Parent & Family Programs

OSU-Cascades Fall Parent & Family Weekend

Event: October 18-20, 2024 | Schedule Release: August 1, 2024

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Parent & Family Weekend Schedule (2023)

Friday, October 6

Come early and experience Bend on your own!  There's always something going on.  Here are a few ideas to get you started:

6 - 8 PM - First Peoples of Central Oregon Cultural Experiences

Hikes, Happenings and More

First Friday Art Walk

Restaurants & Lodging


Saturday, October 7

We are bringing back Discovery Day, our 1/2 day free community event with amazing talks from OSU faculty, research demonstrations, kids activities and more!  We have also added a few new community events, as well as our Parent & Family brunch brought to you by the OSU Foundation.

9 - 10:30 AM - Parent & Family Brunch

10 AM - 4 PM - Discovery Day

11 AM - 6 PM - First Peoples of Central Oregon Cultural Experiences

12:05 PM - Oregon State vs. Gonzaga (Exhibition Baseball)

1 - 1:50 PM - Meet the Chancellor, Study Grounds, Obsidian Hall


Sunday, October 8

On the final day of Parent & Family Weekend, we invite you to go grab breakfast on your own, and then meet us for a fun concluding wellness activity called the Discovery Dash!  Programming will conclude at noon, but we encourage you to spend time on campus and in the community to round out your weekend.

10 AM - Discovery Dash (Tykeson Hall/Bruckner Courtyard)

  • Registration (10:00am); Race Start (~10:15am)

12 PM - Lunch on the Town