Weekend Schedule

Below is the 2016 Family Weekend schedule of events. The 2017 schedule will be available late spring, 2017.

Friday, September 30

Art Museum Exhibitions Open

10 am–5 pm, Art Museum

Visit Miami's very own Art Museum, currently featuring the following exhibitions: Welcome to America, Winter in Jeju-do and Collections Highlights​. A walk-in guided tour will be offered at 1pm. Admission is free to all.


Family Welcome Center

4–7 pm, Armstrong Student Center- Shade Family Room

As you arrive in Oxford, stop by our welcome center located in Armstrong Student Center. Enjoy free refreshments while picking up information on all of the weekend's fantastic events. It's the best way to start an amazing weekend of celebration.


Career Services Open House

4–6 pm, Armstrong Student Center- Outside Wilks Theatre

Join Career Services in the Armstrong Student Center to check out our plans for our new space on campus (coming Summer 2017) and learn about the services we offer to students. Learn more about how each member of the family can play a role in the Miami University Career Community! We encourage families and students at all points in the Miami journey to come in for an introduction, tour, and refreshments!


Honors Program Reception

4:30–6:30 pm, Old Manse

Families with students in the University Honors Program: Join us for a drop-in reception at Old Manse to meet Honors Program staff and start off Family Weekend! Light refreshments will be served. RSVP not required, but appreciated for catering numbers. Let us know you are coming!


Family Fest

6–11 pm, Armstrong Student Center- Fritz Pavilion

Join MAP (Miami Activities & Programming) and Late Night Miami for free dinner and trivia. Dinner will be available starting at 6pm, and the first round of trivia will begin at 7pm. Already have dinner reservations? Join us for Late Night Trivia at 9pm. It'll be fun for the whole family!


The Incredibles

7–8:30 pm, Amphitheater between Irvin and Alumni Halls

Come join Miami Film Society (MFS) for an outdoor screening of The Incredibles, a funny, heartwarming comedy from Pixar about a family of undercover superheroes,who, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.​ MFS is a student run organization that meets every week to watch, talk about, and fall in love with a variety of films; cinephiles welcome!


Miami Volleyball vs. Kent State

7 pm, Millett Hall

Tickets are just $7 for adults and $5 for youth, Miami students are free with Miami ID


The Faux Frenchmen

8–10 pm, Oxford Community Arts Center

Part of the TenSoCo Concert Services. Find more information and purchase tickets ($15) on the OCAC website.


Saturday, October 1

Oxford Farmers' Market

9 am–Noon, Uptown- Memorial Park

Come see the best Oxford has to offer.  Visit the award winning Oxford Farmer's Market and support local business. More than just produce, this market has chocolatiers, bakers, coffee, artisans, live music, produce and little sprouts kids activities.


Study Abroad and Miami Luxembourg Open House

10–11 am, MacMillan Hall Lobby

Did you know that almost 60% of Miami students study abroad or away before graduation? Come learn about study abroad opportunities for your students while enjoying European-style waffles and coffee!


Dance Theatre Family Weekend Performance

10–Noon, 115 Phillips Hall

Dance Theatre will be presenting our annual Family Weekend showing to family and friends. We will share with you our technique class structure by showcasing a brief warmup and across the floor movement. After this, the Company will dance rehearsed pieces as well as show short previews of each piece that will be performed in our 2016 Winter Concert on December 3 and 4 in Wilks Theatre. These pieces will be introduced by their choreographer who will provide information about the intent of the piece. We encourage everyone and anyone to attend! Refreshments will be provided.


Red & White Swim Intersquad Meet

10–Noon, Corwin M. Nixon Aquatic Center

In a tune-up for the 2016-17 season, Miami University's men's and women's swimming and diving program will hold an intrasquad meet at the RedHawks' home venue located within the Rec Center. Admission is free.


Student Health Services Open House

10 am–2 pm, Health Services Center

We are listening to your concerns about your student's health and wellness and want to take the opportunity to provide information and an in-person introduction about what we do around health and wellness here at Miami. Come meet our staff, get a flu vaccine, and more!


Intercollegiate Horse Show (Zone 6, Region 2)

10 am–4 pm, Equestrian Center

Come and watch the hunt seat team start the season off on their home turf. Jumping classes are in the morning and flat classes are in the afternoon.


Apple Butter Festival

10 am–5 pm, Hueston Woods State Park

The Hueston Woods Apple Butter Festival provides a vignette of 19th century farm life and features continual making and canning of apple butter in the pioneer fashion throughout the event.


MU Gospel Singers Family Weekend Concert

11 am–12:30 pm, Faith Lutheran Church

Join the MU Gospel Singers for their annual Family Weekend concert, titled "God Is...".


Art Museum Exhibitions Open

Noon–5 pm, Art Museum

Visit Miami's very own Art Museum, currently featuring the following exhibitions: Welcome to America, Winter in Jeju-do and Collections Highlights​. A walk-in guided tour will be offered at 1pm. Admission is free to all.


MAP & Go Greek Tailgate

Noon, Millett Lawn

Stop by the tailgate hosted by MAP and Go Greek before the Battle of the Bricks for some free food and fun!

Looking to join a fraternity or sorority? Come meet our chapters before the football game! We'll have food and information tables so you can mix and mingle with the Miami IFC, NPHC, and Panhellenic fraternities and sororities.


Hawk Walk

12:15 pm, West Millett parking lot- Red Zone

Come welcome the RedHawks to the Stadium at the Hawk Walk. Occurs 2.5 hours prior to kick-off. Be there to meet the team with the Miami University Marching Band and Cheerleaders.


Public Ice Skating

12:50–1:50 pm, Goggin Ice Center

Goggin Ice Center hosts weekend public ice skating sessions. Great fun for the entire family. Admission is FREE. Skate rental is $3.00, if needed. Visit the Goggin Ice Center website for details.


Miami University Marching Band Concert

1:30–2:30 pm, Field Hockey Complex

Enjoy a free concert before kickoff - The Field Hockey Complex is just west of Yager Stadium


Miami Football vs. Ohio University

2:30 pm, Yager Stadium

Cheer on Miami as they take on rival Ohio University in the Battle of the Bricks! The Miami University Glee Club will perform the National Anthem. 

Friends and Family Football Foursome Package

  • Four (4) Tickets
  • Four (4) Tumbler Cups (free refills at Miami Dining Halls all weekend)
  • Four (4) Soft Drinks
  • Four (4) Popcorns

Only $80.00!
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NPHC Fall Yard Show

5:30–6:30 pm, Uptown- Memorial Park

Come out to meet our National Pan-Hellenic Council chapters and members! Learn more about the Council, students and how to become a member! Rain location is Pearson Hall 128.


Family Weekend Dinner

5:30–7:30 pm, Martin Dining Hall

Make dinner easy for you and your family this weekend with dinner at Martin Dining Hall. You can avoid parking hassles as our location is within walking distance from both the football game and Wayne Brady. The cost of the dinner is $9.95 per person. Students with meal plans can use their buffet meals for family members at this dinner.


The Secret Life of Pets

7 & 9 pm, Armstrong Student Center- Wilks Theatre

Join Late Night Miami in a free showing of Pets in the Armstrong Student Center Wilks Theatre! Come inside, cool off, and get ready to laugh as Max and Duke become unlikely friends while trying to save fellow pets.


Hockey Exhibition vs. Waterloo

8 pm, Goggin Ice Center

Limited tickets will be available after Labor Day for the Miami vs. Waterloo Hockey exhibition game. For more information visit MiamiRedHawks.com or call 513-529-HAWK (4295). "Meet the Hawks" theme.


Wayne Brady

8:30 pm, Millett Hall

You know him from “Let’s Make a Deal,” and “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Whether it’s impersonating or rapid-fire entertainment, Wayne Brady delivers his side-splitting stand-up comedy at a rate enviable of superheroes this Family Weekend. Content may not be appropriate for all ages. Learn more »
Tickets $43.
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Midnight Madness

11:30 pm, Uptown- Memorial Park

Join the Miami Men's and Women's basketball teams as they kick off their season at 11:30pm on Saturday! Check out how Uptown Park is transformed into an outdoor basketball venue, complete with a basketball court in the street. Don't miss out on dunk contests, shooting contests, prize giveaways, and much more. Midnight Madness is FREE and open to fans of all ages.


Sunday, October 2

Parent & Family Members Facebook Group Meetup

8:30–9:30 am, Armstrong Student Center- Fritz Pavilion

Ever wanted to meet the people behind the profile pictures, posts, and advice on the Parents & Family Members Facebook group? This is your chance! Join us for informal conversation and coffee to start your last day of Family Weekend!

Intercollegiate Horse Show (Zone 6, Region 2)

10 am–4 pm, Equestrian Center

Come and watch the hunt seat team start the season off on their home turf. Jumping classes are in the morning and flat classes are in the afternoon.


Apple Butter Festival

10 am–5 pm, Hueston Woods State Park (Doty Pioneer Farm)

The Hueston Woods Apple Butter Festival provides a vignette of 19th century farm life and features continual making and canning of apple butter in the pioneer fashion throughout the event.


Brunch & Auction with President Greg Crawford

10:30 am–12:30 pm, Armstrong Student Center- Fritz Pavilion

Hosted by MUSF and MAP.

Enjoy a great brunch buffet! Bid on a variety of items, from gift baskets to golf clubs, while supporting Miami University student scholarships. Over the last 15 years, MUSF has raised thousands of dollars to support student scholarships through our Family Weekend Auction. Be a part of changing a Miami student's life and join us for a morning of entertainment, food and both a silent and live auction!
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Field Hockey vs. Indiana University

1–3 pm, Field Hockey Complex

Cheer on the Miami Field Hockey team as they take on Indiana University. The Field Hockey Complex is located northwest of Yager Stadium. 


Softball vs. Rio Grande University

1–3 pm, Miami Softball Diamond

Join us to watch the Miami Softball team play against Rio Grande in two games. The Softball Diamond is located between Millett Hall and Yager Stadium