Registration for Homecoming & Family Weekend is closed. 

On-site Registration: In order to offer the best experience possible, we plan for those who register. We will have limited on-site registration for BishopFest on Friday evening and all Saturday evening reunion dinner events. Please visit the Welcome Center (opens at 1 p.m. on Friday) in the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center to see about registering for one of these events and/or call 740-368-3312. 


Join us for the events below where you can pay at the door or are free to attend! We hope to see you on campus as you are part of the tradition and spirit of the weekend! 

Friday, October 6

  • 5-6:15 p.m.: Pints with Profs & Staff! Meet with select faculty and staff from campus! Location: First floor and patio, Merrick Hall. 
  • 5-6:30 p.m.: Black Alumni Network & Gospel Lyres 50th Reunion meet and greet with alumni and students! Location: Crider Lounge, second floor, Hamilton-Williams Campus Center
  • “365 Days/365 Plays” October 5-7, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. and October 7-8, 2023 at 2 p.m. Location: Chappelear Drama Center

Saturday, October 7

  • 9:30 a.m.: “W” Association Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Location: Benes Rooms, Hamilton-Williams Campus Center
  • 10 a.m.: Family Doughnuts and Coffee with the Bishop. Location: First floor and patio, Merrick Hall
  • Noon-2:30 p.m.: Battling Bishops Tailgate & Affinity Huddles for alumni, families, students, and OWU community. Affinity huddle gatherings at the tailgate:

    Alpha Sigma Phi • Chi Phi • Delta Delta Delta • Delta Gamma • Delta Zeta • Kappa Alpha Theta • Kappa Kappa Gamma • Phi Delta Theta • Phi Kappa Psi • Football • Men’s Lacrosse • Men’s Soccer NPHC/Divine 9 Sigma Chi • Track & Field/ Cross Country • Women’s Basketball • Women’s Lacrosse • OWU Parents & Families • OWjL Program

  • 2 p.m.: OWU Football vs. Kenyon. Football tickets can be purchased at the stadium (cash only)
  • 5 p.m.: Gospel Lyres 50th Anniversary Concert. Tickets are $10 at the door. Location: Gray Chapel
  • 4-9 p.m.: OWU Women's & Men's Soccer Games vs. Oberlin & pre/post game tailgate. Women's team begins at 5 p.m., followed by the men's game at 7:00 p.m. Location: Roy Rike Soccer Complex
  • “365 Days/365 Plays” October 5-7, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. and October 7-8, 2023 at 2 p.m. Location: Chappelear Drama Center

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