Homecoming Theme Survey

More than 4,000 Bobcats cast their ballot for the annual theme selection, and the race was one of the closest to date.

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Ohio University 2017 Homecoming theme announced

Annual celebration to highlight musical milestones Oct. 6-8


The votes are in! This year’s Homecoming celebration theme is Back in the Mix, Back on the Bricks, a nod to the Athens Campus and a tribute to the musical OHIO milestones reached in 2017.

More than 4,000 Bobcats cast their ballots for the annual theme selection, and the race was one of the closest to date. Back in the Mix, Back on the Bricks clenched the lead with 1,500 votes, with Band of Bobcats coming in second place at 1,042 votes. Celebrate Good Times, Come Home, and Countless Drums, One Beat, tallied 808 and 707 votes, respectively.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the School of Music and the 50th anniversary of the Marching 110. With respect to those milestones, your Alumni Association and the Division of Student Affairs encourage the Bobcat family to submit logo ideas with a musical twist. 

“We are excited to highlight two groups who have been an irreplaceable part of OHIO for so long,” said Dawn Werry, senior director of external relations for the alumni association. “We know how important music is to the OHIO family and the Bobcat experience, so we want to take this year to celebrate that at Homecoming.”

Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to submit their original designs for the event logo that will be used throughout Homecoming week as a symbol to bring Bobcats together. The graphic must include the phrase, Back in the Mix, Back on the Bricks and the Homecoming dates. Submissions that mix in musical references will receive special consideration.

Submissions must be delivered to heilmeie@ohio.edu or the Konneker Alumni Center in the form of a full-color 300 dpi .ai, .pdf or .jpeg file by March 22 to be considered. An OHIO gift worth $100 will be awarded for the best design.

For more details about Homecoming 2017 as they become available, visit ohio.edu/homecoming.