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Family Weekend

The University has announced a number of measures to protect the health and safety of our community from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), including suspending all University-sponsored on-campus events and gatherings until further notice.

We continue to be committed to protecting the health and safety of our campus, our community and beyond. At this point, the Family Weekend program will continue as planned. Any updates to this program will be communicated on the STFP webpage.

Save the Date! Family Weekend 2020 will be: September 18-20, 2020

Mark your calendars and start making plans to attend this fantastic weekend full of family fun! Events include the UD Football game, 5K run, cornhole tournament, murder mystery dinner, casino night, cooking classes and most importantly, quality time with your student!  

Registration will open for Family Weekend 2020 on August 11th at 1pm, EDT, and will close on September 13th at midnight, EDT. 

What to Expect

  • Some events require pre-registration but are free
  • Some events require pre-registration and pre-payment
  • Student Transitions and Family Programs is going green and will only print a limited number of paper copies of the Family Weekend schedule. To view the entire Family Weekend schedule of events, please download our 1850 Family Weekend App and use passcode "famweekend".
  • Tailgating guidelines at the football game are explained here

The 2019 Family Weekend schedule:

Please see below for a review of the events schedule we held in 2019!

2019 Friday Schedule

2019 Saturday Schedule

2019 Sunday Schedule

Hotel Accommodations:

For those guests needing hotel accommodations, we encourage you to google area accommodations. Please be aware that the Office of Student Transitions and Family Programs does not coordinate space/room blocks at any area facilities nor do we have any input into their rate structures. Hotels that are closer to campus tend to fill faster, however there are plenty of options within a 20 minute radius of campus.

View the Dayton Convention and Visitors Bureau's Hotel Guide
View the Dayton Convention and Visitors Bureau's Restaurant Guide

Please note: Family Weekend does not block rooms or endorse any particular hotel or restaurant.

2019 Family Weekend Highlights

Please be aware that the information below is from Family Weekend 2019.

Family Weekend Information Center & Merchandise Pick-Up 
Check-in for Family Weekend is not required. Family Weekend merchandise can only be picked up during these hours. Student Transitions and Family Programs Staff will be available to answer questions.

Thomas J. Frericks Memorial 5K Run/Walk
Registration required. $25 per person before September 11. $30 per person after September 11. If registered after September 11, participants are not guaranteed a t-shirt. Register at:   

Flu Prevention Clinic
The vaccine is $25 and will be billed to the student’s account. Pre-registration not required but all students must have their student ID to receive a flu shot. Sponsored by Community Wellness and Student Health Services.

Annual Cornhole Tournament
Single elimination tournament. On-site registration is accepted; late registration does not include a t-shirt.

College Students and Career Success
Where Do Parents Fit In?: This session will explore the resources of the Office of Career Services and discuss how parents and other family members can support students who are making decisions related to their major, internship options and career opportunities.

Go Global!
Learn about international opportunities from the Center for International Programs—education abroad, cultural immersions and service-learning programs available to UD students.

UD Football Game
Football tickets ($10 for adults; $5 for youth (18 and under); UD students get in free) are available online at using promo code "19UDFAMILY", over the phone at (937) 229-4433, or in person at the UD Arena Ticket Office (Monday through Friday 8:30am-4:30pm). We accept cash or credit/debit for advanced ticket sales. On the day of the game, tickets will be available for purchase at the Welcome Stadium. Cash and credit cards will be accepted on game day.

Future Flyers Night Out
Campus Recreation is excited to provide Future Flyers, ages 6-12, with an evening of recreational fun that includes games, rock climbing, and more. Children must wear closed toed athletic shoes; if your child has food restrictions please provide a bagged meal.

Painting with Parents hosted by Raise Your Brush

Come and get creative with the staff from Raise Your Brush as you paint a UD-themed masterpiece! Check out the image we are painting for 2019. 

Cancellation & Refunds

All Family Weekend cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to the Family Weekend email account by September 14, 2020 at 4 p.m. EDT.  No refunds will be processed after the cancellation deadline for any reason.


Student Transitions and Family Programs

Gosiger Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0911