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Family Weekend


Family Weekend is the first big event of the year for students and their families. Join us on September 17 & 18 for Family Weekend 2021! You and your student will enjoy a variety of activities. We encourage you and your student to sign up now to enjoy a weekend of fun. There is something for all ages so bring your whole family!

Frequently Asked Questions For Planning Your Visit

Who can attend Family Weekend?

This is an ideal time for families of all students to experience 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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When and where is check-in?

Family Weekend check-in will be located inside the A&M-Commerce Alumni Center at 2200 W Neal St Commerce, Texas 75429.

Check-in will begin Friday, September 17th from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday, September 18th from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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What happens if I lose my football or volleyball ticket?

You must have an actual ticket to get into the A&M-Commerce football and/or volleyball game.

If you lose your ticket(s) please contact our TAMUC Family Weekend Help Line at 903.886.5117 or come to the Family Weekend Tailgate area.

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What happens if I lose my lanyard?

If you lose your lanyard, please call our A&M-Commerce Family Weekend Help Line at 903.886.5117 or come to the Family Weekend check-in at the Alumni Center.

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Do I have to wear the Lanyard?

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

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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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Can my student check in for our family?

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

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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, wristband/food vouchers and tickets.

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Does my A&M-Commerce student have to pay the registration fee?

No, your A&M-Commerce student does not have to pay the Family Weekend registration fee.

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Can I register on-site?

Yes, you can register on-site. Please be aware the cost of on-site registration will remain the same ($25) but NO T-SHIRT will be provided.

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

Yes, there is a registration fee. The registration fee is $25 per person (children 3 and under are free.) Your registration fee includes the following:

  • Admission to Planetarium, Campus Recreation and Farm Tours
  • Friday Night Kickoff
  • Meet & Greet with Coaches
  • Friday Night Pint Night & Bingo
  • Academic College Breakfast in Chick-Fil-A
  • Academic College Open Houses
  • Yoga On The Lawn
  • Campus Tours
  • Inaugural Ring Ceremony
  • BBQ with TAMUC President, Dr. Rudin
  • Volleyball Tickets
  • Football Tickets
  • Access to Family Weekend Tailgate
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When is the registration deadline?

The online registration deadline is Tuesday, September 14 at 5 p.m.

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Do I have to register?

Yes! The A&M-Commerce Family Weekend Committee coordinates opportunities for families to enjoy a campus experience 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 and much more!

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Frequently Asked Questions During Your Visit

Where should I stay for family weekend?

There are a number of hotels in Hunt County and Hopkins County to suit your needs! Commerce, Greenville (approx 14 miles from campus), and Sulphur Springs (approx 20 miles from campus) all offer accommodations that are a short drive to campus.

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What can I expect at the Family Weekend Tailgate?

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

The Campus Tour will take approximately 30-45 minutes. All participants will meet at the Rayburn Student Center Lion Statue to check in. Please arrive 10 minutes before your tour. Campus Tour times are 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

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I am an alumni, are there special activities for alumni?

Absolutely! We love to see our alumni come back to campus. As alumni, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of tailgating festivities with the alumni association and we have a special gift for all alumni at Family Weekend check-in.

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Are there activities for Siblings?

Absolutely! Siblings are invited and encouraged to attend all Family Weekend activities. Check our social media and website to see highlights of events with specific opportunities for siblings.

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Where can I park during family weekend?

Feel free to park anywhere on campus during Family Weekend. Please observe and respect reserved spaces for handicap parking, special staff (i.e Resident Directors), university vehicles and emergency vehicles.

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Additional Frequently Asked Questions

I have another question that was not answered here.

For any additional questions, please contact [email protected]

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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 email Kristen Neeley at least 10 days in advance to ensure reasonable accommodations can be provided for each event.

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Connect With Us

Lion Family Connection Series

New Student & Family Programs invites you to join our monthly sessions for new and continuing family members via Zoom to connect with university staff members to learn about A&M Commerce resources.

Your student has a checklist of items that need to be completed before starting classes and so do you. Support for your student during this transition from high school to college or from first year to graduation.

Dates and Time: 6 PM-7 PM (CST)

  • Wednesday, September 15
  • Wednesday, October 13
  • Wednesday, November 10
  • Wednesday, December 8

Sign up for the A&M-Commerce Family Experience

Stay involved as parents, families, and friends of our students and sign up for the A&M-Commerce Family Experience Portal. This portal offers personalized newsletters, family communities with campus news and deadlines for consistent communication with what is going on at A&M-Commerce. Did I mention that it’s free?

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Show off your TAMUC spirit on your personal social media! Support your student and share your Lion pride by downloading these graphics to use as cover photos or profile picture frames.

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For Families Celebrating Apart

Movie Night

Enjoy watching Lion-themed movies with your family!

  • The Lion King
  • Madagascar
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and Wardrobe
  • African Cats – Disney Nature


We’ve gathered favorite recipes from our Faculty & Staff and Student Leaders in the A&M Commerce Lion Family. We hope you and your family enjoy it!

Share your favorite recipes with us using #TAMUC and download our custom recipe book below!

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