Registration for Parents & Family Weekend 2017 is closed. We look forward to hosting you on campus in November!

How to Create an Iris Registration Account

In order to register for Parents & Family Weekend, you must use the Iris Registration software. To use this software, you must create an account. This allows you to log back in and view or update the information you have previously entered. The only information needed to create an account is an email address and password of your choosing. 

On September 19, the Parents & Family Registration link will be activated. Upon selecting the registration link, you will be directed to the Iris Registration login screen: 


Iris login screen


If you have not previously created an account, select "Sign Up" underneath the Login button. DO NOT CREATE A LOGIN USING THE EXTERNAL ACCOUNT OPTIONS!


Iris Login screen with sign up button highlighted


Upon selecting the "Sign Up" button, you will be directed to a new page to enter your account information: 

Iris registration page


On this page, you need to enter your full email address as well as a password of your choosing. Passwords must be six letter long.

PLEASE NOTE: the email address that is used to create an account will be the email address that all registration confirmations will be sent to. Make sure to record this information in a safe place in case you need to log back in to your account and update your registration information. After entering in your account information, select the "Register" button to complete the sign up process.

Registration Process

Registration is simple. Once Registration opens on September 19, come back to this website for a link to the online registration form.  No ID Code necessary. You will simply use your own information to make an account when you register. Once your account is made you will be able to purchase tickets and RSVP to Parents & Family Weekend events.

Please familiarize yourself with the Events page prior to registration to know which event tickets you would like to purchase. Once your order is complete, changes cannot be made.

Registration can be paid via credit/debit cards.

Registration Deadline

Orders must be received by Sunday, October 1, 2017. Most Parents & Family Weekend event tickets sell out because we obtain a limited number of tickets. Registering for Parents & Family Weekend before the deadline does not guarantee that tickets will be available due to high demand


You will receive an email acknowledging your online registration within 48 hours. A complete detailed confirmation will follow via email. Please print the electronic confirmation page for your records. If you do not receive an official confirmation within 5 business days, please email Please indicate you are registering for Parents & Family Weekend in all correspondence. 

Ticket Pick-Up

For security and logistical reasons, tickets purchased through the Parents & Family Weekend registration form will not be sent through the mail. Tickets must be picked up at the Michigan Union on Friday, November 3 from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. 

We strongly recommend that you check-in for Parents & Family Weekend early on Friday so that you can participate in as many activities and events as possible. This also ensures you are able to pick up your purchased items as those will not be available for pick up on Saturday because they are not allowed in the Stadium.The majority of the free events take place on Friday. If you can’t come to the check-in, your student may check in for you and can pick up your tickets by presenting their student ID.  

In the event of an emergency that prevents you or your student from picking up your tickets on Friday, you may pick up your tickets at the Pre-Game Tailgate on Saturday, November 4 at the Indoor Track Building three hours prior to kickoff.  Any unclaimed football tickets at ninety minutes prior to kickoff will be taken to the Athletic Department’s Will Call Window, located at the Crisler Center. All other tickets will be forfeited.  

When ordering tickets be sure to include your U-M student in the ticket count. We encourage you to attend events with your U-M student, and everyone attending ticketed events must have a ticket. Please be advised that if your student is performing at an event, you must have a ticket to watch your student. 

Non-Refundable Registration Fee

There is a $50 non-refundable registration fee. Parents & Family Weekend is a self-funded event. Your registration fee covers the cost of overhead expenses, including publications, postage, registration materials, staff, room and equipment rentals, technology fees, and the non-ticketed events and activities offered during the weekend. Event fees are kept to a minimum; the weekend is designed to cover its costs. 

Families that purchase tickets to two or more ticketed events will receive a drawstring Parents & Family Weekend backpack at check-in on Friday, November 3, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Michigan Union Anderson Room. This item is ONLY available during the check-in on Friday, November 3. This giveaway does not apply to tickets purchased directly through other organizations and ticket vendors. 

Cancellations & Order Changes


If you wish to cancel your entire Parents & Family Weekend registration, we must receive written confirmation of all cancellations by Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Those families who cancel before Wednesday, October 11 will receive a refund for tickets purchased through the Parents & Family Weekend online registration form, less the $50 non-refundable registration fee, 2-3 weeks after the request is received. Refunds will not be issued after October 11 for ANY reason. Cancellation requests should be sent by email to Cancellation requests cannot be made by phone.

Note: Cancellations for tickets purchased directly through ticket vendors or organizations and not purchased through the Parents & Family Weekend online registration form cannot be refunded by Student Life. Contact the individual organizations regarding their refund policy.  


Order Changes: 

Once you have submitted your order, we are unable to accommodate changes. Please be sure to carefully read through the Events page of the website prior to registering for Parents & Family Weekend, so that you know which events you wish to purchase tickets for. Everyone attending a ticketed event must have a ticket, so be sure to purchase a ticket for your U-M student when you place your online order, if you would like them to join you at a ticketed event. 

At the Parents & Family Weekend check-in location, there will be a posting board for families wishing to buy or sell tickets. We encourage you to use this posting board if you wish to purchase or sell any of your Parents & Family Weekend tickets. 

In addition, if there are tickets remaining to any events, we will sell them at the Parents & Family Weekend check-in location. However, most events typically sell out, so please do not plan on being able to purchase tickets at the last minute. 

We strongly encourage you to carefully review the Events page prior to your initial registration. In addition, be sure to include your U-M student when ordering your tickets. We encourage you to attend events with your U-M student, and everyone attending ticketed events must have a ticket. 

The football game has the potential to be a night game with a kickoff after 7 p.m. Kickoff time may not be declared until  six days before the game. Please consider this when purchasing tickets for Saturday evening events.

Football Ticket Information

If you are requesting football tickets, and only wish to attend Parents & Family Weekend if football tickets are available, do NOT make travel arrangements prior to receiving a Parents & Family Weekend email confirmation. The University will not be responsible for the costs of travel arrangements made prior to the receipt of your email confirmation. 

Traditionally, the football tickets reserved for Parents & Family Weekend have sold out. For this reason, and because we believe our program presents families with a unique opportunity to explore the entire University, we strongly encourage you to purchase tickets for other Parents & Family Weekend ticketed events, so that you can participate fully in the Parents & Family Weekend experience. Football tickets ordered through the Parents & Family Weekend registration form are a part of the complete Parents & Family Weekend program. As a result, you will be charged the $50 registration fee which covers the additional costs of the program, including overhead expenses and the non-ticketed activities offered during the weekend. 

We have a limited quantity of football tickets and can only offer four tickets per family. (Divorced families are considered as two separate families.) There will be NO exceptions. Though it has over 100,000 seats, Michigan Stadium routinely sells out. This ticket shortage affects the entire University of Michigan community, not just parents. 

If you need more than four tickets per family, or you only wish to attend the football game and do not wish to participate in other Parents & Family Weekend activities, you should contact the Athletic Ticket Office at (734) 764-0247 or online at regarding football ticket availability. 

Football tickets purchased through the Parents & Family Weekend program are not in the stadium’s student section. As a result, if your student has student section season football tickets, you will not be seated with your student during the football game. We realize that this is unfortunate, but it is a necessary consequence of the logistics of the Big House.

This game has the potential to be a night game with a kickoff after 7 p.m. Kickoff time may not be declared until  six days before the game. Please consider this when purchasing tickets for Saturday evening events.

No Purses Allowed! If you are planning to attend the football game, make sure to read through the list of prohibited items at Michigan Stadium prior to Parents & Family Weekend. Prohibited items include purses and bags of any size. 

For More Information

After reading the above information, if you have further questions, please email or call (734) 764-7420.