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Family Weekend 2015

Come spend a fall weekend with your Otterbein Cardinal on October 23 - 25, 2015. The weekend will be filled with engaging sessions, school spirit, and amazing entertainment.  We look forward to having you on campus. GO CARDS!

2015 Family Weekend Registration

  • Registration for Family Weekend 2015 is now open.
  • Registration includes a Family Weekend t-shirt, football ticket, Fall Harvest Festival, tailgate party, ice skating, and much more! Registrations completed after October 5 will have their Family Weekend t-shirts mailed to their home address.
  • Registration for the President's Reception during Family Weekend 2015 is now open.
  • Registration for the Hunger Heroes 5K on Saturday, October 24 is now open.
  • Check out the 2015 Family Weekend Schedule.
  • If you are interested in attending Otterbein's Theatre performance Friday or Saturday night, tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 614-823-1109. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 10 am - 4 pm. Be sure to mention FAMILY WEEKEND so that your Otterbein student receives their free ticket.

Guest Overnight Information

If you are an Otterbein student and are planning to have a guest (17 & younger only) stay in your residence hall room with you during Family Weekend, you need to fill out Emergency Information and Consent Form and Release Waiver. Please complete these two forms for each guest staying in residence hall room.

Forms can be mailed to:
Center for Student Involvement
100 W Home St.
Westerville, OH 43081

Forms can be emailed to:

You can also bring the forms to Family Weekend Check-In in the Campus Center Lounge on October 23 or 24.

Where to Stay

There are many hotels located in the Westerville and Polaris area.  You can review a list here.

We currently have a partnership with the following hotels:

Four Points - Polaris
8505 Pulsar Place
Columbus, OH 43240
Parent/Otterbein Friend Rate: $109 (plus state and local tax)
This rate will also include a breakfast voucher for two, a $24 value, for breakfast in the hotel restaurant, good for each day of the duration of a stay. This rate will be extended to any Otterbein visitor when they book over the phone with the Front Desk or with Central Reservations. Please have your guests call 614-844-5888 to make reservations.

Sheraton Suites - Columbus
201 Hutchinson Avenue
Columbus, OH 43235
Parent/Otterbein Friend Rate: $109.00 (plus tax)
This rate is for a standard King Suites with sofa bed and $134.00 for a Suite with two double beds and sofa bed. This rate includes a complimentary hot breakfast buffet for 2 guests for the King Suite and up to 4 guests for the suite with two double beds.  The hotel is a Full Service, all-suite hotel just 4.5 miles from Otterbein!  Each suite has a living room with microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker serving Starbucks Coffee, a 32” TV, desk and sofa bed.  French Doors lead into the bedroom area which features the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed and a second 32” TV.  The hotel offers indoor/outdoor pools, whirlpool, Sheraton Fitness Center and the Link at Sheraton, a social gather space with business services! To book a room, please visit: Sheraton Suites Otterbein Family Weekend.

Questions? Email parents@otterbein.edu or call 614-823-3202

Family Weekend FAQs

/ Center for Student Involvement

The Center for Student Involvement is located at
100 W. Home St.

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (summer)

Jennifer Bechtold
Director of the Center for Student Involvement
p/ 614.823.3202
e/ jbechtold@otterbein.edu

/ Additional Info

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