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Parents and Family Weekend is Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15, 2017.

If you haven’t already registered for the weekend, please take a moment to let us know you’re coming: Register Here. There is no fee for registering and you will receive updates about the weekend.

Tickets for the Friday night comedy show, Family Fest Indoor Tailgate, football game and Sunday brunch are on sale now. Please visit the Ticket Information page for more information about purchasing tickets and to purchase tickets.

Please join us for this special weekend on the University of Delaware Newark campus. Events include:

  • The Friday Night Comedy Show featuring Brian Regan – live at the Bob Carpenter Center
  • Family Fest Indoor Tailgate – food, fun and festivities for the whole family
  • UD Football – cheer on the Blue Hens as they take on the William & Mary Tribe

In addition to information about these events, you’ll find lots of information on our website about college and department events, programs, tours and more.

For nearby places to stay, please visit our accommodations page. Hotels in the area fill quickly for this weekend, so don’t delay in making your reservations. For information about restaurants, events, and activities in the area, visit the City of Newark Visitors Page and the Greater Newark Delaware website.

Parking is available in numerous parking lots and garages across campus. Recommended parking lots are Pearson, Amstel, and the library as well as the Perkins Student Center garage, which is $5 per day. In addition, complimentary parking is available in lots 3, 54, and 55 located at the corner of Wyoming Road and South Chapel Street and in lot 6 on Laird Campus, slightly north of the Christiana West Tower. Complimentary parking is also available at the Bob Carpenter Center on Friday evening for the comedy show and on STAR Campus on Saturday. Fees are charged for parking at the stadium on Saturday.  Parking maps are available on the Parking and Transportation website. A map of campus may be found here.

For information about tailgating at the football game, please see the parking and tailgating document.

Special PFW Shuttle buses will run continuous loops from the Smith overpass and Perkins Student Center to the Bob Carpenter Center on Saturday beginning at 12:30 p.m. and running until 1 hour after the football game ends, approximately 8:30 p.m. Visit the UD Shuttle Schedule for the regular shuttle schedule.

Tickets are on sale now. Please note that refunds are not issued. Most events do not require tickets but do require an RSVP to the host department. Please refer to specific event details for more information.

For special accommodations during Parents and Family Weekend for the comedy show, Family Fest Indoor Tailgate or Sunday Brunch, please email studentlife@udel.edu. For special accommodations for the football game, please call 302-831-2257. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended in 2008, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the University of Delaware is committed to providing equal access for students, employees and visitors with disabilities. The Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) provides reasonable accommodations and ensures equal access to University programs and services.

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