Online Registration closed on Friday, October 18 at 5 p.m.

There are five events that are offered that don't require registration:
  • Family Weekend Welcome Center
  • The Frank Denius Family University of Texas Athletics Hall of Fame
  • The Great Texas Showcase
  • Say Cheese Photo Booth
  • Longhorn Halloween

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.

Family Weekend Campus Parking

Parking on campus for Family Weekend is a separate registration and payment process through the University's Parking and Transportation Services (PTS). PTS encourages attendees to purchase parking in advance of arriving for Family Weekend.  Click here to visit the PTS website and register for one-day, two-day or three-day parking options at UT Austin garages. On the venue page, select "Gregory Gym" to be directed to Family Weekend parking options. Go here for parking information for visitors with disabilities. 

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. ​

Events that require External Registration:

Gnocci with Tomatoes

Central Market Cooking Class

Sunday, October 27, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Spend quality time in the kitchen with your Longhorn. You will learn about essential tools, ingredients, and basic techniques for cooking healthy, delicious meals, as you create tasty, budget-friendly dishes. Price is $55 per person.

MoTown Art Exhibit

LBJ Presidential Library Current Exhibit: Motown: The Sound of Young America

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 25-27, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Motown: The Sound of Young America is the first major museum exhibition to embrace all facets—music, culture, and politics—of the 1960s biggest sounds in soul. Visit the exhibition at the LBJ Library to explore the evolution of the label, view personal artifacts from some of its biggest artists, and do your take on some of Motown's biggest hits. Use Coupon Code TXPARENTS for a $3 discount off all pricing. Students are free with valid UT ID. Valid 10/25-10/27/2019.

Texas women's soccer player in action

Family Weekend Soccer Game vs Texas Tech

Sunday, October 27, 1 p.m.
Come support Texas Soccer during Family Weekend! The Longhorns take on Big 12 foe, Texas Tech at Mike A. Myers Stadium & Soccer Field. Tickets for families have been discounted down to just $3 per person (excluding handling fees.) All tickets purchased will be emailed to purchasers as mobile tickets within 24-48 hours of purchasing. Tickets must be purchased through the link below and in advance to receive the discount. For help purchasing tickets, please contact Texas Athletics at 512-471-3333 or via email at

Student Big Ticket purchasers can show their student ID for admission.