More details about the Family Weekend 2024 schedule will be posted here and on The UA Crimson Connection as they become available. If you haven’t yet set up your free account, act now so you don’t miss any information!

Please view an example of a Schedule of Events for 2023 to help plan your visit. Family Weekend ticket holders should review additional check-in details.

2023 Family Weekend Schedule

This schedule will continue to be updated and is subject to change.

Note: Any changes to the schedule due to weather will be sent directly by email to the Family Weekend ticket holders.

Friday, Sept. 22, 2023

  For Friday, Family Weekend Shuttle (a chartered Crimson Ride bus) will stop at the Stallings Dr./East Perimeter Parking Lot (702 Johnny Stallings Dr.), the UA Student Center, and the President’s Mansion (the Quad) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to help you get around campus.

Family Weekend Check-In

10 a.m. – 7 p.m. | UA Student Center Great Hall, Second Floor
  The Family Weekend shuttle stops here.

Registered Family Weekend participants should check in to pick up their Family Weekend packets, including a Family Weekend guide, schedule of events, clear stadium bag, and event wristbands/ tickets. ** NOTE: Big Al, the Alabama mascot will be making an appearance at check-in from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Anyone arriving after 7 p.m. can pick up their packet at the Saturday Family Weekend tailgate.

Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History Trail

Self-Guided Tour | Downtown Tuscaloosa
Visit the Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History & Reconciliation Foundation website to see a map of the self-guided civil rights history tour.

Gorgas House Museum

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 – 4 p.m. | Gorgas House
Visit the Gorgas House Museum to see UA’s first campus building. The Gorgas House Museum connects the original campus of 1831 and today.

Paul W. Bryant Museum

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | 300 Paul W. Bryant Drive
Visit the Paul W. Bryant Museum to see the exhibit, artifacts, and memorabilia that trace the long history of the University of Alabama football program. Visit the Paul W. Bryant Museum website for pricing.

Warner Transportation Museum

10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | 1901 Jack Warner Parkway
Visit the Warner Transportation Museum for free admission to learn how they aim to advance knowledge and appreciation of Tuscaloosa’s local and regional history.

Alabama Museum of Natural History

10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Smith Hall
Visit the Alabama Museum of Natural History to learn how they detail the state’s natural history and ancient past. Visit the Alabama Museum of Natural History website for pricing.

Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life Open House

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | 2500 UA Student Center
Stop by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life to learn more about the Greek community and meet the staff. Both current and prospective members and their families are welcome to drop in!

VMA Open House

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | 3000 Houser Hall
Join the VMA office for lunch and an open house to explore the resources and services offered at the Capstone for military-affiliated students (veterans, service members, dependents, and survivors).

First-Gen Programs Open House

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. | Russell Hall 300
Join First-Gen Programs in the Capstone Center for Student Success (the third floor of Russell Hall) to meet Legacy Scholars and UA’s First-Gen community members and chat about how your first-gen student can get connected on campus.

First Year Experience

12 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Russell Hall 300
Join First Year Experience for an FYE Friday Tailgate with FREE Food, Tailgate Games, and opportunities to connect with family, friends, and FYE.

College of Human Environmental Sciences Open House

1 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Doster Hall’s Alumni Room
Join the CHES for an open house hosted by CHES Ambassadors CHES ‘SWAG’ will be given out during this event.

College of Engineering Open House

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | H.M. Comer, room 1026
Join us for an informational reception and tour of the college to see how your student can get involved and enjoy a fun treat on us.

Culverhouse College of Business Ice Cream Social

2 p.m. – 5 p.m. | Hewson Hall Courtyard (back of the building facing Publix)
The Culverhouse College of Business invites you to an ice cream social and open house in the courtyard behind Hewson Hall. We encourage families to meet with our Academic Advisors, College Staff and Student Ambassadors.

Culverhouse School of Accountancy Open House

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. | 1001 Hewson Hall
The Culverhouse School of Accountancy invites you to an open house to learn more about our program and meet some of our faculty and staff.

Capstone College of Nursing Open House

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Capstone College of Nursing
Join the Capstone College of Nursing for an Open House

College of Education Open House

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Lawn of Autherine Lucy Hall
We invite you to our open house in front of Autherine Lucy Hall. Meet our faculty, staff, and ambassadors and learn how to get involved with our college and the programs we offer.

School of Social Work Open House

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Little Hall, First Floor Foyer
Students and Families are invited to the School of Social Work’s Little Hall Front Porch and Main Foyer for Popcorn on the Porch. Pop on in and meet our talented faculty, supportive staff, and take a tour of Little Hall!

President’s Mansion Open House

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. |President’s Mansion
  The Family Weekend Shuttle stops here.

Visit the historic President’s Mansion, home of President and Mrs. Stuart R. Bell, to view and experience one of UA’s most iconic landmarks.

College of Arts & Sciences Open House

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. |Woods Quad
Join the College of Arts & Sciences for an open house on the beautiful Woods Quad.

Education Abroad Information Tent

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. |BB Comer Hall
Join the Education Abroad Team and current Faculty Directors at our information tent on the BB Comer lawn! The EA team will offer general information about the study abroad process, and the Faculty Directors will talk about the in’s and out’s of participating on one of our UA-sponsored programs. Bring your families and questions to have a chat with us.

College of Communication and Information Sciences Reception

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. |Reese Phifer Hall
The College of Communication & Information Sciences is hosting a reception for current students and their families. Parents and family members will be able to mingle with the C&IS dean, faculty, and staff while enjoying light refreshments!

Women and Gender Resource Chocolate Festival

3 p.m. – 5 p.m. |Shelby Hall Rotunda
  Pre-purchased tickets are required to enter this event.

Join the Women and Gender Resource Center from 3 – 5 p.m. for their 10th Chocolate Festival fundraiser.

Safe Zone Open House

3 p.m. – 5 p.m. | Safe Zone Student Lounge Student Center 2418
The Safe Zone will host an Open House for UA students and parents to build community as well as learn more about what resources the center provides and what events are planned for the upcoming academic year. Refreshments will be provided for all attendees.

Honors College Family Meet and Greet

3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. |Honors Hall
The Honors College invites you to stop by the second floor of Honors Hall to meet our faculty, staff, and deans. Learn about the many opportunities awaiting students in the Honors College.

College of Arts & Sciences Glassblowing

3 p.m. – 5 p.m. |1053 Shelby Hall
College of Arts & Sciences invites you to visit The University of Alabama Glassblowing Facility to observe a professional glassblowing session.

Support the UA Family Fund at Urban Cookhouse

4 p.m. – 8 p.m. | 1490 Northbank Pkwy #110, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
Consider dining at Urban Cookhouse to support the UA Family Fund by mentioning UA Family Fund. Ten percent of all sales go to the UA Family Fund.

Family Weekend Kickoff Concert

5:15 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Government Plaza, Downtown Tuscaloosa 2106 6th St, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
  Weather permitting
  Entertainment by Even Odds, games, and blankets paid by Family Weekend registration fees. This event is co-sponsored by Visit Tuscaloosa.

Families will experience an evening in downtown Tuscaloosa. This event will take place at the beautiful Government Plaza and includes musical entertainment and a charming southern ambiance. Enjoy one of our many restaurants or food truck options (for purchase) and join us for a taste of life in Tuscaloosa. 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 Concert). Food trucks meals are on your own and are not covered in family weekend ticket price.  

Movie Under the Stars with University Programs

8 p.m. – 11 p.m. |Behind John England Hall. 810 2nd St, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401. Parking deck located: 2230 7th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL  35401.
  Family Weekend wristband required
  Rain location Student Center

Join University Program for a free movie and snacks on the John England lawn. Parking will be available at the Student Center Parking Deck 800 Campus Dr. West, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023

Family Weekend Tailgate

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Corner of Bryce Lawn (315 Bryce lawn Drive) 87.5407874°W 33.2133537°N (not on the Quad but it is close)
  Registration required

Join Parent & Family Programs for a tailgate to celebrate the Crimson Tide. During the Family Weekend Tailgate, you can create memories through our family photo stations and activities to experience the Crimson Tide tradition. Experience a taste of Tuscaloosa with your Family Weekend Tailgate meal included with your wristband. Look for the balloon arch and Tailgate signage.

Walk of Champions

12:30 p.m. |Bryant-Denny Stadium

Elephant Stomp

1:30 p.m. |Quad at Gorgas Library

UA vs. University of Mississippi

2:30 p.m. |Bryant-Denny Stadium
Football ticket required

Support the UA Family Fund After the Game at Central Mesa

4 p.m. – 9 p.m. | 519 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Consider dining at Central Mesa to support the UA Family Fund. Twenty percent of all sales go to the UA Family Fund. This event was previously scheduled for Thursday but had to be moved due to unexpected building maintenance.

Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023

If you are interested in attending a religious service during your Family Weekend visit, some options available near campus.

Family Weekend Brunch

8 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Lakeside Dining Hall
  Registration required. Parents who did not purchase family weekend tickets can pay $10.50 at the door.

Enjoy brunch and live music with your UA family at Lakeside Dining Hall, one of our amazing dining locations. Join Bama Dining for a silent auction with over 20 items your student would love. Credit cards only accepted. All proceeds of the silent auction go to the Student Care and Wellbeing Student Life Campus Pantry.

Family Weekend Family Outdoor Yoga

9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. & 9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. |The UA Student Center Lawn
  Registration required

Come to the Student Center Lawn to enjoy one of our two Family Weekend Yoga sessions. Parental supervision is required for non-student individuals under 19 years of age to participate.

Bloom Hillel at UA

5:30 p.m. Sunday | 380 9th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Bloom Hillel would like to invite all families to join them in the celebration of Yom Kippur while visiting Tuscaloosa. Erev Yom Kippur meals begin at 5:30 at Bloom Hillel.


Thanks to our 2023 Family Weekend sponsors: