Homecoming Schedule

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

11:30 a.m. - Paint the Town (Office Included) Green

During Homecoming Week, the Student Alumni Board (SAB) and Campus Involvement Center (CIC) will partner with local businesses and university departments in a decorating contest to spread Bobcat spirit. Organizations can get creative about how they spread the Bobcat Spirit! Paint a window or decorate the office in OHIO’s green and white! Prizes for both local businesses and university departments will be awarded!

8:00 p.m. - Classical chamber concert at Robert Glidden Recital Hall (Music Building)

Masterpieces for clarinet, cello and piano from past and present will be performed by both OU faculty and guest artists. Join us for a free concert to lift your spirits and feed your passion!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

8:00 a.m. - Ohio University Archives Annual Homecoming Display at Alden Library

University Archives will once again be doing the Homecoming display on the 4th floor of Alden Library! The 2017 display will consist of 19 tables loaded up with original, primary historic materials which help to tell Ohio University’s unique and fascinating story, especially from the students’ perspectives. Featured in the display will be student newspapers, photographs, sports programs, maps, catalogs, student publications such as the Green Goat, yearbooks, scrapbooks, and student handbooks and other Ohio University memorabilia—some of it dating back to the 19th century. Colorful posters representing over 90 years of university events and created in a variety of ways including slick publicity posters and student stenciled signs will provide backdrop for the display. We hope you will visit our display this Homecoming and return for future years!

11:00 a.m. - Pack The Pantry at Konneker Alumni Center

During Homecoming Week the Student Alumni Board, partners with Sorority and Fraternity Life to host a canned food drive for the Athens County Food Pantry. Donations will also be collected during Paint the Town Green throughout the week.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

8:00 a.m. - Ohio University Archives Annual Homecoming Display at Alden Library

University Archives will once again be doing the Homecoming display on the 4th floor of Alden Library! The 2017 display will consist of 19 tables loaded up with original, primary historic materials which help to tell Ohio University’s unique and fascinating story, especially from the students’ perspectives. Featured in the display will be student newspapers, photographs, sports programs, maps, catalogs, student publications such as the Green Goat, yearbooks, scrapbooks, and student handbooks and other Ohio University memorabilia—some of it dating back to the 19th century. Colorful posters representing over 90 years of university events and created in a variety of ways including slick publicity posters and student stenciled signs will provide backdrop for the display. We hope you will visit our display this Homecoming and return for future years!

8:30 p.m. - Yell Like Hell Pep Rally at Baker University Center Parking Lot

One of our best-attended signature Homecoming events, this year’s Pep Rally will feature the Marching 110 and The Singing Men of Ohio. Help ramp up Bobcat spirit in anticipation of Saturday’s matchup against Central Michigan, and collect unique OHIO giveaways!

Friday, October 6, 2017

8:00 a.m. - Ohio University Archives Annual Homecoming Display at Alden Library

University Archives will once again be doing the Homecoming display on the 4th floor of Alden Library! The 2017 display will consist of 19 tables loaded up with original, primary historic materials which help to tell Ohio University’s unique and fascinating story, especially from the students’ perspectives. Featured in the display will be student newspapers, photographs, sports programs, maps, catalogs, student publications such as the Green Goat, yearbooks, scrapbooks, and student handbooks and other Ohio University memorabilia—some of it dating back to the 19th century. Colorful posters representing over 90 years of university events and created in a variety of ways including slick publicity posters and student stenciled signs will provide backdrop for the display. We hope you will visit our display this Homecoming and return for future years!

11:00 a.m. - National Coming OUt Day and Homecoming Crafting OUt LOUd at Maggie Davis Room

Continuing the tradition of the overlap of Homecoming and National Coming Out Day, the LGBT Center is hosting a crafternoon for folks to create signs of their identities they want to share out and proud throughout Homecoming.

12:00 p.m. - OWE Alumni Get Together

Join Ohio Women’s Ensemble and OWE Alumnae Society for Homecoming 2017 October 6-7! There are a couple different events to sign up for, and all events are optional - pick and choose what sounds good to you! For more information click here.

1:00 p.m. - Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Schoonover Center

1-6 p.m. | Schoonover Center 1 p.m. Keynote: The Public and the Press: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Our Current Media Moment, with MOLLY YANITY, assistant professor of Journalism at Quinnipiac University and an Ohio University grad. Alumni panels with WGSS alumni: • 2 p.m.: Genders, Sexualities, and Healthcare • 3 p.m.: Gender, Sexuality and Education at Home and Abroad • 4 p.m.: Immigrants and Refugees: The Role of Gender 5 p.m. Reception: You’re invited to join other alumni, friends and students of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program to meet, discuss leadership strategies, foster mentorships, and encourage student development.

2:00 p.m. - Campus Tours at Konneker Alumni Center

Back on campus for Homecoming and want to see what's new? Want to visit your favorite spots? Go on a campus tour! Students from Student Alumni Board will host returning Bobcats on 45-60 minute campus tours to remember the old and visit the new. Tours begin and end at Konneker Alumni Center.

5:00 p.m. - Historical Hayrides at The Ridges

Join us for the annual Historical Hayrides at the Ridges on Friday night of Homecoming. Included with your registration is a Homecoming 2017 reusable mug and hot chocolate.

5:30 p.m. - Ohio University Alumni Association's Annual Awards Gala at Baker Ballroom

Join the Ohio University Alumni Association Board of Directors and Ohio University Intercollegiate Athletics as we celebrate the achievements of some of the University's most outstanding alumni and friends at the 2017 Alumni Awards Gala. The black-tie reception and dinner program will be hosted at Baker University Center Ballroom.

6:00 p.m. - Visit Your Residence Hall

Enjoy your visit back to campus by visiting your former residence hall while you’re in town! Registrants will meet at the Living Learning Center (111 South Green Drive) at 6 pm before traveling to a green of their choosing. When registering for this event, please select the residence hall you would like to visit. Please note that this tour will cover the building and common areas but will not include individual rooms or residence hallways. Registration is required and will close Wednesday, September 27.

8:00 p.m. - Classical chamber concert at Robert Glidden Recital Hall (Music Building)

Masterpieces for clarinet, cello and piano from past and present will be performed by both OU faculty and guest artists. Join us for a free concert to lift your spirits and feed your passion!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

7:30 a.m. - Homecoming 5k and Fun Run/Walk at Ping Recreation Center

Campus Recreation will be hosting its First Annual Homecoming 5k and Fun Run in partnership with Kroger of Athens. This event is meant to bring alumni, students, and community members together for a healthy and active start to their homecoming weekend. The race will begin on the Ping Front Lawn, and will take runners around the Ohio University Golf Course. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun and all fitness levels are welcome. Runners, walkers, strollers, and pets are all welcome on the course! The race will be held on October 7th and begin at 7:30AM with check in and day of registration opening at 6:00AM on race morning. Leading up to race day, please register online at https://www.recshop.ohio.edu/ For more information please visit the Campus Recreation website at https://www.ohio.edu/recreation/ or email Lydia McCall at Lm442616@ohio.edu.

8:00 a.m. - Ohio University Archives Annual Homecoming Display at Alden Library

University Archives will once again be doing the Homecoming display on the 4th floor of Alden Library! The 2017 display will consist of 19 tables loaded up with original, primary historic materials which help to tell Ohio University’s unique and fascinating story, especially from the students’ perspectives. Featured in the display will be student newspapers, photographs, sports programs, maps, catalogs, student publications such as the Green Goat, yearbooks, scrapbooks, and student handbooks and other Ohio University memorabilia—some of it dating back to the 19th century. Colorful posters representing over 90 years of university events and created in a variety of ways including slick publicity posters and student stenciled signs will provide backdrop for the display. We hope you will visit our display this Homecoming and return for future years!

8:15 a.m. - College of Health Sciences and Professions Breakfast at Grover Center

Please join the College of Health Sciences and Professions in Grover Center before the parade to reconnect with fellow alumni and faculty and catch up on your alma mater during Ohio University's Homecoming. Share in a light breakfast and beverages to fuel you for the parade and game. Grover Center 8:15 - 9:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m. - Scripps Pre-Parade Coffee Hour at Schoonover Center for Communication

Please join the Scripps College of Communication in the Steven L. Schoonover Center for Communication before the parade to reconnect with fellow alumni and faculty and catch up on your alma mater during Ohio University's Homecoming. Share in a coffee hour with light breakfast to fuel you for the parade and game. Be sure to use #OHIOHC2017 to join in the fun on social media!

10:00 a.m. - Homecoming Parade at Union Street

Hosted by the Campus Involvement Center in the Division of Student Affairs. The 2017 Homecoming Parade will celebrate “Back in the Mix, Back on the Bricks” with spirited floats, banners, and displays representing both the University and the surrounding community.

10:00 a.m. - Homecoming Zip-Line with Outdoor Pursuits at Zip-Line Facility at The Ridges

Celebrate Ohio University and Homecoming by exploring the surrounding area. Join us at our zip-line facility at the Ridges to climb our 40-foot tower and fly down our zip-line! Register online

11:00 a.m. - Stressed Backwards is Desserts! at LGBT Center, Baker 354

Join the LGBT Center in celebrating that stressed backwards is desserts. We will listen to queer jams past and present!

11:00 a.m. - Student Affairs Homecoming Tent at Pepsi Tailgreat Park

Please join Student Affairs before the Homecoming football game for food, fun, and prizes! Look for the Student Affairs tent at Tailgreat Park following the Homecoming Parade. All Student Affairs alumni and friends are welcome. Contact studentaffairs@ohio.edu for questions.

11:00 a.m. - Bobcat Bash at Pepsi Tailgreat Park

Get pumped for OHIO to take on Central Michigan at our annual Bobcat Bash while mingling with a few hundred of your closest Bobcat friends! Enjoy music, picnic food, beverages (including beer and wine) family-friendly games and OHIO giveaways for one price.

11:00 a.m. - Voinovich School Homecoming Tailgate at Pepsi Tailgreat Park

Come join alumni, students, faculty/staff, and friends of the George Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs for a fun filled Homecoming Tailgate. Enjoy food, beverages (drink tickets included for adults over 21) give-a-ways, and family-friendly activities in Tailgreat Park. Please register before October 4th. If you have any questions please contact Bose Maposa at bosemaposa@gmail.com

 

11:00 a.m. - Honors Tutorial College Mixer at Honors Tutorial College

Visit the Honors Tutorial College after the parade and enjoy refreshments and fond memories with fellow HTC alumni, friends, family, current students, faculty and staff. You may even win one of several door prizes. Contact angela.ulrich@verizonwireless.com with any questions.

11:00 a.m. - Varsity OHIO - All Sports Reunion at Pepsi Tailgreat Park

All former OHIO student-athletes, athletic trainers, cheerleaders, and managers are encouraged to attend the sixth Annual Varsity OHIO All-Sport Reunion. The event is FREE to attend and will include a buffet lunch and opportunity to spend time with former teammates and friends. Please bring your family and join us for a day of celebrating the tradition of OHIO Athletics. Register or ask questions of Esteban Arriola at arriola@ohio.edu or call 740-593-1119.

11:00 a.m. - Collegiate Recovery Reception at Baker Center 321

A Collegiate Recovery Reception will be held immediately following the Homecoming Parade on Oct. 7, 11 am – 12:30 pm in Baker University Center 321. You can stop by to check out our space and meet students in recovery who are thriving academically and socially! Refreshments will be provided and everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Ann Addington at addingto@ohio.edu.

11:30 a.m. - Arts & Sciences Homecoming Tailgate Tent at Tailgreat Park

Stop by the Arts & Sciences Homecoming Tent at Tailgreat Park after the parade and enjoy pre-game snacks with fellow alumni, faculty and staff and sign up to win a 2-night stay at the OU Inn.

11:30 a.m. - Student Senate Alumni Society Tailgate at Pepsi Tailgreat Park

Join the Student Senate Alumni Society at Tailgreat Park on October 7 for Homecoming 2017! We will share food and beverages while celebrating our time at OHIO. You can RSVP for our gathering by clicking the link below.
Kickoff for the OHIO vs. Central Michigan football game is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., but plenty is going on before the game! Watching current student senators and countless others march in the Homecoming Parade at 10:00, directly followed by an open house in the student senate office (Baker 301). Finally, don't forget to stop by the Senate Alumni tent for Kiser's BBQ, beginning at 11:30 AM, and to enjoy conversation with student senators past and present.
For more information, please contact Keith Wilbur at keith.wilbur@hapcap.org

12:00 p.m. - College of Business Homecoming Tailgate at Pepsi Tailgreat Park

Please register today and join us for pre-game fun, food and beverages. Be sure to register by October 4. For any questions please contact Kay Sutphin at vujaklij@ohio.edu. Go Bobcats! (Time subject to change)

2:00 p.m. - OHIO vs. Central Michigan at Peden Stadium

For Homecoming 2017 game tickets visit the OHIO Athletics website or reserve your tickets by calling (800) 575-2287.