Family Weekend

Family Weekend 2020 has been postponed.

Family Weekend 2020 (September 11-13) has been postponed due to health and safety concerns, social distancing requirements, and gathering size limitations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are continually monitoring the pandemic and related state and university guidelines. Currently, we plan to hold this event during the Spring 2021 semester as long as we are able to ensure we can comply with any updated guidelines and provide a memorable and meaningful experience.

We are planning several alternate options this fall, including virtual engagement opportunities to be announced soon. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions at


Family Weekend

Still Visiting September 11-13??

If you're still planning to visit your student during the previously scheduled Family Weekend (September 11-13), here are some ideas for you and your family to explore Cincinnati!

Please remember to follow campus and local COVID-19 safety guidelines during your visit.

  • Facial coverings are required. 
  • Please maintain a distance of 6 feet between you and others not in your family. 
  • Limit group size to 10 people max.

9/11 Project

Friday, September 11 (7am-4:30pm)
University of Cincinnati, McMicken Commons
To honor the victims of 9/11, students set out approximately 3000 American flags representing each life lost. Flags are installed around 7am and removed around 4:30pm.

Artworks Murals Self-Guided Tour

Various Locations around Cincinnati
Take a walk (or ride the streetcar) and enjoy over 180 public art installations around the city. With over 40 in the downtown area alone, this is a great place to start your masterpiece tour. View the map of murals here.  ArtWorks provides a public art program that enriches our region while providing job opportunities to youth apprentices and professional artists.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Friday to Sunday 12-5pm
50 East Freedom Way
Through permanent and traveling exhibits, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center shares the stories of freedom’s heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroad to contemporary times, challenging and inspiring us all. The museum sits on the banks of the Ohio River - a fitting location since thousands of slaves actually crossed the river from Kentucky into Cincinnati when following the Underground Railroad.

Cincinnati Museum Center w/ Special Exhibits

Friday to Sunday 10am-4pm
1301 Western Avenue
Visit this one-of-a-kind, multi-museum complex housed in Union Terminal, a historic Art Deco train station and National Historic Landmark. Offerings include the Museum of Natural History & Science, Children's Museum, Cincinnati History Museum, and an OMNIMAX Theater. Don't miss their current special offerings, including:

Take a Hike Around Cincinnati

Various Locations around Cincinnati
Cincinnati is expected to have great weather on Friday and Saturday - the perfect time to get out for a hike with the family. Most hiking options are free, but some may have small admittance or parking fees. Check out the top 10 hiking spots around Cincinnati.

Other Activities