Parent and Family Programs Events
University of Oregon Parent and Family Programs plans several large events on campus throughout the year to provide opportunities to visit your student and connect to the Duck community. Our annual events include:
Student Orientation Programs offers a comprehensive IntroDUCKtion Parent Program during each of the two-day IntroDUCKtion sessions. Parents of first-year students are strongly encouraged to attend. The IntroDUCKtion Parent Program is designed to help family members understand the ins and outs of navigating a large, public research university and the ways parents and the university can be partner to ensure student success. Find out more here or by calling Student Orientation Programs at (541) 346-1159.
Parents' Day Off
September 26th, 2014
Parents' Day Off is an event for first-year parents to get to know Eugene and the surrounding area while participating in fun activities.The day after move-in day is a very important day for students to connected with the campus and their new support system.
Registration for Parents' Day Off 2014 will be made available in August 2014. We will be adding additional activities to our Week of Welcome Schedule, but for now, please save the date for the following activities:
Thursday, September 25, 2014
10 AM - 5 PM - Parent Lounge:
You and your family can grab refreshments, a tissue, visit our photo booth, and or write a letter to your Duck to be delivered during the first few weeks of school if you missed the opportunity during IntroDUCKtion. The lounge, which is centrally located amongst the residence halls, will provide you a chance to rest during a very busy and exciting day!
7 PM - 9 PM - Parent and Family Association (PFA) Social:
You will have the opportunity to meet other Duck families and connect with our parent volunteers who have been through this before. Our social is held during your student’s mandatory residence hall meetings, so you will not be missing any time with your Duck.
Friday. September 26, 2016
9 AM - 10:30 AM - Parent and Family Brunch at Autzen Stadium
You and 400 parents, family members, and staff will gather together to be formally welcomed to the UO with a wonderful brunch, speakers from across UO, and the opportunity to build long-lasting connections with Division of Student Life programs, services, and professionals.
11 AM - 6 PM - Winery Tours
You will be joining other families as we tour King Estate, Sweet Cheeks, and Sylvan Ridge. Transportation is provided on a comfortable charter bus and includes catered lunches as well as tasting at all three wineries. Get a taste of what Oregon Wineries have to offer while you enjoy fantastic views and make long-lasting connections with other families and staff!
11 AM - 6 PM - Coast Tour
You will board a comfortable charter bus for the 90-minute trip to the quaint Oregon Coast town of Florence. After hosted lunch at the iconic Mo’s Restaurant, you will head out to the sand dunes for a dune-buggy adventure— or you can choose to stay behind in Florences’ Old Town and take advantage of their wonderful shops and boutiques.
12 PM - 4 PM Brewery Tours
Get a taste of three of Eugene’s most popular local breweries—Oakshire Brewering, Ninkasi Brewing, and Hop Valley Brewing Co. You’ll make new friends, try new beers, eat lunch at Hop Valley Brewing Co., and walk through the eccentric and funky Whitaker neighborhood.
Homecoming and Fall Family Weekend
October 17-19th, 2014
During Homecoming each fall, Parent and Family Programs hosts the annual Fall Family Weekend. This is a great opportunity to visit your student while also enjoying the fun activities across campus including a parade, pep rally, parent leadership meetings, tailgate, and the football game at Autzen Stadium.
Fall Family Weekend 2014 falls on the 100th Anniversary of Homecoming as well as on a football rivalry weekend with a game vs. University of Washington. We strongly recommend that families who are planning on joining us book accommodations as soon as possible as we anticipate many, if not all, locations will sell out.
We also encourage families to make arrangements for football tickets. While Parent and Family Programs may have some tickets available to us, they will be the same price as the tickets through the UO Athletics Website. Single ticket football tickets will be available on July 24, 2014 through www.goducks.com starting at 10 PM. Any tickets provided to Parent and Family Programs will be available when Homecoming Registration goes live in late August.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
7:30 PM - Phish 2014 Tour. Matthew Knight Arena. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 8 at 10:00 PM.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Time: TBA - Classes open, workshops in the afternoon, Parents' Leadership Council meeting, Parade and Prep Rally.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time: TBA - Tailgate and Watch Party, OU vs UW.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
9:00 AM - Fall Family Weekend Brunch in the EMU Ballroom.
Fall Family Weekend Registration will be open in August 2014, with Parent and Family Association (PFA) members having first priority.
Winter Family Weekend
Dates TBD (Generally mid February)
The annual Winter Family Weekend is a great excuse to visit your student during the long and often rainy Eugene winter. Come cheer up your Duck while enjoying activities like food tours around town, campus resource presentations, and a basketball game in Matthew Knight Arena.
Winter Family Weekend 2015 date will be announced in Fall 2014 after the Men's Basketball schedule has been announced.
Spring Family Weekend
May 2-4th, 2014
Join us for Spring Family Weekend! We will cheer on our Ducks for the annual Spring game and then head over to PK Park to watch our Ducks baseball team take on the Arizona Wildcats. We look forward to seeing you!
Please refer to our Parent and Family Programs blog for the most up-to-date listings of regional watch parties. You may also connect with your local Regional Representatives in your area to learn about upcoming events!
Other Parent and Family Events
Parent and Family Programs also plans several smaller events throughout the year as resources allow. Check back here or on our Facebook page to stay up to date on all Parent and Family events.
The Parent and Family Association hosts many regional events like game watching parties. Get in touch with your local Regional Representative to find out more.