Family Weekend 2018

Friday, September 28 - Sunday, September 30

Ticket Information 

As of Tuesday, September 25, tickets are no longer being sold for Family Weekend 2018. 

If you are still interested in coming to campus to make a weekend of it with your EMU student, please call our office; we are always happy to help you figure out how to make your weekend with your student amazing!

Lodging Information

Many parents and families choose to drive in to the weekend and stay at their family home during the night. If you will require hotel lodging, please make these reservations quickly! Space may fill.  Get a special rate to book a room at the EagleCrest Marriott.

If you have any questions about the Family Weekend 2018 schedule, purchasing tickets, or anything else related to the Weekend, please contact the Office of Campus Life at 734.487.4047 or by email at campuslife@emich.edu.

Schedule of Events

Please see below for the final schedule of Family Weekend events!

Friday, September 28 Events

(events open to all-weekend pass holders)

Check-In and Dinner

6–8:30 p.m.
Beezy's Cafe
20 N Washington St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Let us know you’ve arrived and grab some dinner and dessert with us while you’re at it! Come join us to get checked in (includes a free gift!).

Friday Night Movie: Incredibles 2

Showings at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Student Center Auditorium

A special family-friendly showing of Campus Life’s weekly Friday Night Movie. Open to all family members of EMU students! Rated PG.

Saturday, September 29 Events

Saturday Check In #1

10:30–11 a.m. 
Student Center Patio, outside Starbucks

No need to stop by if you checked in on Friday… but if you’re just getting here and you are planning to attend the walking tour kick-off, let us know you’ve arrived! Check in to receive a packet of materials including a schedule for the weekend and lots of coupons and discounts - includes one free gift per family!

#emuwalksypsi: Ypsilanti Walking Tour Kick-Off

Co-sponsored by the VISION Volunteer Center, the Office for International Students and Scholars and YpsiReal
11 a.m.
Student Center Patio (outside Starbucks)

Fuel up for your family’s Ypsilanti adventure with coffee and pastries! The Walking Tour will be your weekend-long guide to EMU and the Ypsilanti community - revisit old memories and discover new favorites together.

Saturday Check In #2

noon–1 p.m.
Student Center Mezzanine, outside the Ballroom

No need to stop by if you've already checked in…but if you’re just getting here, let us know you’ve arrived! Check in to receive a packet of materials including a schedule for the weekend and lots of coupons and discounts - includes one free gift per family!

Family Weekend Luncheon

12:30–2 p.m.
Student Center Grand Ballroom

One of the hallmark events of Family Weekend - come join us for lunch!

Campus Life presents: Fall Festival

2–5 p.m. 
University Park

Cider, donuts, caramel apples… what could be better? Let’s enjoy some outdoor games, a photo booth and a Michigan autumn afternoon in beautiful University Park! EMU'S Residence Hall Association will be running bingo games throughout, and pumpkins are available to paint as a souvenir for the weekend!

EMU vs NIU

Kickoff: 6 p.m.
Rynearson Stadium

Your EMU Eagles take on Northern Illinois University at Rynearson Stadium. Pre-game activities begin at 5pm. A shuttle is provided. Your ticket is included in the ticket for the weekend and will be found in your folder. Please plan to purchase dinner on your own. Fireworks following!

#emuwalkypsi After Party

6–8 p.m.
Cultivate Coffee and Taphouse
307 N River St., Ypsilanti MI  48198

Celebrate a walking tour well done at Cultivate Coffee and Taphouse. Cultivate is located in Depot Town, Ypsilanti - a great place to discover new favorites and revisit old ones.

Stargazing (weather permitting)

8–10 p.m.
Sherzer Observatory

Join the astronomy club on the roof of Sherzer to view constellations, planets, and more through two high-powered telescopes!

Sunday, September 30 Events

(events open to all-weekend pass holders)

Coffee Wrap Up

10 a.m.
Cultivate Coffee and Taphouse
307 N River St., Ypsilanti MI  48198

Join us for coffee and Zingerman’s pastries at Cultivate to wrap up the weekend and take a few last minute pictures!