Parents & Families

Falcon Family Day

Join us Saturday, October 14, 2023 for


Family Day is the perfect time to reconnect with your student, explore where your student calls home and meet other families. Each person who registers for Family Day will receive a swag bag, boxed dinner and have the opportunity to take part in scheduled events along with self-guided opportunities to explore campus.

Falcon Family Day is open to families, friends, and UM students. Registration is required to receive Family Day items including the swag bag and boxed dinner. Online registration will remain open until 5 pm CST on October 1, 2023.

Falcon Family Day Registration

Falcon Family Day Schedule 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for Family Day?

Registration for Family Day will remain open until 5 pm CST on October 1, 2023. You can register for Family Day using our online registration form at DAY.


How much does Family Day cost and what does it include?

The Family Day registration fee is $15 for UM students and family members over the age of 2 and includes:

  • A swag bag with UM goodies
  • Access to UM events hosted on campus
  • Boxed Dinner

Children 2 and under are free and do not need to register and will not receive a swag bag or dinner.


What is the schedule for Family Day?

Falcon Family Day Schedule 2023

What forms of payment are accepted?

Visa, American Express, MasterCard, and Discover cards are all accepted payment methods for your Family Day registrations through the online system. We are unable to accept registrations or payment by phone.


I missed the Family Day registration deadline. What can I do?

If you miss the registration deadline, we still encourage you to visit your UM student. There are a variety of free campus events that are open to all families. Individuals who do not register prior to the deadline will not receive a UM swag bag or boxed dinner. All other events and activities are free and do not require registration.


I have a child who is 3 years old. Do I need to register them for Family Day?

Yes, there will be a charge for children over 2.


Do I need to register my UM student?

If your student would like to receive a UM swag bag and the boxed dinner, you will need to complete the online registration form for them as well.


Are refunds available?

No. All Family Day purchases are non-refundable.


When should we plan to arrive?

Families can begin checking in for Family Day at 1 pm on Saturday, October 14th. A schedule of events for the day will be included in a confirmation email that registered participants will receive prior to Family Day.


Where can I stay if I need to spend the night near campus?

Visit Discover Shelby for a list of hotels in the area. Please note that the list of hotels is only meant to kick-start your search and is not meant as a recommendation or endorsement of services provided. We encourage you to visit each hotel’s website, review guest feedback, and consider your preferences before making a reservation.


What if we have a family member who may need accommodations to participate in Family Day?

All events are held in handicapped-accessible areas and buildings. However, it is important to remember that, as with most college campuses, there can be some distance between buildings and events that also includes inclines. If you have questions about accessibility or need to request disability-related accommodations that will facilitate your full participation in this event, please contact the Disability Support Services Office at or 205-665-6250. Efforts will be made to accommodate all access requests regardless of timing, but the University cannot guarantee that requests made with less than one week’s notice can be met.


Who can I contact with questions about Family Day?

Falcon Family Day is coordinated by the Enrollment & Student Affairs Office. If we can help in any way during your preparations to attend Family Day, please call us at 205-665-6020, or email us at Your family can also receive updates by signing up for the Falcon Family Update newsletter at