OUr Calendar: Complete Homecoming Schedule

Homecoming 2014 will take place Oct. 6-11, 2014.

Stay tuned to this website for event updates.

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

Monday, October 6, 2014

8:00 a.m. - Paint the Town Green at Athens Campus

During Homecoming week, the Student Alumni Board (SAB) and Campus Involvement Center (CIC) will be partnering with local businesses and OHIO offices and departments to "Paint the Town Green." Show your Bobcat pride and compete for best office decorations! Award categories include:

  • Best Office Decorations - Large Office (15 or more staff members)
  • Best Office Decorations - Small Office (15 or fewer staff members)
  • Best Representation of the Homecoming Theme
     

Click here to submit your business, office or department for an award! 

During Homecoming week, local businesses and OHIO offices also will be collecting canned food for the Athens County Food Pantry. Last year, the event collected approximately 3,500 cans, but we need your help to make this year's event bigger and better than last year's.

You can donate your canned goods at the following on and off-campus locations!

On-campus
Dean of Students Office, Baker University Center
Registrar’s Office, Chubb Hall
Ohio University Alumni Association, Konneker Alumni Center
Advancement Communications and Marketing, McKee House
Office of the Bursar, Chubb Hall
Student Financial Aid & Scholarships, Chubb Hall
Vice President of Student Affairs, Provost, VP for Finance, Cutler Hall Office of the President, Cutler Hall
LGBT Center, Baker University Center
Campus Involvement Center, Baker University Center

Off-campus
Little Professor Book Center, 65 South Court Street
UniversiTEES, 30 North Court Street
Passion Works Studio, 20 E. State Street
Cornwell Jewelers, 77 North Court Street
Broney’s Alumni Grill, 7 West Carpenter Street
The Falls Apartments, 29 University Estates Boulevard
Buffalo Wild Wings, 23 W Union Street
College Book Store, 50 South Court Street

9:00 a.m. - Homecoming Kick-Off Caravan at the Athens Campus

The Campus Involvement Center (CIC) will kick off Homecoming Week by driving OHIO golf carts around campus and delivering Bobcat Family Reunion Homecoming 2014 goodies to students, faculty, staff and alumni in OHIO golf carts. Be on the lookout from 9-11 a.m. for free coffee and from 1-3 p.m. for free treats. Celebrate OUr Bobcat Family Reunion!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

7:00 p.m. - How-To Series: OU String Art at Baker Theatre Lounge

Sponsored by the CIC, this recurring series will spread OHIO's Homecoming spirit with a free demonstration on how to make string art. Upload a photo of your new string artwork to #TransformationTuesday.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

12:00 p.m. - Homecoming Blood Drive at Baker Center, 5th Floor Atrium

The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

5:00 p.m. - Denver Chapter: Bobcats Give Back

Denver Bobcats will gather for a canned goods or cash donation event to benefit the Bienvenidos Food Bank.  Click here for more information.

6:00 p.m. - George Voinovich School Alumni Society: Bobcats Give Back at Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

Join the George Voinovich School Alumni Society at Jackie O's in Uptown Athens for a bite of local food, a pint of local brew and the chance to make a donation to the Athens Food Pantry. The Pantry uses cash donations to purchase local, fresh food for those in need. Can’t make it but want more information? Visit The Athens County Food Pantry or contact Sarah Vaughn at 740-593-4305 or vaughns1@ohio.edu.  

7:00 p.m. - Dinner with 12 Strangers at Sol in Uptown Athens

Students can sign up to meet 11 new friends at this popular event, now in its fourth year at Ohio University. Students enjoy a dinner at Sol, a local Cuban-cuisine restaurant, hosted by distinguished alumnae Julie Keppner ’02, Chair of OUAA’s Alumni Board of Directors and VP of Digital Banking for Bank of America in Charlotte, NC and Casey Christopher ’02, who serves on the Association’s Executive Board of Directors and is first vice president at Center State Bank in Tampa, Fla. This event is a great way for students to meet new Bobcats and network with professionals! Registration is first come, first serve. Click here to register!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

4:00 p.m. - Bobcats Give Back: Pack the Pantry at Ping Center Front Lawn

The CIC and the Student Alumni Board host this event where OHIO student orgs compete in a series of canned good collection challenges to benefit the Athens Food Pantry. The OUAA has challenged its chapters to join the effort to create food security by hosting a canned food collection-related event in their communities on October 8. Please check back soon for a list of participating chapters. Click here to sign up your student org!

6:00 p.m. - Black Sheep Improv Family Reunion at Baker Center Theatre

In the spirit of OU's Bobcat Family Reunion homecoming, Black Sheep Improv is throwing a semi-improvised family reunion! Each member of improv will be in character to create a night with all of the drama, laughter, and death of your favorite family reunion! There will also be food, a caricature artist, henna tattoos, performances by Blue Pencil Comedians and various other activities provided! The first half of the event will be time to mingle with the family and visit the various activity tables; the second half will feature Blue Pencil comedians and Black Sheep improvisers! Come laugh with us!

6:00 p.m. - Deck Out Day at Baker Center

Brought to you by the CIC, "Deck Out Day" will be yOUr chance to one-stop-shop for Homecoming gear at Baker University Center! Items include OHIO crafts (1st floor), personalized Bobcat cell phone skins (2nd floor) and airbrush snapback hats plus OHIO hair accessories (4th floor). Be sure to stop by the 3rd floor for a Bobcat gear giveaway and get a free Athens photo name collage.

7:30 p.m. - Bobcat to Bobcat Panel at Baker 1st Floor Student Lounge

Learn about the real working world from alumni and network with recent graduates. Got questions? They have answers.

Friday, October 10, 2014

8:00 a.m. - Homecoming Ohio University Archives Display at Alden Library

Lose (or find?) yourself in the hundreds of items that tell OHIO’s story, expertly displayed by Ohio University Archivist and Records Manager Bill Kimok. See photos, yearbooks, maps, posters and more at this favorite annual Homecoming event!

8:30 a.m. - Alumni Family Day Options

Undergraduate Admissions and OUAA welcome alumni with high school juniors and seniors to Alumni Family Day, where students can learn about what they can do to become successful Bobcats! This program includes an admissions overview session, a campus walking tour, a complimentary lunch or dinner in a dining hall and much more. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to register! 

11:00 a.m. - National Coming Out Day Rally at Baker University Center Front Room

A celebration of being out and proud Bobcat style! Join us to support and affirm all members of the Bobcat Family in coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or as an ally. All are welcome to participate!

2:00 p.m. - Campus Tours at 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 the 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 and start at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Click here to register.

5:00 p.m. - Historical Hayrides at The Ridges

Take a guided tour in a horse-drawn wagon of the former Athens Asylum and learn how OHIO has utilized this historic site.  FREE OHIO mug give away! FREE hot chocolate and S’mores! $5 per person; under 3 are free. Click here to register. 

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

Join the Ohio University Alumni Association Board of Directors and Ohio University Intercollegiate Athletics for a black-tie reception, dinner and program at Baker University Center Ballroom. We proudly celebrate the achievements of some of the University's most outstanding alumni and friends at the 2014 Alumni Awards Gala. Click here to register! 

6:00 p.m. - Residence Hall Viewing at the Athens Campus

Visit yOUr Residence Hall and relive your memories! Meet the Residential Housing Ambassadors at the dining hall, enjoy dinner with current students, and walk down residence hall lane! Take your picture in front of your old room and post it to #OUHC2014. Don’t forget to say goodbye to Cady, Foster, and Brough Halls on South Green! East Greeners, meet at Shively Dining Hall. West Greeners, meet at Boyd Dining Hall. South Greeners, meet at Nelson Dining Hall. Questions? Contact Mary Kate at mg129109@ohio.edu.  Click here to register! 

8:45 p.m. - "Yell Like Hell" Pep Rally, Bonfire and Fireworks at Pepsi Tailgreat Park

ALL FREE event hosted by Student Alumni Board (SAB) and Ohio University Alumni Association! Free Hot chocolate and apple cider. Free mugs for first 1000 attendees! DJ and OHIO student performances! Appearances by President McDavis and the 2014 Homecoming Court.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

9:30 a.m. - Alumni Coffee Hour Sponsored by Nationwide at The Front Room, Baker University Center

Warm up before the 2014 Homecoming Parade with free coffee or hot chocolate. Don’t forget to grab some OHIO giveaways to show your Bobcat pride throughout the day!

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

Lose (or find?) yourself in the hundreds of items that tell OHIO’s story, expertly displayed by Ohio University Archivist and Records Manager Bill Kimok. See photos, yearbooks, maps, posters and more at this favorite annual Homecoming event!

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

It’s that time, Bobcats! Come out for the 2014 Homecoming Parade! Sponsored by University Program Council, you’ll see spirited floats, banners and displays representing both the University and the surrounding community.  Register here to be in the parade. If you are a member of the Marching 110 Alumni Society, click here to register. Interested in sustainability? Register here to march in the Homecoming Parade with other like-minded Bobcats and the NEW Sustainability Alumni Society in the Homecoming Parade. Gather at the Silas Bingham House after the parade for a catered brunch and fellowship. 

10:30 a.m. - Sweet 16 Tailgate at Tailgreat Park

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Center celebrates its 16th year on OHIO’s campus this year! Celebrate with the Bobcat Family—current Bobcats, alumni and community allies—and toast to another 16 years! Click here to register!

11:00 a.m. - Theta Chi Fraternity Homecoming at 117 East State Street

Alumni brothers and friends are invited back home to the Theta Chi house for our annual pig roast. Join us on the front porch at 11 a.m., enjoy lunch at 12 p.m., and walk with your brothers to the game at 1 p.m. Block tickets will be purchased. Contact George Vanderbilt at gdvanderbilt@gmail.com to secure your ticket!

11:30 a.m. - Sober Nation Tailgate at Tailgreat Park

Promoting a fun, healthy, and sober lifestyle, Recovery to Inspire, Share, and Empower (R.I.S.E.) along with Sober Bobcats will hold a hangover-free tailgate party to celebrate our Bobcat family! Come to Tailgreat Park for free food, beverages, and cornhole! #sobernation #BobcatPride

11:30 a.m. - Bobcat Bash at 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. Click here to register and GO BOBCATS!  Part of the 1804 Society? Dance for the OHIO Dance Team?

Register below to join your fellow alumni to cheer on the Bobcats!  Be sure to visit the Map of Tailgreat Park at the Visitor’s Center parking lot for updates!

 

Click here to register for the 1804 Society Bobcat Bash Tent.

Click here to register for the Society of Alumni and Friends of Teacher Education Bobcat Bash Tent.

Click here to register for the Patton College of Education Bobcat Bash Tent. 

Click here to register for the College of Business Bobcat Bash Tent.

Click here to register for the Russ College of Engineering and Technology Bobcat Bash Tent 

Click here to register for the Alumni Cheerleading Bobcat Bash Tent

Click here to register for the Alumni Dance Team Bobcat Bash Tent

Click here to register for the George Voinovich School Alumni Society Bobcat Bash Tent

Click here to register for the Student Senate Alumni Bobcat Bash Tent

Click here to register for the 3rd Annual Varsity Ohio All-Sport Reunion Bobcat Bash Tent  

2:00 p.m. - OHIO vs. Bowling Green at Peden Stadium

For Homecoming 2014 game tickets visit the OHIO Athletics website or reserve your tickets by calling (800) 575-2287. Be sure to watch for the Stand Up and Cheer alumni and student video on the Jumbotron! 

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

In honor of this special milestone, your Ohio University Alumni Association is recognizing the Golden Bobcat Class during this year's Homecoming Weekend. Join with fellow Class of 1964 Bobcats to participate in the Homecoming Parade, attend the Bobcat Bash, sit in special seats for the football game and enjoy a post-game dinner. Click here to register and for more information! 

7:30 p.m. - Star Gazing at The Ridges

Everything’s looking up! Use a telescope to gaze at constellations and listen to tales of the night sky. Hosted by Outdoor Pursuits and Astronomer George Eberts. Click here to register.