Parents & Families | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


  • Parents

    Welcome Capital Parents and Families!

    At Capital, we view parents and family members as important members of our students’ teams. We know you will be right there helping solve problems, cheering them on, and challenging them to learn new things, both inside and outside the classroom. You are bound to have questions. About resources your student might need. About how to parent a college student. About the Capital community and where your child will fit in.

    We want to put your mind at ease by providing you with as much information as we can, and by connecting you with a network of people on campus who can give you the insider tips. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to give us a call or email us at After all, you’ll be part of the Capital Family too.

    Upcoming Events

    Join us for Fall Family Weekend on September 13-14! 
    This weekend is all about coming together as members of the #CapFam! 
    Students, faculty, staff, and their families are invited to take part in family fun activities.

    Review the schedule below, then register to be a part of the weekend.


    Friday, September 13

    7 pm 
    Ice Cream Social
    Huntington Recital Hall Patio (Rain location: Lobby)

    8 pm 
    Magician Ran D Shine
    Huntington Recital Hall

    Saturday, September 14

    10 am – 4:30 pm
    Fall Family Weekend Info Table
    Harry C. Moores Student Union Lobby

    10 am – 4 pm
    Bookstore Open
    Harry C. Moores Student Union

    10:30 am – 3:30 pm
    Tickets Available for Franklin Park Conservatory
    Meet in the Harry C. Moores Student Union

    10:30 – 11:30 am
    Coffee with the President
    Saylor Ackermann, Capital Grounds

    11 am – 2 pm
    Brunch (purchased on your own or meal swipes)
    Harry C. Moores Student Union, Capital Court

    11:30 – 12:30 pm 
    Capital Bingo
    Harry C. Moores Student Union, Schneider

    12 – 5 pm
    Snacks and Game Day
    Harry C. Moores Student Union, ODI Center

    1 – 2 pm
    Campus Tour
    Meet at the Admission and Welcome Center

    1 – 5 pm 
    Alice Schille's Miniature Watercolors: Gems of Beauty
    Schumacher Gallery, Blackmore Library 4th Floor

    2 – 4 pm 
    Gaming in Blackmore Library
    Schumacher Gallery, Blackmore Library Lobby

    2 – 4 pm
    Bexley Ice Cream Tasting
    Meet in the Harry C. Moores Student Union Lobby

    4:30 – 6:30 pm
    Cap Family Tailgate
    Mound Street Plaza (Rain Location: Capital Center Field House)

    7 pm
    Football Game vs. Marietta
    Bernlohr Stadium


    Friday, September 13

    8 pm 
    Trevor Noah: Loud and Clear Tour
    Schottenstein Center
    Ticket Prices Vary 
    Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central. Noah also recently won Best Host at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards, as well as a Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series for his hosting role on “The Daily Show – Between The Scenes.” He joined “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” in 2014 as a contributor.

    Saturday, September 14

    Fitness Classes at Columbus Commons
    9 –10 am Yoga
    10 – 11 am Zumba
    Fitness Classes at Columbus Commons
    160 S. High Street

    11 am – 11 pm
    Columbus Caribbean Festival
    Scioto Mile, Downtown Columbus
    Celebrate the heritage and culture of the Caribbean islands! Enjoy live music, dancers, food and fun for the entire family.

    3 – 7 pm
    Crafted Fest: Local Food, Beer, & Music Festival
    Columbus Commons, Downtown Columbus
    Ticket Prices Vary
    Join us for an afternoon of local food and beer tasting with live performances by George Barrie Band and The Floorwalkers. Eat well, drink well and have fun with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Freedom a la Cart! Multiple ticket packages available offering a selection of 42+ craft beers as well as a variety of artisanal dishes from 8+ restaurants. Event is 21+ 

    6 – 11 pm
    Moonlight Market
    Gay Street, Downtown Columbus
    The Moonlight Market is a monthly outdoor street festival-marketplace on Gay Street in Downtown Columbus. Visitors enjoy the brick-and-mortar businesses in the area who stay open late with extended hours and special promotions, in addition to over 100 sidewalk vendors who pop-up to sell a wide variety of artisan products. Street musicians add musical ambiance and sidewalk patios come alive with al fresco diners.

    Upcoming Events

    Kids & Sibs Weekend

    Save the date! Activity and Management Programming (AMP) is excited to host Kids and Sibs Weekend on January 24 - 26, 2020. Look for more information later this semester.