Homecoming and Family Weekend

Whether you're an alum interested in rediscovering UC Davis or a parent who'd like an interactive glimpse of your student's college experience, join us for Homecoming and Family Weekend for a fun and exciting way to reconnect with campus.

Join us October 27 - 28 for this year's event, combined for the first time ever with Homecoming. Register here

Pajamarino Homecoming Pep Rally - Friday, October 27

In 1912, pajama-clad students first sneaked out of their dorms to greet returning alumni at the train station the night before homecoming. Alumni, students and the Davis community are invited to join the Student Alumni Association as they continue the tradition at our annual Pajamarino celebration.

Friday, Oct. 27
4:30 p.m. - Gather in Central Park for parade
5:15 p.m. - Parade leaves for Amtrak station
5:30 p.m. - Homecoming Pep Rally at Davis Amtrak Train Station, 840 Second St.

Enjoy an evening of free entertainment, games, face painting, food and prizes. The family-friendly event will include performances by the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh!, various student performances and special appearances.

Special Programming, Activities and Tailgate - Saturday, October 28

Our Saturday program includes engaging faculty speakers who will speak on a broad range of topics that highlight why UC Davis is a top tier research institution. Following our speaker series, join other parents and families for the annual tailgate and football game out at Aggie Stadium. Register here.

Speaker Series
Choose from three tracks in various locations. Get more details.
9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Aggie Parent and Family Tailgate
Aggie Stadium Tailgate Field (map)
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Great food, Aggie camaraderie and student performances!

Get pricing and more detailed information.

Parking is available in visitor lots 30, 53 and the West Entry Parking Structure and is $9/vehicle. Parking permits may be purchased at the kiosks using cash, credit or debit cards.

Campus Parking Map

*Special Note About Saturday's Football Game

Please note, registering for the Parent and Family Weekend tailgate does not include tickets to the football game on Saturday, October 28.  You can purchase tickets to the football game online by visiting the UC Davis Ticket Office or by calling 530-752-1047. 

UC Davis students attend the game for free if they sit in the end zone (on the lawn) or in the student section which is referred to as the Aggie Pack. Alumni and parents will have two ticket option prices, the reserved seating section is $18 per person and is located on the east side of the field (this is near the student and visitor section) or a lawn ticket for $12 (your student may also sit in the end zone ticketed area with you free of charge if they choose to do so). If your student would prefer to sit in assigned reserved seating with you, you will need to purchase a ticket for your student.

To purchase game tickets please go to the athletics website and use promocode  AGGIEFAMILY

If your UC Davis student will be attending any of the Parent and Family Weekend events, you will need to register them. Please note: Tickets are also available at Aggie Stadium on the day of the game at full price.

All prices listed are per person. If your UC Davis student will be attending any of these events, you will need to register them.

Should you wish to cancel your registration, kindly do so by Friday, October 20 at 5 p.m. by emailing parentprograms@ucdavis.edu. Cancellations received after this date will not be refunded. No shows to any events having a cost associated with them will also not be refunded. No exceptions.

For questions, please email parentprograms@ucdavis.edu