Family Weekend FAQs
Many questions about Family Weekend are answered here. For any additional questions,
please call the Parent & Family Programs office at (479) 575-5002 or e-mail us at
When is Family Weekend?
Family Weekend 2021 will be held September 17 - 19. Family Weekend is a great opportunity
to return to campus to visit with your student, learn more about University of Arkansas
programs and services and explore the Northwest Arkansas area!
What is Family Weekend?
Family Weekend is an opportunity for you and your family to return to campus and visit
your student. Our office hosts a variety of events for guests to partake in, including
Cardinal Nights: Casino Night, the traditional Tailgate Party and Sunday Brunch. PFA
Cardinal Members also have the opportunity to attend the PFA Cardinal Member Reception
on Friday Night. If you're interested in becoming a Cardinal Member click here
How do I register for Family Weekend?
Registration will go live for Cardinal Members of the Parent & Family Association
on Monday, July 19 @ 9:00 am CST. All other parents and family members will be able
to purchase tickets on Thursday, July 22 @ 9:00 am CST.
How many packages do I need to purchase?
Everyone in your family that is planning on attending any Family Weekend festivities
(not including the student that is attending the University of Arkansas) will need
to have a Family Weekend package. So, if you have four people in your family (not
including the student that is attending the University of Arkansas), then you would
need to purchase four Family Weekend packages, regardless of age. According to the
Razorback Ticket Center Admission Policy: All persons, including children of any age,
must have a ticket for admission into Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
How many packages can I purchase for Family Weekend?
One family is able to purchase up to ten Family Weekend packages. If you need to purchase
more than ten packages for your family, please call our office at (479) 575-5002.
We can accommodate families of any size, but do limit the number of tickets available
for purchase online to ensure that they are truly going to Razorback parents and families.
What events can my UARK student attend?
Your student is invited to attend all Family Weekend events with you, as long as they
have their student ID.
When will the Family Weekend schedule be finalized?
We will have a finalized event schedule until 1 week prior to Family Weekend. If you
are registered for the weekend, you will receive this information via the e-mail address
you used to register with.
Can my student pick up my packet for me during check-in?
Yes, if you are unable to attend check-in for the weekend, your student can pick up
your package. All your student will need to provide is the name the Family Weekend
packages were registered under. Check in will be held on Thursday, September 16, Friday,
September 17 and Saturday, September 18. Specific times are listed below:
Thursday, September 16 - 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Friday, September 17 - 12:00 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 18 - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where can I park during Family Weekend?
Friday, September 17, 2021
Guests arriving before 5:00 PM can utilize the Campus Visitor Parking Lot located
next to Silas Hunt Hall on Maple Street and the Stadium Drive Parking Garage located
behind the Student Union. Please note that these are metered lots until 8:00 PM and
you will have to pay to park there. From 8:00 PM – 12:00 Midnight, parking will be
available in the Stadium Drive Parking Garage free of charge. This Parking Garage
is attached to the Arkansas Union and will have to be vacated by 12:00 midnight due
to the football game.
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Due to the high volume of vehicles on campus for Razorback football games, Family
Weekend participants may park at Baum Stadium. Razorback Transit buses will transport
guests to and from Baum Stadium on game day free of charge beginning four hours before
Guests will ride the transit buses to the Arkansas Union, the second stop on the bus
route, for the Family Weekend Tailgate Party. After the game, the transit buses will
be located south of Gate 1 along the football practice field on Razorback Road to
bring guests back to Baum Stadium. Please see the following link for information on
Baum Stadium parking:
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Parking will be available in the Garland Avenue Parking Garage free of charge. This
parking garage is next to the University Bookstore on Garland Avenue and was used
for parking during Orientation this summer.
When should we plan to arrive? Do parents stay for the whole weekend?
Families are encouraged to arrive Friday afternoon so they can get settled, spend
some time with their student and enjoy the events planned that evening. Events are
scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so plan to stay for the entire weekend,
if you can! Events should officially begin around 2:00 pm on Friday and end on Sunday
around 1:00 pm; however, optional/additional events are available before and after
the indicated times.
What if I can’t come until Saturday?
Family Weekend check-in will be available on Saturday from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM for
your convenience. If you would like, your student can pick up your packages on Thursday,
September 16 or Friday, September 17. Please remind your student to provide the name
the Family Weekend packages were registered under.
I want to sit with my student at the football game. What do I need to do?
If you would like your student to sit with you and your family at the game, you will
need to purchase them a football ticket with your specialized discount link. However,
please check with them to see if they have a ticket to the game already. It is common
for parents and students to enjoy the Tailgate Party together and then meet up after
the game. Your student should be able to meet his/her friends before entering the
I want to sit with another family at the football game. What do I need to do?
If you would like to sit with another family, then you would need to purchase all
of the Family Weekend football tickets together. Tickets are distributed as they are
purchased, so no seat rearranging can be accommodated to ensure a fair process.
Are refunds available?
All Family Weekend purchases are non-refundable as the programmatic events that are
planned are based off of the number of reservations made.