Parents & Family Weekend 2018

The Efferson Student Union & Activities Staff at Florida A&M University are excited to invite you to attend Parents & Family Weekend 2018, Friday, September 21, 2018 through Sunday, September 23, 2018. This weekend provides Rattler parents and family members with the opportunity to visit their FAMU students and take part in numerous activities and events planned for their enjoyment, including an epic football game in which the FAMU Rattlers take on the South Carolina State Bulldogs at Bragg Stadium.

Registration for Parents & Family Weekend will open SOON and more information about activities and programming will be made available throughout the coming months. We look forward to welcoming you in September!  To receive the latest Parents & Family Weekend updates, please sign up for our email updates by clicking HERE.



Adults: $90

Teens: $55

Children: $30

FAMU Students: $30


Families that register after September 7, 2018 may not receive their giveaway items during the event.  The Efferson Student Union & Activities will ship items the following week. 




We took the time to search for the best priced hotels for the weekend.  

Fairfield Inn & Suites Tallahassee Central *

2997 Apalachee Parkway

(850) 210-1210 

Staybridge Suites Tallahassee I-10 East  

1600 Summit Lake Dr.

(850) 219-7000

Candlewood Suites Tallahassee  

2815 Lakeshore Dr.

(850) 597-7000

La Quinta Inn Tallahassee North 

2905 N Monroe St, 

(850) 385-7172

Baymont Inn & Suites Tallahassee  

3210 N Monroe St.

(850) 562-4300

Holiday Inn Express Tallahassee  

1653 Raymond Diehl Rd.

(850) 386-7500

* indicates FAMU Room Block and special rate

Hotel Rates are subject to change. The University does not guarantee pricing or availability. 



Friday, September 21    

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Efferson Student Union Grand Ballroom Lobby


11 a.m. - 1p.m. 

Efferson Student Union Grand Ballroom

Welcome Lunch & Entertainment  

12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

The "Set"

Old School Set Friday New Rattler parents & family members along with Rattler alumni can enjoy Set Friday from back in the day. 


Efferson Student Union Recreation Areas

The After Party Families can connect with their students after Set Friday.  This is the time to exchange hugs and catch up.


Efferson Multi-Purpose Room

Mock-tail Hour  Families will gather for a Happy Hour with a with a FAMU twist.  Good eats and good drinks. 

7pm- 10pm

Efferson Grand Ballroom

Housing Pageant Families will join FAMU students as they select the next Mr. & Mrs. Housing for 2018-19.  
Saturday, September 22    


Efferson Student Union       

Grand Ballroom

Brunch & Learn Student Affairs Staff will be on site to share information about all of the support services available to student.  Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions and make connections.
2:00pm President's Tailgate Enjoy tailgating FAMU style.  Students, faculty, staff and alumni gather together before the football game for food and fun. 


Bragg Stadium


Football Game Parents & Family Weekend attendees will watch the Florida A&M University Rattler's defeat the South Carolina State Bulldogs in an epic football game.
Sunday, September 23rd    


Efferson Student Union Grand Ballroom


Farewell Breakfast   President Larry Robinson and University leadership join with the Parents & Family Weekend attendees for a final meal and time of reflection and appreciation. 

Union Hours:

Office: 8am-5pm, M-F

Union: 8am-9pm, M-F & 12-9 Sa-Su

Galimore Lanes & Billiards & Rattler's Den: 12pm-9pm

The Staff:

William L. Clemm II, Director

Tammye Jordan, Administrative Assistant

Felicia Barnes, Student Clubs & Organizations

Stephanie Colter, Leadership & Service Learning

Baron Thomas, Facility & Events

Melverton Walters, Recreation

Office: (850) 599-3400

Rattler's Den: (850) 599-3400

Galimore: (850) 599-3400

Fax: (850) 561-2515


Efferson Partners