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Family Weekend 2014

Friday through Sunday, Oct. 17-19

This year, Family Weekend will take place Oct. 17-19. Grizzly Football will take on UC Davis on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Family Weekend package tickets will go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 26. Football game tickets will be sold in packages that cost $65 (plus applicable Web fees) each. A package ticket includes:

  • a football game ticket to watch the Griz take on UC Davis
  • a Grizzly pregame breakfast ticket
  • a Griz spirit kit

A promo code will be needed to purchase Family Weekend package tickets. Parents of current UM students will receive the code through Transcripts e-newsletter on Monday, Aug. 25. You can subscribe to Transcripts here.

A small number of pregame breakfast-only tickets will be available. These will cost $16 each and will be sold first come, first served on Aug. 26. Instructions for purchasing the breakfast-only ticket will also be sent in the Aug. 25 issue of Transcripts.

We invite those not attending the football game to join us for a football-game viewing party to watch the Grizzlies on the big screen at the UC Theater and enjoy a free nacho bar and prize raffle. Registration for the viewing party and other Family Weekend events is free and available here.

To take full advantage of the full slate of Family Weekend events, participants are encouraged to arrive in Missoula the evening of Thursday, Oct. 17.

Two hotel room blocks have been set up at properties on the Clark Fork River and within walking distance of campus:

The Holiday Inn Downtown: The block rates are $109 for Thursday and $119 per night for Friday and Saturday. Reservations can be made online or by calling 1-800-465-4329.

The Comfort Inn: The block rates are $119 for Thursday and  $139 per night for Friday and Saturday. Reservations can be made online or by calling 406-549-7600 and mentioning the Family Weekend rate or asking for Jack Naigus.

Questions? Call University Relations at 406-243-2522 or email

The Family Weekend 2014 schedule is now available. Click here to see all the events we have scheduled for you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to purchase a package ticket for my student?

Yes, if you want your student to sit with you at the football game and have a ticket for the pregame breakfast. Student tickets only allow seating in the student section, and your student’s meal plan does not cover the pregame breakfast.

Can my student attend the game if I don’t purchase a package ticket for him/her?

Yes. Student tickets to UM football games are free, and 4,000 will be available for the Family Weekend game. Student tickets for Family Weekend will be available at 7:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at The Source in the University Center. Tickets usually go fast, so your student will want to get in line early.

Can my student attend the pregame breakfast if I don’t purchase a package ticket for him/her?

Yes. University Relations will sell a limited quantity of breakfast-only tickets. Instructions for how to purchase those will be included in an August issue of Transcripts.  

If Family Weekend packages are sold out, can I still attend the football game?

Yes. When securing a student ticket for the Family Weekend game, your student may also buy one guest pass for $10. Guest passes are available only at The Source, and 400 will be available for Family Weekend.

If Family Weekend packages are sold out, can I sign up on a waiting list?

Yes. Email with your name, desired quantity of package tickets, mailing address and phone number. If tickets come available, the GrizTix office will contact you in October.

Can I get a refund for a package ticket that I’ve purchased?

If your package ticket can be resold to someone on the waiting list, the GrizTix office will accommodate a refund before Friday, Oct. 10. Please contact the GrizTix office directly at 406-243-4051 or 888-MONTANA to inquire if a refund is possible. There also will be a ticket swap board set up at Family Weekend registration where people can sell tickets to Families who are looking to purchase them.

How do I receive my Family Weekend package tickets and/or badges?

You will pick up your access badges and/or package tickets during Family Weekend registration from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, on the third floor of the University Center. If you are not arriving until after 6 p.m. on Friday, please send your student to pick up your Family Weekend packet. If neither you nor your student can pick up your packet on Friday, ticket pickup will be available from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, outside of the pregame breakfast held in the University Center Ballroom. After 11:30 a.m. all remaining tickets can be picked up at the Adams Center Box Office.