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Parents Weekend

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September 20-22, 2019

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. 


A full schedule of events can be found on the Calendar of University Events. Highlights are included below.

Friday, September 20

OHIO Parents & Families Welcome

6 p.m.-8 p.m. | Baker University Center Honors Collegium
Stop by and pick up your tickets, campus maps, and resources to navigate Parents Weekend at this reception hosted by The Parents & Families Giving Society and university leadership.


Second City Greatest Hits Vol. 59

8 p.m. | Memorial Auditorium 
Come witness the next generation of comedy superstars put their spin on the legendary comedy company’s greatest hits, re-booted and re-imagined for today.

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Stargazing & Campfire

8 p.m. | Ping Center Lobby
Join Outdoor Pursuits for an evening of stargazing and campfire fun. We will spend the evening roasting marshmallows, and spotting constellations.

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Saturday, September 21

Brunch Buffet

11 a.m. | Baker Ballroom 
Enjoy an all you care to eat brunch buffet with the University Programming Council (UPC), one of the largest programming bodies on campus.

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Ziplining at the Ridges

Hourly | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Ping Center Lobby
Climb the 40-foot tower to the take-off platform and fly down a 300 foot zip line. Fee includes all equipment, instruction, and optional shuttle to the zip line facility.

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OHIO Football

2 p.m. | Peden Stadium 
Come cheer the Bobcats to victory as they take on Louisiana! There will also be a special half time presentation honoring Bobcat Veterans as we celebrate Bobcat Warriors Day! 

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An Evening With Piff the Magic Dragon

8 p.m. | Memorial Auditorium 
Think Larry David in a dragon suit performing jaw-dropping magic tricks and you’re on the right track. Call him unique, call him an icon, whatever you call him, Piff will leave you asking… "How are you going to top a guy in a dragon suit?"

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Sunday, September 22

Conkles Hollow Day Hike

10 a.m.-3p.m. | Ping Center
Join Outdoor Pursuits on a day hike through the Hocking Hills. This area is scattered with a variety of geologic features including waterfalls, sandstone cliffs, and rock formations.

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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