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Moms Weekend

March 31—April 2, 2017 

Historically, one of the most popular weekends of the year is Moms Weekend. All Ohio University moms are invited to join us in Athens for a very special time.

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 Parents Weekend activities please contact Jade Hunt at jh335010@ohio.edu by March 30 at 3:00pm.

Ohio Hockey Skills Competition

6:30pm, Bird Arena 

The 2015-16 Ohio Hockey Team will be displaying their talents with a skills competition including fastest skater, hardest shot, breakaway competition, puckhandling relay, and a 3 on 3 mini tournament. All proceeds will be donated to Kokua TRY-Sport, a 100% non-profit organization that provides underprivileged youth the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports over a two week period. This organization is branching out into Athens, OH for the first time this year!

Tickets are $5 per person, paid at the door. 

Individual Contacts for the day of the event: 

Name:  Kyle Schussler

Email Address:  kyle.d.schussler.12@gmail.com

Phone Number: 312-752-7129


Name:  Andee Scaife

Email Address:  andeescaife@gmail.com

Phone Number: 661-877-1803

Mom’s Weekend Comedy Show, presented by Blue Pencil Comedy

8:00pm- 9:30pm, Bobcat Student Lounge, Baker University Center 

A Stand-Up Comedy show geared towards students and their moms.     

Admission is FREE for this event.

Individual Contacts for the day of the event:  

Name:  Peter Vilardi

Email Address:  pv787812@ohio.edu

Mom’s Weekend Open Mic Night, presented by Tau Beta Sigma

8:00PM, Donkey Coffee (17 ½ West Washington Street) 

Enjoy a nice cup of coffee and a relaxing night of music with your mom! All proceeds go to Tau Beta Sigma, national honorary service sorority, and to support the Ohio University School of Music. 

Admission is $3, paid at door. 

Individual Contacts for the day of the event:  

Name:  Garrett Greene

Phone Number:  740-405-6390

For more information about Tau Beta Sigma, go to http://tbs-alphadelta.com/

Mom's Weekend Choral Concert

2:00pm - 3:00pm, Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium 

SMO and Women's Ensemble will be presenting a choral concert for students and their families. 

Individual Contacts for the day of the event:  

Name:  Brendon Embry

Email Address:  be166212@ohio.edu


Chicago City Limits: NYC’s Legendary Improv Comedy Show

8:00pm, Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium 

Chicago City Limits is New York City's legendary Improv comedy show. Founded in Chicago in 1977 by actors participating in the Second City workshops, the group relocated to New York in 1980 and began an Off-Broadway run of over 8,500 performances. Through the years, the company has gotten rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, most recently receiving the 2008 Award for Best Comedy Group by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC). 

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

Tickets are $16 per person, general admission.     

Tickets can be purchased here!

Mom's Weekend Fashion Show

10:00am-2:00pm, The Ballroom, Baker University Center 

A fashion show hosted by Ohio University's Fashion Associates. Raffle starts at 12pm and Runway starts at 1pm. There will be free snacks and tons of awesome raffle prizes! 

Individual Contacts for the day of the event:  

Name:  Alison Jacobs

Email Address:  aj985311@ohio.edu

Mom's Weekend Expo

12 PM - 4 PM, Multicultural Center and 2nd Floor, Baker University Center 

The Mom’s Weekend Expo occurs during Ohio University’s Mom’s Weekend each year. It is an opportunity for BSCPB to give OU Mom’s the chance to bond with their children while enjoying an afternoon of relaxation full of crafts, food, massages, live music, and dancing. This is a busy weekend full of activities, and we hope all Mothers, students, and friends pass through on your way to other locations throughout campus!

Admission is FREE for this event. 

Individual Contacts for the day of the event:  

Name:  Jeffrey Billingslea

Email Address:  jb450213@ohio.edu    

NUIT BLANCHE (Athens), presented by the School of Dance

12:00pm-12:00am, Bobcat Student Lounge (12:00pm-5:30pm) & Front Room Coffeehouse (5:30pm-12:00am) 

Free entertainment of the arts that takes place all over the Ohio University Campus and Court Street.

Individual Contacts for the day of the event:  

Name:  Zelma Badu-Younge

Email Address:  Badu-you@ohio.edu

Fangle Magazine welcomes Nick D' and The Believers - Free Show!

2:00pm – 5:00pm, The Front Room, Baker University Center 

Nick D' and The Believers are garnering national acclaim for infectiously positive, indie pop. Their music has been featured on popular TV shows like 'Pretty Little Liars.' Join Fangle Magazine for coffee and a variety of crafts to commemorate Mom's Weekend. Nick D' and The Believers will be playing an acoustic preview before continuing on to their show at Casa Nueva that evening. 

More information about the band can be found at NickDandTheBelievers.com 

Admission is FREE for this event. 

Individual Contacts for the day of the event:  

Name:  Madison Corbin

Email Address:  mc295411@ohio.edu

Chocolate Fest

2:00pm-5:00pm, Ping Recreation Center 

A fundraising event featuring chocolate and dessert vendors with other entertainment. 

Donations will be accepted at the door. 

Individual Contacts for the day of the event:  

Name:  Sarah Grote

Email Address:  sg056111@ohio.edu

A Conversations with Jemele Hill

4:30pm, Schoonover 145 

JEMELE HILL, one of the most thoughtful and passionate commentators on the sports landscape, is coming to campus for Mom’s Weekend. Come hear her fresh takes on the important issues in journalism, which include the role women play today in the coverage of sports. 

Individual Contacts for the day of the event:  

Name:  Tajah Smith

Email Address: ts168212@ohio.edu

Mom’s Weekend A Cappella Concert

6:30pm, The Theater, Baker University Center 

A combined concert featuring Title IX and Section 8.    

Admission is FREE for this event. 

Individual Contacts for the day of the event:  

Name:  Abigail Day

Email Address:  ad630613@ohio.edu

Throughout the Weekend 

Athena Cinema Presents THE PRINCESS BRIDE

Date: April 1 & April 2 Time: 7:00 on April 1st, 3:00 on April 2nd, The Athena Cinema 

“Hello. My name Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

Your beloved classic THE PRINCESS BRIDE back on the big screen? “As you wish!” The Athena is screening the hilarious and memorable classic for OU Moms Weekend. Whether you are a newbie or you know every scene by heart, we welcome you to relive this fairytale classic. The adventures of Princess Buttercup and Westley are sure to delight audiences of all ages.

Admission is $6.50 per person. 

Individual Contacts for the day of the event:

Name: Alexandra Kamody

Email Address: kamodya@ohio.edu

Purchase tickets here!

Mom's Weekend Ceramics Sale

9:00am-4:00pm, Jennings House Lawn (on North Green) (Rain Location: Seigfred Hall Lobby) 

Ceramics sale of works made by current students and faculty.

Admission is free for this event.

Individual Contacts for the day of the event:  Maureen Wagner

Name:  Maureen Wagner

Email Address:  wagnerm@ohio.edu


Mom's Weekend

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.