Frequently Asked Questions 


Family Weekend is September 21 - 23, 2018.

Registration opens to Family Association members on July 31st at 9:00 AM CST. All other families are able to begin registration on August 7th. Registration will close on September 7th, or when maximum capacity is reached (whichever comes first). 

Online. All Family Association members will receive an email with the registration link on July 31st. Once registration opens to all families on August 7th, the registration link will be emailed and posted on the Family Experience website. 

All payments for LSU Family Weekend are made by using a credit card on the online registration form. MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express are accepted. There will be a 2.5% credit card processing fee on all transactions.

Gold Package - SOLD OUT
Cost: $70 per person
Individual family members will have access to Family Weekend events and all-you-care-to-eat buffets for the entire weekend, including the Welcome Dinner, Dessert Social, and Tailgate, plus the Jazz Brunch. Includes special Family Weekend souvenirs.  There are two time slots available for the Jazz Brunch on Sunday, September 23: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  

Purple Package
Cost: $55 per person
Individual family members will have access to Family Weekend events and associated all-you-care-to-eat buffets at the Welcome Dinner and Dessert Social on Friday, September 21, and the Tailgate on Saturday, September 22. Includes special Family Weekend souvenirs.

Tailgate Only
Cost: $30 per person
This ticket option is available for individual family members who will only attend the Family Weekend Tailgate on Saturday, September 22. Includes the all-you-care-to-eat buffet at the Tailgate and special Family Weekend souvenirs.

Please note:

  • Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge.
  • Please register and pay for all family members attending Family Weekend events, including your LSU student.
  • Only registered family members are allowed access to Family Weekend-sponsored events.
  • In addition to the all-you-care-to-eat, southern-style brunch buffet, the Jazz Brunch will also feature a live Jazz Band, door prizes, and end-of-weekend slideshow.  
  • Your Family Weekend registration fee does not cover football tickets, as those must be purchased separately through the LSU Athletic Ticket Office.  More information is available below on purchasing football tickets.

Yes, your LSU student is considered a Family Weekend attendee and must register and pay the fee to attend Family Weekend-sponsored events.

 No, Family Weekend registrations are nonrefundable.

Yes, students will need to know the name of the primary registered contact and may pick up the packet during check-in on Friday, September 21 from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m. or Saturday, September 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

A list of hotels offering Family Weekend 2018 discounts can be found here.  To view additional lodging options in the Baton Rouge area, please check out Visit Baton Rouge at

Football tickets are available to family members registered for Family Weekend. Details on how to purchase these tickets will be sent in a confirmation email received after registering for the event. Only registered family members are eligible for these football tickets.

When purchasing football tickets for Family Weekend you will have the option to select “Print at Home” tickets or “Will Call” tickets. If you select the “Print at Home” option, you will receive an email in early September from the Ticket Office containing the tickets.  This email has a large attachment so be sure to check your junk/spam folder. If you select the “Will Call” option, your tickets can be picked up at the Athletic Ticket Office. Please visit for more information on the LSU Athletic Ticket Office. 

Football tickets in the Family Weekend allotment are reserved ONLY for family members registered for Family Weekend.  The number of football tickets ordered CANNOT EXCEED the number of family members registered for Family Weekend. For information on football tickets available to the general public, please visit  

 Confirmation emails are sent out in the order registrations are received and are not automatically generated. Please allow up to 24 hours after registering to receive your confirmation email. If you register on a weekend, your confirmation email will not arrive until the following business day. If you do not receive your confirmation email after 24 hours, contact us at Football tickets are limited so please do not delay in purchasing your tickets once you receive your confirmation email. 

There are two ticket options for our 2018 Family Weekend participants:

  • A limited number of tickets are available fo purchase in the North and South End Zones for $40 each and are located in sections 233, 235, 236, and 402.
  • Tickets are also available in the East Upper Deck for $10 each and are located in sections 630, 642, and 643. 

View the Tiger Stadium seating chart here.

Family Weekend participants that need handicap accessible or easily accessible seating tickets should contact Lindsay McCrory ( as soon as possible after registering for Family Weekend. This includes family members who may not be able to climb multiple flights of stairs. Handicap accessible tickets in Tiger Stadium are extremely limited and there is a limited number of easily accessible seating.

If your LSU student has received a student ticket to the football game, he or she can use that ticket to sit in the student section of Tiger Stadium. The student section is not located near the Family Weekend groups of tickets. If you would like your student to sit with your family for the game, you will need to purchase an additional ticket through the LSU Family Weekend Promo Code. 

Yes, but your student will sit in the student section only, which is not near the Family Weekend section of tickets. If your student would like to sit with registered family members, you will need to purchase an additional ticket in the Family Weekend group of tickets.  

Traditionally, there have been enough football tickets to accommodate all registered families; however, football tickets are limited and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Please do not delay in purchasing your football tickets once you receive your confirmation email. Tickets in the Family Weekend allotment are only available to families who register for Family Weekend.

Call the Athletic Ticket Office at (225) 578-2184 to inquire about the availability of football tickets for the general public. We also recommend utilizing to access the Ticket Marketplace, which is a venue for LSU fans to buy and sell their tickets for upcoming LSU games. 

Please indicate on the registration form if any member of your family has any dietary restrictions. If you have a family member that requires special accommodations, please contact Lindsay McCrory at as soon as possible to discuss details and availability of accommodations for each event.

Traditionally, space has not been available to accommodate late registrations due to capacity issues. If your family missed the registration deadline, please contact Lindsay McCrory at to inquire if space is available.

At this time, we are finalizing parking details.  Final information will be posted on the Family Experience website and emailed to all registered families prior to Family Weekend. Please note that parking on Saturday is controlled by the LSU Athletic Department. Visit the LSU Athletic Department website for more information on Game Day parking.