Homecoming Weekend is filled with festivities galore, ranging from family-friendly to drunken shenanigans. Check out a few beloved Ohio University traditions.
Friday, Oct. 10
2:00 p.m. — Campus Tours at Konneker Alumni Center
Students from the Student Alumni Board will host returning Bobcats on 45 to 60-minute campus tours to revisit the old, discover the new and complain about the construction. Tours begin at the Konneker Alumni Center at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
5:00 p.m. — Historical Hayrides at The Ridges
A guided tour in the old Athens Asylum horse-drawn wagon, this hayride offers free s’mores, hot chocolate and an OHIO mug giveaway. Learn how the university has utilized this historic site AND get to chill with old Athenian insane asylum spirits. Spooky…
Cost: $5 per person; children under 3 are free
Online registration closed; walk up-registration available
8:45 p.m. — “Yell Like Hell” Pep Rally, Bonfire and Fireworks at Pepsi Tailgreat Park
Don’t miss out on this Bobcat tradition! The entirely free event will be hosted by SAB. Enjoy hot chocolate, apple cider, mug giveaways, a DJ, OU student performances and appearances by the 2014 Homecoming Court and President McDavis. Special appearances will be made by already-drunk dads.
Saturday, Oct. 11
Approximately 7:00 a.m. — Kegs ‘n’ Eggs
Join Bobcats old and new in this Homecoming tradition. A breakfast of champions, Kegs ‘n’ Eggs is the perfect way to kick-start your morning before day-drinking with drunk dads at the bars.
9:30 a.m. — Alumni Coffee Hour at Front Room
Sponsored by Nationwide, swing by to enjoy free coffee or hot chocolate before the parade, because you’ll definitely be in need of some caffeine after a morning of beer for breakfast.
10:00 a.m. — Homecoming Ohio University Archives Display at Alden Library
Come to see old photos, maps, yearbooks and posters that tell OHIO’s story, displayed by Ohio University Archivist and Records Manager Bill Kimok.
11:30 a.m. — Sober Nation Tailgate at Tailgreat Park
Recover to Inspire, Share, and Empower in collaboration with Sober Bobcats. They’ll hold a hangover-free tailgate for not-drunk friends.
7:30 p.m. — Star Gazing at The Ridges
Outdoor Pursuits and Astronomer George Eberts hosts Bobcats in star gazing and tells tales of the night sky.
Online Registration closed; walk-up registration available
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