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Activities

Whether its College Green or Court Street that usually draws you back, we’ve got virtual events and activities to make your Homecoming Week special – even if it is a little (ok, a lot) different. Pick your favorites and join Bobcats everywhere in celebrating all things Green and White!

Family Fun

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    Coloring Pages


    Are your future Bobcats missing Rufus this Homecoming? Get the family’s fix with these fun coloring pages! From College Green to the Hocking River, Rufus is counting on you to make these scenes as unique as Athens itself.

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    HoHo Cake Demo


    Tuesday, October 6, at 2 p.m.

    Join OHIO Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Gigi Secuban and Executive Chef Tim Bruce, as they host a cooking demo featuring the University’s iconic HoHo cake. Secuban, an avid home baker, and Bruce will walk through how to bake, assemble, and decorate the famous cake in the Jefferson Marketplace’s Culinary Studio.

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    Esports: OHIO Students v. Alumni


    Wednesday, October 7, at 7:00 p.m.

    Watch the current OHIO Bobcat Esports team duke it out with Esports alumni in this student vs. alumni game. Alumni joining will include Matthew Shiftlet, social media manager for the Boston Uprising; Lemar Daniels, esports director of Lourdes University; and more.

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    Esports: OHIO v. Eastern Michigan


    Friday, October 9, at 7:00 p.m.

    Watch the OHIO Bobcat Esports team go head-to-head against the Eastern Michigan University Eagles, who had been slated to face off on the football field for OHIO’s 2020 Homecoming Football game.

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    Bobcat Neighborhood Sidewalk Sale


    In celebration of Homecoming 2020, members of the Bobcat Neighborhood, a directory of alumni-owned or operated organizations, businesses, and nonprofits, have put together these great deals for their fellow Bobcats.

Relive Campus

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    Workout with Wellworks


    WellWorks has what you need to jump start your self-care this week, with special home workout events each day just for alumni. Sign up for a few – or all – of the following events to receive information on tuning in. Classes include: Cardio Tone, Reinvest in Yourself: Self-Care, Pilates, Midweek Dance Break, Introduction to Mindfulness, Zumba, and Restorative Vinyasa Yoga.

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    Visit College Green in 360°


    Walk the brick pathways, hear the sounds, and learn some of the history behind the most historic and cherished buildings and landmarks on Ohio University’s College Green. Ohio Today magazine has created an immersive 360-degree experience that welcomes all to come home virtually to the heart of the Athens Campus—and even allows you to download a photo of yourself on College Green.

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    Mapping Memories: OHIO Bobcats Share Their Stories


    The Ohio University Libraries is calling on all alumni to map your memories! Through an innovative, interactive project, you can pin a photo, document, or other file to a virtual map of Athens and Ohio University and add the story behind your image.

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    HoHo Cake Demo


    Tuesday, October 6, at 2 p.m.

    Join OHIO Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Gigi Secuban and Executive Chef Tim Bruce, as they host a cooking demo featuring the University’s iconic HoHo cake. Secuban, an avid home baker, and Bruce will walk through how to bake, assemble, and decorate the famous cake in the Jefferson Marketplace’s Culinary Studio.

On Court Street

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    Bobcat Trivia Night


    Monday, October 5, at 6 p.m. | Registration required

    This casual and interactive experience will test the knowledge of Bobcats near and far about the most magical place in Ohio. These questions can include the history of Ohio University, local businesses around Athens, and more! Fun is guaranteed, winning is not.

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    The Entrepreneurial Spirit of Athens


    Tuesday, October 6, at 6 p.m. | Registration required

    Get entrepreneurship tips from a panel of Bobcat Neighborhood businesses and learn why they chose Athens, while you reminisce about your favorite shops and spots.

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    Bobcat Mixology


    Friday, October 9, at 7 p.m. | Registration required

    Coming to you live from uptown, veteran Athens bartender Erin “Stonewall” Christian, formerly of Jackie O’s and The Union, will mix up both adult and kid-friendly versions of some classic Athens cocktails. You’ll learn how to make them yourself and also receive the recipes, so you can enjoy a taste of Athens any time you like.

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    Homecoming After-Party with DJ A-Roc


    Friday, October 9, at 9 p.m.

    Jam out to current hits as we celebrate with Ohio University alumnus and uptown favorite DJ A-Roc, who will be bringing Homecoming Week to a close with your favorite songs and lots of giveaways for those watching!

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    Bobcat Neighborhood Sidewalk Sale


    In celebration of Homecoming 2020, members of the Bobcat Neighborhood, a directory of alumni-owned or operated organizations, businesses, and nonprofits, have put together these great deals for their fellow Bobcats.

Alumni Leadership & Learning

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    Empower Hour: Leaders of OHIO


    Wednesday, October 7, at 1 p.m. | Registration required

    Take a deep dive with the Ohio University Alumni Association as we hear from a group of extraordinary leaders at OHIO - who just happen to all be women - to learn what it takes to be a leader and hear about their experiences in leadership roles.

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    History of Student Expression on OHIO's Campus


    Thursday, October 8, at 7 p.m.

    OHIO students have been expressing themselves and OHIO administrators have been reacting to student expression since the very first Board of Trustees resolutions governing student behavior in 1812. Ohio University Archivist Bill Kimok will use dozens of images of photographs, handbooks, student publications, and other interesting archived materials to present a history of this fascinating dynamic.

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    5 Under 35 Panel


    Thursday, October 8, at 8 p.m. | Registration required

    Register for this panel hosted by the Student Alumni Board with five successful Bobcats under the age of 35. Ask questions of ambitious alumni who are forward-thinking and passionate members of the Bobcat community.

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    Coffee and a Book Chat


    Friday, October 9, at 9 a.m. | Registration required

    Join the Ohio University Alumni Association for an informal chat about the book "Little Fires Everywhere," by Celeste Ng. The bestselling book explores the darker and enigmatic side of life that lies just below the beautiful surface in the suburbs and is set in Shaker Heights, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio.

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    International Alumni Panel


    Thursday, October 8, at 9 a.m. | Registration required

    The Office of Global Affairs and Ohio University Alumni Association will host a conversation with a panel of international alumni who are either in the U.S. or abroad. They will share how they are giving back and making an impact in their communities and discuss how their time at Ohio University has helped to prepare them to do so.