2021 Homecoming and Family Weekend Celebration
October 1-2, 2021
Ohio Wesleyan families and friends are invited to join us Oct. 1-2 for these 2021 Homecoming and Family Weekend public events. The weekend also will include a celebration of Connect Today, Create Tomorrow, the most successful comprehensive campaign in OWU’s history. Go, Bishops!
Safety first: All visitors are encouraged to be fully vaccinated or receive negative test results within 72 hours of arriving on campus. Facial coverings must be worn indoors. Ohio Wesleyan is requiring all students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated and working diligently to keep everyone healthy. Please visit OWU’s Safe Campus Guide for the latest information.
FRIDAY, Oct 1, 2021
4-5 p.m. at Bradford Milligan Hall. Dedication of Ohio Wesleyan's first on-campus student apartment complex, named in recognition of OWU alumni Kathryn Bradford Milligan and John F. Milligan, both Class of 1983, and the generations of Bradford and Milligan family legacies at Ohio Wesleyan.
6:30-8:30 p.m. on the JAYwalk – BishopFest (Registration required before Sept. 26)
Come one, come all! Join us for a festive all-community celebration that includes food and beverages, music, and more!
SATURDAY, Oct 2, 2021
9:30 a.m.-noon – “W” Association Ceremony. Join us as we honor all 2020 and 2021 Hall of Fame Inductees and Teams of Distinction. The Robert Strimer Honor Award and The George Gauthier Award also will be presented. The event is free, but registration is required.
11-11:30 a.m. on Merrick Lawn – Dedication of the Back Porch outdoor sculpture with creator Andrew Wilson '13
This event will dedicate the metal sculpture that recreates the dimensions of the back porch on the original Butler A. Jones House of Black Culture. This was a space of respite, socializing, and community for Black students at OWU. Back Porch is intended to serve as a new performance and gathering space that honors Black lives and resists the erasure of Black history at Ohio Wesleyan.
Noon-12:15 p.m. from the JAYwalk fountain – Parade of Bishops
Show your Bishop Pride or Class Pride and join the parade from the fountain to Selby Stadium, led by the OWU Marching Band, Football Team, and the Bishop, of course!
Noon-2 p.m. at Selby Stadium – Battling Bishops Tailgate
Come one, come all! Join us for this Homecoming & Family Weekend tradition and enjoy lunch and comradery as you get geared up for the OWU vs. Wittenberg game. Lunch (food trucks) and beverages will be available for purchase.
1-2:15 p.m. in Branch Rickey Arena – Volleyball vs. Oberlin
1-2:15 p.m. at Jay Martin Soccer Complex – Women’s Soccer vs. Oberlin
2-4 p.m. at Selby Stadium – OWU Football Game vs. Wittenberg
Halftime recognition includes Hall of Fame Inductees and recipients of the Team of Distinction Awards
7-8:30 p.m. at Jay Martin Soccer Complex – Men’s Soccer vs. Oberlin