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Homecoming 2018

Monday, Oct. 15 - Saturday, Oct. 20


"Athens State of Mind"

Athens State of Mind. Ohio University. Homecoming 2018

This year's Homecoming theme will drive home the Bobcat belief that Athens, and Ohio University, stay with you long after you leave these bricks.

The theme idea was proposed by alumna Sharon Miller, BA '14, and the winning logo submission was produced by graphic design alumnus Tim Martin, BFA '10.

An Athens native, Martin says he truly understands the essence of the town and its special meaning for both students and Athenians.

"When it comes to Athens, inspiration comes easy to me," said Martin. "Since it's where I grew up and continue to build my life, it means many different things to me, and I can speak to that through my designs."

Martin's design honors the theme by using iconic images in Athens and at the University, like the Convocation Center, the Alumni Gateway, and the hills that dot the landscape. Read more about Martin’s inspiration at ohiotoday.org/news.

Homecoming Activities

On the left, circa 1950s Court Street from the Armory, on the right, the same shot in 2018

Instagram Contest

Return to your Athens State of Mind by recreating a photo of an OHIO memory. For our 2018 Instagram contest, we challenge you to post two photos. One from OHIO's past, and another photo of you recreating that scene today. You can recreate an old photo from your own collection, or browse the University Archives. Read more about the contest.


Alumnus playing corn hole

Schedule of Events

We have tons of fun events in store for 2018! Check out our full schedule of events.

Children and parents trick-or-treating on campus

Parade info

Would you like to drive your convertible in the 2018 Homecoming Parade? Click here for details.


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