Family Weekend FAQ

When is the registration deadline?

The deadline to register online is Wednesday, September 18, 2019.  Advance online registration at $30 per family ends September 18, 2018.  After September 18, online registration is no longer available. Day Of Registration will be $40 per family, and begins at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019 in person at Family Weekend check-in (William Pitt Union). We will update this site as to the availability of registration after the deadline.

Can I register on-site?

Onsite registration will be available on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 1-8 p.m. in the William Pitt Union.  The on-site registration fee is $40/family.

Do I have to register?

We hope you will! The Family Weekend program coordinates options for families to enjoy a campus visit with their students, including social events, freebies, and fantastic ticket discounts! But NO, if you do not wish to attend Family Weekend programs and take advantage of exclusive ticket pricing, registration is not required – you are always welcome on campus.

Is my registration refundable?

Registration will be NON-REFUNDABLE after September 18, 2019.

Do I have to check-in for Family Weekend?

If you are registered – YES! Tickets are not mailed and must be picked up at Family Weekend Check-in. Wristbands for registered families and printed copies of the final schedule are also distributed at Check-in. Your student may check in on behalf of family; student or parent photo ID required.

When and where is Check-In?

Check-In will be held on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 1-8 p.m. and Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 9-11 a.m. in the William Pitt Union.  Photo ID is required to check-in.

Can my student check in for our family?

Yes!  Your student may check-in on behalf of your family as long as they have a valid photo ID (student ID or driver’s license).

Why do I need a Family Weekend wristband?

Family Weekend wristbands are distributed at check-in and each family will receive one wristband per family member (including students).  These wristbands will grant you access to wonderful discounts at area museums and stores and access to some Family Weekend events.  Plus, they are going to look AWESOME!

Is my Family Weekend registration fee refundable?

The Family Weekend Registration fee will be NON-REFUNDABLE after Wednesday, September 18, 2019.

Why do I need a Family Weekend wristband?

Family Weekend wristbands are distributed at check-in and each family will receive one wristband per family member (including students).  These wristbands will grant you access to wonderful discounts at area museums and stores and access to some Family Weekend events.  Family Weekend wristbands will also grant you access for expedited access to the residence hall.

Where can my family park for the weekend?

Visitor parking is available at multiple locations on lower and upper campus.

 

Upper campus parking is available in the OC (Allequippa Street) Lot, located between the Cost Center and Sutherland Hall.  Shuttle service is available from upper campus. The 15A OC shuttle runs to lower campus only until 10:30 p.m. on Friday. The 10A Upper Campus shuttle will run through the weekend; the 10A stop is at Sutherland Hall.

 

 

Can my family use the campus shuttle system during Family Weekend?

Campus shuttles are available to all family members during Family Weekend.  Family members are also welcome to use the game shuttles down to the football game at Heinz Field.