Spring Family Weekend


Welcome Table, 3PM-7PM

MU Concourse

Come find out about all the events happening during Spring Family Weekend, purchase merchandise (TBA), ask questions, and meet the wonderful OSU Program Council staff!


The Colorful World of Pigments, 9AM-12PM

LaSells Stewart Center

College of Science and Honors College are hosting a unique and arts and science event, celebrating YInMN Blue pigment discovery. Local and student artists will exhibit their work and there will be an invigorating panel discussion featuring speakers from Nike, Shepherd Paint Company, Harvard University’s Pigments Museum, and a surprise special guest. Tickets are FREE and RSVP needed(link: http://impact.oregonstate.edu/2017/04/spring-family-weekend/)

Fridays in Austin: Design Day, 10AM-2PM

Austin Hall Marketplace

Come join us in Austin Hall and see the beautiful work of our Interior Design and Apparel Design and Merchandising students on display, talk to the artists (11AM-12PM), and learn more about the design programs that Oregon State University has to offer!

Lonesome Pottery Sale, 10AM-3PM

MU Trysting Tree Lounge

Handmade pottery & glass for sale at bargain prices!

Music a la Carte: OSU Music Production, 12PM

MU lounge

Music a la Carte presents performers from the OSU Music Production program. For accommodations relating to a disability call 541-737-4671.



Spring Family Golf Tournament, 2PM

Trysting Tree Golf Course

$80 for a team of two OSU students and family members. Sign up by 5/2 at the Recreation Services desk in Dixon or call 541-737-3736.

Warm Up to Summer, 2:30–5:30PM

MU Quad (base of MU stairs)

It’s time to plan for your best summer ever! Join the OSU Summer Session team for FREE lemonade, free swag from the prize wheel and enter into a drawing for a $500 summer scholarship. Summer classes are offered in six different lengths (called “sessions”) ranging from one week to 11 weeks, giving you the flexibility to travel, work, study and play this summer. Additionally, all students pay in-state tuition in the summer.* Come and learn about the many benefits of summer! *Not eligible for OSU Ecampus, VetMed or PharmD classes or INTO students. summer.oregonstate.edu

Paint Nite, 3:30PM and 7:30PM

MU Multipurpose Room

Paint Nite is back for the 2nd year! Join us for either the afternoon class or the evening class for a night of creativity, food, and fun with friends and family! No painting experience needed and all supplies included. Open to all OSU Students, family, and friends! Cost $45/person. Pre-sale only. Tickets will be available online at https://secure.touchnet.net/C20159_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=79.


Spring Family Weekend Welcome Reception, 5-7PM

MU Lounge

Join us for your official welcome to OSU Spring Family Weekend! Enjoy FREE refreshments provided while mingling with students and other family members! All are invited!


Welcome Reception, 5-7PM

Join us for your official welcome to OSU Spring Family Weekend! Enjoy free refreshments provided while mingling with students and other family members! All are invited!

Pottery on the Wheel Workshop, 7-9PM

OSU Craft Center (CER-32)

Fee $20. For pre-registration and more information contact craftcenter.marketing@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-2937. (Staff and general public registration begins May 1)

All University Sing, 7PM-10PM

Gill Coliseum

Country Western Dance, 7:45-10:45PM

Women’s Building Gym

Kick up your heels and cut a rug with the Country Western Dance Club. $3.00 admission and moms get in free! Line dance lesson at 8:30, and no dancing experience is necessary.


Welcome Table, 8AM-5PM

MU Concourse

Come find out about all the events happening during Spring Family Weekend, purchase merchandise (TBA), ask questions, and meet the wonderful OSU Program Council staff!

Spring Family Rafting, 8AM-4PM

N. Santiam or the McKenzie River (depending on conditions)

Add some adventure to your weekend! Cost $60/person. Tickets are available for purchase through the Adventure Leadership Institute in Dixon 541-737-4254

Trees and Flowering Shrub Walk, 9AM

MU Steps

Come experience all the diverse and wonderful plants on our beloved OSU campus! Tour led by Pat Breen, emeritus professor of Horiculture. Please contact by email (breenpj@comcast.net)

Dam Fam Brunch, 9-11:30AM

MU Lounge

Doors open at 9am. $12/plate, sold first come first serve at the door.

Have a filling brunch while enjoying musical performance by OSU Flute Choir Fluitssimo! Doors open at 9am. $12/plate, sold first come first serve at the door.

Menu includes: Cheese Blintzes with warm berry compote and fresh whipped cream, Scrambled Eggs (dairy-free options available), Turkey Sausage, house baked breads, fresh cut fruit tray, coffee, juices and tea.


Family Weekend: Challenge the Family, 9 AM-12 PM

Challenge Course of Jefferson

$20 for OSU Students and Family Members. Sign up at the Adventure Leadership Institute in Dixon, 541-737-4254.

The Oregon State Flying Club Open House, 9AM-1PM

Corvallis Municipal Airport (https://goo.gl/maps/9BugkK6hw7k)

A $20/20 mins plane ride over campus per person (3 ppl. max/ ride). There will be FREE burgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers. For more information go to flying.oregonstate.edu or email mikesa@oregonstate.edu.

Radiation Center Facility Tour, 10AM-12PM

Radiation Center (35th and Jefferson)

The OSU chapter of the American Nuclear Society will be hosting tours! Visitors will have a chance to visit the nuclear reactor located here on campus and other facilities! For questions please contact Alex Dueñas at duenasa@oregonstate.edu. Photo ID required.

Spring Family Rifle Shoot, 9AM-7PM

OSU Indoor Target Range (SE corner of McAlexander Fieldhouse)

The OSU Rifle Club is hosting a .22 small bore rifle shooting event.  No prior experience is necessary to participate in this event.  $7 for OSU Students, $14 for OSU Family members.  For more details, visit www.osurifle.com.

Family & I Photos, 10AM-3PM

MU 206

Come and get a photo taken with your family member by a professional photographer! $10 for one photo, $18 for two.

Art Festival, 10AM-5PM

SEC Plaza

Come enjoy over 80 local area and area artisan booths! No entrance fee, prices based on individual purchases. For more information please call (541) 737-6872.

Fused Glass Magnet Making Workshop, 11AM-12PM and 1:30-2:30PM

OSU Craft Center

Fee: $15. Create a uniquely designed fused glass piece that will be made into a sweet magnet or brooch. Pick up your finished piece in a few days. All supplies are provided and no experience needed.

Recycled Stained Glass Sun Catcher Workshop, 11AM-1PM

OSU Craft Center

Fee: $15. Make a lovely glass suncatcher using copper foiling technique. All supplies are provided.

Pottery on the Wheel Workshops, 11AM-1PM and 2-4PM

OSU Craft Center

Fee $20.

Craft Center Drop-In Activities, 11AM-2PM

OSU Craft Center

First come first served, while supplies last! Screenprint your own commemorative T-Shirt or bag for $10, flower pot painting for $10 & FREE Photo booth!

Bead Workshop, 11-2PM

OSU Craft Center

Fee: $30 person / $50 couple. Modern soft-glass beadmaking. Torches, equipment and all supplies are provided. Wear cotton or natural fiber clothing and closed-toe shoes.

*Craft Center workshops-> Limited Spaces/In-person pre-registration strongly recommended!

contact 541-737-2937.

Memorial Union Tours, 11AM-2:30PM

Come take a guided tour of our beautiful Memorial Union. Tours happening every 30 minutes and last tour leaves at 2:30PM. Meet at the top of the Memorial Union main stairs.

Food Vendors, 11AM-4PM

MU Quad

Including Olde Tyme Kettle Korn, Paradise Shaved Ice, Beaver Classic Cheese, Roxy Dawgs and home baked goods by the Flour’d Apron!


5K Fun Run/Walk, 11AM

Avery Park

Enjoy a refreshing run at Avery Park! This event is FREE. Sign up at the Sports & Special Programs Office in Dixon, 541-737-4083.


OSU Western Dance Club, 3:30-4PM

MU Quad

Relaxing Massages Therapy 11AM-4PM

MU 208 (La Raza Room)

Enjoy a relaxing chair massage from one of five licensed therapist from the Oregon School of Massage! $20 for a 15 minutes massage. Tickets available on Friday and Saturday at the OSUPC Welcome Table. Or call ahead to reserve a spot 541-737-6872


Spring Family Weekend Zumba, 12PM-2PM

Dixon Recreation Center

Get your groove in the Lower Gym Court! This event is FREE. Pre-registration not required.

KIND Snacks Flower Wall, 12PM-4PM

MU Quad

Kind Healthy Snacks Flower Wall: Pick one and pass it on!

Wine Garden, 12PM-4:30PM

MU Quad

Wine and beer provided by Oregon Beverage Company. FREE entry fee, prices based on drink purchases. 21 years+ only.

Wave Lab Spring Family Weekend Open House, 1–4PM

The O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory (West of 35th Street on Jefferson), largest tsunami research facility in the US, will be open for a 20 minute guided tour and demonstration. Tours start every 5 minutes on za first come first serve basis and cover tsunami research, coastal hazards in Oregon, coastal engineering and wave energy technology. Questions please contact the lab at wavelab.tours@oregonstate.edu.

Society of Women Engineers Tea, 2-4PM

Johnson Hall 221

A fun event for families and students to enjoy an afternoon tea with a keynote speaker, silent auction, and delicious treats. $15/person, All proceeds will go to the Society of Women Engineers to further advancement of women in STEM fields.

Latin American Night – The Untold History of Latinas, 5PM-8:30PM

MU Ballroom

An artistic museum and tell their stories in a symbolic and empowering way in tribute to Latina artists who revolutionized their communities through art but were not recognized for their work. Free tickets will be available to pick up at SEC front desk. For accommodations please contact Anna Luiza at mesamiga@oregonstate.edu.

Comedy Show, 6:30PM and 9PM

LaSells Stewart Center

We have two very funny comedians co-headlining this year’s Comedy Show – Ryan Hamilton and Aparna Nancherla! Ryan has endeared comedy lovers with his standout appearances on The Late Show, Conan, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, and Showtime. Aparna has appeared on Crashing, Conan, and Comedy Central’s “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. Variety named her to its list of “Top 10 Comics to Watch for 2016 and the New York Times described the way Aparna “has become a comic in demand for her quirky, relatable, and punchy humor.” Join us and laugh the night away!

Tickets available online HERE!



Pistol Club Fundraiser Shoot, 9AM, 11AM, 1PM, 3PM

OSU Indoor Target Range (SE corner of McAlexander Fieldhouse)

Learn firearms safety and how to shoot bullseye pistol during two hour sessions. $5 for OSU Students and $15 for OSU community, family members, and general public. Space is limited; for pre-registration and event details visit:  http://osupistol.org.


Fam-n-Me Beaver Believer Grocery Totes, 12-3PM

OSU Craft Center

Fee: $30 person / $50 couple. A 3 hours workshop to learn and make your own washable reusable canvas grocery bags. All materials provided, come prepared to learn and have fun. This class is for all experience levels. Each participant will their own reusable grocery tote & good memories!

Make a Silver Ring Workshop, 12-4PM

OSU Craft Center

Fee: $35. A 4 hours workshop and learn how to make a handcrafted silver ring. No prior experience needed. We will cut, shape, solder, and polish a simple ring. Students with prior experience can use this class to make something more elaborate. All will come away with a beautiful gift. All supplies provided.

Handmade Coffee Mug Workshop, 12-4PM

OSU Craft Center

Fee: $30 person/ $50 couple. Create unique textures for surface decoration by carving their own rubber

block to stamp clay with. Then complete either a mug or a pencil holder using the rubber block design. Great way to try out hand building if you’ve never had the chance!

*Craft Center workshops-> Limited Spaces/In-person pre-registration strongly recommended!

contact 541-737-2937.

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