Family Weekend


Experience Mercer up close and personal during Family Weekend 2019!

Parents in Car

Mark the date on your calendars and join your student for a wonderful weekend!

September 27-29, 2019

Meet the administration and faculty, enjoy live music, a football tailgate with great food, and attend a football game or other Mercer sporting event!

Every year, Mercer University plans a weekend for families of our students to visit our beautiful campus and experience a day in the life of their student(s). We are sure this weekend will be enjoyable to relatives of all ages and we encourage you to attend! Don't forget to purchase your family weekend football tickets. This is separate from the Family Weekend registration. A link will be provided for advance ticket purchases once you register for Family Weekend. The email will go out in mid-August to all registrants.

For more information please contact Campus Life at (478) 301-2868 or

2019 Mercer Family Weekend Schedule Coming Soon! 

2018 Schedule of Events

Friday, September 21

5-7:30pm On-Site Registration // Connell Student Center Lobby
6pm Volleyball vs WCU // Hawkins Arena (Free admission!)

7pm NPHC Block Party // UC Patio (fun for whole family!)

8-10pm Z Beats Open Mic Night, Student Performances // Mercer Village Outside

 **Family Food Specials in Mercer Village and downtown all day

**Mercer Bookstore open 9am-5:00pm

Saturday, September 22

8am On-Site Registration // Connell Student Center Lobby

**Receive schedules and information. Purchase Family Weekend t-shirts. (Only $7 if you are registered for Family Weekend!)
8-10am Breakfast with SGA // Connell Student Center

**Enjoy a free continental breakfast with faculty and staff

8-10am Tower Tours // Administration Building

10:30am Welcome Program with President Underwood // Willingham Auditorium

11:30am Family Weekend Gala Concert Hosted by Mercer Singers // Fickling Hall

11:30am Mercer On Mission Info Session // Connell Student Center, Room 1

12:45-2pm Barbecue Lunch // Intramural Courts (register for lunch through EventBrite as an add-on activity)
*Enjoy a barbecue lunch with families inside before heading out for tailgating!

*If you forgot to purchase tickets for lunch, you can purchase with cash or check when you arrive!

2-4pm Tower Tours // Administration Building

Head over to the Administration building and enjoy the view!

12-3:30pm Tailgate activities for the whole family // Black Field

Bring your tailgate chairs and tents and hang out on Black Field before the game! King of Pops popsicles, DJ, inflatables, tailgate games and giveaways!

**Free family pictures to commemorate your weekend at the Family Weekend picture booth near the Mercer truck!

*Mercer Football KID ZONE TOBY TOWN on the black field from 12-3:30pm.

12-3pm Late registration and t-shirt purchases // Connell Student Center Lobby

1:45pm Internship Opportunities hosted by the CCPD // SEB 110

4pm Mercer Football vs. The Citadel // Anderson Field, Mercer University Stadium (tickets must purchased separately through Mercer Athletics)

2pm Volleyball vs UNCG // Hawkins Arena (Free admission!)

7pm Men’s Soccer vs Georgia State // Bear Field (Free admission!)

8pm QuadWorks International Movie Night El Jeremias // Connell Student Center Conference Room 2
**Family Food Specials in Mercer Village and downtown all day

**Mercer Bookstore open 10am-4:30pm

Sunday, September 23

11am Worship Service // Centenary United Methodist
**Family food specials in Mercer Village and downtown Macon all day



This year Mercer is partnering with the Macon Visitors Bureau to provide more hotel options with excellent rates all over Macon! Please check back July 1 for an updated list of hotels and rates.

Close to campus

Hilton Garden Inn (478) 741-5527
1220 Stadium Drive

10% discount for Family weekend

Towneplace Suites by Marriott
1550 Mercer University Dr.


Marriott City Center (478) 621-5300
240 Coliseum Dr.

1-75 Exit 169

Wingate (478) 476-8100
100 N. Crest Blvd

Spring Hill Suites (478) 803-9100
4630 Sheraton Dr.


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Macon has served as Mercer’s home since 1871, when the institution moved from its original campus in Penfield, Georgia. The beautiful, historic Macon campus houses the College of Liberal Arts, School of Medicine, School of Engineering, Stetson School of Business and Economics, Tift College of Education and Townsend School of Music, along with programs for working adults through the College of Continuing and Professional Studies. The Walter F. George School of Law is located one mile away on Coleman Hill overlooking downtown Macon. The city of 90,000 serves as the educational, medical, cultural and commercial hub of Central Georgia.

2019 Registration Coming Soon! 

$15.00 (taxes, fees not included) for each family. Only purchase one ticket for the entire family. You can add barbecue lunch tickets when you register your family!

The Family Weekend registration is entirely online. Only order one "ticket" per family.

Football tickets for the Saturday game (September 28) are purchased separately. The link will be provided once you register for Family Weekend by email.

Please call Campus Life with any questions. 478-301-2868
What you receive by registering:

  • Breakfast on Saturday
  • BBQ Tailgate Dinner on Saturday (optional $5 purchase per person during registration)
  • Free admission to any NCAA athletic events excluding the football game.
  • Football tailgating! Free food, shaved ice, family pictures, live music and activities!
  • Mercer Village and Downtown Restaurant/Business Discounts with your Very Important Family (VIF) card and Macon Visitors Bureau "show your badge" program!
  • Tower Tours
  • Mercer Singers Concert
  • Student Open Mic Night with free coffee and treats!
  • Discounted hotel rates for the entire weekend!
  • Fun with your Mercer student!!
  • $7 family weekend t-shirts (purchase on site)
  • A Lifetime of memories!