Parent & Family Weekend

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Our 5th Annual Parent and Family Weekend is happening in person! There will be many events to help parents and families learn about and experience student life at San José State University and the surrounding downtown community. We hope to see you and your family there!

Package ONE
PFW Game Only Package

  • Only includes the Saturday night football game and tailgate on November 13, 2021.

Package TWO
PFW Full Weekend Package

  • Includes the Saturday night football game and tailgate as well as all of the weekend activities.
  • One (1) game ticket in a reserved section for Parent and Family Weekend
  • One (1) complimentary meal ticket in the Parent and Family Weekend tailgate area (BBQ or vegetarian/vegan options)
  • Access to the Brew and Vine tailgate area with unlimited beer and wine tasting for two hours (soda and water also available)
  • An SJSU themed tasting cup
  • South Campus parking pass to attend the tailgate and football game
  • All items from package ONE (1)
  • SJSU swag bag with Spartan gear
  • Additional activities include Friday night bowling, the Saturday morning official Parent and Family Weekend Welcome, a campus tour, lunch at The Commons, and Sunday brunch at a San Jose downtown establishment. 

Admission to all Parent and Family Weekend events are free for all current SJSU students.  When registering, please select the “Free Student Package” for your student(s) to register them for the weekend. SJSU students in attendance should carry their Tower ID card throughout the weekend in order to gain entry at events.

Buy Your 2021 PFW Tickets Today!

Parent and Family Weekend Schedule at a Glance

6:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Bowling Night
Saturday (11/13/21) Starts at
  • Official Parent and Family Weekend Welcome
  • Campus Tour
  • Lunch at The Commons
  • Conversation with the Family Advisory Board
  • SJSU Tailgate - Brew and Vine Fest
  • SJSU Football Game vs Utah State
10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sunday Brunch at a San Jose downtown establishment

Local Hotels & Accommodations

Click HERE to learn more about Elaine, the Parent and Family of the Year Award winner at the Spring 2021 Virtual Parent and Family Weekend. 

Parent and Family of the Year Award Winner Picture