Family Weekend 2015 Registration Information

Ticket Information

Online registration and ticket sales are closed. On-site registration and ticket sales will be available during Family Weekend check-in.

Theatre Production (Thur-Sat)

  • All tickets $10

Gourmet Brunch (Sat)

  • Adults $12
  • Children 6-13 years $6.25
  • Children 5 years and under $0
  • Students without a meal-plan (sorority, ICL) $8.25

Silver Falls State Park Hike (Sat)

  • Tickets for the hike are sold out. For information about a self-guided hike, please visit the Silver Falls State Park website. We will have Silver Falls maps and brochures available at Family Weekend check in.

Comedy Show (Sat)

  • Adults and non-WU students $8
  • WU students free admission with student ID

Family Weekend Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I register for Family Weekend?

To register, click Register Online. If you plan to purchase event tickets or t-shirts, click the Register and purchase event tickets or t-shirts option. If you do not want to buy tickets or t-shirts, click the Register without purchasing event tickets/t-shirts option. For information about ticketed events, see questions 4 & 5 below.

2. When I click Register Online, the page says "error" and that it is "not available." What should I do?

If you encounter this problem, try using a different web browser. For instance, if you are currently using Internet Explorer and experience this problem, try using Firefox.

3. Do I need to register my student for Family Weekend?

No, you do not need to register your student for Family Weekend. This means you do not need to include your student in the number of people you RSVP for. However, for some ticketed events, you may need to purchase a ticket for your student. For information about purchasing tickets, see questions 4 & 5 below.

4. Do I have to purchase tickets for Family Weekend?

Some events, but not all of them, require tickets. The following events are ticketed (paid) events (see prices at the top of the page):

  • Theatre Production (Thur-Sat)

  • Gourmet Brunch (Sat)

  • Silver Falls State Park Hike (Sat)

  • Comedy Show (Sat)

5. Do I need to purchase tickets for my student?

If you’d like to attend a ticketed event with your student, you will need to purchase a ticket for him/her for all ticketed events with the following exceptions:

  • Gourmet Brunch: If your student is on a meal plan, the brunch counts as a board meal and you do not need to purchase a ticket for him/her

  • Comedy Show: You do not need to purchase a ticket for your student to the Comedy Show. We’ve already included students in our count and students simply need to bring their Willamette ID card to the event

6. When will I receive the tickets I’ve ordered?

You will receive all of your tickets, except theatre tickets, at check-in. Theatre tickets must be picked up at the theatre ticket box-office when you arrive on campus.

7. If I’m arriving outside of the check-in times, what should I do?

The best thing to do is to have your student come to check-in for you. Your student will be able to pick-up your information packets and any tickets and/or t-shirts you may have purchased.


Theatre Tickets

All prepaid theatre tickets must be picked up at the Theatre Box Office 15 minutes prior to the start of the show. Theatre tickets usually sell out and are generally not available to those who wait to register. If you would like tickets to see Top Girls, register online or send in your registration form as early as possible. If not registering online, indicate a second choice on your registration form in the event that your first choice performance is sold out. Tickets can also be purchased via phone, through the Theater Box Office at 503-370-6221. You can also reach the box office via email at Mention Family Weekend to get our special price!


Tickets are NOT required for any Mini-University session. You may choose to attend up to four sessions.

Family Weekend Concerts

Tickets are not required for any of the Family Weekend concerts and the auditorium is open seating.

Wine & Craft Beer Tasting Information

Tickets are required for the event. The ticket price for attendees 21 and older includes appetizers, wine, & craft beer. Ticket prices for attendees younger than 21 include appetizers.

Hike Information

Advance tickets are required for the hike. The ticket price includes transportation, a student guide and a reusable stainless steel water bottle. Space is limited, and reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Special Access Needs

Willamette University provides sign language interpreters or other access needs upon request. If you or a member of your family desires an ASL interpreter or other accommodations, contact the Office of Student Activities at 503-370-6463 before arriving on campus.

Translation Services

Willamette University provides language interpreters upon request. If you or a member of your family desires interpretation services, contact the Office of Student Activities at 503-370-6463 before arriving on campus.

Si usted tiene preguntas adicionales, necesita asistencia para registrarse, o le gustaria hacer una petición para que alguno de los programas le sea interpretado en Español, favor de contactar a Reneé Jaime en su linea directa 503-370-6842 o por correo electrónico con gusto le atenderemos.


If you have questions about Family Weekend 2015 or if you need to arrange for special accommodations of any kind, contact the Office of Student Activities at 503-370-6463 or email the Family Weekend Coordinators at