You are invited to join your student and UM for Family Weekend 2013, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 18-20.
Family Weekend tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Mountain time Thursday, Aug. 29, on GrizTix. You will receive the promo code needed to purchase tickets via this newsletter on Wednesday, Aug. 28. Tickets are sold first-come, first-served and must be purchased online. There are 550 tickets available for Family Weekend attendees.
Football game tickets will be sold in packages that cost $65 (plus applicable Web fees) each. A package ticket includes:
- One football game ticket to watch the Griz take on Cal Poly
- One Grizzly pregame breakfast ticket
- One Griz spirit kit
The pregame breakfast will feature spirited Grizzly game-day entertainment and the opportunity to hear from UM President Royce Engstrom. The Griz spirit kit is a new feature for Family Weekend 2013 and will include spirit items such as maroon and silver pom poms, a megaphone, stickers and temporary tattoos.
A limited number of pregame breakfast-only tickets will be available. These will cost $16 each and will be sold first-come, first-served on Aug. 29. Instructions for purchasing the breakfast-only ticket also will be sent in the Aug. 28 issue of Transcripts.
IMPORTANT: If you would like your student to attend the pregame breakfast with you and sit with you in the Family Weekend section at the football game, you must purchase a package ticket for the student. The free game tickets available to all UM students are in a different section of the stadium.
We invite those not attending the football game to join us for a free football-game viewing party to watch the Grizzlies on the big screen at the University Center 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.
All Family Weekend participants are invited to attend the free pregame tailgate hosted by the Grizzly Scholarship Association. Get ready to cheer on the Grizzlies in the festive game-day atmosphere. There will be opportunities to get decked-out in maroon and silver, mingle with other Griz fans and purchase barbecue and beverages.
For more information, a tentative schedule of events and hotel information, visit the official Family Weekend website. For specific questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For the latest updates, like UM News and Events on Facebook.