Registration for Family Weekend will open Monday, October 7.

There are five events that are offered that don't require registration:
  • Family Weekend Welcome Center
  • The Great Texas Showcase
  • Say Cheese Photo Booth
  • Harry Ransom Center Self Tours

If there are events you want to attend but you weren't able to register for them, we encourage you to show up to the event’s check-in about 15 minutes early and let the host know your interest. If space is available, tickets will be released on a first come, first served basis. If the event requires payment, tickets may be purchased on site with debit, credit or check (sorry, no cash).*

*For the Moody College of Communication event, they will accept ONLY cash.


Participating in Family Weekend Events

Immediately after registering online, you should have received an automatic email confirming your registration. Please have it accessible on your phone or in print throughout the weekend should you be asked to provide proof of registration. For all tours, you must arrive at least 5 minutes before the tour starts otherwise you will be considered a 'no-show' and it is possible that your tickets will be released to another family.  The locations of all events can be found on the Family Weekend Schedule page.

Picking Up Your Family Weekend Barbecue Tickets

The Family Weekend Barbecue is the only event requiring a physical ticket for entry. You can pick up tickets at the following locations:
  • Family Weekend Welcome Center: Friday, 1-7 p.m., Gregory Gym Plaza
  • Family Weekend Welcome Reception: Friday, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sylvie and Gary Crum Touchdown Club, Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium (enter at Gate 16)
  • Barbecue Ticket Pick Up: Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Gregory Gym Plaza
If you didn't register for the Barbecue but would like to attend, a limited number of tickets will be for sale at the door (credit, debit and check only).

Please note, registrations are non-refundable and non-transferrable. 

The best part of Family Weekend is spending time with your student, no matter what you're doing. Visit the Explore Austin page for ideas of more things to do in Austin. Or, ask your student; don't be surprised if he or she has other activities in mind for your visit. ​