Homecoming 2016: All Roads Lead Home Event Registration

Start Date:
Monday, October 3, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Location:
Ohio University
Various Campus Locations
Athens, OH 45701

Homecoming is Oct. 3-8, 2016; and this year's celebration is all about coming home.

Join us for these Homecoming 2016 events:

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Paint the Town and Office Green
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM : Vernon R. Alden Library

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

Pack the Pantry
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Konnneker Alumni Center

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 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM on Tuesday, Oct. 4.  Please note that this event time has been changed from it's original 11:00 AM start due to the vist of President Clinton.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Breaking a World Record is a Piece of Cake: World’s Largest Cake Walk!

5:30 PM - Baker University Center - 1st Floor Parking Lot

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

Ohio University Archives Annual Homecoming Display
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM : Vernon R. 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.  Please check back soon for more information.

Yell Like Hell Pep Rally
8:00 PM : 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 Bowling Green, and collect unique OHIO giveaways!

 

Friday, October 7, 2016

Ohio University Archives Annual Homecoming Display
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM : Vernon R. 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.  Please check back soon for more information.

Campus Tours
2:00 PM : Konneker Alumni Center

Begin your weekend back on campus with a guided tour by the Student Alumni Board.

Historical Hayrides at the Ridges
5:00 PM : 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.

Ohio University Alumni Awards Gala
5:30 PM - Baker University Center

Join the Ohio University Alumni Association Board of Directors and Ohio University Intercollegiate Athletics in celebrating the achievements of some of the University's most outstanding alumni and friends at the 2016 Alumni Awards Gala. The black-tie reception and dinner will be held at Baker University Center on Friday, Oct. 7. The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and program at 6:30 p.m.  To register for the gala, please click here.

For more information, please contact Dawn Werry at werryd@ohio.edu or (740) 593-4302.

Visit yOUr Residence Hall
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM : Living Learning Center

Enjoy your visit back to campus by visiting your former residence hall while on-campus.  Registrants will meet at the Living Learning Center at 6:00 PM 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 invidual 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 September 22.

Ohio University Women's Ensemble Alumnae Homecoming Weekend
7:00 PM 

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

Class Gateway Grand Re-Opening 
9:00 AM

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.

Alumni Coffee Hour
9:30 AM - Schoonover Center

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!

Ohio University Archives Annual Homecoming Display
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM : Vernon R. 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.  Please check back soon for more information.

Homecoming Parade
10:00 AM - Union St and Court St

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.  Please click here for information on this year's new parade route.

College of Business Homecoming Tailgate
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM : 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!!

This event is for registered College of Business alumni and families ONLY!

College and Special Interest Tailgates
11:00 AM - Pepsi Tailgreat Park

Please click here for a full list of Homecoming 2016 tailgates. 

 

Homecoming Bobcat Bash
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM : 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. 

OHIO vs Bowling Green Football Game
2:00 PM - Peden Stadium

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

Important!  Game-day traffic patterns for home football games has changed.  Please click here for updated traffic information.

We're sorry, the deadline for buying tickets for this event has passed.