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Parents and Families Weekend

September 23 - 25, 2022
Registration is now open. For a full list of events being hosted please see the Schedule of Events.

If you are ready to register, click here!

Parents and Families Weekend is a three-day event held annually in the fall, that welcomes Wolfpack Families back to campus for a memorable weekend with their students. From athletics to the arts, this signature event offers a variety of activities and resources that highlight student life at State.

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Questions? Please see the following FAQ or call the Parents’ Helpline at 919.515.2441 or email us at

Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

Advanced registration to be on campus for Parents and Families Weekend is not required. However, sponsored events and activities are limited, requiring advanced ticket purchase or a pre-registration/sign-up for planning purposes.

Purchasing your ticket in advance of, or separately from our registration, is completely up to you. However, don’t worry if game tickets seem limited on other purchase sites. Parents and Families Services works closely with Athletics to reserve an allotment of tickets for our registration launch on August 1.

Purchasing your football tickets through our link will allow for up to 2-NC State student tickets to be reserved at no cost at the time you purchase your family’s game tickets.

Pro-tip: Have your student(s) ID number ready for event registration!

A full list of weekend activities can be found online via the Schedule of Events website. Click here to view the 2022 schedule.

Tickets for Parents and Families Weekend are now on sale. Register today!

Instructions on how to register as well as a link for all registration options can be accessed online here. Event registrations will close once the individual event has reached capacity and a waitlist will be implemented for most events.

All registrations for Parents and Families Weekend 2022 activities will close on August 31.

No, unfortunately, we are unable to process registrations via phone. All registrations for Parents and Families Weekend are processed online only.

All Parents and Families Weekend tickets are non-refundable. 

No. Parents and Families Services does not permit alcohol consumption or possession of any kind at hosted events. Any persons who are or appear to be intoxicated or have alcohol of any kind in his/her possession will be asked to leave the premises.

Normal business hours for University departments and offices are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Confirmation Packets

Confirmation packets, including a schedule of events, tickets purchased and follow-up information for Parents and Families Weekend 2022 will be sent to all registrants via USPS approximately ten days prior to Parents and Families Weekend.

Football tickets for the Sept. 24 NC State v. UConn football game will NOT be included in packets sent from Parents and Families Services. All game tickets will be sent electronically to the registrant’s email from the NC State Athletics Ticket Office.

Please make sure you provide an up-to-date mailing address when you register for Parents and Families Weekend.

No, all tickets will be mailed to parents approximately ten days before Parents and Families Weekend.

If you do not receive your packet in the mail, please notify the Office of Parents and Families Services at 919.515.2441. We will assemble a replacement confirmation packet for pick-up the week prior to our event or on Friday at Talley Student Union (4:00 – 9:00 pm).

If you arrive on campus before 2:00 pm on Friday, please contact the Office of Parents and Families Services at 919.515.2441 and we will arrange for a replacement packet to be made and available for pick up at the Joyner Visitor Center located at 1210 Varsity Drive. After 2:00 pm on Friday, you will need to stop by the Parents and Families Services info table at Talley Student Union.

Football / Game Day

Kickoff for the NC State v. UConn football game has not yet been announced. Game time is typically released 10-14 days prior.

Yes, simply follow the instructions for purchasing game tickets only.

Yes, registrants will have the option to add up to two students when ordering football tickets online. Simply provide the same option for your student’s roommate as your student, be sure to have the NC State student ID number for all NC State students in your party. All students must present a valid student ID to obtain entry into the stadium.

Yes. Registration for Parents and Families Weekend activities is now available. Register here today.

A variety of made-to-order tailgating kits including sides, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages from University Dining will be available for purchase at the time of registration. Each picnic box option feeds two people so larger families can accommodate various diets and preferences.  

Carter-Finley Stadium offers a wide variety of fun activities on game day. Be sure to set aside some time before kick-off to visit the Wolfpack Fan Zone. Located on the front lawn between the PNC Arena and Carter-Finley Stadium, the Fan Zone activities offer something for every age group.

All NC State-controlled lots will open five hours prior to kick-off.

Special Accommodations and Accessibility

For special accommodations and disability requests for general events and activities hosted by Parents and Families Services please contact the Office of Parents and Families Services at or call 919.515.2441.

Gameday accommodations are processed through the NC State Athletics Ticket office. To make an accessibility request or for additional information, including parking and seating accommodations, please click here and contact the Athletics Ticket Office at 919.865.1510 for more information.