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Student Transitions and Family Programs

Save the Date for Family Weekend 2023:

September 29- October 1, 2023

Local Accommodations

For those guests needing hotel accommodations, we encourage you to google the area for 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 closer to campus tend to fill faster; however, there are plenty of options within a 20-minute radius of campus.

Download the Visit Dayton App - The FREE Visit Dayton, Ohio app has all the information you need to Discover Dayton. Use our app as your handheld guide to area attractions, restaurants, hotels, arts, shopping, sports and recreation, breweries, events and more.

Please note: We do not block rooms or endorse any particular hotel or restaurant. We are simply sharing hotel information as a courtesy for those not familiar with the area.

2022 Family Weekend Schedule

Bookstore Hours:

  • Friday, September 30th, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 1st, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 2nd, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Flyer Spirit Hours (Brown Street):

  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Get active at the RecPlex (our campus recreation center):

  • UD Families have the opportunity to get active free of charge during Family Weekend through use of the RecPlex facility for open recreation! Minors must be accompanied by an adult, waivers must be signed at check-in, must have driver's license present for access.
  • Class Policy: All equipment needed will be provided. Must be at least 16 years of age. A parent or guardian must be present and sign the Participation Waiver for children under 18; a UD student (age 18+) can serve as a parent/guardian. Please refer to the UDCR minor policy. Closed-toe athletic shoes and appropriate athletic attire are required (no exposed buttons, rivets, zippers, etc.). Classes are offered through registration. Space is limited.
  • RecBike Rentals: Take a ride around the neighborhood or hit the trails with our RecBikes! Must be a member (students are members) to rent the bikes, however a member can rent more than one at a time. All participants must sign a waiver at the time of check-out. Free to rent and must be back before sundown. All bikes come with a helmet and bike lock upon request.

LINK Dayton Bike 

  • Link Dayton is the best way to get around this weekend with 37 pick-up and drop-off locations across the city. Students get a free annual membership with the promo code FLYERS. Use in the Coupons and Credits section of the app with your student email. Parents can use the promo code FAMILY22 for 5 trips at 30 minutes each with the Pay-As-You-Go pass. Also redeemed on the coupons and credits page. Watch our Youtube Channel to learn how to use the bikes or visit linkdayton.org for more information.

Students only: Flu Prevention Clinic (Gosiger Hall, Student Health Center): 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • The influenza vaccine is offered free of charge for students. All students must have their student ID to receive a shot.

◊ Dayton Art Institute Family Pass (in Dayton): 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Looking for a great off-campus family activity? Visit the Dayton Art Institute, one of the region’s premier fine arts museums. Register in advance! Museum hours include: Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Location: 456 Belmonte Park N, Dayton, OH 45405
  • Registration has closed

College of Arts & Sciences Open House (O'Reilly Hall): 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • The College of Arts and Sciences welcomes parents, families, and current students to join us at your convenience to hear from students and staff about the many experiential learning opportunities that are available to students. We look forward to welcoming you!

School of Business Administration Open House (Miriam Hall): 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

  • The School of Business Administration welcomes parents and families to join us for a visit. We will showcase some of our centers, programs, and organizations. Please come at your convenience to meet with some of our SBA representatives and learn more. We look forward to seeing you!

School of Education and Health Sciences Family Welcome (Fitz Hall): 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Welcome School of Education and Health Sciences (SEHS) families! The SEHS Family Welcome is an opportunity to take a self-guided tour of Fitz Hall and learn more about our majors, lab spaces and student organizations. Join us!

School of Engineering Open House (Kettering Labs): 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

  • The School of Engineering welcomes parents and families to join us for a visit! You will have the opportunity to take a guided tour of our Makerspace along with meeting representatives from Co-op, ETHOS and the Office of Student Success. Our Faculty and Student Ambassadors will also be available to answer questions. We hope you can join us!

$$ Great Escape Game Dayton (in Beavercreek): various times, 3 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

  • Each Escape Game is a real‑life escape room adventure for a group of 8 (or less). You’ll solve puzzles, crack codes, find hidden items, and more in order to escape the room in under one hour! Location: Great Escape Game Beavercreek (2332 Grange Hall Rd, Beavercreek, OH 45431). Includes arrival 15 minutes early for check in. 
  • Registration has closed

Family Weekend Reception sponsored by the Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center & Housing and Residence Life (MEC Family Room, Alumni Hall 101): 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

  • The Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center (MEC) & Housing and Residence Life (HRL) cordially invite you to join us for a Family Weekend Reception. We look forward to reconnecting or meeting you for the first time! Everyone is welcome!

$$ Annual Cornhole Tournament (RecPlex MAC Gym): 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

  • Join UDCR for a single elimination cornhole tournament at the RecPlex! Registration will max out at 64 teams.
  • Registration has closed

Pride of Dayton Marching Band (Humanities Plaza): 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

  • Join the Pride of Dayton Marching Band for a special performance. Weather permitting

UDLateNight presents The Great DuBois (Kennedy Union Boll Theatre): 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Join UDLateNight for the Great DuBois, a unique 2 person circus! The Great DuBois will entertain you with juggling, contortion, magic, circus stunts and more!

Volleyball vs. Davidson (Frericks Center): 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Cheer on our Flyers in their match with Davidson! 

UD Jazz Ensemble (Kennedy Union Torch Lounge): 9 p.m.

  • The Dayton Jazz Ensemble is the premier jazz band at the University. The ensemble comprises of several majors from across the campus. The group will be playing a wide range of music including Latin, swing, be-bop, fusion, rock and funk.

Free Cosmic Nights in the Hangar (Kennedy Union Hangar): 9 p.m. - midnight

  • Open to all UD students and families, enjoy a night of bowling, billiards, and board games under cosmic lights!

Chapel of the Immaculate Conception Open House: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • The Chapel of the Immaculate Conception is open for you to stop in for a moment of reflection or to see our beautiful worship space - at the heart of UD.

$$ Great Escape Game Dayton (in Beavercreek): various times, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Each Escape Game is a real‑life escape room adventure for a group of 8 (or less). You’ll solve puzzles, crack codes, find hidden items, and more in order to escape the room in under one hour! Location: Great Escape Game Beavercreek (2332 Grange Hall Rd, Beavercreek, OH 45431). Includes arrival 15 minutes early for check in.
  • Registration has closed

Group Fitness Class (RecPlex, Studio A): 10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

  • Strength Training: Let's lift! This strength training class will incorporate a variety of strength training equipment including hand weights, resistance tubing, body bars, and body weight exercises. Become stronger, leave happier!
  • Registration has closed

$$ Thomas J. Frericks 5K Event (RecPlex): 10 a.m.

  • The event will begin in front of the RecPlex with a running course through UD's campus. Registration is required at https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Dayton/ThomasJFrericks5k.
  • Registration is $35/person from September 25 - October 1. You are guaranteed a shirt if you have registered by Friday, Sept. 9th.

Work Experience During College: An Employer Perspective Co-hosted by Career Services and the Parent Leadership Council (Kennedy Union West Ballroom): 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

  • Work experiences during college are pivotal to career decision-making and employment success after college. This workshop will educate families about work experiences during college, the employment process, the availability of cooperative education and internship experiences, and the importance of being open to new experiences and diverse geographic destinations. Leaders from Alvarez & Marsal, General Electric, Premier Health, and Spotify are scheduled to serve on our panel.

Education Abroad Opportunities (Science Center 119): 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

  • Come learn about the range of education abroad opportunities available to UD students, including short-term winter and summer courses, semester-long programs, integrated learning opportunities, and cross-cultural immersions.

◊ Dayton Art Institute Family Pass (in Dayton): 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Looking for a great off-campus family activity? Visit the Dayton Art Institute, one of the region’s premier fine arts museums. Museum hours include: Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Address: 456 Belmonte Park N, Dayton, OH 45405
  • Registration has closed

Group Fitness Class (RecPlex, Studio A): 11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

  • HIIT: High intensity interval training is happening and we want you in class! This class incorporates short bursts of high intensity exercise followed by active recovery movements for a total body workout. Each class will also include some strength training. Train smarter, rev your metabolism up, and come sweat with us!
  • Registration has closed

Education Abroad Semester Exchanges (Science Center 119): 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

  • If you already know that a semester-long exchange program at a partner university is of interest, come join us for a session where we will go into more details about the various exchange options.

Education Abroad Faculty-Led Programs (Science Center 150): 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

  • Through these programs, engage in cross-cultural learning and reflection during a faculty-led program. Learn more at this session.

$$ Football vs. Drake (Welcome Stadium): 1 p.m.

  • Tickets are sold out! Student seats (free with student ID) are available at the door on a first come first served basis. Improvements are coming to Welcome Stadium, and due to the construction, the East (Visitors) side will be CLOSED and all seating will be on the West (Home) side. 
  • Parking is free for Dayton Football games. The parking lots open at 11 a.m. 
  • No tailgating is permitted prior to the lots opening. The park adjacent to Lot D is a City of Dayton Neighborhood Park. No tailgating is permitted in the park. Please see our complete tailgating guidelines  here: https://daytonflyers.com/sports/2015/8/3/FB_0803151449.aspx?id=543

UD Libraries Open House (Roesch Library): 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

  • What's the Roesch? Go on a self-guided tour of the University Libraries to learn about unique spaces like the Zen Den, Concourse D, and the Collab, and explore the Marian Library, an internationally recognized center for scholarship on the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Volleyball vs. Davidson (Frericks Center): 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Cheer on our Flyers in their 2nd match this weekend with Davidson!

CAB presents Magic with Peter Boie (Kennedy Union Boll Theatre): 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Peter first became fascinated with magic at the age of eleven when he stumbled across a magic book at his local library. He now travels around the country performing his award winning magic that will defy your reality. Peter's show is about two things, astonishing magic, and having a good time; and he doesn't skimp on either.
  • This event will take place in Boll Theatre on the first floor of Kennedy Union

$$ Family Fun Hunt (Humanities Plaza): 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

  • Join the family fun hunt and help raise money for the Children's Miracle Network! Participants will receive a list of hints and locations around UD's campus. Students and family members can work together to figure out the hints. The hunt will begin in the Humanities Plaza with an introduction to our organization where you will then receive the hints. Once the hunt begins you will have one hour to finish the list, there will even be chances for bonus points! Work as a team to find the various locations where a member will be stationed to check you off. The first family to find all of the locations and report back to Humanities Plaza will receive a gift card for the family! This event is hosted by UD Miracle, a nationally recognized organization that is dedicated to raising money and awareness for Dayton Children's Hospital through Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. This is a fundraiser collecting $5 for each participant not to exceed $20 (even if more than 4 family members participate).
  • Registration has closed

Men's Soccer vs. George Mason (Baujan Field): 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Cheer on our Flyers in their game against George Mason!

CAB presents Magic with Peter Boie (Kennedy Union Boll Theatre: 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Peter first became fascinated with magic at the age of eleven when he stumbled across a magic book at his local library. He now travels around the country performing his award winning magic that will defy your reality. Peter's show is about two things, astonishing magic, and having a good time; and he doesn't skimp on either.
  • This event will take place in Boll Theatre on the first floor of Kennedy Union

$$ Murder Mystery (Kennedy Union Ballroom): 9:15 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

  • Think you know "Who Done It?" Join us for an interactive murder mystery experience where everyone will play a part. Active participation is necessary to ensure a great experience for all. Ages 13 and up. 
  • $20/person at the door

Free Cosmic Nights in the Hangar (Kennedy Union Hangar): 9 p.m. - midnight

  • Open to all UD students and families, enjoy a night of bowling, billiards, and board games under cosmic lights!

$$ Distance 4 Dreams Pancake Breakfast (Adele Center): 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • UD's Distance 4 Dreams' pancake breakfast fundraiser and raffle during family weekend helps us raise money for A Special Wish Foundation. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat experience that helps grant the wish of a truly deserving child. 
  • $15 at the door

Family Weekend Catholic Mass (Frericks Center): 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

  • We celebrate faith as a Flyer Family. All are welcome to attend this Catholic Mass. Mass will be live streamed as well at https://youtu.be/PXJpxEe9eYA. Please note there will not be a noon mass offering, as this mass is structured to serve all families.

Interdenominational Worship Service (Marianist Chapel): 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

  • We celebrate faith as a Flyer Family. All are welcome to this Christian interdenominational worship.

◊ Dayton Art Institute Family Pass (in Dayton): 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Looking for a great off-campus family activity? Visit the Dayton Art Institute, one of the region’s premier fine arts museums. Museum hours include: Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Address: 456 Belmonte Park N, Dayton, OH 45405
  • Registration has closed

Family Weekend App

We strongly encourage you to download our mobile app to enhance your Family Weekend experience, as a limited number of these printed brochures are available. You’ll be able to access an up-to-date schedule and maps of campus.

CONTACT

Student Transitions and Family Programs - Family Weekend

Gosiger Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0911
937-229-2229
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