To receive the email invitation sent in late summer 2018, be sure to set-up your friend account on Wolverine Access. Below are the instructions your student can use to set-up a friend account for you and opt you in to university communications.
To create a Friend Account, students must:
- Login into Wolverine Access.
- Select Campus Personal Information.
- On the sidebar, choose UM Parent/Family Authorization tab.
- Enter your parent's email address and select the appropriate checkboxes: Student Account News and Bulletins.
- You may enter up to four email addresses for Friend accounts, by choosing Add Additional Email.
- Save your selections.
- Within 24 hours, Friends will receive an email explaining how to set up their Friend Account.
- After completing these steps, you are now able to receive emails for the upcoming Parents and Family Weekend!
Parents & Family Weekend registration will open on Thursday, September 13, 2018 12 p.m. EST
Orders must be received by Friday, September 21, 2018 for consideration. Most Parents & Family Weekend event tickets sell out because we obtain a limited number of tickets for each event. Registering for Parents & Family Weekend before the deadline does not guarantee that tickets will be available, due to high demand.
You will receive an email acknowledging your online registration within 48 hours. An official detailed confirmation of your ticket purchases will follow via email. Please print the electronic confirmation page for your records. If you do not receive an official confirmation within 5 business days, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate you are registering for Parents & Family Weekend in all correspondence.
For security and logistical reasons, tickets purchased through the Parents & Family Weekend registration form will not be sent through the mail. Tickets must be picked up at Parents & Family Weekend Check-In in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League, 911 N. University Ave. on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
We strongly recommend that you check-in for Parents & Family Weekend on Friday so you can participate in as many activities and events as possible. The majority of the free events take place on Friday. If you can’t come to check-in, your student may check in for you and can pick up your tickets by presenting their student ID.
In the event of an emergency, if you or your student are unable to pick up your tickets on Friday, you may pick up your tickets at the Pre-Game Tailgate on Saturday, November 3 at the Indoor Track Building three hours prior to kickoff. Any unclaimed football tickets will be taken to the Athletic Department’s Will Call Window, located at the Crisler Center, ninety minutes prior to kickoff. All other tickets will be forfeited.
When ordering tickets for any event, be sure to purchase a ticket for your U-M student. We encourage you to attend events with your U-M student, and everyone attending ticketed events must have a ticket. Please be advised that if your student is performing at an event, you must have a ticket to attend that event and watch your student. Football tickets purchased through the Parents & Family Weekend program are not in the student section. As a result, if your student has student section season football tickets, you will not be seated with them during the football game.
Non-Refundable Registration Fee
There is a $50 non-refundable registration fee for Parents & Family Weekend. Parents & Family Weekend is a self-funded event. The registration fee covers the cost of overhead expenses including publications, postage, registration materials, staff, room and equipment rentals, technology fees, and the non-ticketed events and activities offered during the weekend. Event fees are kept to a minimum and are designed to cover the cost of each event.
Families that purchase two or more ticketed events will receive a Parents & Family Weekend bag at Check-In on Friday, November 2, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League, 911 N. University Ave.. This item and any other items purchased through registration are not allowed in the football game, thus they are only eligible for pick-up at Friday check-in. This giveaway does not apply to tickets purchased directly through other organizations and ticket vendors.
Football tickets ordered through the Parents & Family Weekend registration form are a part of the Parents & Family Weekend program. As a result, you will be charged the $50 registration fee when requesting football tickets through the Parents & Family Weekend program.
If you wish to cancel your entire Parents & Family Weekend registration, we must receive written confirmation of all cancellations by Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Those families who cancel before Wednesday, October 10 will receive a refund for tickets purchased through the Parents & Family Weekend online registration form, less the $50 non-refundable registration fee, 2-3 weeks after the request is received. Refunds will not be issued after October 10 for ANY reason. Cancellation requests should be sent by email to email@example.com. Cancellation requests cannot be made by phone. Note: Cancellations for tickets purchased directly through ticket vendors or organizations (designated by a yellow ticket icon) and not purchased through the Parents & Family Weekend online registration form cannot be refunded by Student Life. Contact the individual organizations regarding their refund policy.
Once you have submitted your order, we are unable to accommodate changes. Please be sure to carefully read through the “Events” page of the website prior to registering for Parents & Family Weekend, so that you know which events you wish to purchase tickets for. Everyone attending a ticketed event must have a ticket, so be sure to purchase a ticket for your U-M student when you place your online order, if you would like them to join you at a ticketed event.
At Parents & Family Weekend Check-In, there will be a posting board for families wishing to buy or sell tickets. We encourage you to use this posting board if you wish to purchase or sell any of your Parents & Family Weekend event tickets.
In addition, if there are tickets remaining to any events, we will sell them at Parents & Family Weekend Check-In. However, most events typically sell out, so please do not plan on being able to purchase tickets at the last minute.
We strongly encourage you to carefully review the Events page prior to your initial registration. In addition, when ordering your tickets be sure to include your U-M student. We encourage you to attend events with your U-M student, and everyone attending ticketed events must have a ticket.
Football Ticket Information
If you are requesting football tickets, and only wish to attend Parents & Family Weekend if football tickets are available, we encourage you to consider waiting to make travel arrangements as football tickets typically sell out quickly. You may also consider purchasing football tickets separately through Athletics or other resources. The University will not be responsible for the costs of travel arrangements made prior to the receipt of your email confirmation.
Traditionally, the football tickets reserved for Parents & Family Weekend have sold out. For this reason, and because we believe our program presents families with a unique opportunity to explore the entire University, we strongly encourage you to purchase tickets for other Parents & Family Weekend ticketed events, so that you can participate fully in the Parents & Family Weekend experience. Football tickets ordered through the Parents & Family Weekend registration form are a part of the Parents & Family Weekend program. As a result, you will be charged the $50 registration fee when requesting football tickets through the Parents & Family Weekend program. The registration fee covers the additional costs of the program, including overhead expenses and the non-ticketed activities offered during the weekend.
Parents & Family Weekend has a very limited quantity of football tickets and can only offer four tickets per family. (Divorced families are considered two separate families.) There are NO exceptions. Though it has over 100,000 seats, Michigan Stadium routinely sells out. This ticket shortage affects the entire University of Michigan community, not just parents.
If you need more than four tickets per family, or you only wish to attend the football game and do not wish to participate in other Parents & Family Weekend activities, you should contact the Athletic Ticket Office at (734) 764-0247 or online at mgoblue.com regarding football ticket availability.
Football tickets purchased through the Parents & Family Weekend program are not in the student section. As a result, if your student has student section season football tickets, you will not be seated with them during the football game.
NO PURSES ALLOWED!If you are planning to attend the football game, make sure to read through the list of prohibited items at Michigan Stadium (http://www.mgoblue.com/genrel/060109aaf.html) prior to Parents & Family Weekend. Prohibited items include purses and bags of any size.