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75th Anniversary Celebration


It is with great anticipation and excitement that Ohio University Chillicothe celebrates its 75th anniversary with a special celebration that is free and open to the public. 

Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021

Times: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Place: Ohio University Chillicothe Campus

            101 University Drive

Cost: Free

Alumni and Donors: If you are part of OHIO Chillicothe's alumni or donors, please RSVP to receive a special token of appreciation and to be entered into a prize drawing. 

Schedule of Events

  • 10 a.m. – Opening 
  • 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – “Back to the Future” DeLorean Photo Prop 
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12 Noon – Chillicothe High School Marching Band and Special Film Segment 
  • 12 Noon to 1 p.m. - Dean Milliken’s Speech, Proclamation Address and Cake Cutting Ceremony 
  • 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Might Children’s Museum Demonstration 

All Day –  

  • Bounce Houses 
  • Family Hayrides 
  • Gallery Exhibit / Pianist  
  • Petland Booth/Animals 
  • Food Truck 
  • D.J. 


A special thanks to OHIO Chillicothe's partners who made this day possible:

Mighty Museum


Alumni & Donor Registration

OHIO Chillicothe Alumni & Donors are asked to RSVP for this Open House event. This is to ensure you receive a special button recognizing your decade upon entrance and to enter you into an alumni/donor drawing. 

In addition, the first 75 people who register for this 75th Anniversary Celebration will be given a $5 meal voucher to use at a food truck. 

RSVP Deadline: Friday, September 24th


Share Your OUC Story

We would love to hear from you! If you have a story, memory, or artifact you would like to share, please send it so that we can feature your contribution on this website and on our social pages. You may send as many memories as you would like, but please share each memory separately.  


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Fall in Southwest Ohio is very unpredictable. If rain is in the forecast, the 75th Anniversary will be moved inside of the Stevenson Center. 



Personal Health Screening: All guests visiting the 75th Anniversary Celebration are advised to conduct a personal health screening before arriving to campus. Those who feel ill, have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, have been exposed to someone with symptoms of COVID-19, have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or who have tested positive themselves, must stay home. Click here to learn more about the CDC’s health guidelines.

Social Distancing and Mask Requirements: This outdoor ceremony will adhere to proper social distancing. 

Sanitization: Hand sanitizers will be present at every entrance.  Additionally, grounds staff will disinfect all areas prior to the celebration.

This celebration will follow all guidelines outlined by the State of Ohio, Governor Mike Dewine and Ohio University COVID protocols


Contact Kreig Prior | priorb@ohio.edu | 740.774.6084