Family Weekend 2020 Announcement

Parent & Family Programs is excited to announce some additional details about Family Weekend 2020. While the goals for Family Weekend – spend time with your student, explore Tuscaloosa, and learn more about UA traditions – will remain the same, in order to keep safety and well-being of UA families as our priority, Family Weekend 2020 will look a little different than in years past.

Instead of a weekend of large events, Family Weekend 2020 will offer a variety of virtual and self-guided experiences that you can participate in as a family while visiting your UA student. Families will be able to “choose your own adventure” to create the Family Weekend 2020 experience that best suits their interests.

Here are a few questions you may have:

Will Family Weekend 2020 still be on September 25-27?

Yes, September 25-27 will still officially be Family Weekend 2020, only some of the FW2020 offerings will be specific to that weekend. The vast majority of FW2020 activities can be experienced no matter which weekend you choose to visit your student.

When will the full schedule of FW2020 activities be available?

The full schedule will be announced in the August edition of Crimson Connections.

Will I need to register for Family Weekend 2020? Will there be a registration fee for Family Weekend 2020?

A family will not need to register in advance for Family Weekend 2020 and there will not be a registration fee for Family Weekend 2020. However, some recommended activities may have associated fees that will be indicated in the schedule.

Can I still get football tickets for the game on September 26 vs. Kent State University?

Due to the recently announced SEC schedule changes + reduced stadium capacity, we will not be partnering with Athletics this year to sell any football tickets. Be sure to join our PENpALS list to receive any announcements about any partnerships with Athletics in the future.

Will Family Weekend 2020 T-shirts be available for purchase? Yes! Order your official shirt here. Prices vary by size and sleeve length. Adult sizes are Comfort Colors brand in Ivory, and youth sizes are Gildan brand in Natural.

Additional Family Weekend 2020 details will be announced in August.