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Parent and Family Weekend Registration

Parent and Family Weekend 2020 is scheduled for October 23-24.  The weekend is designed to offer parents and families a glimpse into the campus lives of their students. Through receptions with faculty and staff, classroom lectures, extracurricular activities, special behind the scenes tours, and an exciting game watch party, parents will share in the Buckeye experience.  
Advanced registration for Parent and Family Weekend has not yet opened, but will open in August 2020.
Families are able to register on-site for Parent and Family Weekend.  This can be done at the Ohio Union (1739 N. High Street) on Friday, October 23 from 12 noon - 8 pm and Saturday, October 24 from 8 am - 12 noon.  Events which are first come, first served, as indicated on the schedule, can be attended by those who register on-site. 
The cost structure for Parent and Family Weekend is a la carte.  This includes a flat fee to attend the weekend and costs associated with attending some events.  Most events and activities are included in the flat fee.  
PFW Registration Charges (to be paid for anyone wishing to attend Parent and Family Weekend)
  • Adults - $15 per person
  • Non-OSU Students (siblings or friends who are enrolled in school, college, high school, etc.) - $10 per person
  • OSU Student - $5 per person
  • Under the age of 5 - FREE

This cost includes registration materials, a continental breakfast on Saturday, tours (including the stadium tour - FRIDAY ONLY), and attendance at most events.  This cost does not including parking, which is paid on your own.



The tentative schedule for PFW can be found on-line by clicking here.



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If you are registered for Parent and Family Weekend and are no longer able to attend, partial refunds may be available.  Please contact Parent and Family Relations (contact information below) with questions.  


If you have additional questions about Parent & Family Weekend, please call 614-292-9153 or email us at

Take care and Go Bucks!