Every year, hundreds of Ohio University parents prepare for a weekend throwback to their college days. One of the many, many, weekends geared towards families. The University ensures that there is plenty to do around campus to keep the elders busy by things other than booze.
Every parent this weekend when they get to Athens for Parents Weekend… pic.twitter.com/CtFe5U30Tc
— Ohio University CLDC (@OHIOCLDC) September 23, 2016
So, what were parents up to this weekend?
Many families opted to check out the football game. Some students stayed to watch the whole thing, even after they saw Marching 110 perform. If you missed the game, never fear, tons of reporting was done because everyone loves sports. In short, OU won and Garden-Webb lost.
Ohiobobcats, a CBSi affiliate do an excellent job of serving up exactly how the game played out and offers readers a chance to go in-depth or just stick with the basics.
Sticking with some outdoor fun, Outdoor Pursuits offers students and their families activities such as zip lining, and campfires!
— Outdoor Pursuits (@OU_Outdoor) September 22, 2016
Some families prefer nightlife at Ohio University choosing to check out special events and shows. The Union featured Athen native musicians, check out some cool photojournalism done by WOUB’s Joe Votaw.
Maybe, you were looking for a laugh or wanted to see a professional illusionist, parents weekend was filled with shows right on campus. Including a magician from Broadway and a famous improv group from Chicago. Ohio University event services break down all the events on an easy to use calendar. So, no excuses missing anything else that’s coming up!
For a complete list of events that occurred this week the best site, is actually the most generic coming straight from Ohio Universities Compass. Listing loads of events, prices, and details it’s easy to find what went on this weekend.
Of course, some parents still opted to relive their rowdy college days and ignored all school functions…
someone's drunk dad just said "catch em all baby" to me because I'm wearing a pokemon shirt, I hate parents' weekend
— Jenni Ciesielski (@yayjennic) September 24, 2016
Dads only goal today is to find a keg stand #parentsweekend
— kt (@katiefenger) September 24, 2016
If you’re like me your parents probably didn’t even know it was their weekend. Don’t worry, there’s three other designated weekend for family fun. Up next, dad’s weekend (Nov. 4-6)! In 2017, siblings and moms are invited up during February and March respectively. Luckily, no planning goes into these weekends because OU won’t fail to have plenty to choose from.