Weekend Schedule

Family Weekend 2021

We're thrilled to welcome families to campus for Family Weekend 2021. You'll find plenty of opportunities to explore campus and spend time with your Miami student!

Thursday, September 30

Volleyball vs. University of Akron

7 p.m., Millett Hall

In town early for Family Weekend? Watch Head Coach Carolyn Condit and the Miami Volleyball Team take on University of Akron Zips at Millett Hall. Miami students received FREE admission to these games (and all home, regular season Miami Athletic events) with their student ID.

If you've purchased football tickets for the October 2 game, show your ticket at the Miami Athletic Ticket Office and receive one complimentary admission to either volleyball game. Tickets can also be purchased for these games.

Friday, October 1

Recreation Center Open

6 a.m.–10 p.m., Recreation Center

Get your workout on during Family Weekend. Special Family Weekend daily pass rate of $6. Learn more about the Recreation Center.


Miami University Art Museum Galleries Open

10 a.m.-5 p.m., 801 S. Patterson Ave.

Featured Exhibitions include: Department of Art Faculty & Alumni Exhibition, Art History at-a-Glance and Global Perspectives. The Miami University Art Museum is FREE and open to all, with on-site parking.


Admission Information Session and Campus Tour

10 a.m.-12 p.m., Admission Visit Center, Shriver 105

Have a prospective Miami student too? The Office of Admission hosts a 30 minute information session followed by a 90 minute student-led campus tour. Registration is required »


Field Hockey vs. Ball State

1 p.m., Field Hockey Complex

All Miami Field Hockey games are free and open to all fans, including leashed pets! Coach Inako Puzo and the RedHawks are reigning Mid-American Conference Champions and competed in the NCAA tournament in the Spring of 2021.


McGuffey House & Museum Open House

1-5 p.m., William Holmes McGuffey House, 401 E. Spring St.

William Holmes McGuffey was a Miami University faculty member in 1836 when he compiled the first edition of the McGuffey Eclectic Reader in this house. His Reader taught lessons in reading, spelling, and civic education by using memorable stories of honesty, hard work, thrift, personal respect, and moral and ethical standards alongside illustrative selections from literary works. The museum has a fine collection of local and regional art as well as Robert Bishop's sideboard and several notable Miami artifacts and artworks. The McGuffey House and Museum is the second oldest standing building on campus and is a National Historic Landmark.


Admission Information Session and Campus Tour

2-4 p.m., Admission Visit Center, Shriver 105

Have a prospective Miami student too? The Office of Admission hosts a 30 minute information session followed by a 90 minute student-led campus tour. Registration is required »


Family Welcome Center

3–6 p.m., Armstrong Student Center-Atrium

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.


Meet the Honors College Staff

4-5 p.m., Peabody Hall Lawn

Stop by and say hello to the Honors College advisors and Director, Dr. Zeb Baker. We are excited to welcome you to our Miami community! Learn more about the new Honors College »


Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion Open House

5-8 p.m., Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion (CSDI), 2030 Armstrong Student Center

Join the CSDI staff and student interns for refreshments and learn more about the center and our efforts around diversity and inclusion at Miami! Please drop in at any time.


Asian Cultural Fest

5-8 p.m., Uptown Parks

Miami University's Asian American Association (with the Bangladesh Student Association as co-host) will be holding their annual Asian Cultural Festival in the uptown parks. This free and family-friendly event is open to the public. Come uptown and enjoy live performances, food, and an opportunity to learn about the cultures of different Asian countries.


2021 Nursing Induction Ceremony

6-8 p.m., Benton Hall 102

The 2021 Miami Nursing Induction ceremony will welcome the class of 2024 into the nursing program. Students will be awarded their first stethoscope, a fundamental tool of nursing that is often used to represent nursing as a profession committed to listening and caring. Presenters will speak to the professionalism, caring, science and dedication behind the practice of nursing.


Volleyball vs. University of Akron

6 p.m., Millett Hall

Head Coach Carolyn Condit and the Miami Volleyball Team take on University of Akron Zips at Millett Hall. Miami students received FREE admission to these games (and all home, regular season Miami Athletic events) with their student ID.

If you've purchased football tickets for the October 2 game, show your ticket at the Miami Athletic Ticket Office and receive one complimentary admission to either volleyball game. Tickets can also be purchased for these games.


Hillel Family Weekend Shabbat Services and Dinner

Shabbat: 6:15 p.m., Dinner 7:15 p.m., Hillel, 11 W. Walnut St.

Join us for our Family Weekend Shabbat Dinner at Hillel at Miami. We'd love to host your family for services + dinner cooked by our student head chef. We'll have a kosher meat meal, with options for vegetarians. Registration is required so we can get a count for dinner arrangements. Shabbat services will start at 6:15pm and dinner will be served at 7:15pm. Suggested donation of $36/family is appreciated. Space is limited. Dining outdoors for COVID safety.


Sketched Out Improv Show

7:30 p.m., Pearson Hall 128

Come watch Miami's only improv team in what promises to be an hour and a half of laughs and good times! The show is free and open to all comedy lovers, or haters, we don't judge. Doors open at 7! Learn more about Sketched Out »


MAP Presents: Comedy Magician David Anthony

8:30 p.m., Armstrong Student Center, Wilks Theater

Join MAP for a live performance that will have you in laughs and awe you with magic. This event is free and appropriate for Miamians of all ages! Doors will open at 8pm.

Saturday, October 2

Recreation Center Open

8 a.m.–11 p.m., Recreation Center

Get your workout on during Family Weekend. Special Family Weekend daily pass rate of $6. Learn more about the Recreation Center.


Fraternity & Sorority Life TOPSS 5K

8:30–11 a.m., Miami University Cross Country Course, 5191 Bonham Rd

Support the Talawanda/Oxford Pantry and Social Services by participating in or donating to the third annual 5K! This will be the final event to close out an exciting Greek Week. Find more information and register for the event »


Oxford Farmers Market Uptown (OFMU)

9 a.m.–Noon, Uptown Parks

More than just produce, this award winning Farmers' Market has baked goods, little sprout kids activities, and artisan wares. Every Saturday morning, May thru November, Oxford Farmers Market Uptown hosts around 40 vendors, who share their gifts with our community. Make sure you stop by the Miami Activities & Programming table to decorate your own donut!

And, we're bringing back our Family Weekend tradition of featuring student organization and ensemble performances on the stage in the Uptown Parks!


Global Initiatives Open House

9 a.m.–Noon, MacMillan Hall

Join the Global Initiatives staff for coffee and donuts Saturday morning! Learn more about our academic and co-curricular programming, get answers to your questions about study abroad (and scholarships!), and tour our new International Student Center.


MUSF 20/20 Bike Race

9 a.m.–1 p.m., Cook Field

Hosted by Miami University Student Foundation (MUSF), the 20/20 Bike Race is back! Join us down at Cook Field to watch our student teams compete in this coveted event, and be awarded the first back to campus championship award. The bike race was a huge campus event back in it's day, and we are excited to see it grow again for our Miami students and alumni! Registration is required.


Miami Equestrian Program: Tour the New Indoor Arena

10 a.m.–12 p.m., Equestrian Center

Tour the brand new indoor equestrian arena and learn about the program. First- and second-year students will showcase their riding skills for families.


Admission Information Session and Campus Tour

10 a.m.-12 p.m., Admission Visit Center, Shriver 105

Have a prospective Miami student too? The Office of Admission hosts a 30 minute information session followed by a 90 minute student-led campus tour. Registration is required »


Apple Butter Festival

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Hueston Woods State Park, Doty Homestead

The Oxford Museum Association's annual Apple Butter Festival provides a vignette of 19th century farm life and features continual creation of apple butter in the pioneer fashion. In addition to apple butter sales, a wide variety of apples, cider, pumpkins and gourds can be purchased and tours of an 1800s homestead are available.


Center for Career Exploration & Success Open House

10:30 a.m.–12 p.m., Center for Career Exploration & Success Lobby, 0045 Armstrong Student Center

Please join us for free coffee and pastries! Chat with one of the Career Center staff about how your student can make the most of the Miami Experience and get on track for career success. Feel free to come with or without your student.


Miami RedHawk Tailgating

10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Millett Parking Lots

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. Join one of the many tailgates before the football game or set up your own. Fans can rent an all-Miami branded tent, table, and four chairs, while Miami Athletics handles all set up and teardown of your tailgate near the West Millett parking lot. A limited number of tailgate options are available for each game and this option must be ordered at least eight days prior to the game. Contact Athletics at 513-529-3788 for more and to reserve your tailgate!


Miami University Art Museum Galleries Open

12-5 p.m., 801 S. Patterson Ave.

Featured Exhibitions include: Department of Art Faculty & Alumni Exhibition, Art History at-a-Glance and Global Perspectives. The Miami University Art Museum is FREE and open to all, with on-site parking.


McGuffey House & Museum Open House

1-5 p.m., William Holmes McGuffey House, 401 E. Spring St.

William Holmes McGuffey was a Miami University faculty member in 1836 when he compiled the first edition of the McGuffey Eclectic Reader in this house. His Reader taught lessons in reading, spelling, and civic education by using memorable stories of honesty, hard work, thrift, personal respect, and moral and ethical standards alongside illustrative selections from literary works. The museum has a fine collection of local and regional art as well as Robert Bishop's sideboard and several notable Miami artifacts and artworks. The McGuffey House and Museum is the second oldest standing building on campus and is a National Historic Landmark.


Miami University Gospel Singers Family Weekend Concert

1-3 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 420 S. Campus Ave.

Miami University Gospel Singers (MUGS) will perform at a church. We will sing about 3-4 songs and have a scripture reading. It will be a time of worship and fellowship.


Miami University Alumni Association Fan Hub

1:30 p.m., Millett Parking Lot near Softball Field

We are so excited to have fans back at Yager Stadium this fall and the Miami University Alumni Association (MUAA) wants to help Miami fans cheer the RedHawks on to victory. MUAA staff will be under tents adjacent to the softball field prior to every Saturday home football game. Stop by to say hello to some Miami coaches and meet up with fellow Miamians, take some pictures and grab some fan gear. We will have pom-poms and Miami stickers available at every Fan Hub, plus one special Miami fan gear item for the first 200 fans that stop by to say hello.


Miami University Marching Band Concert

2:30 p.m., Field Hockey Complex

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


Family Weekend Skate

3-5 p.m., Goggin Ice Center

Grab your family and friends and head to the Goggin during Family Weekend! Miami students and their guests can skate for free on Saturday, October 2 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Skate rental is available for $3.50 each.


Football vs. Central Michigan

Kickoff 3:30 p.m., Yager Stadium

Cheer on the RedHawks as they face Central Michigan! Purchase tickets online or by calling 513-529-4295. Learn more about the Friends & Family Ticket Package (not available for purchase on game day). Parking is $10 at the gate of football lots.


Library Game Night

6–10 p.m., Wertz Art and Architecture Library

Play games and meet new people at the Libraries! This semester, each library location is hosting a game night complete with board and tabletop games, free food and prizes. The fun starts at 6 p.m. and continues into the late evening.


Sketched Out Improv Show

7:30 p.m., Pearson Hall 128

Come watch Miami's only improv team in what promises to be an hour and a half of laughs and good times! The show is free and open to all comedy lovers, or haters, we don't judge. Doors open at 7! Learn more about Sketched Out »


Uptown Family Fest

7:30-10 p.m., Oxford Uptown Parks

All students and their families are invited to celebrate Miami Family Weekend at Uptown Family Fest! Enjoy free live entertainment featuring Mwenso & the Shakes: Love Will Be the Only Weapon (more below), participate in family friendly activities, ride a Ferris Wheel in Uptown Park, and grab a bite to eat from some of the area's most popular food trucks!

Learn more about this show and Uptown Family Fest »


Mwenso & The Shakes: Love Will Be the Only Weapon

8:30 p.m., Oxford Uptown Parks

Strike a Family Weekend high note with the joy filled, exuberant songs of Michael Mwenso and his band joining their quest to unify Miami with love through music.

Mwenso & The Shakes bring their exhilarating energy to Uptown Family Fest in Oxford Uptown Parks with an all out explosion of movement and sound. Bask in the glow of these incredible musicians as they spread hope, love and joy over you and your family!

Learn more about this show and Uptown Family Fest »

Sunday, October 3

Hillel Bagel Brunch

10 a.m.-12 p.m., Hillel, 11 W. Walnut St.

What's a Family Weekend without bagels + shmear? We'd love to see you one last time before you leave for home at our annual Bagel Brunch. Get your taste of Cincinnati's famous Marx Hot Bagels, some lox + shmear and join us for a casual Sunday brunch. Kosher dairy meal provided. Suggested donation fo $18/family is appreciated but not required. Space is limited. Dining outdoors for COVID safety. Registration required.


Recreation Center Open

10 a.m.–11 p.m., Recreation Center

Get your workout on during Family Weekend. Special Family Weekend daily pass rate of $6. Learn more about the Recreation Center.


Apple Butter Festival

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Hueston Woods State Park, Doty Homestead

The Oxford Museum Association's annual Apple Butter Festival provides a vignette of 19th century farm life and features continual creation of apple butter in the pioneer fashion. In addition to apple butter sales, a wide variety of apples, cider, pumpkins and gourds can be purchased and tours of an 1800s homestead are available.


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

10:30 a.m.–Noon, Armstrong Student Center- Fritz Pavilion

Registration Required. 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!


Field Hockey vs. Wake Forest

1 p.m., Field Hockey Complex

All Miami Field Hockey games are free and open to all fans, including leashed pets! Coach Inako Puzo and the RedHawks are reigning Mid-American Conference Champions and competed in the NCAA tournament in the Spring of 2021.


Soccer vs. University at Buffalo

1 p.m., Miami Soccer Field

Cheer on Head Coach Courtney Sirmans and the Red & White on Sunday of Family Weekend at Bobby Kramig Field! Miami Soccer games are free and open to all fans, including leashed pets!

The Miller Center for Student Disability Services can assist in coordinating accommodations for university sponsored events. To request accommodations (i.e., sign language interpreters, captioning, materials in alternative format, etc.), please contact the Miller Center at (513) 529-1541, 7-1-1 (TTY-TDD), at least 2 business days prior to the event to ensure the smooth delivery of services.