Homecoming 2017

Join us Oct. 2-7, 2017 for your favorite Homecoming festivities. We can't wait to see you!

Be sure to use #OHIOHC2017 to join in the fun on social media!

Monday, Oct. 2
All Day
Paint the Town Green Decorating Contest
Around campus and at local businesses

Thursday, Oct. 5
8:30 p.m.
Yell Like Hell Pep Rally at Baker University Center Parking Lot

Friday, Oct. 6
5 p.m.
Hayrides at The Ridges
6:30 p.m.
Alumni Awards Gala

Saturday, Oct. 7
10 a.m.
Homecoming Parade on Court Street
11 a.m. 
Bobcat Bash at Tailgreat Park
2 p.m.
OHIO vs. Central Michigan in Peden Stadium


Watch the parade online

Enjoy the energy and excitement of Homecoming 2017 with live coverage of Saturday’s parade! WOUB is offering two live streams this year: an immersive 360-degree video view of the parade from the corner of College and Union streets in Athens, and a multi-camera overview.


Travel alerts

As you prepare to travel to Athens for Homecoming, here are some travel and traffic issues to keep in mind:

  • US 33 construction between Nelsonville and Athens, travel is down to one lane in each direction, expect delays, particularly near the East State St. ramps.
  • Construction on Athens County Rd. 25, Rock Riffle Rd. from Stimson Ave. to US 50 (closures during week, open for the weekend, avoid the area).
  • GAME DAY traffic patterns will be in effect on Saturday. South Green Drive near Peden Stadium will be closed.

Click here for additional details and parking information.


Homecoming theme

The Homecoming 2017 theme, “Back in the Mix, Back on the Bricks,” honors the School of Music’s 100th anniversary and the Marching 110’s 50th anniversary. The theme is a nod to memories of DJs and musicians mixing it up on the radio and on OHIO’s bricks.

Chris Muhlberg, BSS '08, submitted the winning theme idea that garnered 1,500 Bobcat votes. Read more about the theme selection here

Alumnus Tim Martin (BFA ’10) and OHIO sophomore Nik Williams submitted the logo selected by the Homecoming Committee to illustrate the theme. Click here to read more about this collaboration.


Homecoming shirt banner

Purchase the official 2017 Homecoming T-shirt today! This t-shirt was designed by Ohio University student, Nick Preston. This t-shirt will be available to ship, or if you're coming hOUme for Homecoming it will be available to pick up at the Bobcat Bash at Tailgreat Park on Oct. 7!  

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