University of Delaware

Announcing dates for 2017 Parents and Family Weekend

Parents and Family Weekend will be held Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15, 2017.

Please REGISTER HERE if you plan to attend Parents and Family Weekend and to receive email updates. There is no fee for registering.

The schedule of events for the weekend will be posted on this website as events are confirmed, generally starting in early June.

For nearby places to stay, please see the lodging information document. Hotels in the area fill quickly for this weekend, so don’t delay in making your reservations. Online reservations may not be available for some hotels. Please call hotels directly if you have difficulty making reservations online. For information about restaurants, events, and activities in the area, visit the City of Newark visitors page and the Greater Newark Delaware website.

Parking will be available throughout the weekend at special rates in the Visitors’ Center lot, the Trabant University Center garage, the Perkins Student Center garage, and the Center for the Arts garage, as well as in numerous parking lots across campus.

In addition, complimentary parking will be 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 will also be available at the Bob Carpenter Center on Friday evening for the comedy show (comedian to be announced at a future date) 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 Services 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 for the comedy show, tailgate, football game and Sunday brunch will go on sale in late summer on this website. 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.

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