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Parents and Families Weekend 2022

Thank you to everyone who participated in Parents and Families Weekend 2022. We hope you had as much fun as we did.

Save the date for Spring Fling, February 24-26, 2023. Details are now underway. Please visit Spring Fling 2023 for more information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

General Information for 2022 Events

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 Wolfpack Families. Tickets went went on sale Aug. 1 and the registration system closed on Aug. 31.

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 were on sale Aug. 1 -31. Registration has now closed.

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 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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 p.m.).

If you arrive on campus before 2:00 p.m. 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

Kick-off for the NC State v. UConn football game has been announced for 7:30 pm.

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. Tailgate Your Way permit holders will have access to the reserved lot 2.5 hours prior to kick-off.


Parking enforcement will be lifted in non-restricted spaces for Parents and Families Weekend. On-campus parking will be complimentary both Saturday and Sunday but will require a permit on Friday, September 23. This permit is free but must be obtained prior to arrival. Instructions for claiming your parking permit are below. Permits are only valid in non-restricted spaces. Please follow parking signage accordingly.

How To Obtain Your VIRTUAL Event Permit

  1. Visit
  2. Ensure you are logged out of your parking account. 
  3. Select “Purchase Event Permit” 
  4. Agree to the Terms of Service
  5. Select “General Event”
  6. Select 9/23-25 Parents and Families Weekend 2022
  7. When prompted, enter PFW2022 as the Event Voucher Code. The code is case sensitive and must be entered exactly as shown. Select Confirm.
  8. Select an available Permit Type
  9. Select/Confirm your parking dates. Select Confirm.
  10. Select Location
  11. Select “Add Vehicle”. Enter vehicle license plate, state, year, make, and model. Review information entered for accuracy and select Add.
  12. Enter client name and phone number. Select Confirm.
  13. Select Continue.
  14. Enter email address to receive confirmation of parking permit.
  15. Review information. Select Checkout.

Remember, the permit is virtual, your license plate is your permit. Permit is valid only for the vehicle entered. Permit is not valid in pay-by-plate locations.  

Are you driving a rental car? If so, please wait to obtain your parking permit until after you have received your rental car. Vehicle license plates cannot be changed once entered. You must obtain your parking permit before leaving your vehicle unattended on campus.

For assistance please call the Transportation Office at (919) 515.3424.

For Tailgate-Your-Way ticket holders, parking instructions and a parking pass are included in your confirmation packet. Please read this information carefully and follow the instructions for accessing the reserved lot. Please note that all parking passes purchased with Tailgate-Your-Way are non-refundable and non-transferable. Questions about parking for this event may be directed to the Parents’ Helpline at (919) 515.2441.

If you purchased a parking pass through Athletics, follow-up information will be communicated to you via email.

Need parking on game day? One of the best options is NC State’s Red Terror! Transit service for the Football game is free and open for anyone to ride. Pickup is at the Witherspoon Student Center and dropoff is on Trinity Rd in front of the Stadium. Guests planning to ride the Red Terror are advised to park in the Dan Allen parking deck.

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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.