There is always something going on at OSU-special lectures, concerts, cultural events, plays, art exhibits, PAC-12 sports, and festivals all happen on a weekly or monthly basis. Parents and family members are welcome to join their students at any number of events throughout the year. For a full list of daily events check out the OSU Calendar and Student Leadership & Involvement. In addition be sure to pay special attention to the following events that draw a number of parents and family members to campus each year.

Parent and Family Welcome Reception 

Sticking around in the afternoon following new student move-in? Come join New Student Programs & Family Outreach and other OSU departments for a chance to relax, ask any lingering questions, and meet other parents and family members of new students. Light refreshments and snacks will be served. 

Date: Sunday, September 16th, 2018 

Location: CH2M Hill Alumni Center

Time: 5:00-7:00PM 

Parent and Family Weekends

Many family members visit their student during fall and spring family weekends. These weekends feature many events ranging from football games, fashion shows, rafting trips, comedy shows, arts and crafts fairs, and more. See family weekend specific information

Fall 2019 Family Weekend:  Friday, November 8th - Sunday, November 10th 
Spring 2019 Family Weekend: Friday, May 3rd - Sunday, May 5th 


OSU's graduation ceremony grants and congratulates over 3,000 new graduates with bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees each spring. Approximately 25,000 parents and loved ones visit the Corvallis campus every year for this event. Visitors are encouraged to make travel plans well in advance of Commencement and check the site several times for timely updates about the event.