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Family Weekend

Join us at the Texas A&M University-Commerce Family Weekend to experience the community and spirit that our students enjoy each day as members of the Lion Pride.

We cordially invite you and your family to attend this year’s event, September 20 through 22, 2019.

During your visit, you can learn about our history and traditions, tour our facilities and engage with the Commerce community. There are lots of exciting events to enjoy including concerts, athletic events, planetarium viewings, and many others.

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You can register for Family Weekend online.

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For more information, please contact us at (903)886-5400 or

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Weekend Highlights

  • Football Game
  • Tailgate
  • Kickoff Concert
  • Volleyball Game
  • Student Involvement Resource Fair
  • Heritage House BBQ with President Dr. Mark Rudin
  • Campus Tours
  • Planetarium Show
  • Academic Breakfast with Deans and Department Head

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Friday 9/20

Check-in open from 11:00am-7:00pm at the Alumni Center, 1706 Stonewall Commerce, Texas 75429

LunchThe Caf Lunch Offered
AfternoonPlanetarium Show
Student Involvement and Resources Session (Parent-Focused)
Classroom Experiences
EveningThe Caf Dinner Offered
Kick OffInflatables
Alumni Photo Booth

Saturday 9/21

Check-in open from 8:00am-2:00pm at the Alumni Center, 1706 Stonewall Commerce, Texas 75429

MorningAcademic Breakfast with Faculty, Deans, and Department Heads
Daytime ActivitiesCampus Tours
Morris Recreation Center Open Gym
NoonHeritage House BBQ with the President – Lyday Gardens
Athletic Events2:00 pm Volleyball Game
3:00 pm Family Specific Tailgate Area Opens
6:00 pm Football Game
FB/VB tickets included with online Family Weekend Registration
Postgame5th Quarter

Sunday 9/22

Enjoy some time with your family in the Commerce area!

MorningThe Caf Breakfast Offered

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend Family Weekend?

This weekend is an ideal time for families of all students to visit A&M-Commerce. We invite parents, siblings, aunts and uncles, grandparents and anyone else in your family to join us for an exciting weekend!

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Where should I stay for a Family Weekend?

We recommend the following hotels:

Commerce, Texas

Magnuson Hotel

Greenville, Texas (roughly 14 miles from campus)

Hampton Inn & Suites Greenville
3001 Kari Ln, Greenville, TX 75402
(903) 457-9200

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Greenville
2901 Mustang Crossing, Greenville, TX 75402
(903) 454-8680

Comfort Suites Greenville
2005 Centerpoint Ln, Greenville, TX 75402
(903) 259-6343

Super 8 by Wyndham Greenville
5010 US-69, Greenville, TX 75402
(903) 458-9506

Sulphur Springs, Texas (roughly 20 miles from campus)

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Sulphur Springs
1344 Eaton Dr, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
(903) 885-8181

Hampton Inn Sulphur Springs
1202 Mockingbird Ln, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
(903) 439-4646

Best Western Trail Dust Inn & Suites
1521 Shannon Rd E, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
(903) 885-7515

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Where can I park during the Family Weekend?

Parking information coming soon!

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When is the registration deadline for Family Weekend?

The online registration deadline is Friday, September 6 by 5 p.m.

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When and where is a check-in for Family Weekend?

Family Weekend check-in will be located inside the A&M-Commerce Alumni Center, 1706 Stonewall, Commerce, Texas, 75429.

Check-in is scheduled for Friday, September 20 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, September 21 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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What happens if I lose my lanyard?

If you lose your lanyard, please call our TAMUC Family Weekend Help Line at 903 -213 -3598

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What happens if I lose my football/volleyball ticket?

You must have an actual ticket to get into the TAMUC football and/or volleyball game. If you lose your ticket(s) please contact our TAMUC Family Weekend Help Line at 903-213-3598

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What can I expect at the Family Tailgate during the Family Weekend?

Enjoy a family-oriented tailgate experience located in the official Lion tailgating section. We will provide traditional tailgate food and drinks. This event is open to ALL Family Weekend participants and is not dependent on you attending the game.

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What can I expect at after football game event during the Family Weekend?

After the football game, 5th Quarter will be hosted in The Club in the Rayburn Student Center. There will be free games to play including pool, giant Connect Four, giant Jenga, shuffleboard, cards, dominoes and many others! Light refreshments and drinks will be available. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase for those 21 and up.

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Is there a registration fee for Family Weekend, and what does that include?

Yes, there is a registration fee. The registration fee is $20 per person (children 3 and under are free.) Your registration fee includes the following:

  • Admission to Planetarium
  • Admission to Student Involvement Resource Fair
  • Concert
  • Academic Breakfast
  • Campus tours
  • BBQ at Heritage House with Dr. Mark Rudin, A&M-Commerce president
  • Volleyball tickets
  • Football tickets
  • Access to Family Weekend Tailgate

If you are interested in taking advantage of special meal pricing in the Lion’s Mane Cafe, you can purchase the following meal vouchers when registering:

Friday, September 20 Lunch

Friday, September 20 Dinner

Sunday, September 21 Breakfast

**Please note, meals in the cafeteria are not included in the Family Weekend registration price.

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Is my Family Weekend registration fee refundable?

Family Weekend registration fees are not refundable. Please encourage your student to pick up your registration materials even if you are unable to attend.

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I have a family member who needs special accommodations. Who should I contact?

Please indicate on the registration form if any member of your family has dietary restrictions. If you have a family member that requires special accommodations, please contact Amanda Horne at at least 10 days in advance to ensure reasonable accommodations can be provided for each event.

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I am an alumni, are there special activities for alumni during the Family Weekend?

Absolutely! We love to see our alumni come back to campus. As an alumni you will have the opportunity to take advantage of the photo booth at the concert, you can enjoy tailgating festivities with the alumni association and we also have a special gift for all alumni at family weekend check in.

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How long is the Campus Tour and where do I check in?

The Historical Tour will take approximately 45 minutes. All participants will meet in the Rayburn Student Center Atrium to check in. Please arrive 10 minutes before your tour.

Historical Tour times are 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.

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Does my TAMUC student have to pay the registration fee for the Family Weekend?

No, your TAMUC student does not have to pay the Family Weekend registration fee.

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Do I have to wear the lanyard during Family weekend?

Yes, you will need to wear your lanyard at all Family Weekend events. This will be your admission to events.

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Do I have to register for Family Weekend?

We hope you will!! Family Weekend coordinates opportunities for families to enjoy a campus visit with their students. The weekend includes social events, opportunities to network with university administration, faculty and staff, Family Weekend t-shirt, tickets to Lion volleyball and football games!

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Do I have to check in for Family Weekend?

Yes! You will need to check in to get your family weekend t-shirt, wrist band and tickets.

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Can my student check-in for our family for the Family Weekend?

Yes, your student can check you in and gather your t-shirt, wristband, and tickets. Please make sure your student brings their A&M-Commerce student ID.

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Can I register onsite for Family Weekend?

Yes, you can register onsite. Please be aware the cost of on-site registration is $35 and is CASH OR CHECK ONLY.

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Are there activities for siblings during the Family Weekend?

Absolutely! Siblings are invited and encouraged to attend all Family Weekend activities. Additionally, siblings are invited to participate in the Lion Student run (with their A&M-Commerce sibling). This is the newest campus tradition where A&M-Commerce students run on the football field prior to the team running on the field. It is an amazing opportunity they will want to be a part of.

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