OSU’s spring family weekend includes series of events

Jace Jett, News Contributor

To kick off spring family weekend starting on May 5, Oregon State University is holding multiple events for families and their students to enjoy. 


May 5

Spring Family Weekend will be held on OSU’s Corvallis campus starting with the Spring Taste of Campus at 8 a.m. to 2 p.m..

The Spring Taste of Campus will use the app Goose Chase, a scavenger hunt app where students and their families can taste and explore campus food, coffee shops and markets.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Lonesome Pottery Sale will be held in the Memorial Union Trysting Tree Lounge where the OSU Craft Center will sell handmade pottery at lower prices.

There will be a faculty recital featuring OSU Piano Instructor Elizabeth Moss from 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the MU main lounge.

The Valley Library will hold an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and a natural sciences tour at the Peavy Forest Science Center will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. where individuals can tour the natural sciences facilities on campus.

There will be a OSU alumni association parent and family social at 4:30 p.m. at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Admission is $15 for non-students and free for OSU students.

From 5:35 p.m. to 8:35 p.m., the Beaver baseball team will have a game against the Utah Utes at Goss Stadium. OSU student tickets are free and student guest tickets will be $16 each.

To end the day, there will be an All-University Sing from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Gill Coliseum which will feature singing and dancing as teams present songs from their chosen state. 

Tickets are $20 online or $25 cash at the door.


May 6

On May 6, The annual Northwest Spring Fest will be held in the Student Experience Center Plaza from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m..

“We’ve got 51 art vendors from all around Oregon and even from OSU,” said Kenna Reid, lead event coordinator for the OSU’s program council. “All of the art vendors will be selling under the SEC plaza and the brick mall and we will have little maps for people to see which vendors are where.”

Other activities include craft activities such as free spin art and free caricature drawings. The MU will also hold activities such as cornhole, badminton and more interactive games for families to enjoy.

Pet Day will also be happening from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Magruder Hall where attendees are given the opportunity to learn about veterinary medicine. 

The Craft Center will hold the Special Craft Workshop in the SEC Basement from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Activities include pottery on the wheel, paint your own pre-made pottery, metalsmithing ring making and other art making activities.

Pre-registration is strongly recommended as there are limited spaces available. Sign-up in person at the Craft Center. Each workshop will have a scheduled start and finish time.


May 7 

To start off the day, Breakfast and Bingo will be taking place in the MU Horizon Room from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

From 1:05 p.m. to 4 p.m., there will be another Beaver baseball game against the Utah Utes in Goss Stadium. OSU student tickets are free and student guest tickets are $16 each.

To end the day, there will be a Ettihad Cultural Festival held in the MU Quad and SEC Plaza from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The ECF is an annual celebration of the 45 cultures that the center represents and serves. 

There will be performances from several countries such as dancing and singing, cultural services such as henna painting, fashion show, cultural foods, games and a raffle.

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