Family Weekend

Family Weekend 2018 is September 21-23, 2018

Mark your calendars and start making plans to attend this fantastic weekend full of family fun! Events include the UD Football game, 5K run, cornhole tournament, murder mystery dinner, casino night, cooking classes and most importantly, quality time with your student!  

Registration will open august 7 for Family Weekend 2018.  
What to Expect
  • Some events require pre-registration and are free

  • Some events require pre-registration and pre-payment

  • New Student Programs is going green and will only print a limited number of paper copies of the Family Weekend schedule. To view the entire Family Weekend schedule of events, please download our NSP App.

  • Tailgating guidelines at the football game are explained here.
The 2017 Family Weekend schedule is available here
2017 Friday Schedule
2017 Saturday Schedule
2017 Sunday Schedule

2017 Family Weekend Highlights

Family Weekend Information Center & Merchandise Pick-Up 
Check-in for Family Weekend is not required. Family Weekend merchandise can only be picked up during these hours. New Student Programs Staff will be available to answer questions.

Thomas J. Frericks Memorial 5K Run/Walk
Registration required. $25 per person before September 8. $30 per person after September 8. If registered after September 8, participants are not guaranteed a t-shirt. Register at:

Flu Prevention Clinic
The vaccine is $20 and will be billed to the student’s account. Pre-registration not required but all students must have their student ID to receive a flu shot. Sponsored by Community Wellness and Student Health Services.

Annual Cornhole Tournament
Single elimination tournament. On-site registration is accepted; late registration does not include a t-shirt.

College Students and Career Success
Where Do Parents Fit In?: This session will explore the resources of the Office of Career Services and discuss how parents and other family members can support students who are making decisions related to their major, internship options and career opportunities.

Go Global!
Learn about international opportunities from the Center for International Programs—education abroad, cultural immersions and service-learning programs available to UD students.

Pre-Game Hospitality Tent and Family Fun Festival
Join Rudy Flyer and other families for a picnic prior to the game. Pre-game hospitality tent package ($43 for adults, $33 for UD Students, $28 for children (12 and under) includes a ticket to Football game, picnic lunch, door prizes, Family Fun Festival games and activities, music, and a spirit item! 

UD Football Game
Football tickets ($10 for adults, $5 for youth (18 and under); UD students get in free) are available online at, over the phone at (937) 229-4433, or in person at the UD Arena ProSource Ticket Office Monday through Friday 8:30am-4:30pm. We accept cash, credit/debit, or check for advanced ticket sales. On the day of the game, tickets will be available for purchase at Welcome Stadium. All sales on day of game are cash only.

Statues of Mary Tour
Each memorial tells a story of the past and present of UD. This tour includes a treasure hunt with a focus on younger siblings. In the event of inclement weather, the tour will focus on Mary statues and the Mirror of Hope, and will meet in the library lobby. 

Go Greek! Open House
Do you have interest in exploring sorority or fraternity membership?  Join active student leaders from our values-based Greek organizations in this relaxed, open-house style gathering. Stop in anytime -- family members are encouraged to attend with their students to learn more!

Future Flyers Night Out
Campus Recreation is excited to provide Future Flyers, ages 6-12, with an evening of recreational fun to include games, rock climbing, and more. Children must wear closed toed athletic shoes; if your child has food restrictions please provide a bagged meal.

Thank You

Thank you to our community partners that helped make 2016 Family Weekend a success!


Ben and Jerry's

Bonnett's Book store

Brunch Club

Buffalo Wild Wings



Cousin Vinny's Pizza

Dewey's Pizza


El Rancho Grande


Firehouse Subs

Ginger and Spice

Jimmy Johns

Jimmy's Ladder 11


Neon Movies

Penn Station

Second Time Around


Submarine House

The Blend

UD Bookstore


Cancellation & Refunds

All Family Weekend cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to the Family Weekend email account by September 17, 2018 at 4 p.m. EDT.  No refunds will be processed after the cancellation deadline for any reason.

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300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0911