Join us for
Family Weekend – September 22-24

Family Weekend is an excellent opportunity to visit your student and share in the rich traditions and culture of Wake Forest. Experience firsthand some of your student’s favorite places on campus, meet their friends and their families and discover some of the resources and opportunities your student has access to. 

Weekend highlights include our Deacon Family Festivities on Friday, access to the student tailgate area before the game time, Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Truist Field on Saturday, a Farewell Brunch on Sunday, and much more*! 

*Other activities and experiences such as tours, lectures, presentations and the like are currently being planned. More details about all of the weekend offerings and activities will be available on July 11, 2023.

We look forward to having you with us in September.

Football Tickets

Tickets go on sale May 16

Please visit the Athletics website to purchase your tickets!

If your student wants to sit with you, you will need to purchase them a separate ticket.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the dates for Family Weekend 2023?

    The dates for Family Weekend 2023 are Friday, September 22 through Sunday, September 24. The Wake Forest football team will face Georgia Tech at Truist Field on Saturday, September 23.

  • When do tickets for the Football Game go on sale?

    Football tickets for Family Weekend go on sale at 10 a.m. May 16

    Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on May 16. To purchase tickets, visit the Athletics website.

    The game at Truist Field is scheduled for Saturday, September 23 against Georgia Tech. Due to the televising schedule, game time will be released 10 days before the game.

    Do I need a ticket for my student? Students can get a free ticket to sit in the students’ football section with the Screamin’ Demon Rewards App (ticket claims open at noon the Monday before the game: Sept. 18 at noon ET). If your student wants to sit with you, you will need to purchase a ticket for your student. Standard tickets start at $75 and there are a variety of purchase options available. See full details.

  • When does registration for Family Weekend begin, with tickets for other events?

    Registration and ticket sales for other events included on the Family Weekend schedule will begin at 10am on Tuesday, July 11.

  • What about reserving a place to stay for the weekend?

    Families may wish to act now to secure a hotel or other lodging for the weekend. We encourage families to consider Air BNBs, VRBOs, etc. as well as hotels outside the immediate near-campus/downtown Winston-Salem vicinity; there are some great hotels in Greensboro and High Point (about a 30ish minute drive from campus).  For a list of local hotels, check

  • What is included with our Family Registration?

    The $50 Family Registration includes visitor badges for up to 4 visiting family members and a game day spirit pack.  If your party will include more than 4 campus visitors, additional badges may be also be purchased at $15 each.

    The badges allow families to attend the Deacon Family Festival and participate in giveaway activities, and enable access to all signature Family Weekend campus activities. In addition, on Game Day families registered for the weekend are welcome to join their Deacons for food trucks, music, and fun at the tailgates before kickoff.

    There are a few events that will require an extra ticket such as the Football game (purchased from the Athletics website) fast. Tickets for meals can be purchased with your registration.

    Students will not need a badge to participate in activities on campus.

  • We need to make changes to our Family Weekend registration. How does it work?

    Making changes is easy. View this short guide to learn how.

    Refunds are available for cancelled items until a date about two weeks out from the weekend, exact date TBD. It’s still possible to make changes after that date, but all items become non-refundable.

  • What time is the football game and what do we need to know about the student tailgate area?

    Kick off time is announced about 10 days prior to the game date.

    The student tailgate area opens 3 hours prior to kick off and can be accessed via Gate 4 with a game ticket and Family Weekend credential.  Wake Forest Athletics also offers tailgating packages which will be announced during the summer.  These packages are limited. 

  • What is the legal age to drink in NC?

    21. Local Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) has been known to attend tailgates and look for underage drinkers and have issued citations to students for underage consumption. In some families’ home states, the consumption of alcohol by a child, when the alcohol is provided by the parent, is allowed, but that is not the case in NC.

  • Who should we contact if we have questions about our football tickets or Game Day?

    For ticketing questions, please contact the WFU Athletic Ticket Office at 336.758.3322 or email

    To learn more about Game Day parking, clear bag policies, mobile ticketing instructions and more, visit the Game Day Guide page at

  • What is your refund policy?
    • Refunds are available for items cancelled prior to 11:45 PM on a date that is TBD. After this date all purchases are non-refundable.
    • Processing time for refunds is 3-5 business days. After processing, the posting time is determined by your bank.
    • You may receive a system email that indicates your refund has failed. This happens when a refund is requested on the same date as the purchase. You can safely disregard this message as it simply indicates your refund is pending.
    • In the event of inclement weather, this refund policy continues to apply.
  • I received an email stating my refund had ‘failed’. What does this mean and what should I do?

    If you received this message after buying, then cancelling purchases within the same day, don’t worry! Our system cannot complete a refund before the original transaction settles at the end of the business day, however we process all refunds first thing the next morning.

    If you received this message for any other scenario, please get in touch at and we will do our best to help.