Parent & Family Weekend

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Parent & Family Weekend
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Parent & Family Weekend Events
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Join us for Parent & Family Weekend September 27-29, 2024!

Registration begins August 7th! 

Join your student on campus and enjoy the Michigan Experience. During this exciting weekend, there are a number of opportunities to explore campus including information sessions and open houses with the schools and colleges, campus historical tours, a tailgate hosted by Student Life, and a home football game. Details about programs, registration, and travel will be posted soon, so be sure to check back for updated information!

Registration is required. Advance registration will open online Wednesday, August 7, 2024 at noon EST, and continue through Wednesday, August 25, 2024 at 5:00 PM EST.  In-person registration will be available at MFW Check-in on September 27th.

A link to the live registration page will be available at noon EST on August 7, 2024. 

Registration Fee Waiver

We recognize that the financial commitment can be a barrier to attending Parent & Family Weekend (September 27-29, 2024). While many no-cost opportunities are offered throughout the weekend, other events, travel, and the $60 registration fee can be prohibitive.

The Parent & Family Weekend Fee Waiver is designed to assist the families of those students with financial need, as demonstrated by the student’s financial aid package. Priority consideration will be given to those students receiving the Go Blue Guarantee and/or those with an IM EFC of less than 8000, as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. Any parent or guardian of a current, full-time undergraduate student receiving financial aid can apply for a Parent & Family Weekend Fee Waiver. The fee waiver allows access to the weekend and no-cost activities but does not pay for football tickets, travel costs, or other fee-based events.

The fee waiver application will open on June 25, 2024, at noon EST, and close on Tuesday, July 23, 2024, at noon EST. A link to the application will be available on the Parent & Family Weekend website on June 25, 2024, at noon EST. Families will be emailed with the decision regarding the fee waiver by August 1. Families who receive a fee waiver must register for Parent & Family Weekend in August.

All application and Parent & Family Weekend fee waiver decisions will remain confidential. Recipients will be privately notified and will not be publicly identified.

Have questions?  Email [email protected].

MFamily Portal

Join the MFamily Portal to connect with the university community, receive timely information about campus events and information, and connect with other families!  Information about Parent & Family Weekend events will be posted in the Portal as it becomes available. 

Football Ticket Information

Many Parent & Family Weekend presentations, receptions, tours, and events are included with your registration fee! You will also have the option to purchase tickets a la carte for activities like the U-M v. Minnesota football game, Parent & Family Weekend Tailgate, G-fest performance, and more.

If your family is committed to attending the U-M v. Minnesota football game, there are two options to purchase tickets:

  1. You may purchase tickets through Michigan Athletics as soon as they become available. 
  2. A limited number of football tickets, in the lowest cost tier, will be available for purchase during Parent & Family Weekend registration in August 2024. However, the Parent & Family Weekend team cannot guarantee that tickets will be available for every interested family as they typically sell out within a few hours.

Letter from VP Harmon


Parent and Family Weekend is a wonderful opportunity for you to explore your student’s home away from home. Your support has helped them come here; now it’s your turn to experience firsthand what they love so much about the University of Michigan. And just like your Wolverine, you belong here.

Martino Harmon, Ph.D.     
Vice President for Student Life

Have questions? Visit our FAQ page, email us at [email protected], or call at 734-764-7420.