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OHIO"s Campus

Fall Parents Weekend

September 23—September 25, 2016 

The first family weekend of the school year is in honor of parents. All moms, dads, and family members are invited to join us for a few days to relax amidst the beauty of the Ohio University campus.

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.  Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to provide overnight accommodations on campus.

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 stand a campus-sponsored event. If you have an accommodation need, question, or concern related to participating in any of our Parents Weekend activities please contact Jade M. Hunt at jh335010@ohio.edu by Wednesday, September 21st at 5:00pm. 

Please continue to check back for updated event information!

 

 

Coffee with a Cop

8:00am-10:00am, Front Room Coffeehouse 

The Ohio University Police Department buys coffee and cookies for students, staff, and community members. Officers are available for meet and greet and Q&A.

This is a free event and is open to the public. 



OHIO Volleyball vs. Akron

7:00pm, Convocation Center 

Cheer on the OHIO Women’s Volleyball team as they take on the Akron Zips. Students receive free access with valid OHIO ID. All other tickets are just $5 at the gate!

Visit http://www.ohiobobcats.com/ or call 800.575.2287 for more information.



OHIO Hockey v. John Carroll University

7:30pm (doors open at 6:45pm), Bird Arena 

See the OHIO Bobcats hit the ice against John Carroll University on Friday, September 18th. Puck drops at 7:30pm.

Student tickets are $6 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 visit the Ohio University Club Hockey site, here, for more information. 



Adam Trent: Magician Reinvented

8:00pm, Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium 

Broadway and TV star Adam Trent exemplifies a new generation of magician.

As one of the stars of the hit Broadway show 'The Illusionists', which shattered box office records during it's 2014/2015 run, as well as his appearances on Good Morning America, America's Got Talent, Disney Channel, ABC, VH1, Rachel Ray, Travel Channel, SyFy and others, he is one of the most in demand illusionists working today. Described as Justin Timberlake meet David Copperfield, his audience interactive performances are part magic, part concert, and part stand up comedy, with a fast paced variety necessary for today’s theatre audience.

Tickets are $20 per person and students will need a ticket to attend. Reserved seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. 



Stargazing and Campfire sponsored by Outdoor Pursuits

8:00pm-10:00pm, Ping Recreation Center 

Join Outdoor Pursuits and Astronomer George Eberts for an evening of stargazing and campfire fun. We will spend the evening roasting marshmallows, spotting constellations, gazing through a telescope, and listening to tales of the night sky and Ridges lore. Fee includes transportation and campfire snacks. Trip departs from Ping Recreation Center at 8 PM and returns at 11 PM. 

Tickets can be purchased by visiting https://www.recshop.ohio.edu/.  Space is limited. Tickets are $10 per person and students will need a ticket to attend.



There’s No Place Like HOUme Brunch sponsored by the University Program Council

9:30am-10:30am & 11:00am-12:00pm, Baker University Center Ballroom 

A Wizard of Oz themed brunch with an Ohio University twist.

Two separate sittings available. Tickets are $15 per person and students will need a ticket to attend.

Contact Jenna Sopko (js719013@ohio.edu) or Paige Mitrik (pm000912@ohio.edu) for more information. 



Hocking Hills Day Hike sponsored by Outdoor Pursuits

10:00am-3:00pm, Ping Recreation Center 

Join Outdoor Pursuits on a day hike through the Old Mans 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 siblings and friends! Fee includes transportation and guide staff. Trip departs from Ping Recreation Center at 10 AM and returns at 3 PM.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting https://www.recshop.ohio.edu/.  Space is limited. Tickets are $20 per person and students will need a ticket to attend.



OHIO Football vs. Gardner-Webb

TBD, Peden Stadium 

Cheer on the OHIO Bobcats as they take on the Gardner-Webb Bulldogs and enjoy performances by the Ohio University Marching Band.

General Admission tickets are $30. Students receive free access with valid OHIO ID. Students may pick-up tickets purchased by family members at the Convocation Center Ticket Office Monday, September 19th through Friday, September 23rd, 8:30am – 4:30pm. All remaining tickets will be available at Peden Stadium on Game Day. 

Visit http://www.ohiobobcats.com/ or call 800.575.2287 for more information. 



OHIO Volleyball vs. Buffalo

7:00pm, Convocation Center 

Cheer on the OHIO Women’s Volleyball team as they take on the Buffalo Bulls. Students receive free access with valid OHIO ID. All other tickets are just $5 at the gate!

Visit http://www.ohiobobcats.com/ or call 800.575.2287 for more information.



OHIO Hockey vs. John Carroll University

7:30pm (doors open at 6:45pm), Bird Arena 

See the OHIO Bobcats hit the ice against John Carroll University on Friday, September 18th. Puck drops at 7:30pm.

Student tickets are $6 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 visit the Ohio University Club Hockey site, here, for more information. 



Second City: Hits Home



8:00pm, Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium 

Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater returns to Ohio University with “Hits Home.”  Doing what they do best, The Second City finds laughs in everything from your city’s history, events and hot-button issues to headlines from your hometown newspaper and mixes these with a generous portion of classic Chicago-style sketch and improv created by some of Second City’s most lauded alumni, including Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more.

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

Tickets are $20 per person and students will need a ticket to attend.

 



Stargazing and Campfire sponsored by Outdoor Pursuits

8:00pm-10:00pm, Ping Recreation Center 

Join Outdoor Pursuits and Astronomer George Eberts for an evening of stargazing and campfire fun. We will spend the evening roasting marshmallows, spotting constellations, gazing through a telescope, and listening to tales of the night sky and Ridges lore. Fee includes transportation and campfire snacks. Trip departs from Ping Recreation Center at 8 PM and returns at 11 PM.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting https://www.recshop.ohio.edu/.  Space is limited. Tickets are $10 per person and students will need a ticket to attend.



Hocking Hills Day Hike sponsored by Outdoor Pursuits

10:00am-3:00pm, Ping Recreation Center 

Join Outdoor Pursuits on a day hike through the Old Mans 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 siblings and friends! Fee includes transportation and guide staff. Trip departs from Ping Recreation Center at 10 AM and returns at 3 PM.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting https://www.recshop.ohio.edu/. Space is limited. Tickets are $20 per person and students will need a ticket to attend.

 

 




Throughout the Weekend 

Discovering African American History in Archives and Books

, Mahn Center, Alden Library 

This exhibit will highlight African-American history, focusing on Ohio University via University Archives, and focusing on Ohio more broadly via the rare book collection. The exhibit will include materials held in the Mahn Center for Archives & Special Collections ranging from correspondence and scrapbooks to photographs and artifacts to pamphlets and books. The exhibit will introduce students, faculty, staff, and other visitors to various aspects of local African American history and of the efforts made in special collections to preserve and teach about that history.

The Mahn Center is open to the public Monday-Friday from 9 to 1, and Saturdays from 12-4



Steampunk: Exploring the Roots of an Aesthetic

, Mahn Center, Alden Library 

This exhibit will feature items from the rare book collection that illustrate some of the literary, cultural, scientific, and social elements that have helped inspire and propel the steampunk movement. It will include, for example, futuristic novels by Jules Verne and H.G. Wells as well as science-fiction periodicals from the 1950s, clothing advertisements found in Victorian periodicals and 19th century installment publications, such as Charles Dickens novels, and books with scientific illustrations featuring steam engines, trains, and other metal and iron work that is reflected in the Steampunk aesthetic.

The Mahn Center is open to the public Monday-Friday from 9 to 1, and Saturdays from 12-4



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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