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Parents and Families Weekend

Parents and Families Weekend is a three-day event held annually in the fall, 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.

Parents and Families Weekend 2021 will offer new and favored events for the whole family. Not able to make it to campus?  That’s okay! Parents and Families Services will offer virtual programming to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to take part in this memorable weekend.

Only events notes with an (*) offer tickets are available through Parents and Families Services. All other events listed are organized by the campus partner hosting the event.

For great deals on dining and accommodations please visit our VIP site. If you have questions please check out our FAQ section or feel free to call our office.

Questions? Please 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.

If you were unable to get tickets you are still invited to come to campus. There are lots of activities and events on and around campus for you to enjoy with your student. We hope to see you there!

Weekend events can be accessed on the Schedule of Events information up above and are categorized by date. Event details, including sign-up links and ticket availability, are specific to each event and can be found by selecting the event title and reviewing the event description.

Tickets for Parents and Families Weekend will go on sale on Mon. Aug. 2, 2021.

To register for events and purchase tickets, click here and follow the instructions to register and purchase tickets for Parents and Families Weekend 2021. All events are sold a la carte. Be sure to talk with your student in advance about what events your family should attend and have your student’s NC State ID number ready for event registration.

NC State v. Furman football tickets will be sold separately via NC State Athletics. Instructions for purchasing tickets will be available on Aug. 2 and a unique URL will be provided for Parents and Families Weekend.

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 2021 will be sent to all registrants via USPS approximately ten days prior to Parents and Families Weekend.

Football tickets and stadium parking for the Sept. 18 NC State v. Furman 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 the Family Fest at Stafford Commons (4:00 – 9:00 pm).

If you arrive on campus before 2:00 pm on Fri., Sept. 17, 2021, 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 Family Fest being held on Stafford Commons behind Talley Student Union.

Football / Game Day

Kickoff for the NC State v. Furman University 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. If there are tickets still available to the event(s), we invite you to please go online to purchase tickets to any of our sponsored events. Registration closed on Sun., Aug 29.

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.