Join Ohio Wesleyan on Oct. 6-7 for Homecoming and Family Weekend
DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University will host its 2023 Homecoming and Family Weekend on Oct. 6-7, and the community is invited to join in these public celebrations.
Oct. 7, 2023
- 12 p.m. to 12:15 p.m., Parade of Bishops – Show your Ohio Wesleyan pride and join the walking parade from the JAYwalk fountain to Selby Stadium, led by the Battling Bishop football team, the Marching Bishops, the OWU cheerleaders, and the Battling Bishop himself. (Meet at the fountain in front of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.)
- 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Battling Bishop Tailgate – Enjoy lunch as you get fired up for the Ohio Wesleyan vs. Kenyon football game. Food trucks will have items for purchase outside Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware.
- 2 p.m., OWU vs. Kenyon football game – Halftime recognition includes the 2023 “W” Association Hall of Fame inductees. Game tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid university ID and for children under 12 for homecoming and all regular-season games. Learn more at battlingbishops.com.
- 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Gospel Lyres 50th Anniversary Concert – Hear this heavenly choir perform a selection of secular music. The Gospel Lyres was created by a group of Black OWU students following an impromptu singalong in 1972. This event commemorates the group’s first concert performance and will be held in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased (cash or card) at the door.
- 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., OWU vs. Oberlin soccer games – Cheer on the OWU women’s soccer team followed by the men’s team when the Bishops battle the Yeowomen and Yeomen of Oberlin College. Both games will be played at OWU’s Jay Martin Soccer Complex, 249 Park Ave., Delaware. Game tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid university ID and for children under 12 for homecoming and all regular-season games. Learn more at battlingbishops.com.
Learn more about OWU’s 2023 Homecoming and Family Weekend at owu.edu/homecoming.
Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and competes in 24 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through its signature experience, the OWU Connection, Ohio Wesleyan teaches students to understand issues from multiple academic perspectives, volunteer in service to others, build a diverse and global perspective, and translate classroom knowledge into real-world experience through internships, research, and other hands-on learning. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included on the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “Best Colleges” lists. Connect with OWU expert interview sources at owu.edu/experts or learn more at owu.edu.