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Parents and Families Weekend 2023

Save the date for Parents and Families Weekend,
September 29 – October 1, 2023

NC State’s Parents and Families Weekend has become a tradition for Wolfpack Families. Programming will offer a wide variety of activities in an effort to have a little something for everyone and those of all ages. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Aug. 1 when tickets* will go on sale.

Additional details are now being finalized. Please check back for our schedule of events. 

A special statement from Parents and Families Services and the Hillel @ NC State regarding Parents and Families Weekend 2023.

This year’s Family Weekend coincides with the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, a time when Jewish people take off work to celebrate the fall harvest and communal shelter. The decision to host our annual family weekend during this time was made in collaboration with our colleagues and students from Hillel @ NC State. Parents and Families Services acknowledges the value and significance of Sukkot in the Jewish faith and, as such, our goal is to provide intentional programs throughout the weekend to celebrate the communal and inclusive values that Sukkot represents. We, in partnership with Hillel @ NC State, look forward to inviting all of our Wolfpack Families to campus for this special weekend and hope you will plan to join us.

*Football tickets
The Office of Parents and Families Services works closely with NC State Athletics in a coordinated effort to provide the best possible experience for Wolfpack Families during Parents and Families Weekend. 

For this reason, Athletics has reserved an exclusive allotment of tickets for NC State parents and families for the NC State v. Louisville football game on Friday, Sept. 29. (Game time is TBA) These tickets will go on sale on Aug. 1 when event registration for Parents and Families Weekend opens. The benefit of waiting for Parents and Families Weekend registration (on Aug. 1) is the option to secure a ticket for your NC State student at no additional cost and ensure they are seated with you and your family for the big game. 

Please check back for more information. Planning efforts are now underway and will be posted as details are finalized.

We look forward to seeing you in September. GO PACK!

Frequently Asked Questions

General Information for 2023 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.

A full list of weekend activities will be posted online via the Schedule of Events website. Details are now being finalized Click here to view the 2022 schedule.

Tickets for Parents and Families Weekend go on sale Aug. 1.

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 and non-transferrable. 

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 2023 will be sent to all registrants via USPS approximately ten days prior to Parents and Families Weekend.

Football tickets for the Sept. 29 NC State v. Louisville 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. Louisville football game has not yet been announced. We will post these details once the announcement is made.

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 will go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 1.

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.


On-campus parking will be complimentary on both Saturday and Sunday but will require a permit on Friday, September 29. 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.

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.