Family Weekend 2018 - Friday, September 28 - Sunday, September 30 

Ticket Information

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 28-Sunday, September 30), adult - $35
All-weekend pass (Friday, September 28-Sunday, September 30), child - $20
One-day pass (Saturday, September 29), adult - $25
One-day pass (Saturday, September 29), child - $15

Tickets for Family Weekend will be available for purchase beginning Wednesday, August 15. Click here to purchase tickets through Eventbrite. Tickets will be available for purchase until Monday, September 24 at 5pm. No tickets will be sold after September 24.

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. A special rate to book a room at the EagleCrest Marriott can be accessed here.

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


Schedule of Events

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 11th - and that new events may be added at any time!

(events open to all-weekend pass holders)

Location TBD - will be updated shortly!

Let us know you’ve arrived and grab some dinner with us while you’re at it! Come join us to get checked in (includes a free gift!), play some games, and eat delicious food. Pizza and appetizers will be provided - families are welcome to purchase additional food and beverages.


Friday Night Movie: Incredibles 2
Showings at 8:00pm and 10:30pm
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.


Check In
10:00am - 11:00am
Student Center First Floor, outside Starbucks

No need to stop by if you checked in on Friday… 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 & 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 & Scholars, and YpsiReal
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.


Family Weekend Luncheon
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Student Center Grand Ballroom

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


Campus Life presents: Fall Festival
2:00pm - 5:00pm
University Park

Cider, donuts, caramel apples… what could be better? Let’s enjoy some outdoor games, a photobooth and a Michigan autumn afternoon in beautiful University Park! Pumpkins are available to paint as a souvenir for the weekend!


Kickoff: 6:00pm
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!


Sherzer Observatory

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


(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 Zingerman’s pastries at Cultivate to wrap up the weekend and take a few last minute pictures!