September 23-24, 2022

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Family, Follies and Football

Single-day and weekend tickets will be available for purchase. Register today and lock in your Family Weekend experience! 

General Questions

Schedule is subject to change.

Friday, September 23

6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center
Pool hours: 4:30-7:00 p.m.

10 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Check-In
McGlothlin Campus Center, Wildcat Den

11 a.m. ACU Family Chapel
Moody Coliseum

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch in the Bean

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Student Business Spotlight
GATA Fountain

5-7 p.m. Clowder Time – Food trucks, live music, coffee and FUN!
GATA Fountain

8 p.m. Freshman Follies Show
Moody Coliseum, doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets required

Saturday, September 24

8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center
Pool hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

9 a.m.- noon Check-In
McGlothlin Campus Center, Wildcat Den

10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Photos at Jacob’s Dream

Take advantage of this opportunity for professional family photos from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at one of our campus’ most inspiring outdoor sculptures. Dedicated in 2006, Jacob’s Dream is a student and community favorite.
Tickets required

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Residence Hall Open House
Various locations

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Choose Your Own Adventure

  • Movie – Encanto at Boone Family Theater
  • Family workout time at Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center
  • Bookstore adventure
  • Visit Abilene

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch on Your Own

1:00 p.m. Freshman Follies
Moody Coliseum, doors open at 12:30 p.m.
Tickets required

5-6:30 p.m. Family Weekend Tailgating
Join your student for a family tailgate from filled with great food and fun, located in front of the main entrance of Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium between the stadium and Poly Wells Field.

$15 per person
Tickets required

7 p.m. ACU Football vs. Western New Mexico
Wildcat’s Stadium

Enjoy an evening of football with your family as the ACU Wildcats take on the Western New Mexico Mustangs.
$12 per person in advance • $15 at the gate
Tickets required

Yes! Check in at the Student Life Den in the lower level of the McGlothlin Campus Center on Friday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. There, you will receive your Family Weekend packet, which includes your event tickets, schedules, maps and more. Stop by, grab some cool Wildcat gear (while supplies last) and start your weekend the right way!

Visit the Abilene Visitors’ Bureau website for information on local hotels and lodging accommodations.

The only meal included in ticketed events is the tailgate before the Saturday evening football game. 

Families are welcome to enjoy lunch after Chapel in the Campus Center food court or the World Famous Bean.

Special discounts will be available at local eateries and restaurants with Family Weekend name badges (list of participating locations provided in your Family Weekend packet). Enjoy a taste of Abilene with your student!

For more information on Abilene restaurants, visit the Abilene Visitors’ Bureau website.

Freshman Follies

Yes, but space is very limited. To ensure your admission to the show, purchase your tickets beforehand when you purchase other Family Weekend tickets HERE or at

Yes, you can purchase tickets for more than one show HERE or at

If your student is in the Freshman Follies show, you do not need to buy them a ticket. If not, they will need to buy their own ticket beforehand.

Purchase Tickets HERE or at

Football Game and Tailgate

No, current students get in free with a valid ACU Student ID card.

Yes. At checkout, there will be an option to purchase additional tailgate tickets.

Purchase Tickets HERE

Band Students (information may change)

10-10:45 a.m. Percussion and Colorguard rehearsal at Wildcat Stadium

11 a.m.-12 p.m. Full Band rehearsal at Wildcat Stadium

4:45 p.m. Tailgate Performance (South endzone of Wildcat Stadium)

5:45 p.m. Pregame Performance

6 p.m. Kickoff

On Friday, the band has rehearsal at Wildcat Stadium that begins at 11:15 a.m., and goes until 12:30 p.m. Parents are welcome to come to that rehearsal.

On Saturday, parents are welcome to come to the rehearsals; percussion and Color Guard at 10 a.m., and full band rehearsal at 11 a.m.

During the game, the Big Purple is stationed in the stands in sections 101, 102, and 103 of Wildcat Stadium. There are General Admission seats directly behind us.

Double-check the schedule with your student in the band. Start times can change depending on athletics, if the game is televised, etc. Come and have fun!

Have a question not listed here? Simply give us a call at 800-460-6228 or email us at