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Parent and Family Weekend Registration

Parent and Family Weekend 2017 is scheduled for November 3- 5.  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.  
Note - pre-registration is closed
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.

On-Site Registration for Parent and Family Weekend

At this time, pre-registration for Parent and Family Weekend is closed.  We do offer on-site registration.  As most events are first come, first serve, you will be able to attend any events on the schedule that did not require pre-registration.  As you look at the schedule, events will list if they required pre-registration.  This is indicated by the phrase "this event requires confirmation on your schedule".  On-site registration will occur in the Ohio Union on Friday November 3 (4 pm - 9pm) and Saturday November 4 (8 am - 12 noon).  Fees listed above do apply.  If you have any questions, contact our office via email at

PFW Schedule

The tentative 2017 schedule can be found by clicking here.  Registration opens September 5.     

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

Take care and Go Bucks!