Parent and Family Programs
The University of Oregon Parent and Family Programs offers programming and support for the parents and families of undergraduate students. We believe that parent and family members serve as valuable partners in student success. Involved and informed parents and family members are able to be a resource for their students, as well as the larger university community. Our program works to support Duck Families by sharing resources, coordinating events, and facilitating the UO Parent and Family Association.
The University of Oregon Parent and Family Association (PFA) is a group of Duck Families who have made the choice to be active and engaged with their student's university. It was established in 2005 to enhance programs and services provided to parents and family members of UO Students. Families can join the PFA for a one-time membership fee of $70 that, which allows the PFA to provide increased communications, support, and events for members. The one-time fee is waived for families who are Pell Grant eligible.
Mission: The University of Oregon Parent and Family Programs provide programs and services that support the parents and families of undergraduate students and the University of Oregon.
Homecoming and Fall Family Weekend
FFW 2015 is integrated with University of Oregon's Homecoming events and falls at the end of the first six weeks of school. For our first-year families, the first six weeks of a student's first term are called the "Red Zone" and are often regarded as the most challenging of a student's collegiate career. Joining us for FFW is a great way to celebrate your student successfully navigating this important time!
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/.
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.
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.
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.