families in a conga line at family weekend beach bash

Family Weekend

Family Weekend 2020 will be here before you can say, "Go Gamecocks!" Spend an unforgettable weekend with your Carolina family, tentatively scheduled for Sept. 11-13, and enjoy fellowship, football and so much more!

Family Weekend is the perfect way to get to know the Carolina community better. While you're in town, spend time learning all our thriving hometown — Columbia, South Carolina — has to offer, visit our historic UofSC campus and meet fellow family members and students. 

On Saturday, get the full, fall football experience at the Family Weekend Tailgate Party. This traditional, Southern tailgate party includes visits with Cocky and Cocky’s parents, the UofSC cheerleaders, and live music from the Carolina Marching Band. Afterward, enjoy the "Sandstorm" experience and Gamecock football at Williams-Brice Stadium during the big game.

'Til then, get a head start on your Family Weekend planning by saving the date and securing your accommodations in advance.

Registration & Details

Look for online registration and information about Family Weekend packages in early summer 2020.