Spring Family Weekend

(Formerly Moms & Families Weekend)

May 5 to 7. 


Register for Spring Family Weekend! 

Register before Spring Family Weekend to receive a free family photo coupon from the Welcome table! Register HERE


Comedy Show tickets now available HERE! 


Paint Nite tickets available HERE! 


All Weekend

Free Access to Dixon Rec

Free access all weekend to Dixon Recreation Center and McAlexander Fieldhouse for friends and family who come with a student who has a valid OSU ID.

Free Fit Pass Classes

Friends and family members can attend Fit Pass Classes for free when they come with a Fit Pass-holding student. (Check out Fit Pass Classes schedule at http://recsports.oregonstate.edu/schedule.)

Family Bowling

MU Basement

During all of family weekend, parents will get the first bowling game for free. Open hours are Friday and Saturday 12pm-12am, Sunday: 12pm-8pm



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!

Attend Classes with Student, All Day

OSU Campus

Join your student in going to classes for the day!

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.

The Hallie Ford Center's Impact and Future, 12-1:15PM

Hallie Ford Center

Join us for a discussion with endowed Center Director Rick Settersten, PhD, and the center's core directors - Megan McClelland, PhD; Peggy Dolcini, PhD; Kathy Gunter, PhD; Shauna Tominey, PhD; and Sally Bowman, PhD - who will provide highlights on the center's research cores: Early Childhood, Youth and Young Adults, Healthy Eating and Active Learning, and Parenting and Family Life.

The Hallie Ford Center's 5th Anniversary Celebration, 12-1:15PM

Hallie Ford Center

Celebrating the 5th anniversary of the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families. FREE and no RSVP needed.

OSUsed Store Sale, 12PM-3PM

OSUsed Store, 644 SW 13th St.

Visit the on-campus thrift store to shop used furniture (desks, file cabinets, tables, chairs, bookcases, etc.), computers and computer accessories, office supplies, bicycles, household items, and much more.

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.

Health of Children Living in Chronic War Zones: The Palestinian Case, 4-5PM

Hallie Ford Center

Learn from Salwa Massad, PhD, research manager for the World Health Organization, adjunct associate research scientist for the Institute of Human Nutrition at Columbia University, and consultant for the United Nations Relief and Work Agency.

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!

The Hallie Ford Center's 5th Anniversary Reception, 5PM

Hallie Ford Center

FREE and no RSVP needed.

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!

Malaysian Cultural Night, 7 PM

FREE for OSU students, $5 for general admission. There will be Malaysian dishes and desserts, performances, and photo booth!

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.

COS and HC Student Talent Show and Light Brunch, 9-11:30AM

Learning Innovation Center (LInC)

Join us for a joint College of Science and Honors College student talent show and a light brunch at the Learning Innovation Center. The art show will feature student paintings, sculpture, and mixed media items and the student talent show is sure to amuse. For more information http://impact.oregonstate.edu/2017/04/spring-family-weekend/.

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 -- THE RADIATION CENTER HAS CANCELLED THIS EVENT DUE TO SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE. We are sorry for any convenience.

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!

SEC Open House, 11AM-4PM

SEC Building

Be sure to take a walk through the Student Experience Center building and see where OSU’s student leadership and involvement programs are housed!

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.

PowerChord, 11-11:30AM

MU Quad

OSU's premier co-ed a cappella group.

Divine, 2-2:30PM

MU Quad

OSU's premiere female a cappella group.

OSU Elite Dance Team, 1-1:05PM

MU Quad

Hip-hop and jazz dance routine performance

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

OSU Beaver Store, 11AM-5PM

SW 26th Street

Join the OSU Beaver Store on the street in front of the store for wine, food, and fun!  There will be local wineries serving tastings, food trucks, the Smile Photo Booth, music, and Beaver Gear sales.

Spring Family Weekend Zumba, 10AM-11AM

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.

Coffee Culture - Flower Crown Workshop, instructed by Rain Drop Farms – 1:30 and 3:30

Join us for our Spring Floral Crown Workshop. Learn how to make a simple Flower Crown using fresh, local, beautiful blooms. Each attendee will create and keep their own unique crown. Instructed by Rain Drop Farms and held on the patio at Coffee Culture on Kings Blvd. The class is $50.00 for two people and includes all materials to make your very own flower crowns. Spots are limited and booking is essential. The class is split up into 2-time slots. Visit www.raindropfarms.net/shop to sign up! Questions and inquiries can be sent to: Caitlin@coffeeculturecorvallis.com

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.

Pride Families Open House, 2-5PM

OSU Pride Center

Connect with the OSU Pride Center and SOL: LGBTQ+ Multicultural Support Network during OSU Family Weekend! Drop in and join us to learn about resources and events for the LGBTQ+. Contact konrad@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-9969 for accommodation requests and questions.

Coffee Culture - Tastings On The Patio - May 6th 2:00-5:00

Join us at our Kings location, May 6th, for an afternoon of wine & meat tasting on our patio with Eola Hills and Nectar Creek! $10.00 includes 6 tastings of your choice from either vendor. Purchase a bottle of Eola Hills wine or 2 bottles of Nectar Creek mead and get your tasting free! We will also have lite appetizers available for purchase. Visit www.raindropfarms.net/shop to sign up! Questions and inquiries can be sent to: Caitlin@coffeeculturecorvallis.com

Entertainment: Freehold of Turris Nimborum, 2:35-3PM

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!



Breakfast with a Firefighter – Sunday May 7th 8am- 2pm

Fire Station #1 in Downtown Corvallis at 400 NW Harrison Blvd will have pancakes, eggs, ham, juice and coffee in addition to fire engine tours and meet n’ greet with Sparky. $6 for adults $5 for OSU students and $3 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds are donated to the Mario Pastega House at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. For more information call 541-766-6961

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.

OSU Athletic Facility Tours, 10-11:30AM

Parker Plaza (outside of Reser Stadium)

Led by OSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, there will be 4 tours that leave every 30 minutes from Parker Plaza (outside of Reser Stadium) to showcase OSU Athletic Facilities. Disclaimer: No locker or training rooms will be toured to protect the privacy of the athletes.

Integrative Biology Open House, 10AM-2PM

Cordley Hall

The Department of Integrative Biology is hosting its second annual Open House. Come by to see all sorts of animals from frogs to crayfish to corals, see a lung inflation demonstration, a live anemone feeding, and so much more! For more information contact Katherine Dziedzic 847-363-5653 or dziedzik@oregonstate.edu.

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.


College Open Houses


Friday, 3:00 – 5:00pm

College of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Building

“Please join the College of Pharmacy for an open house on Friday, May 5th from 3:00pm-5:00pm.  You will have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of advisors, faculty, and current students.  We will provide tours of the building, light refreshments, exciting pharmacy demonstrations, activities for all ages, and prizes!”

College of Agricultural Sciences, Strand Agriculture Hall, West Portico

The College of Agricultural Sciences will be providing gardening tips and plants for pollinator habitat, light refreshments, and featured Art About Agriculture Exhibit, “Wetlands Series” by Renee Zangara.

College of Engineering, Johnson Hall

Tour the College of Engineering.  Tours begin at 3:00pm

College of Liberal Arts, Bexell 214

CLA will be having an open house in Bexell 214 on Friday afternoon from 3-5pm. Join us for a printmaking demo with OSU art students. Make your own OSU print!

College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Women’s Building Lobby

Guided tours will depart from the lobby in the Women’s Building at 3pm, 3:30pm, and 4pm.  Students and their families will see various parts of campus associated with our majors: Women’s Building, Milam (Food labs), and the Bates Child Development Center.

College of Earth, Ocean, Atmospheric Sciences, Wilkinson Hall Lobby

Please join us for light snacks, a garbage can volcano demonstration at 4pm, and the opportunity to see a digital globe in action.

Saturday, 10:30am – 12:30pm

College of Business, Buxton Hall:  The DAMlab

The College of Business invites you to tour OSU’s makerspace, The DAMlab. Come see where students tinker, make, and explore using a variety of fabrication tools, from 3D printers and CNC machines to laser engravers and vinyl cutters.  Light refreshments will be provided.

College of Engineering

Wave Lab Open House: Saturday May 6th from 1-4 pm



Interesting things to do while in Corvallis

Corvallis Farmers' Market, 9AM-1PM

1st and Jackson

This is a seasonal open-air market with local fruits, vegetables, baked goods, meat, cheese, honey, jams, syrups, nuts, eggs, and more along the downtown riverfront!


Parking Information

All A, B, C and D parking zones will be available free of charge to park. All metered parking areas will still be in effect during their stated hours.


2017 Fall Family Weekend

Fall Family Weekend will be November 17, 2017 – November 19, 2017. More info to come.

For more information and/or for alternative formats or accommodations related to a disability, please contact us.