Smiling Family

Family Weekend is a “Choose Your Own Adventure” weekend with three main goals for UA families:

  • To reconnect and spend time with your UA student;
  • To experience UA gameday traditions; and
  • To explore Tuscaloosa, your UA student’s new “home away from home.”

During Family Weekend, there will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy time with your UA student and achieve those goals as a family.

Family Weekend 2023 will be held September 22-24, 2023.

This is a great time to visit campus to see your UA student’s “home away from home!” Social and educational family-friendly programs are planned for the weekend so you and your family can enjoy the campus, learn more about The University of Alabama, and experience the pride and tradition of Alabama football.

Stay tuned for more information about how to register for Family Weekend 2023! Be sure to join The UA Crimson Connection to receive communications with additional details as they become available.

Stay tuned for more information about purchasing Family Weekend tickets, the tickets will include:

  • Admission to the Family Weekend Kick-off, Tailgate, and Brunch.
  • Eligibility to purchase football tickets for Alabama vs. University of Mississippi football game using a promo code provided in your confirmation email. This is a separate purchase with a separate login.
  • Important:
    • The Family Weekend registration fee DOES NOT INCLUDE event tickets for your UA student(s). They must pay a registration fee to attend the events.
    • FW23 Shirts are not included with registration. You can purchase shirts separately and they will be shipped directly to the purchaser. Shirts will not be available at Check-In.
Visa, American Express, MasterCard, and Discover cards are all accepted payment methods for your Family Weekend registrations through the online registration system.  We are unable to accept registrations or payment by phone.
If you miss this deadline, we still encourage you to visit your UA student. There are a variety of campus exhibits and additional events that are open to all families. No late registrations will be accepted. We encourage you to participate in the un-ticketed campus events, including the Family Weekend Kickoff event on Friday evening or pay at the door to attend the Family Weekend Brunch on Sunday.

Yes, there will be a charge for children over 2

Note about football tickets for children: Anyone in attendance at the football game (including children 3 years of age and younger) must have a football ticket. A Family Weekend registration is required for eligibility to purchase football tickets for Alabama vs. University of Louisiana Monroe football game. Instructions on how to purchase football tickets can be found on our Football Tickets page on the Family Weekend website. Any questions regarding football tickets should be directed to the Athletic Ticket Office at 1-877-TIDETIX.

You are welcome to attend the Family Weekend Kickoff on Friday. However, registration is required for the Family Weekend Tailgate held on Saturday.  Sunday, the Family Weekend Brunch can be paid for at the door.
No. Anyone attending ticketed events must register (except for children 2 and under).

A purchase cannot be changed once it has been made. You will need to create a new purchase by using your login information to reenter the registration site. This purchase will be separate from your initial order. Therefore, you will have two different charges that show up under your account. You may want to call the Athletic Ticket Office to request your football tickets be put together for this event (subject to availability).  The purchase of additional football tickets is subject to availability.

The link for purchasing a Family Weekend t-shirt will be provided when registration opens. This will be a separate purchase through an outside vendor using a separate login. There will NOT be shirts available at Check-In. Shirts will be shipped directly to the purchaser.
**You can access your Student Life Ticket account anytime by entering the username and password that you created when you placed your order.
No. All Family Weekend purchases are non-refundable.
Your UA student is invited to attend all Family Weekend events with your family. UA students must register for Family Weekend to attend.
You are required to wear your wristband at each event (Family Weekend Kickoff, Tailgate, and Brunch). Wristbands will be provided at Check-In.
No. The football tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Please purchase football tickets as soon as you are able as tickets are limited.

Stay tuned for more information about purchasing football tickets for Family Weekend 2023! Be sure to join The UA Crimson Connection to receive communications with additional details about Family Weekend as they become available.

Stay tuned for more information about purchasing football tickets for Family Weekend 2023! Be sure to join The UA Crimson Connection to receive communications with additional details about Family Weekend as they become available.

To sit with your student at the football game, you must also pay a Family Weekend registration fee and purchase a football ticket for them. Student tickets are located in the student section, which is in a different location in the stadium from parents’ tickets. If your student has a student ticket but chooses to attend the game with you instead of through an additional ticket, they can donate their student ticket through mybama. Student ticket information can be found at MyTickets.
All Family Weekend football tickets will be delivered via Mobile Delivery.
Tickets will only be mobile delivery. If you need additional delivery options, contact the Athletic Ticket Office at 1-877-TIDETIX.
All Family Weekend football tickets are Mobile/Digital. You will receive an email with your ticketing information from the Athletic Ticket Office. You can find additional information about Mobile Delivery by visiting, RollTide.com Mobile Delivery.
Families are encouraged to arrive on Thursday or Friday so they can enjoy the many campus events planned for Friday. Events are scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, so plan to stay for the entire weekend if you can!
Visit our Schedule Page for a list of campus and community events!
Most parents make hotel reservations for the weekend. The earlier you do this, the better, as fall in Tuscaloosa is a busy time for local hotels. Check out Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports for helpful hotel and visitor information.  Many families also stay in nearby cities such as Birmingham, Hoover, etc.
  • On Friday: A Family Weekend Shuttle (a chartered Crimson Ride bus) will be making stops at the reserved lot, the UA Student Center, and the President’s Mansion to help you get around campus on Friday.  Handicap-accessible spots are available in the Family Weekend lot and the parking deck. A visitor’s pass can also be purchased for the day, which allows for handicap-accessible parking in many lots on campus. Paid Visitor Parking is also available. The buses will stop running at 6 p.m. and will NOT be traveling to the Kick-off event. More information for Friday night parking will be sent closer to the event.
  • On Saturday, game day parking will be enforced. Visit UA Gameday to learn more about game day parking. Helpful tip: Downtown Tuscaloosa has public parking, and it is FREE OF CHARGE. Tuscaloosa Transit will run buses from downtown. Buses will start running 3 hours before the game for a small fee.
  • On Sunday, University parking regulations are not enforced, so parking is allowed in legal parking spots across campus. Specific parking maps for Family Weekend will be provided closer to the event.
A Family Weekend Shuttle (a chartered Crimson Ride bus) will be making stops at the reserved lot, the UA Student Center, and the President’s Mansion to help you get around campus on Friday.

Early Check-In will be in the Parent & Family Programs Office (2512 The University of Alabama Student Center) beginning Wednesday. Friday Check-In will be in the UA Student Center Great Hall. Late Check-in will be available at the Tailgate as well.

Brunch: Admission for those who haven’t registered can be purchased at the door.

The following will NOT be provided at Check-In:

  • Additional Registration
  • Tailgate Tickets
  • Additional Family Weekend T-shirts
The Kick-off will be held on Friday evening at the government plaza and will feature live entertainment and the opportunity to purchase food from local restaurants, food trucks, and vendors. This event will be held at Government Plaza in downtown Tuscaloosa. Address: 2106 6th Street Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.
The Jazz Brunch will be located at a Dining Hall on campus. If you have not registered for Family Weekend, you can also pay at the door for this event.

All events during Family Weekend are ADA accessible, including the football game on Saturday. When you purchase football tickets, there will be wheelchair-accessible options. Visit the UA Gameday website for accessible parking information for Saturday and information regarding wheelchair accessibility in Bryant-Denny Stadium. If you have additional questions regarding wheelchair accessibility at the game, contact the Athletic Ticket Office at 1-877-TIDETIX. For accessible parking on campus on Friday, the Family Weekend reserved lot will have spaces available. Also, a visitor’s pass can be purchased from Parking Services for Friday, which will allow for accessible parking in many lots on campus.

The shuttle buses have a wheelchair ramp that folds down, allowing the wheelchair passenger to access the bus. They are not equipped with a lift, so the passenger will have to manually maneuver their chair or the driver can assist them.

Traffic can be overwhelming after a football game in Tuscaloosa. Check out these game-day route options to make your Saturday drive as smooth as possible.