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Family weekend 2020 registration will open in mid-May.

We welcome all families to participate in Family Weekend 2020 on September 25-27. It will be a weekend full of fun, food, and tradition! The Crimson Tide will take on the Kent State University Golden Flashes at Bryant Denny Stadium on Saturday.

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 student’s new “home away from home.”

During Family Weekend, there will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy time with your student and achieve those goals as a family. Below you will find information from Family Weekend 2019 as a sneak peak into what Family Weekend traditionally has entailed. Additional details regarding Family Weekend 2020 will be posted by May 1.

Family Weekend 2019 Registration Fee

The Family Weekend registration fee is $25 for UA students and $35 for family members and includes:

  • Family Weekend Kick-off, Tailgate, and Brunch.
  • Eligibility to purchase football tickets for the Alabama v. Kent State football game using a promo code provided for each registration. This is a separate purchase with a separate login. Plan to purchase your football tickets early as tickets are limited.
  • Important:
    • The Family Weekend registration fee does not include event tickets for your UA student(s). They must pay a registration fee of $25 to attend the events.

Family Weekend 2019 Event Descriptions

Family Weekend Kickoff on Friday (weather permitting)

Families will experience an evening in downtown Tuscaloosa with Parent & Family Programs. This event will include live entertainment in the beautiful Government Plaza and the option to purchase food from local restaurants and food truck vendors. This event is open to the Tuscaloosa community and is not a ticketed event. Present the ticket from your Check-In packet for a free picnic blanket (blankets are 1 per family to the first 500 families; only available at the Kickoff)! This event is co-sponsored by Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports. Government Plaza Address: 2106 6th Street Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Family Weekend Tailgate on Saturday

Join Parent & Family Programs for a tailgate 3 hours prior to kickoff with food, goodies, and Crimson Tide tradition and pride! Look for the balloon towers and Tailgate signage!

Family Weekend Brunch on Sunday

Enjoy brunch, hosted by Bama Dining, with your UA family at one of our amazing campus dining locations, Lakeside Dining Hall. A great way to cap off your weekend on campus! Students will use a meal swipe and guests will use their wristband for admission.

Family Weekend T-Shirts are NOT included in registration. See below for details.

A La Carte Option

A la carte ticket options are available for the following events:

Women and Gender Resource Center Annual Chocolate Festival (Friday) $8 Note that these tickets are first come, first served and tend to sell quickly based on limited supplies.

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

Nothing will be available for purchase at Check-In.

Family Weekend 2019 T-Shirts

Family Weekend t-shirts are no longer available for purchase. T-shirts previously ordered will be mailed directly to the address that you enter at check-out. View the T-shirt design. 

Football Tickets

For every Family Weekend registration, you are eligible to purchase one football ticket, on a first-come, first-served basis. Note that your Family Weekend registration purchase does not include your football tickets, but simply makes you eligible to purchase a football ticket on a separate transaction.

Note about football game tickets for UA Students: Student tickets for the football games are purchased and distributed online and are available on your student’s Action Card. If your student purchased Package D (freshmen) or Full Package or Package B (transfer and returning students), they should already have a ticket in the student section for the football game. Please check with your student to see if they have a ticket to the football game during Family Weekend. If your student does not have a ticket to the game and wants to sit with you in the stadium, you will need to register them for Family Weekend  in order to make them eligible for a football ticket. This also applies if the student already has a ticket in a different section but wants to sit with you at the game.

The Family Weekend 2019 football ticket block is SOLD OUT as is the Alabama vs. Southern Mississippi football game.

Before You Place Your Order

Please read through our event descriptions and Family Weekend information carefully before placing your order to ensure that your order is accurate. Note that there are no refunds available for Family Weekend purchases. Please keep a record of your username and password so that you can review your order. Review your order here by entering your account information. Be sure to print your confirmation to bring with you to Family Weekend Check-In.

Additional Information

Please contact our office at 1-800-392-2777 or email with any questions about Family Weekend 2019. You can also visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. With any questions regarding football ticket purchases, contact the Athletic Ticket Office at 1-877-TIDETIX.


Registration for Family Weekend 2019 closed on August 30.