Parents & Family Weekend 2019

The Efferson Student Union & Activities Staff at Florida A&M University are excited to invite you to attend Parents & Family Weekend, September 20-22, 2019. 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.





Friday, September 20

Time & Location



9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Efferson Student Union

Grand Ballroom Lobby

Check In & Onsite Registration

Attendees can check in and pick up their limited edition Parents & Family Weekend swag.  For those that decided to join us at the last minute, we will have onsite registration available. 

11 a.m. - 1p.m.

Efferson Student Union

Grand Ballroom

Welcome Lunch & Entertainment

Rattlers welcome Parents & Family Weekend attendees to the "Hill" with lunch and entertainment provided by the National Pan-Hellenic Council

12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

The "Set"

Old School Set Friday

Join us on The "Set" for the FAMU "Set" Friday tradition.  Vendors, old school music and FAMU strolls. 

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Efferson Student Union Recreation Areas

Rattler Family Fun

The Professional Fraternity Council and the Council of Independent Organizations want to know, which family is the best family.  Families can compete for prizes in bowling, trivia and karaoke.

5 p.m. -7 p.m.

Efferson Multi-Purpose Room

Mock-tail Hour

After a long day we know you will need a break.  Families will gather for a Happy Hour with a FAMU twist.  Come relax with us and enjoy good eats and good drinks.

7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Efferson Grand Ballroom

2019 Mr. & Miss. Housing Pageant

You can decide who will represent the Housing Department at the 2019 Homecoming celebration as Mr. & Miss. Housing.

Saturday, September 21

Time & Location



11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Efferson Student Union

Grand Ballroom

Brunch & Learn

Don't remember the summer orientation sessions? Student Affairs' staff will be on site to share information about all of the support services available to students.  Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions and make connections.

2 p.m.

Lawson Center Concourse

President's Tailgate

Enjoy tailgating FAMU style.  Students, faculty, staff and alumni gather together before the football game for food and fun.

6 p.m.

Bragg Stadium

Football Game

Parents & Family Weekend attendees will watch the Florida A&M University Rattlers defeat Southern University in an epic football game.

Sunday, September 22

Time & Location



9 a.m. -12 p.m.

Efferson Student Union

Grand Ballroom

Farewell Breakfast

Voices Poetry Group will provide the spoken word. President Larry Robinson Ph.D. will give comments, and families will provide the last word.  All of this with a great breakfast before families return home.  



Early Bird Ticket Prices
Now - June 30, 2019
Adult: $90
Teen: $55
Child: $30
FAMU Student: $40

Regular Prices
July 1 - August 31, 2019
Adult: $105
Teen: $70
Child: $45
FAMU Student: $55

Late Ticket Prices
September 1 - September 13, 2019
Adult: $120
Teen: $85
Child: $60
FAMU Student: $70


On-Site Ticket Prices
September 20, 2019, ONLY
Adult: $130
Teen: $95
Child: $70
FAMU Student: $80



We took the time to search for the best-priced hotels for the weekend.  Hyperlinks are provided for hotels that are offering special Parents & Family Weekend rates.  All other hotels are just recommendations.  Attendees are responsible for contacting the hotels for rates and reservations. 

Home2 Suites by Hilton Tallahassee State Capitol

210 S. Magnolia Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 402-8900

Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown

316 W. Tennessee St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 422-0071

Holiday Inn Tallahassee E Capitol - Univ

2003 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850) 792-8300

Wyndham Garden Tallahassee Capitol

1355 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 999-7348