Family Weekend



Family Weekend 2021

September 17 - 19, 2021

Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Georgia Southern


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 Family Tailgate and Sunday Brunch. PFA Cardinal Members also have the opportunity to attend the PFA Cardinal Member Reception on Friday night.



The Family Weekend registration fee is $85.00 (per person attending) and includes:

  • Family Weekend T-Shirt and Memorabilia
  • Entrance to UARK Cardinal Nights (food available at event)
  • Entrance to Family Tailgate (food available at event)
  • Sunday Family Brunch
  • Eligibility to purchase football tickets for Razorbacks vs. Georgia Southern Eagles football game using a specialized link that will direct you to the discounted football tickets through the Razorback Ticket Office. This is a separate purchase with a separate login. Plan to purchase your football tickets early as tickets are limited.


  • Football tickets are NOT included in packages. However, you will receive a specialized link  after purchasing your Family Weekend package that allows you to purchase football tickets at a discounted price through the Razorback Ticket Office.
  • Your student does not need to purchase a Family Weekend package to attend the Family Weekend events.


All packages are sold on a first come, first serve basis. Packages will be sold on our ticketing site, University Tickets. Click here  or the button below to be re-directed to purchase your Family Weekend packages!


Click here for the Family Weekend schedule! 

Event Descriptions


Check-In will be held on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday of Family Weekend in the International Connections Lounge at the Arkansas Union. This is where you will pick up your Family Weekend packages. Check-in dates and 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


Silent Auction

September 16 – 17: Every year during Family Weekend we host a Silent Auction, providing families and students the opportunity to bid on items donated from various businesses in the NWA community. Not only will you get a taste of what NWA has to offer but ALL proceeds go to student scholarships! The Silent Auction is held in the Arkansas Union International Connections Lounge.


Parent & Family Association Cardinal Member Reception

Friday, September 17: Cardinal Members of our Parent & Family Association are invited to join Parent & Family Programs staff for dinner and a reception in downtown Fayetteville. This event will include live music, food and desserts, give-away items, drink tickets and prizes! Attendance is limited due to venue space capacity so RSVP is required. 


UARK Cardinal Nights: Casino Night

Friday, September 17, 7:00 – 11:00pm: UARK Cardinal Nights is student led late night program dedicated to providing fun and safe Friday night activities for the student body. Casino Night is designed specifically for students and their family members to attend! The event will have food, casino games, as well as other activities, music and prizes. UARK Cardinal Nights: Casino Night will take place in the Arkansas Union and is open to all students and family members to attend.


Family Tailgate

Saturday, September 18, 1:00 – 3:00pm: Join Parent & Family Programs for a 2-hour tailgate prior to kickoff. During the Family Tailgate, you will have the opportunity to create memories, enjoy delicious BBQ, and experience Razorback traditions. On top of that, we will have a DJ and other family friendly activities. The Family Tailgate will take place in the Union Mall- directly in front of the main entrance of the Arkansas Union.


Family Sunday Brunch

Sunday, September 19, 10:00 – 1:00pm: Your family is invited to join your student for a Family Sunday Brunch right here on campus.

Family Weekend T-Shirts

One Family Weekend t-shirt is included in each Family Weekend package you purchase. However, if you want an additional shirt we also provide that option! Additional shirts are $13.00 and can be picked up during Family Weekend or mailed to the address we have on file for you.

Football Tickets

For every Family Weekend package purchased, you are eligible to purchase one football ticket, on a first-come, first-served basis. Note that your Family Weekend registration purchase does not include your football tickets, but simply makes you eligible to purchase a football ticket on a separate transaction at a discounted price. You will receive a specialized link in your confirmation email after purchasing your Family Weekend package that will take you to the Razorback Ticket Office. Remember to input your specialized discount code upon check-out.

NOTE: If you want your student to sit with you at the football game, you may use your specialized link to purchase their football ticket when you purchase your own through the Razorback Ticket Office. That is the only way to ensure that they will be seated with you.

Before You Place Your Order

Please read through our event descriptions and Family Weekend information carefully before placing your order to ensure that your order is accurate. Note that there are no refunds available for Family Weekend packages. 

Additional Information

Please contact our office at 479-575-5002 or email with any questions about Family Weekend 2021. With any questions regarding football ticket purchases, contact the Razorback Ticket Office at 479-575-5151.


Check out our Family Weekend FAQ's for additional information!


If you have any questions about Family Weekend, please contact New Student & Family Programs at (479) 575-5002 or

Check out the Family Weekend photo archive below:

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