On The Green Weekend: On-Campus Housing and Event Registration (2017)

Start Date:
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
End Date:
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Location:
Ohio University and the City of Athens
Various Locations
Athens, OH 45701

Pack your suitcase, trunk or duffle bag. Load the car, board a bus, or hop on a plane. However you get here, get back to Athens for On The Green Weekend, taking place  May 17 - 21, 2017! What's better than Athens in the spring?

Your OHIO Alumni Association has a great weekend planned with activities for the entire OHIO community including those celebrating special class milestone or affinity reunions.

Share your photos, memories and excitement with us using #OTG2017.


Athens Hotel Options

Below is a list of Athens, Ohio hotel options available for the 2017 On The Green Weekend. When you call to make your reservation, please mention "On The Green Weekend" for the special weekend rates:

Baymont Inn & Suites - $104 - $228 per night plus tax
20 Home St.
Athens, OH 45701
740-594-3000

Fairfield Inn & Suites - $139 per night plus tax
924 E. State St.
Athens, OH 45701
740-589-5839

Hampton Inn - $125 per night plus tax
986 E. State St.
Athens, OH 45701
740-593-5600

Holiday Inn Express - $109 per night plus tax
11 E. Park Drive
Athens, OH 45701
740-592-4640

Hospitality Room Information:

Ohio University Inn & Conference Center – Wilson Room     
Wednesday, May 17 – Sunday May 21           8 AM – 8 PM

Baymont Inn & Suites – Green & White Room                       
Wednesday, May 17 – Sunday May 21           8 AM – 8 PM

Holiday Inn Express -  1912 Room                                          
Wednesday, May 17 – Sunday May 21           8 AM – 8 PM  

For additional information regarding lodging in Athens, Ohio you can contact the Athens County Visitors Bureau at 1-800-878-9767.

On-Campus Housing Package Options

We are excited to announce that Bromley Hall will be available as a lodging option for On The Green Weekend 2017. Check in will begin on Wednesday, May 17 and check out will be by noon on Sunday, May 21. Linen packets are included with your registration fee. Please click here for an Ohio University campus parking map. 

Rooms for Bromley Hall feature:
Twin size, extra-long bed 
Desk with desk chair 
Dresser and closet space 
Small microwave/refrigerator unit
Each room has individual seasonal temperature controls

Pricing:
Single Room - $63 per night
Double Room - $78 per night ($39 per person) 

Suite style rooms share a bathroom with an adjoining suite. Bathrooms have internal privacy locks, but not external/room side locks, enabling attendees to access adjoining suite rooms through the bathroom. Bunk beds in the Double Rooms will all be de-bunked prior to check in. There are a limited number of ADA rooms available upon request.

Please note that only one dorm room may be booked per attendee. Attendees may not book multiple rooms. 

Registration for On-Campus Housing is now closed.

For those registered check in will start May 17th for Bromley Hall. Check out will be noon on May 21st at the latest.

On The Green Weekend Parking and Transportation Information

The OHIO Alumni Association is happy to announce that free parking will be available at the Peden Stadium (Lot 132) for all attendees of On The Green Weekend.

As in the past, shuttles will be available at no charge, running to/from several hotels and major points on campus. Please click here for shuttle information.

On The Green Weekend RV Parking

We are happy to offer RV parking for our On The Green Weekend 2017. RV parking will be available in the parking lot of Peden Stadium beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17 and will be available through May 21.

If you plan to bring an RV to On The Green, we ask that you please register for a space below.

Schedule of Events: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Registration (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
Location: Baker University Center 1st Floor
Visit the registration table to pick up your nametag and other OTG materials.

Bobcat Store (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
Location: Baker University Center 1st Floor
Stop by the Bobcat Store's pop-up store to check out the latest OHIO goods and gear!

Athens Historical Tour (10:15 AM - 2:00 PM)
Location: Baker University Center 1st Floor
Learn about Athens through the years.  Learn how the University, Court Street, and Athens has changed over the years and interact with historians as well as current students to interact with local history as well as current events.  Lunch will also be included in this tour.

Schedule of Events: Thursday, May 18, 2017 

Registration (7:30 AM - 7:00 PM)
Location: Baker University Center 1st Floor
Visit the registration table to pick up your nametag and other OTG materials. 

Continental Breakfast (7:30 AM - 9:00 AM)
Location: Baker University Center 2nd Floor Rooms 240/242
Begin your day at On The Green with breakfast

Bobcat Store (8:30 AM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Baker University Center 1st Floor
Stop by the Bobcat Store's pop-up store to check out the latest OHIO goods and gear!

Alumni College (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Baker University Center 2nd Floor
Join us for the 2017 edition of Alumni College! We’re offering many exciting courses and will allow our attendees to build their own class schedules for Alumni College. This year’s program will include courses on wellness, history, and other exciting topics and will feature luncheons with our presenting faculty members. 

Recountal – Navajo Weavings from Southwest Native American Collections (10:00 AM – 8:00 PM)
Location: Kennedy Museum of Art East Galleries
Kennedy Museum of Art marks 20 years by recounting the story of exhibiting Navajo weavings from its unparalleled Southwest Native American Collection. Highlights of the collection donated to Ohio University by Edwin L. and Ruth E. Kennedy are shown alongside 21st century acquisitions. Over 40 weavings are on display, featuring a First Phase Ute Wearing Blanket, regional styles such as Teec Nos Pos and Two Grey Hills, and significant pictorials, including the last known sandpainting weaving by Navajo hataalii Hosteen Klah.

Golfing Tee Times during On the Green (3:00 PM, 3:15 PM, and 3:30 PM)
Location: Ohio University Golf Course
Enjoy a round of golf when you are back on campus!  Play with a group of friends, or sign up to be paired up with other OHIO alumni and start your weekend off on campus with a relaxing round of golf before heading to the welcome reception. 

Student Campus Tours - Shuttle Tour (5:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
Location: Baker University Center 4th Floor
After Alumni College, join our students for a tour around campus to see what is new. Students from Student Alumni Board will host returning Bobcats on 45-60 minute campus tours to remember the old and visit the new. Tours will be available on a shuttle bus, and will leave from Baker University Center 4th floor. 

On the Green Film Festival (5:00 PM)
Location: Athena Cinema (20 S Court St, Athens, OH 45701)
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
: 108 Minutes 

Historical Court Street Tour (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)
Location: Meet at College Green
Enjoy hearing from the Southeast Ohio History Center about the history of Court Street through the years. See what used to be in your favorite watering holes in Athens. The tour is limited to 20 people, and is a walking tour, so bring your walking shoes.

On the Green Film Festival (7:00 PM)
Location: Athena Cinema (20 S Court St, Athens, OH 45701)
Bonnie and Clyde:
111 Minutes

Welcome to On The Green with Music and Desserts (7:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
Location: West Portico of Memorial Auditorium
End your night on Thursday relaxing on College Green while enjoying some of our local musicians in the area.  Desserts will be provided for this free event, and it is a wonderful way to enjoy the traditional college green. 

Schedule of Events: Friday, May 19, 2017 

Registration (7:30 AM - 7:00 PM)
Location: Baker University Center 1st Floor
Visit the registration table to pick up your nametag and other OTG materials.

Continental Breakfast (8:00 AM - 9:30 AM)
Location: Baker University Center 2nd Floor Rooms 240/242
Begin your day at On The Green with breakfast.

Alumni Leaders Conference (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)
Location: Walter Hall Rotunda and Baker University Center 2nd Floor
The Ohio Alumni Association will host their Alumni Leaders’ Conference on Friday, May 19, 2017 as a part of On the Green Weekend.  This is an invitation only conference for current chapter and society volunteers.

Bobcat Store (8:30 AM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Baker University Center 1st Floor
Stop by the Bobcat Store's pop-up store to check out the latest OHIO goods and gear!

Alumni College (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Baker University Center 2nd Floor
Join us for the 2017 edition of Alumni College! We’re offering many exciting courses and will allow our attendees to build their own class schedules for Alumni College. This year’s program will include courses on wellness, history, and other exciting topics and will feature luncheons with our presenting faculty members. 

OHIO Alumni Association Tour Information (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Location: Baker University Center 2nd Floor Conference Hall
Adventure awaits!  Your OHIO Alumni Association offers exciting tours and weekend getaways all year long.  Visit the second floor conference hall to learn about upcoming alumni tours and possibilities in exotic international destinations and fascinating domestic locals.  

Recountal – Navajo Weavings from Southwest Native American Collections (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Location: Kennedy Museum of Art East Galleries
Kennedy Museum of Art marks 20 years by recounting the story of exhibiting Navajo weavings from its unparalleled Southwest Native American Collection. Highlights of the collection donated to Ohio University by Edwin L. and Ruth E. Kennedy are shown alongside 21st century acquisitions. Over 40 weavings are on display, featuring a First Phase Ute Wearing Blanket, regional styles such as Teec Nos Pos and Two Grey Hills, and significant pictorials, including the last known sandpainting weaving by Navajo hataalii Hosteen Klah.

HTC Society of Alumni and Friends – Alumni/Student Mixer (1:00 PM – 2:30 PM)
Location: 35 Park Place
In celebration of On the Green Weekend, HTC alumni, students, and staff are invited to enjoy fellowship and refreshments at 35 Park Place.

McCracken Hall Tour (3:00 PM)
Location: McCracken Hall
Comprehensive tour of newly renovated McCracken Hall. Tour is open to Patton College and Ohio University alumni.

OHIO Baseball Vs. Kent State (3:00 PM)
Location: Bob Wren Stadium
Come watch the OHIO Baseball team against Kent State! General admission tickets are $5.00. Children ages 3 and older must have a ticket for admission. To purchase single game tickets, call 800-575-CATS (2287) or visit the Ohio Athletics Ticket Office inside the Convocation Center. 

Student Campus Tours - Shuttle Tour (5:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
Location: Baker University Center 4th Floor
After Alumni College, join our students for a tour around campus to see what is new. Students from Student Alumni Board will host returning Bobcats on 45-60 minute campus tours to remember the old and visit the new. Tours will be available on a shuttle bus, and will leave from Baker University Center 4th floor. 

On the Green Film Festival (5:00 PM)
Location: Athena Cinema (20 S Court St, Athens, OH 45701)
The Goodbye Girl:
111 Minutes

Reception and Awards Ceremony (6:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Location: Bryan Hall Patio
Your OHIO Alumni Association is celebrating you, our volunteers! The awards ceremony will recognize our outstanding volunteer groups and an outstanding volunteer of the year. The Reception and Awards Ceremony will take place on the Bryan Hall patio with dinner following at the bottom of the Bryan Hall stairs. This is an invitation only event.

On the Green Film Festival (7:00 PM)
Location: Athena Cinema (20 S Court St, Athens, OH 45701)
The Spy Who Loved Me: 125 Minutes

Karaoke (9:00 PM - 12:00 AM)
Location: The Over Hang (63 N Court St, Athens, OH 45701)
Whether you like to sing alone or with a group come belt out your favorite tunes at The Overhang.  There is no cost associated with this event, pay as you go for food and beverages. 

Schedule of Events: Saturday, May 20, 2017

Bobcat Dash featuring Superhero Fest Fun Run and Bike Ride (7:00 AM)
Location: Starts at Richland Ave. Park – Dairy Lane, Athens, OH 45701 (Please follow signs to sign-in table) 

OHIO Alumni Association is partnering with Athens CASA in bringing the Superheroes back to town for Superhero Fest, Volume IV. Join us on this wacky, family-friendly, fun-filled day of Superheroes, showing off their super powers. Costumes are encouraged, fun is guaranteed. 

Event details and schedule -

7:00am Check in Begins (You must be checked in at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled event start time)

7:30am Pro-Superhero Bike Ride – Training Ride, up to 20 miles

8:00am Pro-Superhero Fun Run – 10k run 

9:00am Superhero Fun Run – 5k run (with an optional 1k turnaround)

10:00am Superhero Family Bike Ride (up to 5 miles, trikes and training wheels welcome!)

10:30am Superhero Kids Adventure Dash (will include up to 1 mile of fun obstacles, silly feats and superhero shenanigans)

Cost: $10 for kids, adult ticket price will increase as race gets closer, so be sure to register early! – includes a t-shirt

This is a family friendly event – so feel free to bring the whole family.  There are also fun runs and rides that you can participate in throughout the morning.  To see all of the options, visit here.

The best part of all of this is that 100% of the proceeds from Superhero Fest support the mission of the Athens CASA/GAL Program. Athens CASA recruits and trains community volunteers to support children that have been the victims of abuse and neglect as they navigate the juvenile court and child protection systems. A CASA Volunteer is first and foremost an advocate for the child's best interests, but often becomes a friendly, comforting face in a time of turmoil. A CASA Volunteer gives the child a Voice.

The registration deadline for this event is May 9, so join in the fun by registering today! For more information, please contact Tyler Gagai at gagai@ohio.edu.

Registration for the Bobcat Dash featuring Superhero Fest Fun Run and Bike Ride is now closed.

Registration (7:30 AM - 2:00 PM)
Location: Baker University Center 1st Floor
Visit the registration table to pick up your nametag and other OTG materials.

Continental Breakfast (7:30 AM - 9:00 AM)
Location: Baker University Center 2nd Floor Rooms 240/242
Begin your day at On The Green with breakfast.

Bobcat Store (8:30 AM - 2:00 PM)
Location: Baker University Center 1st Floor
Stop by the Bobcat Store's pop-up store to check out the latest OHIO goods and gear!

EBN Meeting (8:30 AM - 3:30 PM)
Location: Ohio University Inn & Conference Center, Foundation Room
A break for lunch will be taken to enjoy the BBQ & Food Truck Festival. 

Athens Farmers Market (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
Location: 1000 E State St, Athens, OH 45701
What began as a handful of farmers selling their produce is now a community event showcasing farmers, orchardists, specialty food producers, bakers, horticulturalists, cheese makers and many other food-based entrepreneurs. Stop by and take some time to enjoy this region’s best in local flavor.

3:3 B-Ball on the Bricks: Basketball Tournament (8:00 AM check-in begins, games from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Location: Ping Center Area D
Dust off a pair of old sneakers and join Bobcats of all ages for the first annual 3 vs. 3 Basketball Tournament. The registration fee is $20 per team, and all participants must sign up with enough players for a full team (minimum three). Registration also includes a t-shirt for each participant - please indicate sizes when registering.

OHIO Young Professionals Conference (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location:  Baker University Center 2nd Floor
Come back to campus for a morning of professional development! Alumni attending this new program will learn more about how to be a dynamic and productive employee. Workshops will address building your brand, crafting the perfect résumé, and learning how to advocate for yourself. Details subject to change.

Cruise-In at the Convo (9:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Location: Convocation Center
Bring your classic car, truck, or motorcycle for a day of fun at the “Cruise-In At The Convo”!  There is a $10 registration fee.  Don’t have a vehicle to bring? Families, OHIO students and community members are invited to join the fun as well. 

Open Rehearsal with the cast of Tantrum Theatre and their performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (10:00 AM)
Location: Meet in the Lobby of Kantner Hall
Join the cast and creative team of Tantrum Theater for an open rehearsal as they prepare for performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Get a glimpse into various scenes as an intimate audience will join the actors and actresses for this unique opportunity. During a break in rehearsal, you will have an opportunity to interact with the performers and artistic director, Dan Dennis as they answer questions and introduce themselves those in attendance.

Ohio Athletics Equipment Sale (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM)
Location: Bob Wren Stadium
Stop by to check out Athletics final “clear out” equipment sale. 

BBQ & Food Truck Festival (11:30 AM - 1:30 PM)
Location: Pepsi Tailgreat Park
Join us for a BBQ and a smorgasbord of Athens Food Trucks! Some of the Food Trucks that will be in attendance are Hungry Cat, Burrito Buggy, Mister Softee, Atheenie Weenie, Petru, OMG! rotisserie, Kona Ice and Holy Guacamole.This will be a great opportunity to enjoy good food and connect with alumni leaders from your region.

OHIO Baseball Vs. Kent State (1:00 PM)
Location: Bob Wren Stadium
Come watch the OHIO Baseball team against Kent State! General admission tickets are $5.00. Children ages 3 and older must have a ticket for admission. To purchase single game tickets, call 800-575-CATS (2287) or visit the Ohio Athletics Ticket Office inside the Convocation Center. 

Student Senate Society Meeting (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Location: Baker University Center Room 333
All Student Senate Alumni are invited to participate in the society's open meeting. The meeting is hosted by the current Student Senate Society Board. 

Recountal – Navajo Weavings from Southwest Native American Collections (1:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Location: Kennedy Museum of Art East Galleries
Kennedy Museum of Art marks 20 years by recounting the story of exhibiting Navajo weavings from its unparalleled Southwest Native American Collection. Highlights of the collection donated to Ohio University by Edwin L. and Ruth E. Kennedy are shown alongside 21st century acquisitions. Over 40 weavings are on display, featuring a First Phase Ute Wearing Blanket, regional styles such as Teec Nos Pos and Two Grey Hills, and significant pictorials, including the last known sandpainting weaving by Navajo hataalii Hosteen Klah.

Student Campus Tours - Shuttle Tour (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Location: Baker University Center 4th Floor
After the BBQ, join our students for a tour around campus to see what is new.  Students from Student Alumni Board will host returning Bobcats on 45-60 minute campus tours to remember the old and visit the new.  Tours will be available on a shuttle bus, and will leave from Baker University Center 4th floor. 

Lancaster Theatre Production (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Location: Baker Theater
The Ohio University Lancaster Theatre will perform the 1960s musical “The Fantasticks”. The cast, crew and set will travel to Athens to present their spring production. The musical performance will also feature a live orchestra comprised of local musicians such as Rick Maynard, Roger Dusenberry and Clint Ervin. The musicians and actors will work together to perform classic numbers such as “Soon It’s Gonna Rain” and “Try to Remember”. OUL Theatre Director A. Victor Jones said the performance is a can’t-miss event!

Lancaster Theatre Reception (4:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
Location: Baker University Center Ballroom A
Join the cast and crew for an exclusive alumni and friends reception immediately following the performance in Baker Center. The show and reception are free, but you must register in advance. 

Athens Brewery Education Tour (4:15 PM - 8:15 PM)
Location: Baker University Center 1st Floor
Discover why Athens has become a local destination for craft beers in Ohio.  This educational tour will allow you to explore three of the local breweries in Athens, and learn about their brewing process.  This tour will explore Little Fish Brewing Co., Devil’s Kettle Brewing, and Jackie O’s Taproom. The tour will include transportation, some food, and samples at each brewery.

On the Green Film Festival (5:00 PM)
Location: Athena Cinema (20 S Court St, Athens, OH 45701)
Fatal Attraction
: 119 Minutes 

"OH, I dO" Vow Renewal Ceremony (5:00 PM - 6:30 PM)
Location: Galbreath Memorial Chapel
Recommit your love to your OHIO sweetheart during On the Green Weekend in Galbreath Memorial Chapel. The guided vow renewal ceremony celebrates couples that connected with their spouses through their OHIO experience. 

Alumni Varsity Band Concert (5:30 PM – 6:30 PM)
Location: West Portico of Memorial Auditorium
Enjoy a concert performed by the Alumni Varsity Band. They will be performing music from the Marching 110 library as well as custom arrangements for their group.

Athens Asylum Walking Tour (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)
Location: The Ridges
Ever wondered more about the history of the Ridges? This tour through the Southeast Ohio History Center will shed light on the history of the Athens Asylum. George Eberts, an expert on the history of the Athens Asylum or “The Ridges,” will lead an outdoor walking tour of the asylum grounds. The tour will last approximately two hours. George will captivate you with his depth of knowledge as well as tell you the real stories of what life was like for the residents, as well as the employed, at the Asylum.

Hear about the resident Alligator, look at the names left carved into the woodwork and hear the sad tale of the “lost lady.” Your tour guide will fascinate you with how the “Lunatic” Asylum began as well as educate you on the history of mental health and psychiatry that made the Athens Asylum one of the largest in Ohio.

This is a walking tour and will cover the entire outside loop of the grounds including the cemeteries so if you have small children, bring a stroller! 

Student Senate Society Reception (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM) 
Location: Baker University Center 1804 Lounge
The Student Senate Alumni Society invites all current and former members of Senate to join us. We’ll share stories, discuss plans for our society and meet Senate members for the upcoming school year. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

OU Hip Hop Congress Alumni Showcase (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Location: Baker University Center Theater Lounge
Join alumni Bobcats and former Hip Hop Congress members in the Theater Lounge for a night of hip hop music, poetry, and dance performances. This event will showcase the talent of current and former OU Hip Hop artists and performers. All ages welcome! Contact Russell Morrow – MrRussellMorrow@gmail.com – if you are interested in performing. To view more information regarding this event visit their page here

On the Green Film Festival (7:00 PM)
Location: Athena Cinema (20 S Court St, Athens, OH 45701)
Good Morning Vietnam
: 121 Minutes 

*Sunday, May 21, 2017 - Breakfast will be made available at listed hotels and on-campus housing.

*Sunday, May 21, 2017 - Athens Asylum Walking Tour (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM) Registration through SE Ohio History Center here.

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