Family Weekend 2019

Family Weekend 2019 will take place Friday, September 20 - Sunday, September 22, 2019.


Ticket Information 

Please click here to purchase tickets through Eventbrite. Tickets will be on sale until Friday, September 13, 2019 at 5:00pm. No tickets will be sold after that date.




Please see below for the most up-to-date schedule of Family Weekend events! Please note that all events are subject to change until the schedule is finalized on Monday, September 16th - and that new events may be added at any time!

Ticket sales begin August 1 and end Friday, September 13 at 5:00pm. No tickets will be available after Friday, September 13. There are 2 options for tickets: a three-day pass or a one-day pass. All EMU students are free. 

All-weekend pass (Friday, September 20-Sunday, September 22), adult - $40
All-weekend pass (Friday, September 20-Sunday, September 22), child - $25
One-day pass (Saturday, September 21), adult - $30
One-day pass (Saturday, September 21), child - $20


Welcome to Family Weekend!

Family Weekend is one of the flagship annual events sponsored by the Office of Campus Life, and we are so happy that you’re here. 

Different families will choose to experience the weekend in different ways. You may choose to attend every event on the schedule - and we’ll welcome you warmly to each and every one! You may also decide that you’d like a break. If this is the case, we encourage you to take advantage of gaps in your schedule by exploring the Ypsilanti community. We’ve created a walking tour of Ypsilanti that will help you do this...there’s more information on how to participate in your folder!

We hope that your time here is engaging and fun, and that you leave feeling more connected to the EMU community, and to the students, faculty, and staff that make it up.  We know that your family has provided your student with endless support and encouragement over the years, and we’re grateful that the path you’ve helped shape has brought them here, to EMU. Thank you for spending this weekend continuing that journey, and becoming an even closer part of the EMU family.


(events open to all-weekend pass holders)



The Commons

Let us know you’ve arrived and grab some dinner with us while you’re at it! Come join us at The Commons, EMU's All You Can Eat dining hall for a buffet-style dinner before the Friday Night Movie.

Friday Night Movie: Secret Life of Pets

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.



#emuwalksypsi: Ypsilanti Walking Tour Kick-Off

Co-sponsored by the VISION Volunteer Center
Student Center Patio (outside Starbucks)

The self-guided Walking Tour will be your weekend-long guide to EMU and the Ypsilanti community - revisit old memories and discover new favorites together. We’ll get you started off on the right foot and give you all the tools you need to shape your own journey throughout the weekend!

Family Weekend Picnic

12:00pm - 2:30pm
Family Weekend tent outside Rynearson Stadium

Join us for a picnic lunch and pick up your tickets to the football game. Starting at 1:30pm, check out the Kid Zone, featuring inflatables, face painting, balloon artists, and a live bald eagle!

Football Game vs Central Connecticut State University

3:00pm - 6:00pm
Family Weekend tent outside Rynearson Stadium

Cheer on your Eastern Michigan University Eagles as they take on Central Connecticut State!



(events open to all-weekend pass holders)

Coffee Wrap Up 

Cultivate Coffee & Taphouse
307 N River St., Ypsilanti MI  48198

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