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September 24-26, 2021

Fall Family Weekend Schedule

Blast to the Past - The Families are Back

Check back frequently for updates!

All Fall Family Weekend events will follow OU's social distancing guidelines and masking policies. To learn more, check out OU Together.

*Masks and social distancing are required at all in-person events per the University of Oklahoma's COVID-19 Safety Guidelines.*

 

Friday, September 24, 2021

Letters to Loved Ones

Location: Lobby 1, Oklahoma Memorial Union | 12:00-4:00 PM (Come & go)

Address: 900 Asp Ave, Norman, OK 73019

Letters to loved ones is an event that will take place at the Oklahoma Memorial Union. Students will be supplied with paper, stamps, envelopes, and other writing and crafting materials to write letters to loved ones.    

 

Josten's Ring Event

Location: Oklahoma Memorial Union, first floor | 3:30 - 5:30 PM

Address: 900 Asp Ave, Norman, OK 73019

 

Escape Room - Fall Family Weekend x Union Programming Board

Location: Scholars Room, Oklahoma Memorial Union | 3 - 7 PM

Address: 900 Asp Ave, Norman, OK 73019

Fall Family Weekend and the Union Programming Board are partnering to give students and parents the exciting opportunity of escape rooms! This activity is the perfect bonding activity for family and friends.

Sign Up Here

 

Sooner Parents Reception

Location: Union Courtyard, Oklahoma Memorial Union | 5:30-7:00 PM

Address: 900 Asp Ave, Norman, OK 73019

The annual Sooner Parents Reception will take place in the Union Courtyard if the weather allows, if not, it will be held in Beaird Lounge. This event allows families to settle into campus for the weekend with good food, prizes, and a photo booth.

 

 Housing Fair

Location: Conoco Courtyard, Oklahoma Memorial Union | 5:30-7:30 PM

Address: 900 Asp Ave, Norman, OK 73019

This event will take place at the Sooner Parents Reception. The housing fair hosts various apartment complexes for parents/guardians to see where their students would like to reside for the upcoming school year.

 

Trivia Night - Fall Family Weekend x College Bowl

Location: Heritage Room, Oklahoma Memorial Union | 6:00-7:30 PM

Address: 900 Asp Ave, Norman, OK 73019

Fall Family Weekend will be partnering with College Bowl to bring a fun trivia game over the decades for parents and students to enjoy!

RSVP HERE

 

Movie on the South Oval - Fall Family Weekend x Film Series

Location: South Oval, University of Oklahoma | 7:30-10:00 PM

Address: In front of the Bizzell Memorial Library

For this event,  Fall Family Weekend and Film Series are partnering to bring Ferris Bueller's Day Off on the South Oval for parents and students to enjoy!

 

Saturday, September 25, 2021

 

Scavenger Hunt

Location: South Oval, University of Oklahoma | 11 AM

Address: In front of the Bizzell Memorial Library

This event will consist of a scavenger hunt for parents and students to participate in all over campus.

 

Concert on the Lawn - Fall Family Weekend x Concert Series

Location: South Oval, University of Oklahoma | 1:00 -2:00 PM

Fall Family Weekend and Concert Series are partnering up to bring a fun concert from the band, American Slang.

 

Game Watch Party - Fall Family Weekend x Union Programming Board

Location: Meacham Theater, Oklahoma Memorial Union | 6:30 PM

Address: 900 Asp Ave, Norman, OK 73019

Fall Family Weekend and the Union Programming Board are partnering up for a watch party that will stream the football game. This event will be great for parents and students who do not feel comfortable going to an in-person game, or for those that were not able to get tickets. 

 

Football Game: OU vs. West Virginia

Location: Gaylord Memorial Stadium | 6:30 PM

Address: 1185 Asp Ave, Norman, OK 73019

 

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Yoga on the South Oval

Location: South Oval, University of Oklahoma | 9:00 AM

Address: In front of the Bizzell Memorial Library

A local yoga studio is going to come to campus for a relaxing Sunday morning. 

 

Fall Family Weekend Brunch

Location: Conoco Courtyard, Oklahoma Memorial Union | 11:00-12:30 PM

Address: 900 Asp Ave, Norman, OK 73019

Families will be able to sit down for brunch foods, get t-shirts and other Fall Family Weekend Merchandise as well as taking pictures in the photo booth.

RSVP HERE

 

Lawn Games

Location: WAM (located between Adams and Walker's dorms) | 1:30-2:30 PM

Address: 1400 Asp Ave, Norman, OK 73072

 Camp style games will be played for an hour in the park area between the dorms for families to join in competitive fun.

 

Music & Miracles

Location: Andrew's Park in Norman, OK | 1:00 - 4:30 PM

Address: 201 W Daws St, Norman, OK 73069

Music & Miracles is a comprogrammed event between University Sing and OU Dance Marathon. It is the show off for the U-Sing casts and fundraiser for OUDM. There will be music, food trucks, and friendly competition.

 

Musical Mosaic

Location: Sharp Concert Hall, Catlett Music Center | 3:00 PM

Address: 500 W Boyd St, Norman, OK 73019

An exciting concert featuring a rich variety of performances by all areas of the School of Music, benefitting the Friends of Music. 

 

Ghost Tours

Location: Holmberg Hall, University of Oklahoma | 3:00 PM

Address: 660 Parrington Oval, Norman, OK 73019, Located on the North Oval 

Take the ghost tour to walk through haunted campus spots and learn more about unexplained OU lore and legend! Pay attention for organ music in Holmberg Hall, where a music professor is said to play in the night; listen for the Library Ghost’s footsteps on the glass-plated floors of the Decks; and keep an eye out for a little boy roller-skating through the third floor of Ellison Hall, the first hospital on campus.

 

 

Sites to Visit

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

555 Elm Ave., Norman, OK 73019

Through its growing collections, diverse exhibitions and programs, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art creates opportunities for the University family, the people of Oklahoma, and our national and international audiences to derive knowledge, understanding, and enjoyment from the visual arts.

Visit their website for more information on hours and museum guidelines.

Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

2401 Chautauqua Ave., Norman, OK 73072

The Sam Noble Museum at the University of Oklahoma inspires minds to understand the world through collection-based research, interpretation and education. Visit their website for more information on hours, admission, and museum guidelines.

Scissortail Park

300 SW 7th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73109

The new Scissortail Park is in the heart of a revitalized downtown Oklahoma City.  Featuring a variety of engaging experiences for visitors including ornamental gardens and woodlands, a 3.7 acre lake, children’s playground and water fountains, seasonal roller rink, dog park, picnic grove, restaurant and performance stage and great lawn, the Park has something for everyone. Every detail is designed for connection – with nature, neighbors and ourselves. It is a place for play, culture, celebration and inspiration. 

John H. Saxon Park

3016 36th Ave. SE, Norman, OK 73026

Saxon Park Loop is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Noble, Oklahoma that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. You may find more information here

Pops 66 Soda Ranch

660 W. Highway 66, Arcadia, OK 73007

Explore the famous Pops in Arcadia, OK - which is only a 45 minute trip from Norman. There are hundreds of different flavors of pop to choose from, as well as many fun and delicious food choices, and great photo ops - explore your wild side! You can find more information including pop flavors, food menu, and more, here

Wheeler Park Ferris Wheel

1701 S. Western Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73109

Visit Wheeler Park in Oklahoma City for family friendly fun! Wheeler is home to the historic Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel. After being purchased on eBay in 2008, over $1 million was invested to refresh and refurbish the Wheel. During its time at Pacific Park in Santa Monica, the Wheel served as a backdrop for countless photo shoots and was featured in numerous commercials. You can find more information, including ticket prices and FAQ's here

George M. Sutton Wildnerness Park 

1920 12th Ave. NE., Norman, OK 73071

Sutton Wilderness Trail is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Norman, Oklahoma that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. You may find more information here

Oklahoma City Zoo

2101 NE 50th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Take a wild adventure around the Oklahoma City Zoo, an experience for the whole family. Please visit the Zoo's website - here - for more information on hours, tickets, sites, and more!