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Family Weekends at OHIO

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!

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.

 

Friday, February 1, 2019

7:30 PM and 9:30 PM Athena Cinema Presents Sibs Weekend Cult Classic: Donnie Darko 
Cult Classic Sibling Style. Before Stranger Things combined sci-fi, Spielbergian touches and ‘80s nostalgia to much acclaim, Richard Kelly set the high-water mark with this debut feature.  Arguably the first cult classic of the new millennium. Come to Athens’ own independent movie theater to enjoy this cult classic on the big screen. A must for any family film buffs.

7:30 PM OHIO Hockey vs. Syracuse University - Bird Ice Arena
Cheer on OHIO Hockey as they face off against Syracuse in Bird Arena!

8:00 PM Stargazing and Campfire - The Ridges 
Fee includes transportation and campfire snacks. Depart 8:00 PM; return at 11:00 PM. Please meet our staff at the Ping Center lobby at 7:45 PM for check-in. 

8:00 PM Performing Arts Series: The Passing Zone - SAVES THE WORLD!- Memorial Auditorium 
The Passing Zone is one of the most inventive, successful, and funny duos working today. Jon Wee and Owen Morse have more awards, accolades and experience than most performers achieve in a lifetime, and, according to these guys, they’re just getting started! So prepare to be amazed as you get to know Jon and Owen and the things they do. It’s not magic. It’s juggling. But you won’t believe your eyes!

Saturday, February 2, 2019

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 - 1:30 PM UPC Sibs Weekend Carnival - Ping Center 
A FREE carnival-themed event for OHIO students and their siblings to enjoy together!  

2:00 PM Remote Control Car Building- CoLab
Build a remote Control Car! Students and Siblings! Come hang out with us in the new Ohio University CoLab, a space aimed at student creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation. We are hosting a build your own remote controlled car event in our new makerspace. Cost includes all supplies to build a functioning remote control car along with some refreshments.

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM From A to Zine: Zine Making at Alden Library 
Zine making workshop! Join us in the Alden Library for the opportunity to make your own zine! A zine is a small self-published work with the contents and structure of your choosing that can be circulated among your friends and community. We’ll have supplies, guided demonstrations for common zine structures and bindings and a copier on the ready for your to start your own “Stolen Sharpie Revolution”!

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Escape Room - Ping Center 
Work with your group to find clues and solve puzzles to escape your room. Registration required through recshop.ohio.edu. Cost is $10 per participant. 

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. Ball State - Convocation Center
Get in on the action as OHIO Womens Basketball takes on Ball State in the Convo. 

3:30 PM Mens Basketball OHIO vs. Akron - Convocation Center 
Halftime of Mens Basketball game to feature Red Panda performance.

7:30 PM and 9:30 PM Athena Cinema Presents Sibs Weekend Cult Classic: Donnie Darko
Cult Classic Sibling Style. Before Stranger Things combined sci-fi, Spielbergian touches and ‘80s nostalgia to much acclaim, Richard Kelly set the high-water mark with this debut feature.  Arguably the first cult classic of the new millennium. Come to Athens’ own independent movie theater to enjoy this cult classic on the big screen. A must for any family film buffs.

7:30 PM OHIO Hockey vs. Syracuse - Bird Ice Arena 
Cheer on OHIO Hockey as they face off against Syracuse for a second round in Bird Arena!

8:00 PM Stargazing and Campfire - The Ridges
Fee includes transportation and campfire snacks. Depart 8:00 PM; return at 11:00 PM. Please meet our staff at the Ping Center lobby at 7:45 PM for check-in. 

8:00 PM Black Student Cultural Programming Board Presents Young Dolph Sibs Weekend Hip Hop Concert- Memorial Auditorium
Bring your sib to hear Young Dolph at the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium!

Sunday, February 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. 

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.

8:00 PM Stargazing and Campfire - The Ridges
Fee includes transportation and campfire snacks. Depart 8:00 PM; return at 11:00 PM. Please meet our staff at the Ping Center lobby at 7:45 PM for check-in. 

Upcoming Family Weekend:

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