Family Weekend Registration

Online registration for Family Weekend 2024 will open at 10 a.m. (EDT) on July 10 and close at 4 p.m. (EDT) on Aug. 30. The link to register will be posted on this page once live.

Family Weekend welcomes all Gamecocks of all ages. We encourage you to bring the whole family! Be aware that Family Weekend activities take place across campus and involve considerable walking. In Columbia, September can still be quite warm and humid so plan and pack for maximum comfort.

Registration and wristband purchase provides access to three signature Family Weekend events: President Meet and Greet, Rock the Roost, and Family Tailgate Party. You can still attend Family Weekend and visit your Carolina student while enjoying the celebratory atmosphere. Your student may have other events already planned for you! 


2024 Family Weekend Wristband Options

Please Note: No refunds will be issued after registration closes 4 p.m. (EDT) on Aug. 30. Individual event tickets are not available. Football tickets are first come, first served and availability cannot be guaranteed.

Option Includes Cost
Family Member Wristband 1 Family member access to Family Weekend events only. This does not include a football ticket. $95
Family Member Wristband 2 Family member access to Family Weekend events + a football ticket. $135
USC Student Wristband 1 USC student access to Family Weekend events only. This does not include a football ticket. $25
USC Student Wristband 2 USC student access to Family Weekend events + a football ticket to sit with family during the game. $65


For children 2 and under, football admission is complementary as long as they do not occupy a seat. For Family Weekend events, children 2 and under will not be required to purchase a wristband.


What's Included

The Family Weekend wristband includes admittance to signature Family Weekend events where entertainment, food, and beverages are available:

  • President Meet and Greet – Friday, Sept. 20 (time TBD)
  • Rock the Roost – Friday, Sept. 20 from 7-10 p.m.
  • Family Tailgate Party – Saturday, Sept. 21 (prior to kick-off)

Family weekend wristband includes a parking pass for available parking in designated locations as well as access to gameday shuttles traveling from campus to Williams-Brice Stadium.

Family members over the age of 21 will also receive drink tickets to enjoy responsibly at Rock the Roost and the Family Weekend Tailgate Party. USC students, regardless of age, and family members under the age of 21 will not be served alcohol at Family Weekend events but will be able to enjoy the same food and fun.


What to do before registration opens?

  • We strongly encourage you to book your hotel now, with a home Carolina football game, hotels and rentals can fill up. Many sessions and events occur during the day on Friday. Please keep that in mind when planning for your trip. 
  • Get excited for an unforgettable weekend that your family will look back on for years to come. Check out our Parent and Family Facebook page to see photos from previous Family Weekends.