Family Weekend


Mercer Family Weekend!

Parents in Car

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

October 7-9, 2022

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). Registration is recommended for the weekend. See below to register.

Mercer Family Weekend 2022 kicks off Friday, October 7 at 5pm. Enjoy family friendly events all weekend! The schedule will be continually updated as events are added.  

Please only purchase one family weekend ticket per family. That is a total of $20 plus tax for the ENTIRE FAMILY!


 Registration includes breakfast, tailgate activities, a discount card and the opportunity to purchase Family Weekend t-shirts for only $5.

**This year we will host a barbecue lunch on Black Field as part of tailgating for the football game. Tickets are $7.50 per meal and are purchased online during registration.

**Football tickets will need to be purchased separately for the game Saturday. The link to tickets will be emailed once you register for Family Weekend. You will have home and visitor side options. After August 15, prices will be $25 home/$15 visitor per ticket.

Students are given one ticket in the student section. If you would like to sit with your student, please purchase a ticket for them.

**T-shirts may be purchased in person using cash or check (first come, first serve day of. We can also take Bear Card at check-in).


During Family Weekend (Oct 7-9) outside (non-student) guests are permitted in the common areas of the residence halls.

Family members that are experiencing COVID symptoms should not attend on campus events.

Though the university will take steps to mitigate possible exposure, please keep in mind that this is a volunteer activity and family members attending the event do so at their own risk. Individuals who are in high-risk populations for COVID-19 are encouraged to thoroughly evaluate their situations before choosing to attend an on campus event.

For more information about Mercer’s COVID-19 response and protocols, visit  


2022 Schedule of Events

Friday, October 7

5-7:30pm On-Site Registration // Connell Student Center Lobby

6-8pm QuadWorks Event: Cubstock // Mercer Village (Rain Location, Willingham)

**Family Weekend Discounts in Mercer Village and downtown all day

**Mercer Bookstore open 9am-6:00pm

Saturday, October 8

8am-11:30 am On-Site Registration // Connell Student Center Lobby

**Receive schedules and information. Purchase Family Weekend t-shirts (Only $5 if you are registered for Family Weekend!)

8:00-10:00am Breakfast with SGA // Connell Student Center, Fresh Food Company

**Enjoy a free continental breakfast and Krispy Kreme donuts with SGA students and Student Affairs Leadership!

10am Welcome Program with President Bill Underwood // Willingham Auditorium

11:15am Family Weekend Gala Concert Hosted by Mercer Singers // Fickling Hall

11-11:45am Center for Career and Professional Development: Preparing Students and Alumni to Succeed in Work and Life // Connell Conference Room 3

12-12:45pm Office of Student Success: Thriving at Mercer // Connell Conference Room 3

1-1:45pm Mercer on Mission Info Session // Connell Conference Room 3

12:30-3pm Barbecue Lunch // Black Field (enjoy barbecue under the tent; tickets purchased during registration or at the check-in table)

12:00-3pm Late registration and t-shirt purchases // Black Field

Saturday, October 8 Continued

12:00-3:00pm Tailgate activities for the whole family // Black Field

Tailgate on black field before the game! Enjoy Free Kona shaved ice (12-3:00pm), live music with Headliner Rodney Atkins, inflatables (12:00-3pm), Mercer giveaways and tailgate games for the family!

**12:00-3:00 pm Free family pictures to commemorate your weekend at the Family Weekend picture booth on the Black Field with the Mercer Truck!

**Mercer Football KID ZONE on the black field from 12-3pm.

**See the Mercer cheerleaders and Toby the Bear at the tailgate after the bear walk at 1:30pm!

4pm Mercer Football vs. Western Carolina // Anderson Field, Five Star Stadium (tickets purchased separately through Mercer Athletics)

**Family Weekend Discounts in Mercer Village all day

**Mercer Bookstore open 10am-8pm

Sunday, October 9

1:00pm Mercer Softball vs. University of West GA // Softball Field

**Family Weekend Discounts in Mercer Village all day










The Hilton Garden Inn near campus is providing a special rate for Fall Family Day visitors.

1220 Stadium Dr. Macon, GA 31204
The URL Booking Link with Mercer Discount

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson

3915 Arkwright Rd, Macon, GA 31210(478) 803-8300
TownePlace Suites by Marriott
1550 Mercer University Dr, Macon, GA 31204(478) 812-8522


Macon Marriott City Center

240 Coliseum Dr, Macon, GA 31217(478) 621-5300
Hotel Forty Five, A Tribue Portfolio Hotel
401 Cotton Ave, Macon, GA 31201(855) 840-9141
Courtyard by Marriott
3990 Sheraton Dr, Macon, GA 31210(478) 477-8899

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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.

Family Weekend 2022

Please call Campus Life with any questions. 478-301-2868