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Family Day & Siblings Weekend


Family and Siblings Weekend is Sept. 14-16.

Join us for a fun-filled weekend at ONU! Family and Siblings Weekend is a chance to experience the social life of an ONU student. ONU students are encouraged to bring their family members to campus for one, two or all three days! The weekend is designed as a self-guided tour with admission to most events being free; those that do have a cost are affordable. Siblings can even stay with their ONU siblings to see what it is like to live in campus housing. Family and Siblings Weekend is a collaboration hosted by Student Senate, Residence Life, the Student Planning Committee, Greek Life and Northern Christian Fellowship.

As a part of our weekend, Student Senate participates in a campus-wide effort to support the local Lima Samaritan House. More than 250 women and children are served each year. At our registration table, we will have boxes to collect items that are given to homeless women and their children when they leave the shelter successfully. A list of needed items includes toilet cleaner, dish soap, dish towels and wash cloths, feminine care items, bath towels, laundry detergent, and hygiene items. Additionally, donations will be accepted throughout the weekend if you would like to participate in that way. We look forward to a successful project and an enjoyable weekend.

Click here to register for Family and Siblings Weekend! Registration is free, and all registered families will receive periodic email updates about each event. A full schedule for the weekend is below.


Friday, Sept. 14

5-9 P.M. T-SHIRT PICKUP OR DONATION DROP-OFFOUTSIDE FREED CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Visit the Freed Center to complete your registration for Family and Siblings Weekend. The online store for the purchase of Family and Siblings Weekend T-shirts is closed; please email senate@onu.edu regarding T-shirts. 

7:30 P.M. THE FEARLESS SHENANYGANS SHOW – FREED CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS MAIN STAGE
The Fearless Shenanygans is ONU's improv comedy group. Its shows are funny and completely spontaneous! Come to the Freed Center for a show that is sure to make you laugh!

9 P.M. THE INCREDIBLES 2 - Movie on the Tundra – TUNDRA
Join the Student Planning Committee for a movie under the stars on the Tundra. Bring chairs, blankets or pillows to lay out and enjoy a blockbuster movie on a big screen with big sound. Free cotton candy will be provided.

11 P.M. BREAKFAST AT MIDNIGHT! PATIO BY CHAPEL
What is the difference between pancakes and flapjacks? The students of Northern Christian Fellowship don't know either, but they do know that if you stop by after the movie on the Tundra, you can eat your fill of these fluffy, golden, delicious circles of happiness.

Saturday, Sept. 15

9 A.M.-4 P.M. 33RD ANNUAL HARVEST AND HERB FESTIVAL MAIN STREET ADA
The Ada Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Harvest and Herb Festival in downtown Ada every September. The event features a large parade, live entertainment, food vendors and around 180 craft booths. Booths open at 9 a.m., and the parade begins at 10 a.m.

9 A.M.-NOON  T-SHIRT PICKUP OR DONATION DROP-OFFTUNDRA
Visit the Tundra to complete your registration for Family and Siblings Weekend. The online store for the purchase of Family and Siblings Weekend T-shirts is closed; please email senate@onu.edu regarding T-shirts.  

10 A.M.-NOON – FINE ARTS EXHIBITIONOUTSIDE WILSON ART BUILDING
The ONU Department of Art and Design invites you to the Wilson Art Building for an exhibition of works of art created by ONU's talented student artists.

11 A.M. TAILGATE ON THE TUNDRATUNDRA
Student Senate invites you to the Tundra for some delicious food before the big game! Bring your family and your appetite!

1:30 P.M. – ONU FOOTBALL VS. WILMINGTON UNIVERSITYDIAL-ROBERSON STADIUM
Cheer on the ONU Polar Bears as they take to the gridiron in an exciting game against the Wilmington Quakers. This is a blackout-themed game, so wear black T-shirts or other ONU apparel as you root for the home team!

3 P.M. – BRIGHT PINK 5K RACE FOR THE CUREOHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY PICNIC PAVILION
The Annual Bright Pink 5K Race for the Cure, sponsored by Kappa Epsilon (KE), Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP) and Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA), is a 5K race/walk to support Bright Pink, the only national nonprofit organization for the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer. Registration is available here. Everyone who registered by Aug. 30 is guaranteed a T-shirt and raffle ticket! Day-of-race registration begins at 2:15 p.m., and the race begins at 3 p.m. Please direct any questions to Morgan Farthing at m-farthing@onu.edu.

4-6 P.M. T-SHIRT PICKUP OR DONATION DROP-OFFTUNDRA
Visit the Tundra to complete your registration for Family and Siblings Weekend. The online store for the purchase of Family and Siblings Weekend T-shirts is closed; please email senate@onu.edu regarding T-shirts.  

4-9 P.M. POLAR BEAR BASH! – TUNDRA
Join Student Senate for a fun afternoon of inflatables, food trucks and more!

8 P.M. – Comedian Eric O'Shea MCINTOSH CENTER BALLROOM
Join the Student Planning Committee as it welcomes the incredibly funny Eric O'Shea to the McIntosh Ballroom. Eric has been nominated seven times as "Male Performer of the Year" by Campus Activities; he is the creator of "Songs for Commercials" and does the most spot-on Elmo impression you have ever heard. Eric performed at ONU in fall 2016 and received a standing ovation from the student body. He is excited to bring his silly and off-the-wall perspective back to the land of the Polar Bears. SPC hosts free weekly events for the student body that are entertaining and amazing! This show will give you a small taste of what your student sees throughout the year.

In addition, the ONU Bookstore will be open Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., so be sure to stop by and pick up the latest ONU gear.          

Sunday, Sept. 16

10 A.M.-NOON – T-SHIRT PICKUP OR DONATION DROP-OFF – AFFINITY COMMONS
Visit Affinity Commons to complete your registration for Family and Siblings Weekend. The online store for the purchase of Family and Siblings Weekend T-shirts is closed; please email senate@onu.edu regarding T-shirts. 

11 A.M.POLAR BEAR BRUNCHAFFINITY COMMONS
Dine outside with your sibs in Affinity Commons as you wrap up a fun-filled weekend at ONU. Sponsored by Greek Life and Student Senate.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about Family and Siblings weekend, please contact Mary or Christina at senate@onu.edu or Scott Parson, assistant director of Residence Life, at s-parson@onu.edu or 419-772-2403.

Division of Student Affairs

Adriane Bradshaw

419-772-2433
a-thompson@onu.edu
McIntosh Center: Office of Student Affairs
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday:
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday:
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday:
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday:
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday:
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
Closed