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Homecoming 2016 LogoGraphic courtesy of Kelsey Bowman, Junior, interactive multimedia major in VISCOM.

Homecoming 2016 dates announced, winning logo design revealed


Homecoming Week 2016 is Oct. 3-8 and this year’s celebration is all about coming home.

Memories of driving through the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio as a child caused Kelsey Bowman to stir with inspiration at the announcement of the 2016 Homecoming theme, “All Roads Lead Home.”

“[Watching] the OHIO brick buildings come into view after returning from a vacation, I always felt a sense of comfort and home,” said Bowman, Junior, interactive multimedia major. “Athens has always been, and always will be home to me.”

Over 2,200 votes from the OHIO community echoed Bowman’s sentiment, deciding this year’s theme via online survey and officially launching the annual Homecoming logo competition. Bowman’s design outdid two-dozen submissions, earning her bragging rights and a $100 prize.

“When it came to designing the logo I tuned into that idea of being elsewhere in the world and coming back home to Athens,” Bowman said. “I was on vacation once and a local town had a large trail post with about 20 signs pointing to different well-known locations such as NYC, and on it there was one that said "Home". I felt that for Bobcats all over the world, they would agree that the "home" sign should be pointing to Athens, Ohio.”

Come home to Athens for Homecoming Week. Visit ohio.edu/homecoming often for current info about the annual soiree.