Campus Events

Family Weekend Frequently Asked Questions

The cost of Family Weekend covers brunch in the caf on Saturday, Family Fall Fest, Presidential Breakfast on Sunday, free admission into the fitness center in the Health United Building, and Family Weekend Bingo.
The theatre performances will cost extra (You can purchase tickets for the shows here. If you have any questions you can reach out to or call 513-745-3939), XU Families at Fowling Warehouse and the FC Cincinnati Game (You can purchase tickets here)

The Family Weekend Travel Grant is offered to all non-local, first-time, incoming families.  You must register and check-in for Family Weekend in order for you to receive the grant.  It is a $250 travel grant that will be applied as an additional grant to your 2023-24 Financial Aid offer after Family Weekend occurs. 

If you have any specific questions regarding the travel grant please reach out to or check out the grant website here.

Absolutely! It is easier to have your student register for your family because they already have an EngageXU account with Xavier.
You can park anywhere on campus starting Friday, October 20 - Sunday, October 22.  The only place families cannot park is at University Station, they will be towed.

Families will need to register for Bingo on Saturday evening - there will be two sessions, you are only allowed to register and attend one. You must be registered for Family Weekend and present your Family Weekend wristbands at Bingo check-in. Families will also need to register for the Presidential Breakfast on Sunday and you must be registered for Family Weekend and present your wristbands at check-in.

Registration for The Presidential Breakfast will open on Wednesday, September 20 at 12pm Eastern Time

Registration for Bingo will open on Wednesday, September 27 at 12pm Eastern Time


Yes, please email with your receipt number.  Please note that refunds typically take 7-10 business days.
There are two options, pre-registration (we recommend this) and on-site registration.  Pre-registration opens on Wednesday, September 6 at 12pm Eastern Time.  There will be a registration link sent out to families via email with instructions on how to register. You can also register on-site Friday and Saturday of Family Weekend during the designated times listed on the schedule. Please note you must include your Xavier Student when you register. The cost of registration is $35 per person. Children under 5 and Xavier Students are free.
  • We will email out a link the day registration opens (September 6 at 12pm Eastern Time)
  • You will be redirected to the EngageXU homepage, if you are not a student please create a guest account. A six-digit verification code will be sent to the email you have provided (check your spam if you don't receive it).  Once you enter the verification code, the system will login you in as a guest user so you are able to register.
  • After you are setup as a guest user you will be directed to the Family Weekend Event page, scroll down to registration.
  • Select the quantity of tickets you will need, then click register. You will be redirected to enter your registration details.  Once you do this then you will confirm your registration. 
  • Once you confirm you will be redirected to the Xavier University payment portal to purchase your tickets and they will send you a confirmation with a receipt number.  This will complete your registration for Family Weekend!
Please following the link here. If you purchase tickets through this link you will receive a FREE FC Cincinnati scarf.
You can either reach out to or fill out the attached form to update your email address: Family Weekend Contact Information
You can purchase tickets for the shows here. If you have any questions you can reach out to or call 513-745-3939