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UC Davis Parent and Family Weekend

Visit campus for Parent and Family Weekend: November 3-5, 2023

A group of students and parents pose for a group photo in front of the UC Davis Dairy.

You're invited to join us for UC Davis Parent and Family Weekend on November 3-5, 2023. The annual event gives parents and family members of current students the opportunity to engage with UC Davis life — from academics to athletics and everything in between. Check out our insider guide for parking info, answers to frequently asked questions, and other suggestions on how to spend a perfect weekend in Davis.

Our signature events are highlighted in gold below. The Friday reception, Saturday BBQ, and Sunday brunch are sold out for advance registration and purchase. Limited tickets will be available for purchase at the door for those who were unable to register but would still like to participate. Most other events are drop in and free to attend, however some may require an RSVP. Please read the event descriptions carefully. 

All prices listed are per person. Students are welcome to attend the ticketed events for Parent and Family Weekend however, you will need to register them as a guest.

When registering you will be asked to add all members of your party first (primary registrant and guests), then you will have the opportunity to add activities for each person.

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Refund policy: Tickets are nonrefundable, except in the case of a canceled event; all sales are final. Service fees not refundable.

*Please note: Unlike other campuses whose traditional open house events happen in the fall with Homecoming/Parent and Family Weekend, UC Davis’ large community events happen in the spring at Picnic Day! This means that Parent and Family Weekend is a more low-key event. However we hope that you can join us for both events. Picnic Day has more than 70,000 attendees each year and over 200 activities including a parade, battle of the bands, fashion show, student organization fair, and the Doxie Derby, the beloved wiener dog race. Picnic Day will be held on April 20, 2024.

Save the date: next year's parent and family weekend will occur between Nov. 1 - 3, 2024. We hope to see you there!


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