Parent and Family Relations

Programs & Activities / Parent & Family Weekend


Ohio State views student success as a true partnership between the university, students and their families.  With a student at Ohio State, parent, families and supports are members of our Buckeye Family.  Each year we invite our families to campus during Parent and Family Weekend to experience life as a Buckeye.  Family Weekend offers a snapshot into the life of our students, highlights academic and extracurricular resources and events, athletic competitions, student performances, special campus tours and other events that highlight the traditions of Ohio State and the life of your student.  
Plans are underway for Parent and Family Weekend 2021.  PFW 21 will be hosted October 22 and 23 on the Columbus campus.  As schedules are set and more details emerge, information will be shared with families via email and on this website.  As the university sets its course with health and safety around COVID-19 for fall semester, determinations will be made on in-person vs. hybrid programming for our families.  It should be noted that Family Weekend is an away football game (and has been for many years).  We look forward to seeing you, either in person or virtually for  Parent and Family Weekend 2021.   
If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact our Parent and Family Relations Office at 614-292-9153 or via email at