Parent and Family 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. We also participate in several events with campus partners to ensure that the parent and family experience is an exceptional one. Our annual events include:
Fall Family Weekend and Homecoming
UPDATE: As of 10/5/15 we are sold out of football tickets for the Cal game. If you still need tickets, please contact Ryan Lane at 541-346-8453.
If you have not made accommodations yet, please note that hotels are hard to find during this time. Because of this, many parents opt to stay outside of Eugene, such as Salem or Florence. Upon last check (9/28) there was still availability on alternative sites, such as AirB&B https://www.airbnb.com/ and Vacation Rental by Owner http://www.vrbo.com/.
Please note, at the University of Oregon, families do not need to register for a Fall Family Weekend package. Other than football tickets and our tailgate, all FFW and Homecoming events on our schedule are free. We will have a check in table at the Ford Alumni Center starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 6. You can pick up schedules, materials, and grab refreshments to start your family weekend off right!
Friday, November 6
Homecoming Parade | Time TBD
The annual Homecoming Parade features groups from across campus and incorporates the spirit and traditions of the University of Oregon.
Drop-in Classes | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Locations and Times Vary
Check out a variety of academic programs on campus with drop-in classes as well as special lessons for parents and family members. Enjoy learning from our campus partners and get a first-hand look at what it's like to be a student at the UO!
Haunted Campus Tour | 7:00 p.m.
Come out with our staff as we take you on our first-ever haunted campus tour! We will be checking out spooky stories and urban legends while giving you a nighttime tour of campus. No preregistration required.
Duck Downtown | 5:00 p.m. Each Friday before University of Oregon home football games, Duck fans are gathering in downtown Eugene and downtown Springfield to show their spirit! The University of Oregon Duck Truck and friends will make an appearance in downtown Eugene. Local restaurants and retail shops are hosting entertainment and special discounts for fans. Lane District Transit (LTD) bus service is free after 5 p.m., making it easy to get downtown. Learn more here!
Saturday, November 7
Saturday Market | 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Weekly open air festival featuring local crafts, vendors, and live entertainment. Includes dates and festivity information. Visit the Saturday Market website here for more information and details.
Football Tailgate | Time TBD (approximately three hours before kickoff)
Join us for our annual Fall Family Weekend tailgate to celebrate Homecoming 2015! Located at Essig Field, our tailgate will feature the following:
- The best location—directly across from Autzen Stadium!
- Catered meal included— rotating menu throughout the season
- Beverage vouchers included—redeemable for beer, wine, cocktails, soft drinks or additional food items
- Discounted entry for PFA members.
- Exciting, exclusive entertainment and special appearances from the UO.
Football Game vs. Cal | Time TBD
Come watch the Ducks take on Cal for our homecoming game on Saturday, November 7! Please do not send us seating requests. Seats will be assigned randomly. Parents can purchase tickets for their students if they choose to, although some students receive tickets through the student ticket lottery. All football tickets will be mailed out to registrants before the event, so please be sure to include a shipping or mailing address. Although there is a time included, the actual start time of the game is TBD. For more information on Duck Football, please visit goducks.com
Sunday, November 8
Run with the Duck | 10:00 a.m.
Join in on the annual Run with the Duck 5k! The race begins and ends at Riverfront Field (south side of the Autzen Footbridge). This event is free for students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni! There will be a Kids Fun Duck Run beginning at 9:30 a.m. For more information on the race and how to register, click here!
Women's Volleyball vs. Cal | 1:30 p.m.
The Duck Volleyball team will be taking on the Cal Bears on Sunday at Matthew Knight Arena. For ticketing information, visit goducks.com
Parent and Family Weekends
November 6-8, 2015
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.
The annual Winter Family Weekend is a great excuse to visit your student during the long and often rainy Eugene winter.
May 1-3, 2015
Spring Family Weekend is usually paired with the Spring Football game and following a baseball game. Check back for more information.
Watch Parties and Other Events
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!