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Family Weekends

Hello Family and Friends!

Ohio University invites all students' families and friends to join us for these weekends that are especially designed to honor you. Remember, local hotels fill quickly for these special weekends, so please review the lodging information on each page and book your room early. All events on these weekends (unless specifically noted) are open to the public.
To list your event on any of the following calendars, please submit your event to the on-line Calendar of Events. An Oak ID is required to submit an event.

For more activities at Ohio University during any weekend, please take a look at the University Calendar of Events.

  • Parents Weekend 2013

    September 20-22, 2013

    The list of activities continues to updated daily, so please check back for additions to the schedule of events.

    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. Tickets for some events will be made available on-line following orientation. Please check back for a full schedule of events for the weekend.

  • Homecoming 2013

    October 7-13, 2013

  • Visit the Homecoming website at www.ohio.edu/homecoming
  • Festivities will kick off on Monday, October 7 and continue through the week.  The weekend will include the Yell Like Hell pep rally on Friday evening, and the Parade and football game on Saturday. 

  • Dads Weekend 2013

    November 8-10, 2013

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

  • Sibs Weekend 2014

    February 7-9, 2014

    One of the first and best family weekends.  Big and little sibs are invited to have a taste of college life and to bond with their brother or sister.  Cousins and other family members are welcome, too!

  • Moms Weekend 2014

    April 4-6, 2014

    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.  The list of activities will continue to be updated as information from University departments and student organizations is received. 

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.