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Family Programming



  • Family Friendly Program Description

    • Embracing that a number of our graduate and professional students have spouses, children, and/or are in multigenerational households, OUAB Grad/Prof strives to create programming opportunities in which the families of the students are incorporated into the experiences.
  • Family Friendly Program Learning Outcomes

    • Describe opportunities for their families to be engaged in the campus community;
    • Identify campus offices and departments that provide family programs;
    • Develop a community of student parents for networking.
  • Individual Program Descriptions

    • Parent and Family Weekend

      • The Ohio State campus is a student’s home away from home, and each year we invite family members to make it theirs as part of Parent & Family Weekend.  Share the Ohio State experience as you spend time connecting with your student, interacting with faculty and staff, and experiencing what makes being a Buckeye so special. Parent & Family Weekend offers many specially-planned events and activities including receptions, campus tours, faculty presentations, a tailgate party and much more.
    • Sibs and Kids Weekend

      • Sibs & Kids Weekend is a weekend in which any Ohio State faculty, staff, or students can invite any child, niece, nephew, brother, sister, cousin, or friend of the family to the campus to experience the excitement of life as a Buckeye! Fun activities and events for Sibs & Kids of all ages will be held throughout the weekend.
    • Students with Family Welcome Social

      • Students with families are invited to join the Ohio Union Activities Board for FREE afternoon fun. Come out and play games, enjoy the playground, food, and friends. This event is appropriate for student and family members of all ages.
    • Kids in the Kitchen

      • An adaptation of our popular OUAB in the Kitchen series, Kids in the Kitchen incorporates children into the cooking experiences.
    • OUAB Grad/Prof Monthly Family Program

      • OUAB Grad/Prof strives to provide at least one family friendly program a month. These activities range from movie screenings, to local field trips, to things in the Columbus community. 


About OUAB

The Ohio Union Activities Board (OUAB) provides programs and events for the students of Ohio State's Columbus campus that are educational, entertaining, and thought provoking. OUAB events are FREE for current OSU students and brought to you by your Student Activity Fee.

If an event is ticketed, tickets are available at the Ohio Union Information Center.

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