OUr Calendar: Complete Homecoming Schedule

Homecoming 2013 will take place Oct. 7-13, 2013.

Stay tuned to this website for additional information about the schedule of events.

  • If you have questions regarding Homecoming, please fill out our Contact Form.

Monday, October 7

Paint the Town Green

During Homecoming Week, the Student Alumni Board (SAB) will be partnering with local businesses and organizations on campus to collect canned food for the Athens Food Pantry. Last year, the event collected approximately 2,000 cans but we need your help to make this year's event bigger and better than years past! Locations for collection boxes will be announced soon, so please continue to check back for more details!

Please note that there is no online registration for the Homecoming Kickoff or Paint the Town Green. If you have any questions regarding either event, please contact the Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) at (740) 593-4300.

Wednesday, October 9

8:46 a.m. - Red Cross Blood Drive at 5th Floor Baker University Center

Show your Bobcat spirit and help save lives by donating blood through the American Red Cross on Wednesday, October 9th from 12pm - 6pm on the 5th Floor of Baker Center. Schedule an appointment on-line at: redcrossblood.org All who come will receive a coupon for a Brennan's Coffee & Cafe specialty drink.

11:00 a.m. - OU Cellphone Cover Art Give Away at Baker 3rd Floor

Show your Bobcat spirit this week with new decor for your cellphone! From 11am-5pm on Baker, 3rd Floor, students can come get customized skins for their cellphones. Themes include various OHIO Homecoming designs and can be customized to fit any cellphone.

Friday, October 11

Homecoming Weekend Getaway Packages and Lodging Information

Due to record breaking student enrollment, all 42 dorms will be designated as student housing; therefore, NO GUEST HOUSING WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR HOMECOMING 2013!

Special Housing Packages for OHIO's Class of 1963 Bobcats at Burr Oak State Park Lodge

OHIO's Golden Bobcat class will receive special recognition during this year's Homecoming festivities in honor of their achievements over the past five decades. Rooms have been blocked from Oct. 11-13 for the Class of ’63 at the recently renovated Burr Oak State Park Lodge. The Lodge is 35 minutes from Athens in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Limited shuttle service will be available on Saturday to transport guests between Burr Oak Lodge and Athens.

To reserve your room and to register for this special Golden Bobcat Class Homecoming experience, or for more information, please click HERE. If you have any questions about your Golden Bobcat Class opportunities, please call your OUAA at 740-593-4300 or send an email to alumni@ohio.edu.

10:00 a.m. - Annual Homecoming Archives Display at Alden Library

Homecoming is all about renewing old acquaintances and remembering the past at Ohio University, and Ohio University Archives once again hopes to enhance the homecoming experience with its annual display of 20 tables piled high with historic materials representing Ohio University’s unique and storied past. Featured in this increasingly popular event will be OU newspapers dating back over 100 years, hundreds of photographs, and dozens of yearbooks, sports and other event-related programs, maps, posters, student handbooks, student scrapbooks, dance cards, student magazines, dorm newsletters and other Ohio University memorabilia. Make sure to put some time aside to stop in at the 4th floor of Alden Library and meet with University Archivist Bill Kimok!

11:00 a.m. - National Coming Out Day SpeakOUT at Scripps Amphitheater

Join the LGBT Center in queering up Homecoming by “coming out to come home.” Join faculty, staff, students, alums, and community members in sharing stories of who we are as allies, trans folk, lesbians, bisexuals, gay people, asexuals, questioning, queer…whether this is the first time or the umpteenth time you come out, all are welcome! Please contact delfin bautista at bautista@ohio.edu with any questions.

11:30 a.m. - OHIO Mini Farmers Market at Howard Hall site

Join us for the campus Farmer's Market during homecoming week. Browse the market to find the best of Athens area local food products. The Market is in it's 3rd year on campus and is held bi-weekly during harvest months.

12:00 p.m. - Golf Tee Times Available at Ohio University Golf Course, South Green Drive

Connect with Women in Philanthropy Friends during Homecoming 2013 Call The Golf and Tennis Center at 740-593-4669.

5:30 p.m. - Ohio University Alumni Association's Annual Awards Gala at Baker University Center

Join the OUAA Board of Directors and Ohio University Intercollegiate Athletics in celebrating the achievements of some of the University's most outstanding alumni and friends at the 2013 Alumni Awards Gala. The black-tie reception and dinner will be held at Baker University Center at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and the program beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information, including registration, please click HERE.

5:30 p.m. - Historical Hayrides & Walking Tours at The Ridges

Join alumni, faculty, staff and community members to learn more about the history of one of the most intriguing spots on campus, The Ridges. There will be horse-drawn wagon and walking tours where you will learn the history of the buildings and how they are now used at Ohio University. The walking tours will be hosted by Dr. Katherine Ziff. Last year, Dr. Ziff released her book "Asylum on the Hill: History of a Healing Landscape," which is an extensive history of The Ridges. Each tour participant will receive a complimentary OHIO mug that can be filled with hot chocolate while waiting for their tour. The cost is $5 per person and children under 3 are free. For more information, including registration, please click HERE.

9:00 p.m. - "Yell Like Hell" Bonfire at Pepsi Tailgreat Park

Come join the pep rally and your fellow Bobcats as we get excited for the 2013 Homecoming Weekend! We will be giving away free hot chocolate and free apple cider, with free cups going to the first 500 attendees! The event will feature several events, including a live DJ and bonfire, free giveaways, performances by OHIO University acapella groups and appearances by President McDavis and the 2013 Homecoming Court! The best part is… it’s ALL FREE! Please note that there is no online registration for "Yell Like Hell." If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact your OUAA at (740) 593-4300.

Saturday, October 12

9:30 a.m. - Alumni Coffee Hour at The Front Room

Before heading to the Homecoming parade, stop by the Front Room on the 4th floor of Baker University Center from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. and enjoy free coffee, hot chocolate and specialty drinks, sponsored by Nationwide Insurance. While you’re there, make sure to grab some OHIO giveaways to show your Bobcat pride throughout the day!

10:00 a.m. - Homecoming Parade at Court Street

Hosted by University Program Council (UPC), the 2013 Homecoming Parade will celebrate “OUr Past, OUr Present, and OUr Future” with spirited floats, banners and displays representing both the University and the surrounding community.

2013 PARADE ROUTE: The Parade will start on Factory Street. The parade will turn right onto Union Street, continuing up Union Street and turning right on Court Street (opposite of normal traffic flow) up to Baker University Center where units are scored by judges. The parade proceeds on Park Place, opposite of Alden Library, then turns right onto University Terrace and flows to parking lot 93 for float recycling.

10:00 a.m. - Athens Antique Mall at 180 Columbus Rd., Athens

Vintage and antique items from Ohio University and Athens County

10:00 a.m. - Annual Homecoming Archives Display at Alden Library

Homecoming is all about renewing old acquaintances and remembering the past at Ohio University, and Ohio University Archives once again hopes to enhance the homecoming experience with its annual display of 20 tables piled high with historic materials representing Ohio University’s unique and storied past. Featured in this increasingly popular event will be OU newspapers dating back over 100 years, hundreds of photographs, and dozens of yearbooks, sports and other event-related programs, maps, posters, student handbooks, student scrapbooks, dance cards, student magazines, dorm newsletters and other Ohio University memorabilia. Make sure to put some time aside to stop in at the 4th floor of Alden Library and meet with University Archivist Bill Kimok!

11:00 a.m. - Homecoming 2013 Celebrating the 25th Reunion of the OU-HCOM Class of 1988 at Pepsi Tailgreat Park

Join us for an exclusive Homecoming tailgate party hosted by the OU-HCOM Society of Alumni and Friends. We will honor Bill Burke, D.O. (’88), FACOFP, recently named dean of the OU-HCOM Dublin campus, and celebrate the 25th reunion of the OU-HCOM Class of 1988. Festivities begin at 11 a.m. at Pepsi Tailgreat Park near the Convocation Center and conclude at 1 p.m. as we make our way to Peden Stadium to watch OHIO take on Central Michigan. Your RSVP is required by September 27th to attend the by-invitation-only tailgate party and reserve your game ticket. Contact Laurie Lach, Director of Alumni Affairs at 740-593-2151 orlach@ohio.edu

11:00 a.m. - Pre-Game at the Theta Chi Fraternity House at 117 East State Street

Join the active chapter of Theta Chi and the alumni association for a pig roast on the front porch of 117 East State. Tour the house, meet your classmates, and reminisce about OUr past. Talk with the actives and find out what life in Athens and at OU is like: experience OUr present. Find out what the plans for OUr future. Stop in for a quick hello or stay for lunch . Hope to see yOU there! Please contact George Vaderbilt at gdvanderbilt@gmail.com with any questions.

11:00 a.m. - Varsity Ohio All-Sport Annual Reunion

Hosted by OHIO Athletics, the 2nd annual Varsity Ohio All-Sport Reunion will take place prior to the OHIO vs Central Michigan Homecoming football game. All former Ohio varsity student-athletes, managers and trainers are welcome to come back to campus and catch up with former teammates and friends. For more information, please click HERE.

11:30 a.m. - Patton College of Education Inaugural Homecoming Tailgate at Tailgreat Park

Join your fellow Bobcats for The Patton College of Education Inaugural Homecoming Tailgate. Saturday, October 12 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at Tailgreat Park. Share lunch and the big game with Patton College Pride. Space is limited, so make your reservation before October 2nd. *General Admission: $25* *Student Admission: $15* Menu includes hambugers, grilled chicken, hot dogs, roasted potatoes, baked beans and corn salad, fresh veggies, cookies, brownies, soda, water, and hot chocolate. *$10 of every ticket applied to Patton College Scholarships. If you have any questions contact Tamala Solomon at solomon@ohio.edu.

11:30 a.m. - Women in Philanthropy of Ohio University (WIP) reserved tables at OUAA Bobcat Bash at Ohio University Grover Center

WIP Reserved Tables at OUAA Bobcat Bash, 11:30am - 1:30pm
To register for the Bobcat Bash, click HERE. If you have any questions, contact Dorothy Schey at schey@ohio.edu.

11:30 a.m. - Bobcat Bash at The Atrium Cafe (a certified 'Green Restaurant') in Grover Center

A pre-Homecoming game Bobcat Bash will be held from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Grover Center, immediately following the Homecoming Parade. Included in the $20.00 early bird ticket is music, picnic food, beverages (including beer and wine) and free OHIO merchandise. Early bird tickets are $10.00 for kids ages 6-12 and children under 5 are free. For more information, including registration, please click HERE.

2:00 p.m. - OHIO vs Central Michigan University

For Homecoming 2013 game tickets, visit the OHIO Athletics website  or reserve your tickets by calling (800) 575-2287. Tickets go on sale July 1 at 9:00 a.m.

4:00 p.m. - Post-Game Celebration Dinner at The Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity House at 50 E. State Street, Athens, OH 45701

The Beta Chapter of Phi Kappa Tau invites all chapter alumni, friends and family to celebrate O. U. Homecoming; a chapter tradition since 1911! Stop by the fraternity house after the football game at 4:00 p.m. for our Welcome Reception and House Tour. Stay for dinner and enjoy our backyard BBQ at 50 E. State Street around 5:30 p.m. Share stories with the active brothers and returning alumni. For more information about other Beta Chapter Homecoming events, contact Kevin Price at kp303610@ohio.edu or the Beta Chapter Graduate Council at jgrosh@wowway.com.

6:00 p.m. - Golden Bobcat Reception at Konneker Alumni Center

In honor of this special milestone, OHIO's class of 1963 is cordially invited to a special post-game reception hosted by the OUAA. If you have any questions about other Golden Bobcat Class opportunities, please click HERE, call your OUAA at 740-593-4300 or send an email to alumni@ohio.edu.

7:30 p.m. - Stargazing at The Ridges

Join Outdoor Pursuits and Astronomer George Eberts for an evening of stargazing and campfire fun. We will spend the evening roasting marshmallows, spotting constellations, gazing through a telescope and listening to tales of the night sky and The Ridges lore. Fee includes transportation and campfire snacks. For more information, including registration, please click HERE.

10:13 a.m. - FREE Treats with the University College Team at Chubb Hall - Court Street Side

Join us for FREE Treats with the University College Team, on the bricks in front of Chubb Hall's main entrance on Court Street, Saturday at 9:15 a.m. Say hello to members of the University College advising team before the homecoming parade. Enjoy free coffee, hot chocolate, doughnuts, and spirited swag, courtesy of University College. There is no cost for this event.

10:00 a.m. - Craig Robinson Comedy Show at Memorial Auditorium

Having just completed his seventh season of the Emmy-winning series “The Office” on NBC, Robinson portrayed acerbic Dunder-Mifflin employee Darryl Philbin. In the past few years, he has made his mark in the film world as well, stealing scenes in every project he appears including box office hits like "Knocked Up," "Pineapple Express" and "Fan Boys." Hosted by the Office of Student Affairs, tickets are $35 for the first ten rows and $25 for all remaining seats.

Please note that this performance may contain content that is offensive and may be inappropriate for younger audience members*

On-Sale Info:

  • Concert Connection Pre-Sale: July 29th and 30th at noon (tickets must be purchased directly through the Memorial Auditorium ticket office either by phone or in person).
  • Public On-Sale: July 31st @ noon (online, in person, or by phone).