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◼︎◼︎◼︎ When is Parent & Family Weekend 2019?

Parent & Family Weekend 2019 is Friday, September 27 through Saturday, September 28, in conjunction with the Southern Miss vs. UTEP football game. Parent and Family Weekend is a wonderful time to see your student, visit campus and get to experience life as a Golden Eagle! You will have the opportunity to meet other Golden Eagle families, faculty and University administrators. Click here for the 2019 schedule of events.


◼︎◼︎◼︎ How do I register for Parent and Family Weekend?

Visit the Parent and Family Weekend Registration page by clicking here. The deadline to register is Friday, September 13.

Thank you for your interest in Parent and Family Weekend. Unfortunately, registration has closed and the event is at capacity. However, you are certainly welcome to attend the Parent and Family Weekend activities taking place on Friday, September 27th with your student, as they are open and do not require prior registration. You may view Friday’s Parent and Family Weekend activities here. Please note that only registered guests may attend Saturday’s tailgate. Additionally, if you would like to purchase tickets to attend the football game, you may do so directly through Southern Miss Athletics.”


◼︎◼︎◼︎ What is the cost for Parent and Family Weekend?

Many Friday events are free. The signature event, the Parent and Family tailgate, will be hosted on the Southern Miss campus on Saturday, September 28. Tickets for the tailgate event are $35 per guest and include admission to the tailgate event, meal, one upper level football game ticket and a gift. For lower level seating, tickets are $45 per guest. If you are a season ticket holder, or do not need a game ticket, the cost is $25.


◼︎◼︎◼︎ Can I bring my younger children and siblings?

Children ages 3 – 12 will need to register for the tailgate event, and require a football ticket to attend the game. Children’s tickets are available for $20 for a tailgate and upper level football ticket, $30 for a tailgate and lower level football ticket and $10 for a tailgate ONLY ticket. Neither child’s ticket includes a Parent and Family Weekend gift.


◼︎◼︎◼︎ Do I need to attend all of the events on the schedule?

While we encourage you to attend as many events across the weekend as you can, you do not have to attend them all. Please feel free to pick and choose the events that you want to attend with or without your student. This weekend is yours to spend with your student and enjoy The University of Southern Mississippi.


◼︎◼︎◼︎ Are refunds available?

No, Parent and Family Tailgate payment is nonrefundable.


◼︎◼︎◼︎ What forms of payment are accepted?

Registration is online only. Cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard and American Express


◼︎◼︎◼︎ What events can my student attend?

Your current Southern Miss student is invited to attend all Parent and Family Weekend events, and their entrance to the tailgate and football game is complimentary. *Please note that current Southern Miss students must present a validated student ID to enter the football stadium.


◼︎◼︎◼︎ When should we plan to arrive? Do families stay for the whole weekend?

Parents and families are encouraged to arrive on Friday afternoon so they can enjoy the many events planned for Friday. Events are scheduled for Friday and Saturday.


◼︎◼︎◼︎ Where do I park on campus?

Information regarding game day parking can be found on the Official Game Day Website. Once you’re there, navigate to the top of the page and click on “parking”.


◼︎◼︎◼︎ How do I get my tickets for Parent & Family Weekend game?

You will receive your tailgate and football tickets at check-in at the Parent and Family Tailgate on Saturday, September 28.


◼︎◼︎◼︎ How does my student get a ticket for the football game?

Current Southern Miss students can attend the game free of charge with their validated student ID and sit in the student section.


◼︎◼︎◼︎ 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 in the Parent & Family Weekend section in the stadium, you will want to purchase a ticket for them when you register for the tailgate. At football games, students are seated in the student section, which is in a different location in the stadium from the tickets that family members purchase. Family Weekend football tickets are located in the upper deck areas.


◼︎◼︎◼︎ Where do I stay for the Parent and Family Weekend?

Most parents make hotel reservations for the weekend. The earlier you do this the better. Click here for Parent and Family Weekend discounted room blocks, or check out for helpful hotel and visitor information.


◼︎◼︎◼︎ When and where is check-in?

Check-in for the Parent and Family Tailgate will be at Spirit Park from 3:00 – 4:30PM on Saturday, September 28. While the event ends at 5:30PM, check-in will close at 4:30PM.


◼︎◼︎◼︎ Can we register on-site?

No, this event is pre-registration only. The registration deadline is Friday, September 13.


◼︎◼︎◼︎ Are disability accommodations available?

All events during Parent and Family Weekend are ADA accessible, including the football game on Saturday. If you need special accommodations for the football stadium, please indicate so on the registration form. Seating modifications may NOT be granted the day of the event.


◼︎◼︎◼︎ I missed the Parent and Family Weekend registration deadline. What can I do?

If you miss the deadline, we still encourage you to visit your student, and enjoy the variety of campus and community events that are open to all families on Friday, September 27th. You may view Friday’s Parent and Family Weekend activities here. However, no late registrations will be accepted for Saturday’s tailgate. To purchase football tickets outside of the Parent and Family Weekend event, click here.