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Parents Weekend is Sept. 23-25

Attention all Bobcats: It’s time to spruce up your living quarters because the parents are coming! That’s right, it’s the time of the year again when Bobcats’ parents and family members visit campus eager to take part in the OHIO experience. Ohio University’s Parents Weekend begins Friday, Sept. 23, and continues through Sunday, Sept. 25. 

“Parents Weekend is a chance for all of our students’ parents to visit the campus to see how their student has really adjusted to campus life,” says Jade Hunt, the graduate assistant in the Office of the Dean of Students. “This is a way for parents to see everything that OHIO has to offer the students.”

If you are wondering what to do with your families, the OHIO community has you covered with a number of different games, shows and events.  

Here are just a handful of the events taking place. 

  • Support the OHIO Women’s Volleyball Team as they take on the Akron Zips in the Convocation Center at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23. Then be back at 7 p.m. on Saturday to cheer them on again as they battle the Buffalo Bulls. Students receive free access with valid a OHIO ID. All other tickets are $5 at the gate.  
  • Be completely hypnotized by Broadway, TV star and illusionist Adam Trent on Friday night at 8 p.m. in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. “Adam Trent: Magician Reinvented” is an audience interactive performance that is the perfect mixture of magic, concert and stand-up comedy. Tickets are $20 per person and students will need a ticket to attend. Reserved seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
  • Follow Athens’ brick road to the Baker University Center Ballroom to enjoy a themed photo booth, two guest speakers, and a delicious breakfast in honor of the classic movie, “The Wizard of Oz.” On Saturday, Sept. 24, the University Program Council will be sponsoring the “There’s No Place Like HOUme Brunch” in two separate sittings – the first from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. then again from 11 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $15 per person and students will need a ticket to attend. 
  • Cheer on the OHIO Football Team as they battle Gardner-Webb in Peden Stadium and enjoy performances by the Ohio University Marching 110. Kickoff starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24. Students receive free access with valid OHIO ID and general admission tickets are $30.
  • Enjoy a nice bike tour sponsored by Rural Action and the Center for Campus and Community Engagement from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24. After the tour, rehydrate as the tour continues at Little Fish Brewery. Tickets are $50 per person and $35 if you bring your own bike. Students will need a ticket to attend. Register at www.ruralaction.org/birdsbikesandbrews
  • Get ready to laugh your armor off at the Athena Cinema’s special screening of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail Quote-Along!” See the film Friday night, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. then again on Saturday at 7 p.m. Coconut clackers and quote books will be provided. Tickets are $6.50 per person and students will need a ticket to attend. 
  • Don’t miss out on Chicago’s famous sketch and improv comedy theater show, “The Second City: Hits Home.” The fun begins Saturday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m. in Templeton- Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Tickets are $20 per person and students will need a ticket to attend. 
  • For all the adventure-lovers out there, Outdoor Pursuits will be sponsoring multiple events throughout the weekend. One of their fun events includes zip lining at The Ridges where brave souls will climb the 40-foot tower to the takeoff platform and fly down a 300-foot zip line. One-hour time slots are available between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday then again from 10 a.m. to 3p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $25 per person and students need a ticket to attend. 
  • Check out the Mahn Center in Alden Library for two amazing exhibits open for the weekend. The two exhibits include “Discovering African American History in Archives and Books” and “Steampunk: Exploring the Roots of an Aesthetic.” The Mahn Center is open to the public Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.

For the full list of detailed activities as well as ticket purchasing information, visit