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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.

There are a limited number of on-campus residence hall rooms available during Family Weekends that can be reserved through the link above. In addition, 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. We look forward to your visit!

 

Parents Weekend: September 28 - 30, 2018

Parents Weekend offers a chance for moms, dads and family members to enjoy the beauty of fall in Athens. Weekend highlights include:

Friday, September 28, 2018
4:00 PM OHIO Soccer vs. Miami - Chessa Field
7:00 PM OHIO Volleyball vs. Buffalo - Convocation Center
7:30 PM OHIO Hockey vs. John Carroll - Bird Arena
8:00 PM Stargazing and Campfire - The Ridges
8:00 PM Magician Daniel Martin - Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium

Saturday, September 29, 2018
10:00 AM Day Hike at Conkles Hollow - Hocking Hills
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Ziplining - The Ridges (1 hour sessions beginning on the hour)
TBA OHIO Football vs. UMASS - Peden Stadium
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ziplining - The Ridges (1 hour sessions beginning on the hour)
6:00 PM OHIO Volleyball vs. Akron - Convocation Center
7:30 PM OHIO Hockey vs. John Carroll - Bird Arena
8:00 PM Stargazing and Campfire - The Ridges
8:00 PM The Second City: Made in America - Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium

Sunday, September 30, 2018
10:00 AM Day Hike at Conkles Hollow - Hocking Hills
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Ziplining - The Ridges (1 hour sessions beginning on the hour)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ziplining - The Ridges (1 hour sessions beginning on the hour)

 

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.

 

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

Family Weekends Calendar