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Dads Weekend

November 8—November 10, 2013 

All dads are invited to visit their students for a very special weekend just for you.  

** The events listed below are from our 2013 Dads Weekend. We will begin updating our event list for the 2014 Dads Weekend in early October 2014. Please use the schedule below as an indication of the types of events we typically host for this special weekend.**


The Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau maintains a list of local availabilities through their "Where To Stay" website located here.  The Hocking Hills also offers a lodging directory, too.  Their "Where to Stay" website is located here.

Ohio University is committed to ensuring its programs, services, and activities are accessible to students, faculty, staff and the general public with disabilities, who visit or attend a campus-sponsored event. If you have an accommodation need, question or concern related to participating in any of our Dads Weekend activities please contact Emma Clark at ec331007@ohio.edu by Wednesday, November 6 at 3:00pm.

OHIO Bobcats Hockey vs. Indiana Hoosiers

Friday, November 8, 2013 at 7:30 PM, Bird Ice Arena 

See the OHIO Bobcats hit the ice against the Indiana Hoosiers on Friday, November 8. Puck drops at 7:30pm.  

Student tickets are $6 with a student ID and all other tickets are $8. All tickets are general admission. Doors open at 6:45pm. Children under 5 are free, all others attending must have a ticket to enter the facility.  


Game day tickets are not guaranteed and are based on availability.  If you have questions or concerns, please see the Ohio University Club Hockey site for more information. You can visit the site HERE

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Old Man's Cave Day Hike

Saturday, November 9 from 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m., Hocking Hills State Park 

Join Outdoor Pursuits on a day hike through the Old Man's Cave region of Hocking Hills State Park. This area is scattered with a variety of geologic features including waterfalls, sandstone cliffs, and rock formations. A great way to spend the day with your Dad or student! Fee includes transportation and guide staff. Trip departs at 10AM and returns at 3PM.

Registration - $18

Registration Deadline: November 6 at 10pm

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Dads Weekend Zip Line Adventure

Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., The Ridges 

Calling all Dads - head for the Ridges to catch some air on the Outdoor Pursuits zip line with your son or daughter! We'll provide the equipment and instruction, you provide the excitement as you climb to the take-off platform and fly down a 300 foot zip line. Destined to be the talk of Dads Weekend, so sign up early. Fee includes all equipment, instruction, and optional shuttle to the zip line facility. Zip line from 1-5 PM.

Registration - $22

Registration Deadline: November 6 at 10 PM.

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OHIO Bobcats Basketball v. Northern Iowa

Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 2:00pm, Ohio University Convocation Center 

Cheer on the OHIO Bobcats as they take on the Northern Iowa Panthers!

Special Dads Weekend ticket prices and allotment are as follows (assigned seating):
$3 tickets/Sections 201-214, 223-232 (Black Section)
$6 tickets/Sections 201-214, 223-232 (Red Section)
$9 tickets/Sections 201-214, 223-232 (Green Section)
$12 tickets/Sections 201-214, 223-232 (Blue Section)

A seating map of the Convocation Center is located HERE

If a dad or guest wish to buy one of the cheaper tickets other than the $20 student guest ticket, they will have to purchase an additional ticket for their student to sit with them OUTSIDE the student section. If they don't, the student will not be allowed to sit outside the student section at the game.

To purchase tickets for this game please contact the OHIO Athletics Ticket office at 800-575-2287 or visit the basketball ticket website. All questions regarding basketball game ticket pick up, seating location, ticket prices and OHIO student tickets can be answered by the OHIO Athletics Ticket Office as well.

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OHIO Bobcats Hockey vs. Indiana Hoosiers

Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 7:30pm, Bird Ice Arena 

See the OHIO Bobcats hit the ice against the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday, November 9. Puck drops at 7:30pm.  

Student tickets are $6 with a student ID and all other tickets are $8. All tickets are general admission. Doors open at 6:45pm. Children under 5 are free, all others attending must have a ticket to enter the facility.  


Game day tickets are not guaranteed and are based on availability.  If you have questions or concerns, please see the Ohio University Club Hockey site for more information. You can visit the site HERE

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Comedy Show: Nick Offerman

Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 8:00 PM, Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium  

Best known for his role as Ron Swanson on NBC's critically acclaimed Parks & Recreation, Nick Offerman's humor has made him a fixture in television culture. Offerman received the Television Critics Association Award for Achievement in Comedy in 2011, after a previous nomination in 2010 for his work on the Emmy Award-nominated program. The Critic's Choice Awards also nominated him for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for 2011. Some of Offerman's latest projects on the big screen include two major comedies, Casa De Mi Padre and 21 Jump Street. He's also hit the film festival scene, with Smashed debuting at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, while Somebody Up There Likes Me, which he both produced and starred in, premiered at the eclectic South By Southwest Festival in March 2012. 

Tickets: $20

Note: This performance may contain content that is offensive and may be inappropriate for younger audience members.

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Home Run Derby

Saturday, November 9, 2013 from Noon - 3:00 p.m., Ohio University Intramural Soccer Field 

Have some fun while helping Alpha Phi Omega raise money at their Home Run Derby benefit. Proceeds will go to the Athens Beacon School to aid in the purchasing of medical supplies for students. The top 3 teams will receive prizes, so step up to the plate and show everyone what you've got!

Cost: $7 for 15 pitches

Register at the intramural soccer fields at the end of Mill Street upon arrival.

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Brunch with the Beatles

Sunday, November 10 at 10:30am, Baker University Center Ballroom 

Flashback to the British Invasion with this Beatles Tribute Band! Jam out to classic Beatles music while you enjoy good food and drinks. There will also be amazing prizes and a photo booth for your delight.

Cost: $12 per person

Doors open at 10:30am and show begins at 11:00am.

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Dads Weekend Zip Line Adventure

Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., The Ridges 

 Calling all Dads - head for the Ridges to catch some air on the Outdoor Pursuits zip line with your son or daughter! We'll provide the equipment and instruction, you provide the excitement as you climb to the take-off platform and fly down a 300 foot zip line. Destined to be the talk of Dads weekend, so sign up early. Fee includes all equipment, instruction, and optional shuttle to the zip line facility. Zip line from 1-5 PM.

Registration - $22

Registration Deadline: November 6 at 10 PM

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The Color Run 5K Event

Sunday, November 10 at 1:30pm, Race Start at Mill St. & McKinley Ave. 

The Color Run is coming to Athens! Dads, join your students for "the single largest 5K event series on the planet." 

The Color Run is a 5K, un-timed race/walk in which thousands of participants, or "Color Runners", are doused from head to toe in different colors along the way. With only two rules, the idea is easy: 1) Wear white at the starting line and 2) Finish plastered in color!

The start window will open at 1:30pm with waves beginning every few minutes after. Come early for team stretching and the pre-race party! The fun continues after Color Runners complete the race with an unforgettable Finish-Festival. This larger than life party is equipped with music, dancing and massive color throws, which create millions of vivid color combinations.

*Solo Runner/Walker: $40.00 Early Registration

*4+ Person Color Team Runners & Walkers: $35.00 per person Early Registration

*Special $5.00 Discount Code: GOBOBCATS

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For more information and registration visit THE COLOR RUN WEBSITE HERE. 




Throughout the Weekend 

Caddyshack Screening

Friday - Sunday, The Athena Cinema - Uptown Athens 
Come join us at the Athena Cinema on Court Street as we host a special Dads Weekend showing of the classic Caddyshack!

Admission is $5 for matinee shows and $6.50 for regular show times. Tickets are available in the Athena lobby during regular business hours. 

Show times:

Friday: 5:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

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Contact Information

For Lodging

Local hotels fill quickly for this special weekend, so please book your room early. The Ohio University Inn offers accommodations close to campus. In addition, an extensive list of regional hotels and their contact information is available at the Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau site or call 1-800-878-9767 for assistance.

Need Directions to Campus?

Directions to Athens are available online. An online campus map is also available.

In Case of Emergency...

If a family member needs to get a message to a visiting parent and is uncertain how to contact him or her, they should contact the Ohio University Police Department at 740-593-1911 or e-mail police@ohio.edu.

Lost Luggage?

Should a parent lose their luggage, or if any kind of emergency arises, he or she should contact the Ohio University Police Department at 740-593-1911.


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