Parents & Family Weekend registration will open on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. EST.
Orders must be received by Friday, August 16, 2019 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.
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;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 a student section football ticket, you will not be seated with them during the football game.
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 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 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.
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.
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, 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 email@example.com. 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.
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.
Football Ticket Information
Parents & Family Weekend is allotted a very limited number of football tickets from Athletics. Parents & Family Weekend does not have the capacity to offer football tickets to all Michigan families interested in attending the Weekend. It is for this reason that if football is a priority for your family, we strongly encourage you to consider purchasing football tickets elsewhere. While football tickets are available for purchase through Parents & Family Weekend, football tickets typically sell out in minutes once registration opens. Tickets can be purchased directly through Athletics in June through mgoblue.com or you may want to consider third party websites like StubHub. 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 and families.
If you 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 offered through Parents & Family Weekend typically sell out in minutes. The University will not be responsible for the costs of travel arrangements.
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 limited quantity of football tickets and can only offer four tickets per family. (Divorced families are considered two separate families.) There are NO exceptions. 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 a ticket in the student section, you will not be seated with them during the football game. If you would like to sit with your student during the game, you should purchase a ticket for them as well.
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.
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 Friday, September 13, 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.
All application and Parents & Family Weekend Fee Waiver decisions will remain strictly confidential. Recipients will be privately notified and will not be publicly identified.