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November 1-3, 2019

Dads Weekend is a time for fathers and families to immerse themselves in the Ohio University experience and join the Bobcat Community for a wonderful, fun-filled adventure, all while spending special time with their students.

On-Campus Overnight Accommodations

Standard Single Rooms: $160 per room for a two-night minimum. Maximum occupancy of 1 person. Includes one twin bed (with bed linens, a standard pillow and one bath towel set), one desk/chair, microwave/refrigerator unit, and shared bath.

Standard Double Rooms: $320 per room for a two-night minimum. Maximum occupancy of 2 people. Includes two twin beds (with bed linens, 2 standard pillows and 2 bath towel sets), 2 desks/chairs, microwave/refrigerator unit, and shared bath.

*Please note no refunds are provided in the event of a cancellation. If you have questions regarding our cancellation procedures please contact conferences@ohio.edu.

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Additional events can be found on the Calendar of University Events. Highlights are included below.

Friday, November 1

Poetry Slam

7 p.m. | Baker Theater 

OHIO Hockey vs. University of Michigan-Dearborn

7:30 p.m. | Bird Arena

$9 for Adults $6 for Students

For more information, contact Cole Bell: BellC1@ohio.edu

Dads Weekend Comedian, Michael Kosta

8 p.m. | Baker Ballroom 
Michael Kosta is a stand-up comedian and former professional player that is currently a Correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.  He was the host and co-executive producer of The Comment Section for the E! Network and is well known from his numerous late night appearances on Conan, The Tonight Show, Seth Meyers, and @midnight, as well as from his 30-minute special Comedy Central Presents: Michael Kosta.

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Saturday, November 2 

OHIO MAKES - Build your own cornhole set

1 – 4 p.m. | Athens Ohio Makerspace (751 W. Union St., Athens OH 45701) | $35

Come on out to the Athens Ohio Makerspace and build a custom set of Cornhole Boards! Each ticket gets you 1 complete set including bags! Tickets are being sold per cornhole set, not per person, so only purchase as many tickets as cornhole board sets that you are interested in.

For more information about this event, please contact Matt Thomson: colab@ohio.edu or (740) 593-2213

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Alden Open 2019

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Alden Library (course starts on 4th floor) | $5 for 9 holes, $10 for 18

Bobcats and their dads can get a round of golf in all from the comfort of Alden Library. The first, third and fourth floors will be transformed into a miniature golf course for the day.

For more information, please contact Jenn Harvey: harveyj1@ohio.edu

Dads Weekend Long Drive Contest 

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Driving Range 

Each participant gets three minutes to hit six golf balls down the Driving Range, and the participant who hits it the farthest will reign supreme! 

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Casino Night!

12 – 3 p.m. | Walter Rotunda

Ohio Basketball DoubleHeader 

1 p.m. | Convocation Center | $15 (general admission, student section)

The Men’s & Women’s teams will each open the season at the convo on November 2. The Men will take on Capital at 2 p.m. and the Women will take on Walsh at 3:30 p.m.

Any Colour: Celebrating the Music of Pink Floyd's The Wall – A Live Performance

8 p.m. | Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium | Reserved Seating | Tickets $15
Join Any Colour as they celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Pink Floyd's The Wall! Any Colour was formed as an Athens, Ohio, super group in 2010, and has been stunning audiences ever since. Their attention to detail is on display through their hyper accurate renditions of Pink Floyd favorites and rarities.

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OHIO Hockey Hawaiian Night (OHIO Hockey vs. University of Michigan-Dearborn)

7:30 p.m. | Bird Area | $9 for Adults, $6 for Students

Take a vacation to Bird Arena and wear your favorite Hawaiian shirts! Bid on specially themed and game worn OHIO Hockey jerseys.

For more information, please contact Cole Bell: BellC1@ohio.edu

Sunday, November 3

Dads Weekend Pancake Breakfast – Hosted by Bobcathon

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Baker Theater Lobby | $10

Looking for good food and an even better cause this Dads Weekend? Come support Bobcathon, an organization that helps raise money for the Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio. Enjoy an all you can eat Pancake Breakfast for $10 a person, and purchase raffle tickets to win some awesome Dad centered raffle baskets! Tickets are limited, so buy them quick!

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Monty Python & The Holy Grail

November 1, 7:30 p.m. | November 2, 5 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. | Athena Cinema | $8
The Athena Cinema continues its Family Weekend tradition honoring Monty Python with a mind-warping trip back to Camelot, remastered for the big screen. Don’t miss a chance to see one of the most bonkers and influential comedies of all time with your elderberry-smelling father!

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Stargazing & Campfire

November 1 & 2, 8 – 11 p.m. each night | The Ridges (meet at Ping) | $10

Join Outdoor Pursuits for an evening of stargazing and campfire fun. First we will do a short and easy hike around the Ridges, then 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. Meet at Ping at 7:45 p.m., and wear appropriate outdoor clothing to walk in and bring a water bottle. We plan to be back at Ping by 11 p.m.. All participants must register individually.

For more information, please contact Judd Walker: walkerj5@ohio.edu

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Dads Weekend Conkle’s Hollow Day Hike

November 2 & 3, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day | Conkle's Hollow (meet at Ping) | $20

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. This trip is a great way to spend the day with your dad, family or friends! Fee includes transportation and guide staff. Trip departs Ping at 10 a.m. and returns to Ping at 3 p.m.. Lunch will be provided after the hike. Please bring a water bottle and appropriate hiking clothes. All participants must register individually.

For more information, please contact Judd Walker: walkerj5@ohio.edu 

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Dads Weekend Ziplining

November 2 & 3, hourly timeslots 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | The Ridges | $25

Head for the Ridges to catch some air on the Outdoor Pursuits zip line! The excitement builds as you climb the 40-foot tower to the takeoff platform and fly down a 300-foot zip line. Fee includes all equipment, instruction, and optional shuttle to the zip line facility.

For more information, please contact Judd Walker: walkerj5@ohio.edu 

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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 family weekend activities please contact parents@ohio.edu.