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Black Alumni Reunion 2016

BAR 2016

Black Alumni Reunion
Sept. 15-18, 2016
Athens, Ohio

Black Alumni Reunion (BAR) is a signature alumni weekend that takes place on the Athens Campus every three years. The weekend features an engaging mix of casual and formal events – from networking and learning opportunities to entertaining and festive occasions. All programming is designed to welcome the University’s black alumni and to celebrate their ties to OHIO.

More than 350 of you voted and, thanks to your input, this fall’s Black Alumni Reunion theme is "Straight Outta OHIO"! Taking you back to where it all began, the BAR tradition has more than three decades of history and draws more than 500 alumni and friends to Athens every three years.

To view the BAR schedule and register for events, click here.

Click here for answers to some questions alumni are asking about BAR.

BAR Transportation and Parking

Click here to view the detailed BAR Transportation map, which includes parking information and hotel shuttle loop schedules.

Black Alumni Reunion 2016 Weekend Guide

Click here for the complete BAR 2016 Weekend Guide.


The Black Alumni Reunion Planning Committee is working with the Association to plan a reunion that will welcome hundreds of alumni to Athens. Volunteer members are: Connie Lawson Davis (BSEd ’67); Ann Wagner Hill (BSEd ’68); Brenda Dancil Jones (AB ’70); Cynthia Calhoun (BSEE ’88); Terry Frazier (AS ’88, BSS ’93); Dell Robinson (BSPE ’88); Kelly Davidson (AB ’92); Aaron Thomas (BSC ’01); Ashley Ferguson (BSJ ’06); Jillian Causey (BSH ’13); and Lynnette Henderson (BSS ’13).

Your OHIO Alumni Association is not blocking any hotel room blocks for Black Alumni Reunion. Accomodations will NOT be a part of the registration package. BAR attendees are encouraged to book rooms early on their own. A variety of activities and events - many of which have nothing to do with OHIO - bring people to the Athens and Hocking Valley area each weekend. Hotels do tend to fill up fast. Visit the Athens County Convention & Visitor's Bureau at http://athensohio.com/ for lodging options and ideas.