2017 Weekend Schedule

Friday, October 6

The Clothesline Project

10 am–3 pm, The Hub

Each year the Women*s Center highlights Domestic Violence Month by hosting "The Clothesline Project." This project began as a way to bring awareness and attention to the issue of violence against women. Over the years the event has expanded to include trans women, and those affected by violence due to their gender identity. As part of the event the Women*s Center provides opportunities for individuals to create a t-shirt that is representative of the personal struggles survivors of domestic violence experience.

Art Museum Exhibitions Open

10 am–5 pm, Art Museum

Admission is free to all. Learn more about the exhibits on the Art Museum website.

Classes Without Quizzes

3–5 pm, Harrison Hall

A perennial favorite with Miami alumni, Classes Without Quizzes hits the Family Weekend scene this year! You're certain to learn something new during these classroom sessions with top Miami faculty. Classes Without Quizzes is free and open to all, with no advance registration required. 

Session Topics

  • Code of Love & Honor: Origin Story
  • What's Your Carbon Footprint?
  • Understanding the Teenage Brain (or why your teenager drove you nuts)
  • Book Club: "The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia's Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries"

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Family Welcome Center

3–6 pm, Armstrong Student Center- Fritz Pavilion

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.

Honors Program Reception

4:30–6 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. Please contact honorsadvising@miamioh.edu with RSVPs and questions.

Family Fest

6–8 pm, Armstrong Student Center

Join MAP (Miami Activities & Programming) for free dinner and activities. Dinner will be available starting at 6 pm. Already have dinner reservations? Stop by to take a free picture in our photo booth and see what other activities are available. It'll be fun for the whole family!

Volleyball vs. Akron

7 pm, Millett Hall

Cheer on Miami Volleyball as the RedHawks take on the Akron Zips at 7:00 pm in Millett Hall. Tickets can be purchased by calling (513) 529-4295, visiting MiamiRedHawks.com or by visiting the Ticket Office located in Millett Hall.

Hockey vs. Providence

7:30 pm, Goggin Ice Center

Miami Hockey opens the 2017-2018 season at Steve "Coach" Cady Arena in Goggin Ice Center against Providence College. Tickets may be purchased by calling (513) 529-4295 or visiting MiamiRedHawks.com.

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Symphony Orchestra Performance

7:30 pm, Hall Auditorium

The orchestra concert will be held on Friday, October 6 featuring Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 and Cole Tutino’s first performance as soloist with the Miami Orchestra, playing Joseph Joachim Raff, Concerto No. 1, Op. 193, a romantic concerto for cello. FREE admission.

Oxford Community Square Dance

7:30–10 pm, Oxford Community Arts Center

On the first Friday of every month, the Jericho Old Time Band will fiddle you into a tizzy as caller Judy Waldron gets your partner swinging and your corner crossing. $7/per participant at the door!

Charter Day Ball Dance Lessons

9–10 pm, Armstrong Student Center, Fritz Pavilion

Join Charter Day Ball for dance lessons! Brush up on your dance skills before the big event in February!

Saturday, October 7

Run with the Crawfords: Family Weekend Edition

8:30 am, Leaves from Lewis Place

Want to make sure you get in some exercise during your Family Weekend experience? Join our President and University Ambassador, Greg and Renate Crawford, for a morning run and see some of Miami's Natural Areas before starting the day's activities. All ability and skill levels are welcome!

Oxford Farmers' Market & Student Performances

9 am–Noon, Uptown Park

More than just produce, this award winning Farmers' Market has baked goods, little sprout kids activities, and artisan wares. Students will also be able to get a flu shot at the Market. Enjoy free donuts and coffee, student performances, and meet up with other members of the Miami University Parents & Families Facebook Group! Our market is a staple of the Oxford community; join us!

Student Performance Schedule

9:00–9:20 am: Miami University Fencing Club
9:30–9:50 am: Miami Misfitz
10:00–10:20 am: TrebleMakers
10:30–10:50 am: Vision Dance Company
11:00–11:20 am: MU Highland Pipes & Drums
11:30–11:50 am: Sketched Out Improv

The Great Oxford City Hunt

9 am–Noon, All over Uptown

Get a team (can be just your family!) and participate in this Instagram hunt of Oxford, Ohio. Find the mayor, a historic site, and even a few business pets and be entered to win some great prizes. Meet Uptown Oxford between 9–11 am to get started!

Admission Preview Day

9 am–Noon, Farmer School of Business

Have a high school junior interested in Miami? Join our Office of Admission for a Preview Day. Interact with our professors, students, and admission experts to learn more about the academic, student life, and experiential learning opportunities that await you.

Dance Theatre Family Weekend Performance

9:30 am–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 2017 Winter Concert.


9:30 am, West Millett

Start gameday off right with tailgating! Set up your own tailgate or join with another tailgate in the RedZone, located on the West Side of Millett, as early as 9:30 am. Tailgaters can also help welcome the Miami Football team to the stadium (at approximately 12 pm). The fun will continue until gametime! 

FSB Feeds Oxford 3K

10–11 am, Uptown Park

Come join the Farmer School of Business for the FSB Feeds Oxford 3K! This is a great opportunity to enjoy a beautiful Saturday, get in a bit of exercise, and raise money for the local Oxford community. Proceeds go towards Shared Harvest, the location where Oxford Community Choice Pantry sources their food to feed the local Oxford homeless and hungry. Registration encouraged.


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!

Equestrian Team Open House

10–Noon, Equestrian Center

Join us to learn more about the Equestrian Team and Equestrian Center at Miami!

Apple Butter Festival

10 am–5 pm, Hueston Woods State Park - 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.

Go Greek Tailgate

12:30 pm, Millett Lawn

Is your student interested in getting involved with one of Miami's fraternities or sororities? Do you want to learn more about what Greek Life has to offer your student? If you answered yes, then this is the event for you! Please join the Interfraternity Council (IFC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and the Panhellenic Association (PA) for our Go Greek Family Weekend Tailgate! Come out for free food, lawn games, a DJ, and a chance to meet current fraternity and sorority leaders!

MU Gospel Singers Family Weekend Concert

1 pm, Faith Lutheran Church, 420 S. Campus Dr.

Join us for the Miami University Gospel Singers' annual Family Weekend Concert. It will be a time for praise and worship with students and families!

Miami University Marching Band Concert

1:30 pm, Field Hockey Complex

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

Football vs. BGSU

2:30 pm, Yager Stadium

Cheer on Miami as they take on Bowling Green State University! Gates to Yager Stadium will open at 1 pm.

Friends and Family Football Package

  • 4+ Tickets
  • 4+ Miami Hats
  • 1 $10 Bookstore Coupon

*A minimum of 4 tickets must be purchased to receive this special pricing. 

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Saturday, October 7- Miami vs. Bowling Green- 12 pm ET (CSB Sports Network) or 2:30 pm ET ESPN3- Miami Football 2017

Public Ice Skating

4–7 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 $3.25, if needed. Visit the Goggin Ice Center website for details.

Family Weekend Feast

5–8 pm, Martin Dining Commons

Enjoy a delicious dinner between Family Weekend Activities. The Martin Dining Commons location is ideal to grab dinner between the football game and the Trevor Noah performance. Cost: Buffet swipe for students; Guest swipe or cash/card ($11.95) for families. No reservations needed. First come, first served. 

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7:30 pm, Armstrong Student Center Dining Area

Join the Residence Hall Association for some family-fun featuring BINGO! Come play to win amazing prizes that will include t-shirts, gift cards, and Charter Day Ball Tickets!

Hockey vs. Providence

8 pm, Goggin Ice Center

Cheer on the RedHawks for the second night of hockey during opening weekend against Providence. Tickets may be purchased by calling (513) 529-4295 or by visiting MiamiRedHawks.com.

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Trevor Noah, Live!

8:30 pm, Millett Hall

Tickets $45*
On sale 10 a.m. EST, Wednesday, May 31

New York Times best-selling author and host of the award-winning TV show, The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, brings his hilarious stand up to Family Weekend 2017. Learn More »

Doors open at 7:30 pm and concessions will be available. 

*Includes box office fees; other fees may apply

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Sunday, October 8

Apple Butter Festival

10 am–5 pm, Hueston Woods State Park - 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.

MAP and MUSF Brunch and Silent Auction with President and Dr. Crawford

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

Hosted by Miami University Student Foundation (MUSF) and Miami Activities and Programming (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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Softball Tripleheader vs. Rio Grande

Noon–4 pm, Softball Field

Cheer on Miami Softball as they face Rio Grande in a doubleheader - First game at 12:00pm, second scheduled for 2:00pm. This event is FREE to ALL!

Soccer vs. Western Michigan

1 pm, Soccer Field

Cheer on the Miami Women's Soccer Team as they take on Western Michigan. This event is FREE to ALL!

Field Hockey vs. Longwood

1 pm, Field Hockey Complex

Join us for a Field Hockey game against Longwood! This event is FREE to ALL!

For accommodations related to a disability, please contact Student Disability Services: sds@MiamiOH.edu or 513-529-1541 (v/t). All campus shuttles running during Family Weekend are accessible.