Homecoming 2018 - Athens State of Mind Event Registration

Start Date:
Monday, October 15, 2018
End Date:
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Location:
Various Athens Locations
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701

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Tuesday: October 16, 2018

Paint the Town Green-Office Included (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Location: Various Athens Locations
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!


Wednesday: October 17, 2018

Ohio University Archives Annual Homecoming Display (8 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
Location: Alden Library 4th Floor
University Archives will once again be doing the Homecoming display on the 4th
 floor of Alden Library! The 2018 display will consist of 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! 

Pack the Pantry (11 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
Location: Konneker Alumni Center
SAB will be partnering with Sorority and Fraternity life to collect as many cans as possible on Tuesday 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 KAC front lawn.

 

Thursday: October 18, 2018

Ohio University Archives Annual Homecoming Display (8 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
Location: Alden Library 4th Floor
University Archives will once again be doing the Homecoming display on the 4th floor of Alden Library! The 2018 display will consist of 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! 

Yell Like Hell Pep Rally (7 - 8 p.m.)
Location: College Green

One of our best-attended signature Homecoming events, this year’s Pep Rally will feature the Marching 110 and many more acts. Help ramp up Bobcat spirit in anticipation of Saturday's matchup against Bowling Green, and collect unique OHIO giveaways!

 

Friday: October 19, 2018

Ohio University Archives Annual Homecoming Display (8 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
Location: Alden Library 4th Floor
University Archives will once again be doing the Homecoming display on the 4th floor of Alden Library! The 2018 display will consist of 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! 

Campus Tours (2 p.m.)
Location: 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.

Historical Hayrides (5 p.m.)
Location: The Ridges
Join us for the annual Historical Hayrides at the Ridges on Friday night of Homecoming. Included with your registration is a Homecoming 2018 reusable mug and hot chocolate.

Visit Your Residence Hall (5:30 p.m.)
Location: Living Learning Center, 111 South Green Drive
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 at 5:30 pm for a short reception with refreshments. The tour will then branch off into groups at 6:00 pm 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.

Ohio University Alumni Association's Annual Awards Gala (5:30 p.m.)
Location: Baker Ballroom, 4th Floor Ballroom
Join the Ohio University Alumni Association Board of Directors and Ohio University Intercollegiate Athletics for a black-tie optional reception, dinner and program at Baker University Center Ballroom as we celebrate the achievements of some of the University's most outstanding alumni and friends at the 2018 Alumni Awards Gala. Click Here to Register.

 

Saturday: October 20, 2018

Homecoming 5k & Fun Run (6:30 a.m.)
Location: 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 on the course! The race will begin at 7:30 am with registration beginning at 6:30 am. To register please CLICK HERE and be sure to select the correct option of student, faculty/staff/alumni or community member. Early registrants will receive a race t-shirt with registration!

Ohio University Archives Annual Homecoming Display (8 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
Location: Alden Library 4th Floor
University Archives will once again be doing the Homecoming display on the 4th floor of Alden Library! The 2018 display will consist of 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! 

Housing & Residence Life Homecoming Brunch (8 a.m.)
Location: Jefferson Hall
All current and former Housing & Residence Life staff, friends and family are invited to enjoy good food and great company. Brief remarks will be made as we present the 2018 HRL Distinguished Alumni Award. Please take a moment to RSVP here.

Pre-Parade Coffee Hour (8:30 a.m.)
Location: Schoonover Center
Please join the Scripps College of Communication and your OHIO Alumni Association 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. Don’t forget to grab some OHIO giveaways to show your Bobcat Pride throughout the day!

College of Business Homecoming Breakfast and Parade Watch (9 a.m.)
Location: Phil and Pat Muck Business Annex Lobby
Join fellow alumni and faculty for Ohio University's College of Business Homecoming Celebration. This year we will be celebrating three College of Business alumni that are being recognized with Alumni Awards. A continental breakfast will be served in the Phil and Pat Muck Business Annex lobby at 9:00 a.m. RSVP for this event by clicking here!

Homecoming Parade (10 a.m.)
Location: Union Street, Court Street
It’s that time, Bobcats! Come out for the 2018 Homecoming Parade! Sponsored by the Campus Involvement Center, you’ll see spirited floats, banners and displays representing both the University and the surrounding community.

Are you an alumnus with a convertible? Would you like to drive that convertible in the 2018 Homecoming Parade? If so, the OHIO Alumni Association invites you to join us in the lineup! For a chance to participate, please fill out this form. Entries will be considered on a first come, first served basis. If you have any questions, please contact Erica Lipscomb at lipscome@ohio.edu.

Bobcat Bash (11 a.m.)
Location: 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. Find OAA in the tent proudly flying our green OHIO flags! 

Varsity Ohio All-Sports Reunion (11 a.m.)
Location: Pepsi Tailgreat Park
All former OHIO student athletes, athletic trainers, cheerleaders and managers are encouraged to attend the seventh annual all-sport reunion. The event is free to attend and will include a buffet lunch. Please take a moment to RSVP by clicking here!

Division of Student Affairs Homecoming Tailgate (11 a.m.)
Location: Pepsi Tailgreat Park
Join the student affairs family for the division’s second annual homecoming tailgate. This free event includes a buffet lunch, prizes, games and our very own photo booth! Our tent runs alongside Richland Avenue – right across from Peden Stadium. All pro- and student-staff (past and present) are welcome. Click Here to Register!

Russ College Homecoming Tailgate (11:30 a.m.)
Location: Pepsi Tailgreat Park
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! Our tent will be located closest to the intersection of Richland Avenue and the Hocking River. Click Here to Register!

Voinovich School Homecoming Tailgate (12 p.m.)
Location: Pepsi Tailgreat Park
This is an opportunity to mingle with alumni, faculty, students and friends of the Voinovich School. Hosted by the Voinovich School Alumni Society and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. For any questions, please contact Meghan Adair at meghan.e.adair@gmail.com

OHIO vs. Bowling Green (2 p.m.)
Location: Peden Stadium
For Homecoming 2018 game tickets visit the OHIO Athletics website or reserve your tickets by calling (800) 575-2287.