Homecoming Schedule

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

11:00 a.m. - Pack the Pantry

Student Alumni Board will be partnering with Sorority and Fraternity Life to collect as many cans as possible on Tuesday, Oct. 4 to help support the Athens County Food Pantry. A competition will happen between sorority and fraternity teams, but all are welcome to come and donate canned goods or any spare change. Pack the Pantry will be happening on the Konneker Alumni Center front lawn from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

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! https://www.ohio.edu/homecoming/decorating.cfm

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

5:30 p.m. - Breaking a World Record is a Piece of Cake: World’s Largest Cake Walk!

Join your fellow Bobcats and BobcaThon to break a Guinness World Record with the largest cake walk right here at Ohio University! All are welcome, and the first 500 people can participate in the official cake walk. The pre-party for the cake walk will begin at 4:30 p.m. on the Baker 1st Floor Parking Lot. Cake will be available for everyone, with special cakes donated for the cake walk. Participation is free, but a $2 donation is encouraged to participate. All donations will benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

10:00 a.m. - Ohio University Archives Annual Homecoming Display at Alden Library

Come visit the Ohio University Archives Annual Homecoming Display to learn more about your alma mater! This popular display, which is visited each year by hundreds of alumni, students, staff and members of the community will once again feature 20 tables piled high with historic materials representing Ohio University's unique, yet familiar past. Open 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

8:30 p.m. - Yell Like Hell Pep Rally at Baker University 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 Bowling Green, and collect unique OHIO giveaways!

Friday, October 7, 2016

10:00 a.m. - Ohio University Archives Annual Homecoming Display

Come visit the Ohio University Archives Annual Homecoming Display to learn more about your alma mater! This popular display, which is visited each year by hundreds of alumni, students, staff and members of the community will once again feature 20 tables piled high with historic materials representing Ohio University's unique, yet familiar past. Open 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

12:00 p.m. - National Coming Out SpeakOUt at West Portico (College Green)

Celebrate what it means to be out in whatever ways you are out! Whether coming out for the first time or the 1804th time, all are welcome to share their stories at this celebration of all things queer--we are coming out to come home!

1:00 p.m. - WGSS Reunion & Roundtables at 31 S. Court St., Suite 103

1:00p.m. - 5:30 p.m. – WGSS Reunion & Roundtables at 31 S. Court St., Suite 103

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.

Alumni Roundtable Topics:
• Gender and Media
• LGBTQ Education and Advocacy
• Gender and Law

Roundtable leaders and participants will range from academics to advocates, from first-year law students to seasoned veterans in a wide variety of fields. More information about panels is available online.

The roundtables are from 1 to 4:30 p.m., followed by a reception from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Please let us know if you will attend, so that we can plan ahead, by emailing wgss@ohio.edu.

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 2016 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 for a black-tie reception and dinner and program at Baker University Center Ballroom we celebrate the achievements of some of the University's most outstanding alumni and friends at the 2016 Alumni Awards Gala.

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

The event goes from 6 - 8 p.m. Enjoy your visit back to campus by visiting your former residence hall while on-campus. Registrants will meet at the Living Learning Center at 6 p.m. and go to the residence hall of their choosing. Please note that this tour will cover the building and common areas but will not include individual room or residence hallways. Please indicate the residence hall that you would like to visit on the registration portion of this page. Please register by Sept. 22.

7:00 p.m. - Ohio University Women's Ensemble Alumnae Homecoming Weekend

Your newly formed Alumnae Society welcomes you hOUme for Homecoming 2016! Please join us October 7-9 in Athens to reconnect with old friends and get to know to the newest members of the Ohio Women's Ensemble family. Register here.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

8:00 a.m. - Alumni Breakfast at Grover Center

All alumni of the College of Health Sciences and Professions are invited to join us for a light breakfast before the Homecoming Parade, from 8 am to 9:45 a.m.

9:00 a.m. - Class Gateway Grand Re-Opening

This past year, the Class Gateway underwent a major renovation repairing the tunnel underneath and incorporating universal design features so that the gateway can be enjoyed by anyone who visits. Join us for a formal ribbon cutting and grand re-opening of Class Gateway with special remarks from university officials before the Homecoming Parade begins! Click here to see historic photos of Class Gateway throughout the years.

9:30 a.m. - Alumni Coffee Hour at Schoonover Center Lobby

Warm up before the 2016 Homecoming Parade with free coffee or hot chocolate. Don’t forget to grab some OHIO giveaways to show your Bobcat pride throughout the day!

10:00 a.m. - Ohio University Archives Annual Homecoming Display

Come visit the Ohio University Archives Annual Homecoming Display to learn more about your alma mater! This popular display, which is visited each year by hundreds of alumni, students, staff and members of the community will once again feature 20 tables piled high with historic materials representing Ohio University's unique, yet familiar past. Open 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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

It’s that time, Bobcats! Come out for the 2016 Homecoming Parade! Sponsored by the Campus Involvement Center, you’ll see spirited floats, banners and displays representing both the University and the surrounding community. 

11:00 a.m. - Learning Communities Open House at Chubb Hall 060

See Learning Communities' new Chubb Hall space! Say hi to Wendy! The LC team would love to reconnect with former peer mentors and LCLs!

11:00 a.m. - Empty Plates at Out Sp. Lindley Park

Ceramic plates glazed by Ohio University students will be available for donation (lunch included). This fundraiser will help fight hunger in Southeast Ohio by raising funds for the Southeast Ohio Foodbank & Southeast Ohio Regional Kitchen, programs of Hocking Athens Perry Community Action. This event will run from 11am-2pm.

11:00 a.m. - Voinovich School Party at Tailgreat Park at Tailgreat Park

Come join us for some food, refreshments and a good time. We will have some fun games (Corn Hole, KanJam, etc.) and don't miss your chance to mingle with alumni, faculty, friends, and students of the Voinovich School.

11:00 a.m. - Student Senate Office Open House at Baker Center 305

Stop by the Student Senate Office in Baker University Center Room 305 to meet current Student Senate members and check out the office.

11:00 a.m. - HTC Homecoming Mixer at 35 Park Place Ohio University Athens, OH 45701

The event starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Enjoy refreshments as you interact with staff, students and alumni. This family-friendly, informal social will double as a reunion and a chance to network with new faces. Hear updates about the College, and learn about the recently established HTC Society of Alumni and Friends!

11:30 a.m. - College of Business Homecoming Tailgate at Pepsi Tailgreat Park

Join your fellow Bobcats and register for the College of Business Homecoming Tailgate for pre-game fun, food and beverages. GO BOBCATS!! For CoB alumni and families only.

11:30 a.m. - Economics Alumni Tailgate at Pepsi Tailgreat Park Ohio University Athens, OH 45701

The event starts at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m. Join fellow Economics alumni for the Homecoming Tailgate. Share lunch with current and Emeriti faculty, staff, and alumni.

11:30 a.m. - Russ College Homecoming Tailgate at Tailgreat Park Ohio University Athens, OH 45701

The event starts at 11:30 a.m. and at 2 p.m. Join your fellow Bobcats for the Russ College Homecoming Tailgate! Enjoy a barbecue and the big game, while wearing your Russ College/Ohio University T-shirt with pride! Live music and kids’ bouncy houses will be on hand as well! Space is limited so make your reservation today! You must be a Russ College graduate to register but you can register for non-Russ College graduates as your guests. Replies must be received by September 27.

11:30 a.m. - Sociology & Anthropology Alumni Tailgate at Pepsi Tailgreat Park Ohio University Athens, OH 45701

The event will start at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. You’re invited to the Sociology & Anthropology Alumni Tailgate during Homecoming! Join us in the Sociology & Anthropology tent and share lunch with fellow alumni, faculty, emeriti and staff. The event is complimentary to attend, but we ask that you please register by Sept. 30.

11:30 a.m. - Bobcat Bash at Pepsi Tailgreat Park

Get pumped for OHIO to take on Bowling Green! Enjoy music, picnic food, beverages (including beer and wine) family-friendly games and OHIO giveaways for one price.

12:00 p.m. - Student Senate Tailgate Tent at TailGreat Park at TailGreat Park

Join us at TailGreat Park before the game. Enjoy free food and drinks while hanging out with current and alumni Senate members. (Open to current and alumni Student Senate members & family)

2:00 p.m. - OHIO vs. Bowling Green at Peden Stadium

For Homecoming 2016 game tickets visit the OHIO Athletics website or reserve your tickets by calling (800) 575-2287.

10:00 p.m. - Bobcat Alumni Jazz Jam at Casa Nueva

Join the School of Music and the School of Music Society of Alumni and Friends to see fellow School of Music alumni while you are here for homecoming!