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OHIO to welcome brothers and sisters to campus for Sibs Weekend


It’s that time of the year again — call your brother or sister and make sure they are coming to Ohio University for Sibs Weekend 2013. This weekend will be packed with fun events for you and your sib.

“My brother comes down every year and he loves it,” said Emmett Messer-Kruse, a junior wildlife biology major. “He goes to Bowling Green now, too, so we don’t want to miss the basketball game against the Falcons.”

Whether you plan on going to the big game, looking for fun and free things to do or taking a plunge in Lake Snowden, make sure to show your big or little sib a good time this weekend.

“My sister is turning 18 during Sibs Weekend, so she will be coming down to OU to celebrate,” said Nicole Pellechia, a public relations major. “I will be showing her around campus and possibly throwing her a birthday party.”

This weekend, OHIO encourages students to invite their siblings to campus and experience what the college life has to offer—cousins, other family members and friends are welcome too!

• Stargazing/Campfire at the Ridges and Old Man’s Cave Day Hike
Want to take your sib on an outdoor adventure? There will be two exciting opportunities brought to you by Outdoor Pursuits.

  • Join Outdoor Pursuits and Astronomer George Eberts for the chance to learn more about spotting constellations and stargazing through a telescope all while roasting marshmallows on the campfire! This event will take place Friday, Feb. 8 from 7 p.m. to11 p.m. The registration deadline is Feb. 6 and the cost is $7. 
  • The winter trail at Old Man’s Cave is back. Check out the beautiful winter scenery, icicles, sandstone cliffs and rock formations on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration deadline is Feb. 5.


• Sibs Fest On West
Sibs Fest On West is a long-running annual tradition on West Green. The celebration includes crafts, games, refreshments, a DJ and many exciting door prizes. This event will take place on Friday, Feb. 8 from 9 p.m. to midnight at Boyd Dining Hall, and is free and open to all.

• Sibs Bash
Bring your sibs and enjoy the Bobcat Bigtop at Ping! Activities will include a magician, face painting, airbrush tattoos, balloon animals, clowns, inflatables, games, food, a live snake show and picture opportunities. This event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 2p.m. to 6 p.m. at Ping Center.

• OHIO Hockey vs. Kent State Golden Flashes
Puck drops at 7:30 p.m. in Bird Arena on Saturday, Feb. 9. Don’t miss the OHIO Bobcats take on Kent State Golden Flashes in this exciting match up. Student tickets are $5 and all other tickets are $7. Children under 5 are free.

• OHIO Basketball vs. Bowling Green
Support the OHIO Bobcats at this MAC match-up against the Bowling Green Falcons on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. in the Convocation Center.

• 2013 Polar Plunge Supporting Special Olympics Ohio
Bring your sibs and take the plunge to benefit Special Olympics Ohio. Dress your best for the costume contest – this year’s theme is “Under the Big Top.”

Minimum donation of $50 required per plunger. Plungers will receive a T-shirt at the event and free wings at the BW3’s after party. Event is Saturday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m., Lake Snowden (participants under 18 must have parent or guardian signed waiver form). For more info, click here.

Click here for complete registration information and a full list of events.