Family Weekend

uab-family-weekendWith fall weather comes fall sports, and with fall sports comes the annual UAB Family Weekend. We hope you will make plans to attend some or all of the activities that are set aside for families to enjoy with their student as Family Weekend caps off a week of fun and exciting Homecoming 2014 activities!

Students will be involved in many activities and competitions during the week preceding Saturday’s Homecoming game. (Check out all the activities on the Homecoming website!) We welcome families to come and see the Homecoming Parade at noon on Friday, October 10. University Boulevard between 14th and 16th Streets is a good place to stand or park a lawn chair for viewing! We also look forward to many families enjoying Saturday’s pre-game Parents Association Tailgate Party (Noon - 2:00 pm) and the Homecoming football game vs. the North Texas Eagles that follows (2:30 pm kick-off).

So that we may have an accurate count for both food and tickets, advance reservations for the Parents Association Tailgate lunch and the football game are required, and the deadline for reservations is Monday, October 6 at midnight. You can make your reservations by clicking on this link, and we thank you in advance for your consideration as we make plans. Please read the information below for additional details and make plans to come cheer the Blazers on to victory on Family Weekend!


    •    Friday, October 10 - University Boulevard between 14th and 16th is a good “watching” place!
    •    Noon

Football Game and Pre-Game Tailgate Party

    •    Saturday, October 11 - Legion Field
    •    $20 covers tailgate lunch by Full Moon Barbeque and one football ticket
    •    Serving line for Tailgate lunch opens at Noon and closes at 2:00 pm (advance reservations required)
    •    If your student wants to eat with you, an additional meal ticket ($10) will need to be purchased. Campus meal plans do not cover this off-campus, catered event. (Students get in the game for free with their student ID card.)
    •    Football tickets (included in the package) must be picked up from the Parents Association Tailgate Tent by 2:00 pm. Kick-off is at 2:30 pm.

Reserve your ticket
If you have questions or need additional information, be sure and contact us at or via phone at 205/975-7999. We look forward to welcoming a big crowd again this year! GO BLAZERS!