Parents & Family Weekend registration has closed.

Registration Deadline

Orders must be received by Friday, August 16, 2019 for consideration.


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 official confirmation page for your records. If you do not receive an official confirmation within 5 business days, please email Please indicate you are registering for Parents & Family Weekend in all correspondence.

Ticket Pick-Up

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 Multipurpose Room, West Quad (541 Thompson St) on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

We strongly recommend 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.  Souvenir items purchased through registration are not allowed in the football game, thus are only eligible for pick-up at Friday check-in.

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 Parents & Family Weekend Tailgate on Saturday, October 5 at Ferry Field 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.


If you wish to cancel your entire Parents & Family Weekend registration, we must receive written confirmation of all cancellations by Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Those families who cancel before Wednesday, September 18 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 September 18 for ANY reason. Cancellation requests should be sent by email to Cancellation requests cannot be made by phone. Note: Cancellations for tickets purchased directly through ticket vendors or organizations 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.  

Order Changes

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.

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.

Fee Waiver

We recognize the financial commitment required for families to attend Parents & Family Weekend. While there are many no-cost events  throughout the Weekend, costs associated with other events and travel and the $50 Parents & Family Weekend registration fee can be barriers to attending Parents & Family Weekend for some families.

The Parents & Family Weekend Fee Waiver is a need-based award that provides financial assistance to defray the expense of attending Parents & Family Weekend. The waiver covers the registration fee for Parents & Family Weekend and tickets to the Parents & Family Weekend Tailgate. The fee waiver does not pay for football tickets or travel costs.

The Parents & Family Weekend Fee Waiver is designed to provide assistance to the families of those students with financial need as demonstrated by the student’s financial aid award package. Priority consideration will be given to those students receiving the Go Blue Guarantee, the Federal Pell Grant, and/or those with an EFC of $0 as determined by Financial Aid. Any parent or guardian of a current, full-time undergraduate student receiving financial aid is eligible to apply for a Parents & Family Weekend Fee Waiver.

Applications are due no later than September 1, 2019. Families will be notified of the decision regarding the fee waiver via e-mail on a rolling basis. Families receiving a fee waiver will be automatically registered for Parents & Family Weekend.

Click here to apply for the Parents & Family Weekend Fee Waiver.

All application and Parents & Family Weekend Fee Waiver decisions will remain strictly confidential. Recipients will be privately notified and will not be publicly identified.