Celebration Weekend

Ohio Wesleyan’s 2021 Homecoming & Family Weekend Features Fun, Festivities

By Ericka Kurtz

(Video by Trueman Blevins)

More than 1,000 people celebrated Homecoming & Family Weekend Oct. 1-2 at Ohio Wesleyan University. This year’s events included the celebration of the successful Connect Today, Create Tomorrow comprehensive campaign.

A highlight of Celebration Weekend was the dedication of Bradford Milligan Hall, which honored campaign co-chairs and Trustees John F. and Kathryn Bradford Milligan, both Class of 1983. The dedication event also celebrated the renewal of Smith Hall and lead donor, Trustee Kara J. Trott, Class of 1983.

A new highlight was Friday night’s BishopFest, an all-community celebration of Bishops including music, food, and friendship.

The weekend also included the dedication of “Back Porch,” a sculpture by Andrew Wilson, Class of 2013. During the dedication, Morton V. “Pete” Smith Jr. received an Alumni Award for his outstanding and consistent service to OWU.

During halftime of the football game against Wittenberg, the crowd cheered on the 2020 and 2021 inductees into the OWU Athletics Hall of Fame. The 2020 and 2021 OWU Team of Distinction recipients also were honored. The Tigers defeated the Battling Bishops 24-23 with a field goal with :07 left in the game.

Men’s soccer picked up a North Coast Athletic Conference win over Oberlin 3-1 during Celebration Weekend.

This year’s event also honored several class and affinity group reunions including the 50th reunion celebrations of the Classes of 1970 and 1971.

Check out our photo albums for more pictures from this extra-special Bishop bash!

Bishops blanketed campus Oct. 1-2 as Ohio Wesleyan held its 2021 Homecoming & Family Weekend. The event included a celebration of OWU’s record-setting Connect Today, Create Tomorrow fundraising campaign. (Photo by Ashley Stuart)