Blog Report from Miami Sports Marketing Interns, Emily Clingan & Allie Englehart

The final weekend of October is going to be an exciting one here in Oxford!  All Miami RedHawk Families are invited to share in the endless festivities that will be occurring in-town on October 26 - 28.   From a rivalry football game against Ohio University, to a concert at Millett Hall featuring O.A.R., Family Weekend will provide multiple opportunities for all families to enjoy!

Family Weekend is centered around our biggest football game where the Miami RedHawks take on their biggest rival, the Ohio Bobcats. The game day atmosphere is perfect for families as our Miami Cheerleaders, Dance Team, Shakerettes, and Marching Band help cheer on our very own RedHawks. Experiencing all that game day has to offer is a great way to spend your Saturday afternoon with your family here at Miami University! Tailgate Town is the place to be on a Fall Saturday in Oxford. What better way to prepare for RedHawk Football than to fire up the grill, listen to music and hang out with friends. Tailgate Town is open two hours prior to kick-off and admission is FREE!


Here are some of our Family Weekend highlights:

Friday, October 26th

11th Annual Family Weekend Dinner, Entertainment & Auction Sponsored by MUSF & CAC

Shriver Center Heritage Room @ 6:30 pm
All Miami students and family members are invited to the 11th Annual Family Weekend Dinner and Auction on Friday, October 26th at 6:30 pm. The evening will include a delicious dinner, musical entertainment and an auction featuring great merchandise and memorabilia. All proceeds from the auction benefit scholarships for students sponsored by the Miami University Student Foundation.

Global Rhythms "Blueprint of a New World"

Hall Auditorium @ 6:30 pm

The Global Rhythms Concert begins with a food tasting featuring dishes from all around the world at 6:30 pm and then is followed by a cultural concert beginning at 8:00 pm. This is a great way to learn more about differing cultures while enjoying delicious food and musical entertainment.


Saturday, October 27th

Miami Football vs. Ohio Bobcats

Yager Stadium @ 3:30 pm

Watch as the Miami RedHawks take on their archrival the Ohio University Bobcats. Family Foursomes Ticket Packages are available to purchase.  Package includes four tickets, four free Miami baseball hats, four hot dog and drink vouchers for only $44.00.

CAC's 2012 VIP Kick-off Lounge Tailgate

Tailgate Town on the west lawn of Millett @ 1:30 pm

Enjoy live music, food and interactive games prior to the kickoff versus Ohio University. Experience game day live, you can purchase your CAC's VIP Kick-off Lounge Tailgate Package including game day hospitality tent with a BBQ Buffet and football game ticket. Family price is $28 per person and Miami student is only $20. Capacity is 350, so get your ticket today!


Sunday, October 28th

Sunday Morning Brunch With President Hodge

Marcum Conference Center @ 10:00 am

Come have a delicious brunch as you listen to President Hodge talk about Miami. There will be a complementary gift at the end of the event to show appreciation to all of our Miami families. The breakfast is sponsored by Campus Activities Council and a ticket is needed for all in attendance. You can purchase tickets for $20 per person (limit 135).

Fraternity and Sorority Life Brunch

Marcum Conference Center @ 11:00 am
Everyone is welcome to join the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Leadership as well as student leaders at our Family Weekend Brunch to learn more about Greek Life here at Miami. This will be a time for students and families who are interested in joining or already members of the fraternity and sorority community to come together.

Capitol Steps "Take the Money and RUN for President"

Hall Auditorium @ 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

Can't wait to see all our RedHawk Families October 26th-28th!  More events and all event information can be found on our website includeing how to buy tickets, event schedules, hotel information, and  destination guide: