Family Weekend Registration

Registration for Family Weekend 2022 closed on Sept. 2. You can still attend, visit your student and enjoy the celebratory atmosphere. Check the calendar for open events around campus.

Family Weekend is for every Gamecock to enjoy, no matter their age. We invite you to bring the whole family! 

Questions or need assistance during the weekend? Find our staff at these events:

  • Check-in located in the Russell House Ballroom from 2-6 p.m. on Sept. 22 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sept. 23
  • Rock the Roost hosted at the Strom Wellness center from 7-10 p.m. on Sept. 23
  • Family Tailgate Party from 5-7 p.m. on Sept. 24

For football ticket inquires, contact the Ticketing Office at 803-777-4274 OR speak to athletic staff on site during the Russell House Ballroom check-in times. We encourage you to download the Parent and Family mobile app as all schedules, tips, and resources are listed in our app for easy access for all families and students attending Family Weekend.

Registration and wristband packages provide access to three signature Family Weekend events: Rock the Roost, President Meet and Greet, and Gameday Family Tailgate.
You can still attend Family Weekend and visit your Carolina student while enjoying the celebratory atmosphere. Your student may have other events already planned for you!

Office of Parent and Family Programs hosted a webinar on June, 22, 2022 to help families prepare for Family Weekend 2022. This webinar includes an overview of Family Weekend, schedule, registration, and football tickets. Be sure to watch this webinar for tips and details on how to register for this memorable weekend! 


2022 Family Weekend Packages

Please Note: No refunds will be issued after registration closes 4 p.m. (EDT) on Sept. 2. Individual event tickets are not available.

Option Includes Cost
Family Member Wristband 1 Family member access to Family Weekend events only. This does not include a football ticket. $80
Family Member Wristband 2 Family member access to Family Weekend events + a football ticket. $130
UofSC Student Wristband 1 UofSC student access to Family Weekend events only. This does not include a football ticket. $20
UofSC Student Wristband 2 UofSC student access to Family Weekend events + a football ticket to sit with family during the game. $70


For children 2 and under, football admission is complementary as long as they do not occupy a seat. For Family Weekend events, children 2 and under will not be required to purchase a wristband.


What's Included

The Family Weekend wristband includes admittance to Signature Family Weekend events where entertainment, food, and beverages are available:

  • President Meet and Greet – Friday afternoon
  • Rock the Roost – Friday evening

Menu*: Carolina BBQ pulled pork sliders, peach BBQ pulled chicken sliders, black bean sliders with pickle chip (*gf buns available), coleslaw, vegetable spring rolls, boneless chicken wings with sauces, crisp celery and baby carrot crudité (vegan and gf without the ranch), brownie bite, sugar cookies & true balance chocolate chip cookie *all desserts are vegetarian*    

  • Family Tailgate Party – Saturday (2.5 hours prior to kick-off)

Menu*: Pulled pork BBQ sliders, deep fried chicken tenders, grilled hot dogs, kettle chips, black bean and corn salad, house made pickles, fresh fruit array, assorted cookies, assorted ice cream bars, boiled peanuts, dry roasted peanuts, vegetarian/vegan specialty meal

*Menu items subject to change due to supply/demand of products.

Family members over the age of 21 will also receive drink tickets to enjoy responsibly at Rock the Roost and the Family Weekend Tailgate Party. UofSC students, regardless of age, and family members under the age of 21 will not be served alcohol at Family Weekend events but will be able to enjoy the same food and fun!

An on-campus parking pass will be included in your Family Weekend packet that you pick up at check in. On the pass will be a list of available parking garages that are accessible with your pass.

We strongly encourage you to book your accommodations now, with a home Carolina football game, hotels and rentals can fill up! Many sessions and events occur during the day on Friday. Please keep that in mind when planning for your trip. 

Get excited for an unforgettable weekend that your family will look back on for years to come! Check out our Parent and Family Facebook page to see the photos from Family Weekend 2021.