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The Office of the Dean of Students, in collaboration with University departments and offices, seeks to partner with parents and families to provide timely, helpful information to aid in the academic, social and holistic success of Ohio University students. To accomplish this mission the Office of the Dean of Students seeks to effectively communicate with parents and families, help parents and families understand and navigate the Ohio University landscape, provide advocacy for parents and families, and provide on-campus activites for family weekends.

 Family Weekends at Ohio University

Four times each year, Ohio University welcomes families and friends to reconnect with their college students on the Athens Campus. Family Weekends offer a wide range of activities, from sporting events to outdoor adventures to concerts and performing arts. A full schedule of events can be found on the Calendar of University Events. Highlights are included below. Click here to purchase tickets for Family Weekend events.

In addition to the Ohio University Inn, the Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau maintains a list of local availabilities in the county, while Hocking Hills offers lodging alternatives within 30 miles of campus. Note that local hotels and lodges often book well in advance of our Family Weekends. Please plan ahead to ensure your reservation. We look forward to your visit!

 

Dads Weekend: November 2 - 4, 2018

Dads Weekend is a time for fathers and families to immerse themselves in the Ohio University experience while spending special time with their students. Weekend highlights will be available soon.

Friday, November 2, 2018

7:30 PM OHIO Hockey vs. Davenport - Bird Ice Arena
8:00 PM Stargazing and Campfire - The Ridges
Fee includes transportation and campfire snacks. Depart 8:00 PM, return at 11:00 PM

Saturday, November 3, 2018

10:00 AM Conkles Hollow Day Hike - Hocking Hills

Hike the Conkles Hollow 2.5 mile Rim Trail. Heavy snacks provided. Meet at the front lobby of Ping at 9:45 AM to sign in. We will return at 3:00 PM. Wear appropriate clothes for hiking and bring water bottles.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Ziplining - The Ridges (1 hour session beginning on the hour)
Climb the 40-foot tower to the takeoff platform and ride down a 300 foot zip line. Fee includes all equipment, instruction, and optional shuttle to the zip line facility.
12:00 PM 3v3 Dads Weekend Basketball Tournament - Ping Center
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ziplining - The Ridges (1 hour sessions beginning on the hour)
Climb the 40-foot tower to the takeoff platform and ride down a 300 foot zip line. Fee includes all equipment, instruction, and optional shuttle to the zip line facility.
1:00 PM Womens Basketball OHIO vs. Walsh - Convocation Center3:30 PM Mens Basketball OHIO vs. Rio Grande - Convocation Center
**Halftime of Mens Basketball game to feature Half-time Dogs, Flying Disc Show
7:30 PM OHIO Hockey vs. Davenport - Bird Ice Arena

8:00 PM Stargazing and Campfire - The Ridges
Fee includes transportation and campfire snacks. Depart 8:00 PM, return at 11:00 PM
8:00 PM An Evening of Comedy ft. Jay Mohr - Memorial Auditorium

Sunday, November 4, 2018

10:00 AM Conkles Hollow Day Hike - Hocking Hills
Hike the Conkles Hollow 2.5 mile Rim Trail. Heavy snacks provided. Meet at the front lobby of Ping at 9:45 AM to sign in. We will return at 3:00 PM. Wear appropriate clothes for hiking and bring water bottles.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Ziplining - The Ridges (1 hour session beginning on the hour)
Climb the 40-foot tower to the takeoff platform and ride down a 300 foot zip line. Fee includes all equipment, instruction, and optional shuttle to the zip line facility.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ziplining - The Ridges (1 hour sessions beginning on the hour)
Climb the 40-foot tower to the takeoff platform and ride down a 300 foot zip line. Fee includes all equipment, instruction, and optional shuttle to the zip line facility.

 
Sibs Weekend: February 1 - 3, 2019

Sibs of all ages are invited experience the magic of Ohio University during this this fun-filled Family Weekend. Cousins and other family members are welcome, too! Weekend highlights will be available soon.

 

Moms Weekend: April 5 - 7, 2019

As one of the most popular Family Weekends, Moms Weekend is not to be missed! Weekend highlights will be available soon.

 

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 parents@ohio.edu

 

Upcoming Family Weekends 2019-20

Parents Weekend: September 20 - 22, 2019

Dads Weekend: November 1 - 3, 2019

Sibs Weekend: February 7 - 9, 2020

Moms Weekend: April 3 - 5, 2020