The Efferson Student Union & Activities Staff at Florida A&M University is excited to invite you to attend Parents and Family Weekend 2017 from Friday, September 29, 2017 through Sunday, October 1, 2017. This weekend provides Rattler parents and family members with the opportunity to visit their FAMU students and take part in numerous activities and events that are planned for your enjoyment, including BATTLE OF THE BANDS hosted by the FAMU MARCHING "100"

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


September 29 - October 1, 2017


Registration Amount
Adults (18 years of age and up) $90.00
Teens (13 years to 17 years) $55.00
Children (5 years to 12 years) $30.00
FAMU Students (Dinners and Brunch only) $30.00

Early registration begins July 15th and ends September 8th.  

Onsite registration begins on Friday, September 29th at 9:00 am at the Efferson Student Union. 

Early registration ends September 8, 2017.  



Hotel Rate

Aloft Tallahassee

200 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32301

(850) 513-0313


Good Until 8/29/17

Fairfield Inn & Suites Tallahassee Central

  Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32301

(850) 210-1210


Good Until 8/29/17


The FAMU vs NCCU football game has moved to Thursday, September 28th. Parents and family members are welcome to attend the football game however the game is not included with Parent's & Family Weekend Registration.  To purchase tickets contact the FAMU Athletics Ticket Office at 850-599-3141.

Friday, September 29, 2017


Efferson Student Union, Grand Ballroom Lobby

Check In & Registration

Attendees that have pre-registered can pick up their giveaways and weekend information. Others can register on site. 


Efferson Student Union, Grand Ballroom 

Lunch The FAMU chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council will host the opening luncheon. Parents will have the opportunity to network with members of FAMU's fraternity and sorority community.


 Multiple Locations

Campus Activities


Grand Ballroom

Networking Dinner & Entertainment

Parents & Family Weekend attendees will be able to network with FAMU Faculty and Staff while being entertained by some of the best talent that FAMU has to offer. 


Efferson Lower Level

Family Game Night Parents & Family Weekend attendees will have a fun filled night of Bowling, Billiards, Video Games, Air Hockey, Foosball, Ping Pong, Spades, Domino,  Uno, Phase 10 and much much more!  

Saturday, September 30, 2017



Families will have breakfast on their own.  They can use this time to explore Tallahassee and have an excellent meal. For a listing of local Tallahassee restaurants and local businesses click HERE

10:00am -2:00pm Rattler's Den

Late Check-In

Families arriving late can check in at the Rattler's Den located on the lower level of Efferson Student Union. 

11:00am, Efferson Student Union Grand Ballroom

Lunch and Learn Informational Fair

Representatives from various FAMU departments will be on hand to answer questions and provide guidance on how to ensure students success. Enjoy an excellent meal with FAMU staff and learn ways for you to support your student throughout their academic career. 


Al Lawson Center

Battle of the Bands

Parents & Family Weekend attendees will get to experience a marching band and drum line competition up close.  The Marching "100" will host the best local high school as they compete to see which one is the baddest band in the land.  


Efferson Student Union Grand Ballroom

Dinner and a Show

Parents and family members will enjoy the best food that FAMU has to offer.  To enhance the dinner experience, five-star entertainment will be provided by some of FAMU's most talented students. 


The Quad

Screen on the Green Families can meet their students on the quad to watch a movie under the stars. 

Sunday, October 1, 2017


Efferson Student Union Grand Ballroom

Farewell Brunch

FAMU leadership will  be on hand to meet and say farewell to all of the Parents & Family Weekend attendees.


Union Hours:

Summer 2017

Office: 8am-5pm, M-F

Galimore Lanes & Billiards: Closed

Rattler's Den: 12pm-7pm, M-F

Normal Hours Begin August 22nd

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

Felicia Barnes, Student Clubs & Organizations

Nancy Boyd, Fraternity & Sorority Life

Lynette Boatner, Volunteer Services Program

Baron Thomas, Facility & Events

Melverton Walters, Recreation

Vernita Brown, Administrative Coordinator

Office: (850) 599-3400

Rattler's Den: (850) 599-3400

Galimore: (850) 599-3400

Fax: (850) 561-2515


Efferson Partners