Bring Your Kids to Campus Day- APRIL 19, 2024

Pre-registration has closed. If you have not pre-registered, stop by the FRC Welcome Table on Friday in the SEC Plaza, 9:00am-3:30pm, to register your family and pick up the schedule and map for the day's events!

The Family Resource Center is excited to announce our annual Bring Your Kids to Campus Day! The day is designed to help promote the value of a college education as well as share with our children the fun and exciting place where we are fortunate to work, study, research, and teach. 

12th Annual Bring Your Kids to Campus Day Schedule:

Please make sure to register! The following is a list of activities offered on BYKTCD 2024. This will continue to be updated as more activities are added.

*BYKTCD Registration Table open from 9:00am to 3:30pm at SEC Plaza!
Sign in and pick up the day’s map and schedule.

Face Painting with the Theatre Department
9:00am-12:00pm, drop in
Location: SEC Plaza, next to the FRC registration table
Recommended Ages: All

Children's Book Giveaway
9:00am-4:00pm, drop in
Location: Moreland Hall lobby
Recommended Ages: All
*Drop by the School of Writing, Literature and Film in Moreland Hall and pick out a free children's book to take home and enjoy!

Meet a UHDS Starship Robot
9:30am-11:30m, drop in
Location: SEC Plaza
Recommended Ages: All
*Keep an eye out for Starship Robots roaming around the SEC Plaza during morning registration!

Calling all Beaver Fans! Join the Office of the President!
10:00am-11:30am, drop in
Location: Kerr Administration building, 6th floor
Recommended Ages: All
*Sports Fans - come by for snacks, giveaways, picture booth, and more! Just like being on the field!

Precollege Programs invites you to "Sea" the Light!
10:00am-12:00pm, drop in
Location: Bexell Hall 103
Recommended Ages: 9-14 years
*Learn about studying oceanography at OSU, related student clubs and field activities. Then, dive into the deep ocean and explore the various applications of bioluminescence before creating your own LED-lit bioluminescent creature. OSU students will be there to answer your questions about college.

OSU Craft Center BYKTCD Special Craft Activities
10:00am-12:00pm, drop in
Location: Craft Center in SEC, basement level
Recommended Ages: 3-13 years
*There will be several hands-on, family friendly craft activities offered: Perler Bead Designs, Pine Cone Bird Feeders, Spin Art Painting, and Pony Bead Creations.

College of Education Drawing, Trivia & Snacks!
10:00am-2:00pm, drop in
Location: Furman Hall (corner of 15th & Jefferson), first floor
Recommended Ages: "Draw your favorite teacher" - All; Trivia "Are you smarter than your ____ grader" - 1st to 5th graders
*$25 Beaver Store gift card drawn from all "Draw your favorite teacher" participants!

Grad Photos and Goodies at the MU!
10:00am-2:00pm, drop in
Location: Memorial Union concourse on the first floor, next to the Information Desk
Recommended Ages: 5+ years
*We will have a photo backdrop and graduation caps and gowns for kids to take photos in. We will be giving out Pepsi merchandise, Beaver coloring sheets, candy, and other goodies. Pepsi tote bags will be available to help kids carry everything they get throughout the day!

Journey around the globe with the Office of International Services and INTO OSU!
11:00am-1:00pm, drop in
Location: International Living-Learning Center, 1st floor lobby @1701 SW Western Blvd
Recommended Ages: 0-13 years
*Take your kids on a journey around the world! Little explorers will have the opportunity to color a passport and learn about various cultures through music, crafts, small treats, and other activities.

Color & Create like a Psychologist
11:00am-2:00pm, drop in
Location: SEC Plaza, next to the FRC registration table
Recommended Ages: Toddler through Middle School
*There will be several hands-on, family friendly craft activities offered: see a model of the human brain, color brain coloring sheets, build a brain with playdough, learn about feelings and emotions.

"How do you go places?" Transportation Services wants to know!
11:00am-2:00pm, drop in
Location: SEC Plaza, on Jefferson Street
Recommended Ages: All
*Join Transportation Services in button-making! Color your favorite transportation mode.

Bring Your Kids to the Writing Studio
11:00am-3:00pm, drop in
Location: Valley Library main floor, Undergrad Research & Writing Studio in the back left corner
Recommended Ages: All
*Build a book or story, build a kid resume, scribble on our scribble table, participate in other reading, writing, and craft related activities.

Get Crafty with the Academic Success Center!
12:00pm-3:00pm, drop in
Location: Corner of Waldo Place & Jefferson Way
Recommended Ages: All
*Join us to make pipe cleaner snakes, bracelets, and buttons to remember the day!!

Join the ASOSU for an array of fun activities!
12:00pm-3:00pm, drop in
Location: SEC Lobby
Recommended Ages: All

Lakota Star Knowledge: Star Travel
12:00pm-5:00pm, drop in (with a short play at 1:00pm)
Location: 311 SW 26th St, Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws, in the gathering room
Recommended Ages: All
*Open house style, noon to 5:00pm, with a short play based on Lakota Star teachings at 1:00pm

Dixon Recreation Sports, 2 fun events listed below:
1) Fun Family Dance

1:00-1:30, scheduled time
Location: Dixon Recreation Center, Multipurpose Room 2
Recommended Ages: 5+ years
*Let out some energy at Dixon Recreation Center! Our dance fitness instructor will lead a class through several different fun, beginner-friendly dances. Please check our youth access guidelines prior to your arrival.
2) Family Swim
1:30-5:00, drop in
Location: Dixon Recreation Center, Dixon Pool
Recommended Ages: All
*Go for a swim with the kids! Dixon Pool will be open during our usual family swim hours. We have a lap pool and a diving well. Please check our youth access guidelines prior to your arrival.

KidSpirit Gymnastics & Blow-up Archery and Gym & Learn
1:00pm-3:00pm, drop in
Location: Langton 1st floor (Gym Games & Archery); Langton 3rd floor (Gymnastics)
Recommended Ages: 4+ years
*Waivers are required before the kids participate, and will be available for signature when you arrive at our event.

MU Lanes & Games Crafts Fun!
1:00pm-4:00pm, drop in
Location: Memorial Union Lanes & Games room 43
Recommended Ages: All
*Kids will have the chance to color and build quick crafts at tables set up near the entrance of MU Lanes & Games. Stop by between 1-4pm at your convenience!

Treasure Hunt at the Valley Library!
2:00pm-5:00pm, drop in
Location: Pick up a tour map at the main desk in the library. The map will provide a tour of the library to find treasures and to participate in different activities.
Recommended Ages: 2-12 years
*Our activities and the treasure hunt will begin at 2:00 and will include a photo booth, OSU Extension, Food Hero's "blender bike", button making, and a treasure hunt to find a 3D printed toy at the end. AND the department of Public Safety will be here with Cedar, their therapy dog! Coloring and Legos are available for "quiet activity time", 11:00-5:00, in the 2nd floor "Kow Lounge".

Family BBQ
3:30pm-5:00pm, drop in
Location: SEC Plaza
Recommended Ages: All
*After a busy day of having fun, stop by for a family BBQ hosted by the Family Resource Center.