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Family Weekend

Family Weekend 2022 will be here before you can say, "Go Gamecocks!" Spend an unforgettable weekend with your Carolina family, Sept. 23-24, 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. 

Traditionally, this event includes educational sessions, receptions, and a spectacular football tailgate prior to watching the Gamecocks play! Stay tuned for details for the 2022 event.


Take a Look at the 2021 Schedule


While we are still working on our 2022 plans, browse the full schedule from 2021. Please note that there are lots of events on this schedule that do not require the Family Weekend Wristband.

Our three signature events require registration for family weekend! These events help make your Family Weekend complete! We encourage you to check out the pictures on our Parent and Family Facebook page to get a glimpse of what fun you can experience!

  • President Meet and Greet – Friday afternoon
  • Rock the Roost – Friday evening
  • Family Tailgate Party – Saturday (2.5 hours prior to kick-off)

Also, be sure to check out our Parent and Family Facebook page to see the photos from Family Weekend 2021.


Registration & Details

Look for online registration and information about Family Weekend packages in early summer 2022.


What to do now before registration opens?

  • We strongly encourage you to book your accommodations now, with being 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. 
  • Review the 2021 schedule to get a sense of what was done last year for Family Weekend. 
  • Get excited for an unforgettable weekend that your family will look back on for years to come!


Testimonials from 2021 Participants


Being with my daughter as a family and enjoying the campus and school she loves and calls home!! I think everything was awesome, but if I had to choose one thing it was attending the football game with all the other parents and students and feeling the electricity in the air and experiencing that!!

Besides spending time with my son, we enjoyed rock the roost. The band was excellent and it was laid out well so getting food or a drink wasn’t an issue. We meet our sons friends and their parents. Great event.

I thoroughly enjoyed the President's Welcome event on the Horseshoe, the Rock the Roost and the Parent Tailgate, can't pick just one. Communication and the schedule were very straight forward. All staff I encountered were friendly and helpful. The food and drink were great! Really the whole weekend exceeded our expectations. So well done! It was great meeting the President and the First lady and meeting other parents. Well worth the price, great value.

Of course spending time with my daughter but, as a transfer student, being able to see her excitement and happiness shining through! This was truly an electrifying experience!! Kudos USC! Go Gamecocks!! We are now officially Gamecocks for life!

Really enjoyed the meet and greet the president in the Horseshoe (classy and good food) as well as the atmosphere of rock the roost but nothing can beat electricity at the football game

We are freshmen parents and had a FABULOUS experience. The attention to detail throughout was fantastic. Food was great and we loved the beer selection at rock the roost, the president meet/greet and the honors lunch!