OU Homecoming 2018

Date/Time
Date(s) - October 16, 2018
All Day


Ohio University Homecoming week — October 15-20, 2018 — will follow the theme “Athens State of Mind,” a celebration of how Bobcats carry the spirit of Athens with them no matter where they go.

HOMECOMING WEEK SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Tuesday: October 16, 2018

Paint the Town Green-Office Included

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Various Athens Locations

During Homecoming Week, the Student Alumni Board (SAB) and Campus Involvement Center (CIC) will partner with local businesses and university departments in a decorating contest to spread Bobcat spirit. Organizations can get creative about how they spread the Bobcat Spirit! Paint a window or decorate the office in OHIO’s green and white! Prizes for both local businesses and university departments will be awarded!


Wednesday: October 17, 2018

Ohio University Archives Annual Homecoming Display

8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Alden Library 4th Floor

University Archives will once again be doing the Homecoming display on the 4th floor of Alden Library! The 2018 display will consist of tables loaded up with original, primary historic materials which help to tell Ohio University’s unique and fascinating story, especially from the students’ perspectives. Featured in the display will be student newspapers, photographs, sports programs, maps, catalogs, student publications such as the Green Goat, yearbooks, scrapbooks, and student handbooks and other Ohio University memorabilia-some of it dating back to the 19th century. Colorful posters representing over 90 years of university events and created in a variety of ways including slick publicity posters and student stenciled signs will provide backdrop for the display. We hope you will visit our display this Homecoming and return for future years!

Pack the Pantry

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Konneker Alumni Center

SAB will be partnering with Sorority and Fraternity life to collect as many cans as possible on Tuesday to help support the Athens County Food Pantry. A competition will happen between sorority and fraternity teams, but all are welcome to come and donate canned goods or any spare change. Pack the Pantry will be happening on the KAC front lawn.


Thursday: October 18, 2018

Ohio University Archives Annual Homecoming Display

8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Alden Library 4th Floor

University Archives will once again be doing the Homecoming display on the 4th floor of Alden Library! The 2018 display will consist of tables loaded up with original, primary historic materials which help to tell Ohio University’s unique and fascinating story, especially from the students’ perspectives. Featured in the display will be student newspapers, photographs, sports programs, maps, catalogs, student publications such as the Green Goat, yearbooks, scrapbooks, and student handbooks and other Ohio University memorabilia-some of it dating back to the 19th century. Colorful posters representing over 90 years of university events and created in a variety of ways including slick publicity posters and student stenciled signs will provide backdrop for the display. We hope you will visit our display this Homecoming and return for future years!

Yell Like Hell Pep Rally

7 – 8 p.m.
Location: College Green

One of our best-attended signature Homecoming events, this year’s Pep Rally will feature the Marching 110 and many more acts. Help ramp up Bobcat spirit in anticipation of Saturday’s matchup against Bowling Green, and collect unique OHIO giveaways!


Friday: October 19, 2018

Ohio University Archives Annual Homecoming Display

8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Alden Library 4th Floor

University Archives will once again be doing the Homecoming display on the 4th floor of Alden Library! The 2018 display will consist of tables loaded up with original, primary historic materials which help to tell Ohio University’s unique and fascinating story, especially from the students’ perspectives. Featured in the display will be student newspapers, photographs, sports programs, maps, catalogs, student publications such as the Green Goat, yearbooks, scrapbooks, and student handbooks and other Ohio University memorabilia-some of it dating back to the 19th century. Colorful posters representing over 90 years of university events and created in a variety of ways including slick publicity posters and student stenciled signs will provide backdrop for the display. We hope you will visit our display this Homecoming and return for future years!

Campus Tours

2 p.m.
Location: Konneker Alumni Center

Back on campus for Homecoming and want to see what’s new? Want to visit your favorite spots? Go on a campus tour! Students from Student Alumni Board will host returning Bobcats on 45-60 minute campus tours to remember the old and visit the new. Tours begin and end at Konneker Alumni Center.

Historical Hayrides

5 p.m.
Location: The Ridges

Join us for the annual Historical Hayrides at the Ridges on Friday night of Homecoming. Included with your registration is a Homecoming 2018 reusable mug and hot chocolate.

Visit Your Residence Hall

5:30 p.m.
Location: Living Learning Center, 111 South Green Drive

Enjoy your visit back to campus by visiting your former residence hall while you’re in town! Registrants will meet at the Living Learning Center at 5:30 p.m. for a short reception with refreshments. The tour will then branch off into groups at 6 p.m. traveling to a green of their choosing. When registering for this event, please select the residence hall you would like to visit. Please note that this tour will cover the building and common areas but will not include individual rooms or residence hallways.

Ohio University Alumni Association’s Annual Awards Gala

5:30 p.m.
Location: Baker Ballroom, 4th Floor Ballroom

Join the Ohio University Alumni Association Board of Directors and Ohio University Intercollegiate Athletics for a black-tie optional reception, dinner and program at Baker University Center Ballroom as we celebrate the achievements of some of the University’s most outstanding alumni and friends at the 2018 Alumni Awards Gala. Click here to register.

Ohio Women’s Ensemble Alumnae Society Gathering

7:30 p.m.
Location: Baker Center, Maggie Davis Room

Join alumnae and current OWE members in the Maggie Davis Room of Baker University Center. Beverages will be provided. Under the direction of current OWE director Dr. Mayhew, we’ll workshop some new music together, and go back through some old favorites. Click here to register!

Dear Bobcat

9 – 10 p.m.
Location: Casa Nueva

If you could go back to your first days at OHIO and give yourself some advice, what would you say? Join your fellow alumni at Casa Nueva for a special live event of the “Dear Bobcat” podcast, where alumni write letters to their first-year selves and read them live on stage. The event is free and no registration is necessary. If you’d like to read your own letter on stage, email dearbobcat@ohio.edu.


Saturday: October 20, 2018

Homecoming 5k & Fun Run

6:30 a.m.
Location: Ping Recreation Center

Campus Recreation will be hosting its First Annual Homecoming 5k and Fun Run in partnership with Kroger of Athens.This event is meant to bring alumni, students and community members together for a healthy and active start to their homecoming weekend. The race will begin on the Ping Front Lawn, and will take runners around the Ohio University Golf Course. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun and all fitness levels are welcome on the course! The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. with registration beginning at 6:30 a.m. To register, please click here. Be sure to select the correct option of student, faculty, staff, alumni or community member. Early registrants will receive a race t-shirt with registration!

Ohio University Archives Annual Homecoming Display

8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Alden Library 4th Floor

University Archives will once again be doing the Homecoming display on the 4th floor of Alden Library! The 2018 display will consist of tables loaded up with original, primary historic materials which help to tell Ohio University’s unique and fascinating story, especially from the students’ perspectives. Featured in the display will be student newspapers, photographs, sports programs, maps, catalogs, student publications such as the Green Goat, yearbooks, scrapbooks, and student handbooks and other Ohio University memorabilia-some of it dating back to the 19th century. Colorful posters representing over 90 years of university events and created in a variety of ways including slick publicity posters and student stenciled signs will provide backdrop for the display. We hope you will visit our display this Homecoming and return for future years!

Housing & Residence Life Homecoming Brunch

8 a.m.
Location: Jefferson Hall

All current and former Housing & Residence Life staff, friends and family are invited to enjoy good food and great company. Brief remarks will be made as we present the 2018 HRL Distinguished Alumni Award. Please take a moment to RSVP here.

Pre-Parade Coffee Hour

8:30 a.m.
Location: Schoonover Center

Please join the Scripps College of Communication and your OHIO Alumni Association in the Steven L. Schoonover Center for Communication before the parade to reconnect with fellow alumni and faculty and catch up on your alma mater during Ohio University’s Homecoming. Share in a coffee hour with light breakfast to fuel you for the parade and game. Don’t forget to grab some OHIO giveaways to show your Bobcat Pride throughout the day!

College of Business Homecoming Breakfast and Parade Watch

9 a.m.
Location: Phil and Pat Muck Business Annex Lobby

You’re invited to join your fellow alumni and faculty for Ohio University’s College of Business 2018 Homecoming Celebration. This year, three College of Business alumni will be recognized with Ohio University Alumni Awards. Join us on Saturday, October 20 for a continental breakfast as we celebrate these outstanding Bobcats prior to the University’s annual Homecoming Parade.

A continental breakfast will be served in the Phil and Pat Muck Business Annex lobby at 9 a.m. Guests are welcome to stay and watch the parade from green space west of the Business Annex before heading down to Peden Stadium as OHIO Football takes on Bowling Green at 2 p.m. Click here to register!

Homecoming Parade

10 a.m.
Location: Union Street, Court Street

It’s that time, Bobcats! Come out for the 2018 Homecoming Parade! Sponsored by the Campus Involvement Center, you’ll see spirited floats, banners and displays representing both the University and the surrounding community.

Are you an alumnus with a convertible? Would you like to drive that convertible in the 2018 Homecoming Parade? If so, the OHIO Alumni Association invites you to join us in the lineup! For a chance to participate, please fill out this form. Entries will be considered on a first come, first served basis. If you have any questions, please contact Erica Lipscomb at lipscome@ohio.edu.

Bobcat Bash

11 a.m.
Location: Pepsi Tailgreat Park

Get pumped for OHIO to take on Bowling Green! Enjoy music, picnic food, beverages (including beer and wine) family-friendly games and OHIO giveaways for one price. Find OAA in the tent proudly flying our green OHIO flags!

Ohio Women’s Ensemble Alumnae Society Tailgate

11 a.m.
Location: Pepsi Tailgreat Park

Breakfast and networking will be at 8:30 a.m. at Glidden Hall. For lunch, we have a spot in the Bobcat Bash happening at Tailgreat Park before the football game! Registration is required and costs $20, which includes food and drink tickets. Undergrads, spouses, friends, and other guests are welcome to register as well! Register here!

Division of Student Affairs Homecoming Tailgate

11 a.m.
Location: Pepsi Tailgreat Park

Join the student affairs family for the division’s second annual homecoming tailgate. This free event includes a buffet lunch, prizes, games and our very own photo booth! Our tent runs alongside Richland Avenue – right across from Peden Stadium. This event is open to all DOSA staff (past and present) and Student Senate members/alumni, as well as their family members and friends. Register here!

Varsity Ohio All-Sports Reunion

11 a.m.
Location: Pepsi Tailgreat Park

All former OHIO student athletes, athletic trainers, cheerleaders and managers are encouraged to attend the seventh annual all-sport reunion. The event is free to attend and will include a buffet lunch. Please take a moment to RSVP by clicking here!

Russ College Homecoming Tailgate

11:30 a.m.
Location: Pepsi Tailgreat Park

Join your fellow Bobcats for the Russ College Homecoming Tailgate. Enjoy a barbecue and the big game, while wearing your Russ College/Ohio University T-shirt with pride! Live music and kids’ bouncy houses will be on hand as well! Our tent will be located closest to the intersection of Richland Avenue and the Hocking River. Click here to register!

Student Senate Alumni Open House

11:30 a.m.
Location: Baker University Center, Student Senate Office, Room 305

An open house in Baker 305 (Student Senate Office) for alumni to see the office. Donations to the Bobcat Food Pantry will be collected here, or you can donate online. Please contact Keith Wilbur at Keith.Wilbur110@gmail.com with any questions.

Voinovich School Homecoming Tailgate

12 p.m.
Location: Pepsi Tailgreat Park

This is an opportunity to mingle with alumni, faculty, students and friends of the Voinovich School. Hosted by the Voinovich School Alumni Society and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. For any questions, please contact Meghan Adair at meghan.e.adair@gmail.com.

Student Senate Alumni Society Homecoming Tailgate

12 p.m.
Location: Pepsi Tailgreat Park

Come join the Ohio University Student Senate Alumni Society in celebrating Homecoming 2018 on Saturday Oct. 20, in Athens! Find us at the Student Affairs tent located in Tailgreat Park starting at noon for the Ohio University Student Senate Alumni Society tailgate. There will be food and drink tickets available for current and alumni Student Senate members and their families. Please contact Keith Wilbur at Keith.Wilbur110@gmail.com with any questions. Click here to register!

OHIO vs. Bowling Green

2 p.m.
Location: Peden Stadium

For Homecoming 2018 game tickets visit the OHIO Athletics website or reserve your tickets by calling (800) 575-2287.

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