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Family Weekend 2017

Family Weekend 2017 will take place Friday, September 29 - Sunday, October 1, 2017. 

Ticket Information

Tickets for Family Weekend are no longer available for purchase.

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.

Reservations can be made at a discounted rate at the Ann Arbor Marriott at EagleCrest by selecting “Corporate/Promo Rate” when booking online and using the code ZZB .

If you have any questions about the Family Weekend 2017 schedule, purchasing tickets, or anything else related to the Weekend, please contact the Office of Family Programs at 734.487.4047 or by email at campuslife@emich.edu.

Thank you!

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)


Tower Inn
701 W Cross St., Ypsilanti MI  48197

Let us know you’ve arrived and grab some dinner with us while you’re at it! Come join us at Tower Inn to get checked in (includes a free gift!), play some games, and eat delicious food.

NOTE: This is a location change. This event was previously scheduled to take place at Aubrees.


Friday Night Movie: Cars 3

Showing at 8:00pm
Student Center Auditorium

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



Check In

9:30am - 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: 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! This walking tour will be your guide to EMU and the Ypsilanti community - revisit old memories and discover new favorites together.



Student Center First Floor (adjacent to Fall Festival)

Lunch on Saturday is included in all Family Weekend tickets (3-day and 1-day passes) - enjoy a meal on us!


Campus Life presents: Fall Festival

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!


Planetarium Show

4:00pm - 5:00pm Mark Jefferson Science Complex 402
5:00pm-6:00pm Mark Jefferson Science Complex 402
6:00pm-7:00pm Mark Jefferson Science Complex 402


Dinner on the Town

Various Locations

While your family is wrapping up the Scavenger Hunt, enjoy your favorite Ypsilanti restaurant or cafe with your EMU Eagle Card discount! More information can be found within your check-in folder materials - reference the Ypsilanti & EMU Walking Map!


Family Game Night

Student Center Ballroom

Jenga, Apples to Apples, Bingo, and prizes! A classic family game night will be held at the student center to round out an eventful Saturday. Desserts and hot chocolate will be provided, but we recommend that you eat dinner before you come!



(events open to all-weekend pass holders)


Coffee Wrap Up

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!

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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