacksonville Jaguars||Arthur Maulet, New York Jets|
|Jordan Devy, Buffalo Bills||Bobby McCain, Miami Dolphins|
|Jake Elliot, Philadelphia Eagles||Anthony Miller, Chicago Bears|
|Antonio Gibson, Washington Football Team||Tony Pollard, Dallas Cowboys|
|Stephen Gostkowski, Tennessee Titans||Dontari Poe, Dallas Cowboys|
|Darrell Henderson, Los Angeles Rams||Patrick Taylor, Green Bay Packers|
Box Item: Parent & Family Weekend Cup
Things to Do at UofM and in Memphis
We are highlighting activities in the community that allow for physical distancing and current public health guidance. Many of the places are outside. If you do choose to visit, be mindful that there is a countywide mandatory mask policy in effect. A facial covering is required on campus, regardless of interior or exterior.
Backbeat Tours Discount
Memphis has a compelling local history which has influenced and shaped popular culture to a degree far beyond other cities of comparable size. At Backbeat Tours, we believe that the best way to show that is through music, story, and fun. These tours are a great - and safe - way to cure the quarantine blues. The PFW Discount is 20% off the total booking, valid October 22-October 26 on ALL tours! Use the Promo Code: UMPARENT2020
10+ Things to do with your Family during Parent & Family Weekend
Check our a great list of things to do on-campus and in the city of Memphis during Parent & Family Weekend [or anytime 😀]
On Campus Hours
If you are stopping by campus, make sure you know the hours and locations of all our current options >>
Art Museum of the University of Memphis
Visit AMUM! It's always free. Bring yourself for a quiet stroll through the galleries; come with family and friends, or book a guided tour for your organization What will you find?
- Mummies, statues, jewels, tools, among hundreds of fascinating objects in our ancient Egyptian gallery,
- Masks, warriors, ceremonial objects, and ornaments in our African gallery
- Prints and drawings and other works in our 20th and 21st century collections,
- Exhibitions by visiting artists, often with UofM and community collaborators,
If your family was unable to take a campus tour before and you are wanting to know more about campus, we recommend our self-guided tour. This self-guided adventure takes you through different parts of campus.