Family Gathered together during Family Weekend

Family Weekend

Save the date for Family Weekend 2024

October 11 - 12

Family Weekend is designed to provide families with opportunities to connect with their students and make lasting memories. Join your students for family-friendly activities, engage in meaningful conversations, and take advantage of opportunities to experience all that PLNU has to offer!

Whether you live in San Diego or are traveling from afar, we encourage all PLNU families to attend this fun-filled weekend, and enjoy time with other parents, grandparents, and families.

Check back this fall as we share more exciting updates and our schedule of events!

Registration opens August 27!

Who can attend Family Weekend?

We define family as our students’ unit of support and this event is designed with that in mind. So, whether you’re a parent/guardian, sibling, grandparent, extended family member, friend, etc., you are welcome!

My student isn’t a freshman, can we still attend?

Yes! Students and their families are welcomed and encouraged to attend Family Weekend every year they are able to.

When can I register?

Online registration August 27 - October 6. Day of registration will be available at the Info Booth during Check-in on Friday and Saturday’s.

Do I need to register my PLNU student?

Yes, please use the “PLNU student” ticket to register your student. This grants them complimentary access* to any Family Weekend events and activities. 
*Unless otherwise stated.

How do I add a guest to my registration?

Please register your additional guests, then email to have them linked to your existing registration.

How do I make other changes to my registration?

Please email or call (619) 849-2512 and one of our team members will assist you with other changes.

Where should I stay for Family Weekend?

PLNU is pleased to offer a specially reduced rate at a variety of Bartell Hotels in the San Diego area. Rates are based on availability and all appropriate taxes and hotel fees apply. To guarantee a special rate, please book early and ask for the "PLNU rate" at the time the reservation is made. In return, Bartell will donate a percentage of the total room cost to PLNU's Loma Fund benefiting student scholarships. Book online and find additional information about PLNU's partnership with Bartell hotels.


3900 Lomaland Drive San Diego, CA 92106

Does PLNU provide off campus shuttle service for the event?

We currently do not have off campus shuttle service, but rather recommend taking advantage of San Diego’s many rideshare options.

Where do I find a campus map?

You can find a campus map here.

Where do I park?

Parking will be available across campus with complimentary parking attendants available in our Commuter and Fermanian parking structures during high traffic times.

Campus Dining Info

Friday, October 11

  • Point Break Cafe | 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Bobby B’s Coffee Company | 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Nicholson Dining Room - Lunch | 10:45 am  - 2:30 pm
  • Nicholson Dining Room - Dinner | 4:45 - 8 p.m.

* Please check location for meal pricing and menu.

Saturday, October 12

  • Point Break Cafe | Closed
  • Bobby B’s Coffee Company | 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Nicholson Dining Room - Brunch | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Light Lunch | 2 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Nicholson Dining Room - Dinner | 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

* Please check location for meal pricing and menu.

Questions? Please contact us at or (619) 849-2512.

Photographs taken at PLNU Family Weekend may also be used in various university publications or on the university website. Individuals who prefer that their photograph not be used must inform the Marketing Office of their request.