Homecoming Schedule

Below is the schedule from Homecoming 2015. The 2016 Homecoming schedule is coming soon!

Monday, October 5, 2015

8:00 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

11:00 a.m. - Pack the Pantry at Baker 3rd Floor Atrium

Pack the Pantry is a week-long canned food drive sponsored by the Student Alumni Board (SAB). It runs Monday, Oct. 5 through Thursday Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Make a difference in the Athens community by donating cans or dollars to the Athens County Food Pantry while entering to win a basket of OHIO swag! Gather your friends, student organization members, floor mates or fellow faculty members to compete for cash prizes! Groups can be formed at the time of donation, and the top three groups will receive a cash prize that can be put toward anything from new equipment to the perfect pizza party!

All proceeds will go to the Athens County Food Pantry. Raffle basket winners will be announced at the Yell Like Hell pep rally.

Raffle baskets – 2 raffle baskets given away

Organizational Prizes – 1st place - $200, 2nd place - $100, 3rd place - $50

 

6:30 p.m. - Free Film Screenings: The PhD Movie and The PhD Movie 2 at Memorial Auditorium

The PHD Movie 1 takes a humorous and poignant look at four graduate students as they grapple with research, being a teaching assistant and finding balance in their over-worked lives.

The story follows Winston, a first year graduate student who wants to join a research group to do his Ph.D., and Cecilia, a teaching assistant and grad student who loses her motivation and passion for her work.

The PHD Movie 2 looks at themes of competition in research, overcoming writer's block, and finding your voice. Winston is now an integral part of Prof. Smith's Lab. However, the current economic situation has put the lab in peril as research funding levels are at an all-time low. The group must travel to an important academic conference and square off against a rival research group as they compete for results and grant money. Meanwhile, Cecilia's advisor declares he is going on sabbatical, which means she has to finish writing her thesis or be stuck in grad school another year.

The PhD Movie 1:

Showing 6:30 p.m., Monday Oct. 5, Memorial Auditorium

The PhD Movie 2:

Showing: 8 p.m., Monday Oct. 5, Memorial Auditorium

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

11:00 a.m. - Pack the Pantry: Greek Day at Konneker Alumni Center – Front Lawn

Pack the Pantry will be participating this year in the Homecoming Competition for Sorority and Fraternity Life! Each of the greek teams will be competing against each other to see which team can raise the most funds or bring the most cans. This will be a large scale event on the front lawn of Konneker Alumni Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - Cirque Du Ohio

Head to South Beach and experience a variety of circus acts courtesy of the Cincinnati Circus Company! Don't miss the chance to see a flying trapeze show, professional sword swallower, a fire show, and much more - all free of charge! Cirque Du Ohio even features a freak show museum hosted by the infamous, Mr. Marvel's Wondertorium! In addition to these thrilling acts, Cirque Du Ohio will be providing a variety of carnival type snacks! Including, popcorn, cotton candy, cracker jacks, snow cones, and more!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

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

Stop by Alden to explore the archives of Ohio University’s long history including student newspapers, photographs, yearbooks, maps, historic event posters, handbooks and other Ohio University memorabilia that will be piled high.

9:00 a.m. - Scripps College of Communication Social Media Boot Camp at Schoonover Center 308

Attendees will find out what social media can do for them and their business. The workshop will focus on how to use social networks for branding, engagement, community management, and more. Workshop leaders are Dr. Karen Riggs, Scripps College of Social Media Certificate coordinator, and alumnus Taylor Olmstead, social media community manager at Rocky Brands. The workshop is from 9 am - 4 pm and registration is required. 

3:00 p.m. - Delta Phi Chapter Golden Anniversary Celebration

Join us for socials, a service project and all of the Homecoming festivities. RSVP Here by Sept. 18 to participate.

6:30 p.m. - Yell Like Hell Pre Party at Baker Parking Lot

A pre pep rally before The Yell Like Hell Pep Rally. There will be games, candy, raffles and more. Come join us in celebrating Homecoming!

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 Miami, and collect unique OHIO giveaways!

Friday, October 9, 2015

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

Stop by Alden to explore the archives of Ohio University’s long history including student newspapers, photographs, yearbooks, maps, historic event posters, handbooks and other Ohio University memorabilia that will be piled high.

8:30 a.m. - Alumni Family Day

Undergraduate Admissions and the Ohio University Alumni Association welcome alumni with high school juniors and seniors to learn about what the next generation can do to become successful Bobcats!

See a full schedule of the day's events here.

Click here to register now.

11:00 a.m. - National Coming Out Day SpeakOUt at Bobcat Lounge

A day to celebrate our stories of being "out" on the bricks. Students, faculty, staff, alums, and community members are invited to honor National Coming Out Day, rainbow warrior bobcat style! (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)

12:30 p.m. - Same Bricks, Different Stories - LGBTQ Narratives over the years at LGBT Center, Baker 354

A lunchtime discussion with alum Stuart Blersch who will share stories about gay activism in the early 70s at Ohio University. Joining Stuart will be other alums who will share their memories of being LGBTQ on the same bricks--then and now. A light lunch will be served, all are welcome!

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 the 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

Ride in a horse-drawn wagon, tour the former Athens Asylum and learn how OHIO has utilized this historic site.

6:00 p.m. - Residence Hall Viewing at the Athens Campus

Who says you can’t go home again? Back by popular demand, residence hall viewings during Homecoming 2015! Visit your old stomping grounds or tour the new quarters opening this fall. Mary Gallagher of Residential Housing will send out the meeting location via conformation E-mail by Oct. 7.

6:00 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 2015 Alumni Awards Gala.

8:00 p.m. - Living Learning Center Alumni Opening at South Green

Ohio University Department of Housing and Residence Life is very excited to announce the grand opening of the four new residence halls as well as the Living Learning Center on South Green. Stop by the Living Learning Center on South Green from 8 - 11 p.m. for a tour of our new space and have the opportunity to reconnect with other alumni and enjoy a light cake reception.  

Saturday, October 10, 2015

9:30 a.m. - Alumni Coffee Hour at The Front Room, Baker University Center

Warm up before the 2015 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. - Homecoming Parade at Union Street, Court Street

It’s that time, Bobcats! Come out for the 2015 Homecoming Parade! Sponsored by the Campus Involvement Center, you’ll see spirited floats, banners and displays representing both the University and the surrounding community. 

Want to watch the Homecoming parade live online? WOUB will be streaming the event live on this page Saturday, Oct. 10 at 10 a.m.

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

Stop by Alden to explore the archives of Ohio University’s long history including student newspapers, photographs, yearbooks, maps, historic event posters, handbooks and other Ohio University memorabilia that will be piled high.

11:00 a.m. - Varsity Ohio All-Sport Annual Reunion at Pepsi Tailgreat Park

All former Ohio student-athletes, trainers, and managers are encouraged to attend the 4th Annual Varsity Ohio all-sport reunion. The event is free to attend and this is your opportunity to spend time with former teammates and friends. Director of Athletics, Jim Schaus, will stop by the event to welcome Varsity Ohio members back to campus. Please bring your family and join us for a day of celebrating the tradition of Ohio Athletics. RSVP for the reunion, prior to Oct. 7, by filling out the information here.

11:00 a.m. - College of Health Sciences and Professions Homecoming Tailgate

Join fellow Bobcats for the College of Health Sciences and Professions' Homecoming Tailgate. Share lunch with faculty, staff, students and alumni. Registration is required and $10 will provide you lunch and beverages. Please register by Oct. 5. The tailgate will take place at Tailgreat Park, located along the Hocking River across from Peden Stadium and the Convocation Center. Click here to register.

11:00 a.m. - Student Senate Alumni Homecoming at Pepsi Tailgreat Park

Join your fellow Student Senate alumni as well as current students prior to the 2015 Homecoming football game in Pepsi TailGreat Park. This event is a great opportunity to network with alumni, current Student Senators, and university staff. Guests that are 21+ years of age that preregister will receive one complimentary drink ticket. Look for the Student Senate alumni tent! Prior to the tailgate, from 11 a.m. - noon, Student Senate invites alumni to an open house at their office in 305 Baker Center. Come by after the homecoming parade and meet with current Senate officers and commissioners. The tailgate starts at noon and a light lunch will be served. Click here to register.

11:00 a.m. - HTC Meet & Greet at Park Place

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! Click here to register.

11:00 a.m. - Scripps College of Communication Open House at Schoonover Center for Communication Lobby

This event will feature tours, hors d’oeuvres and freebies at our newly renovated facility. The admission is free.

11:30 a.m. - 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. Make your reservation today! Replies must be received online by Oct.1.

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

Join your fellow bobcats for The Patton College of Education Homecoming Tailgate. Share lunch with Patton College of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni. Space is limited, so make your reservations early. The event is free but registration is required, by Oct. 1.

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

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

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. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. and goes untill 1:30 p.m. Click here to register online. 

12:00 p.m. - Sober Bobcats Tailgate at Pepsi Tailgreat Park

Join us for this FREE tailgate party with good food and fun games.
The tailgate starts at 12 and goes unitl 2 p.m.

Contact Ann Addington at addingto@ohio.edu or 740.593.4749 for questions.

12:30 p.m. - UPC Alumni Tailgate at Tailgrate Park

All University Program Council alumni is invited to come and celebrate homecoming weekend with old UPC friends and the current programming board! 

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

For Homecoming 2015 game tickets visit the OHIO Athletics website or reserve your tickets by calling (800) 575-2287.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

10:30 a.m. - Student Alumni Board Alumni Brunch at Konneker Alumni Center

Current members of the Student Alumni Board would love to invite SAB Alumni to a meet and greet at Konneker Alumni Center at the end of Homecoming week. Refreshments and lawn games will be provided, so make sure to stop by on your way home from Athens! The brunch will last untill 1:30 p.m.
 
Click here to RSVP.