Register for Homecoming & Family Weekend
Oct. 8 - 10, 2021

This year's Homecoming & Family Weekend theme is: Back in Orange & Black!

Due to COVID-19, all in-person attendees are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing while in attendance. Additionally, capacity restrictions are set in place for indoor venues. We appreciate your understanding.

Pre-Homecoming Weekend:

THURSDAY, OCT. 7
Pop by the Rock
7 p.m. | Spirit Rock in front of Morey Hall (click here for map view)
Spirit Rock is ready and waiting for you to make your mark! Pop by for a bag of popcorn and grab a marker to leave an OilerNation Homecoming message!
 
Alumni, parents, students, and friends are encouraged to make their mark on Spirit Rock all weekend long - BYOM (bring your own marker). Take a pic and tag us on Instagram or Twitter - @oileralumni @ufindlay!
 
College of Education Speaker
7 - 8:30 p.m. | Ritz Auditorium, Old Main (click here for map view)

Through small moments and intentional connections, teachers can build strong relationships that foster trust, support, and commitment. Consider several practical opportunities to support learners and other educators with Jonathan Juravich, 2018 Ohio Teacher of the Year and host of the digital series "Drawing with Mr. J". Juravich will share his experiences as an artist, elementary art educator and teacher leader who focuses on the connections that bind us together.
No registration required.

 

Homecoming Weekend:

FRIDAY, OCT. 8
College of Health Professions Continuing Education
9 a.m. - noon | virtual
Please join the University of Findlay College of Health Professions and guest lecturers from the Cincinnati Shriner’s Hospital for the annual pediatric continuing education event. This inter-professional educational event will focus on the multidisciplinary approach to telehealth in the pediatric population. Please join UF students and faculty in this virtual event. This is a free and open event for the public and students of all institutions. All are welcome! Click here to register for this event via Zoom webinar.
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Music Bach's Concert
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Alumni Memorial Union Atrium (click here for map view)
UF's Student Activities Board proudly presents Tracy Silverman, also known as "the greatest living exponent of the electric violin". Formerly first violinist with the innovative Turtle Island String Quartet, Silverman was named one of 100 distinguished alumni by The Juilliard School. He has performed as a soloist with many of the world’s finest orchestras, and is the subject of several electric violin concertos composed specifically for him by Pulitzer winner John Adams, Terry Riley, Nico Muhly, Kenji Bunch and others as well as the composer of 3 electric violin concertos of his own. Don't miss this free concert!
No registration required.
 
Alumni Reunion Celebration
4 p.m.  |  Check-in & Social Hour | Lape Great Hall, Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavillion (click here for map view)
4 p.m. | Campus Tour via Train
6 p.m. | Dinner, $20 per person | Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavillion
Members of the Classes of 1970, 1971, 1980, and 1981 and their guests are invited to a special reunion gathering at the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion on campus. University of Findlay's Mazza Museum will be open for viewing during the social hour.
*Registration for the Alumni Reunion Celebration is now closed.
 
Hotel reservation information:
Your reunion committee has worked with the following local hotels to provide a limited number of blocked rooms for the weekend. You are encouraged to reserve your room(s) ASAP, as cutoffs for the reserved block rooms usually cutoff 30 days prior to the reunion date. Hotels with blocked rooms include: Hilton Gardn Inn, Drury Inn, Hampton Inn, Findlay Inn & Suites, and the Hancock Hotel. Questions? Please contact the Wolfe Center for Alumni, Parents, and Friends at [email protected].
 
 
Oiler Bash
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  |  Koehler Fitness Center (click here for map view)
Join us for a family event everyone can enjoy! We'll have face painting, pony rides, train rides, inflatables, photo booth, games, food, and more! When you're done at Oiler Bash, end the evening with our annual fireworks spectaculor.
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED DUE TO MAXIMUM CAPCITY BEING REACHED.
 
Alpha Sig Reunion
6 - 10 p.m. | Drury Inn, Findlay
University of Findlay Alpha Kappa Omega/Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity reunite for a Kickback event from 5:30-7:30 PM in the Drury Lounge. Snacks and drinks available for registered hotel guests. Stay for the Fraternity’s Gathering event in the Drury Banquet Room from 6:30-10:00 PM. Drury Inn, 820 W. Trenton Ave., Findlay, Ohio
 
7th Annual Pharmal
7 - 11 p.m. | Hilton Garden Inn, Findlay
College of Pharmacy students and alumni are invited to an evening of fellowship and fun, including dancing, hors d'oeuvres, photo booth, and cash bar. Business cocktail attire requested.
$15 for students
$20 per person (non-students)
*Online registration closed. Please contact Nerissa Wan at [email protected] if you're still interested in registering.
 
Oilers Volleyball vs. Ohio Dominican
7 pm | Croy Gymnasium
 
Fireworks & Marching Band
9 p.m. countdown | Davis Street Parking Lot (click here for map view)
Continue the Homecoming celebration as the UF Oiler Marching Band rings in the 13th annual homecoming fireworks display! Join us for both of these dynamic performances.
No registration required.


SATURDAY, OCT. 9
Homecoming 5k
7:15 a.m. check-in | Alumni Memorial Union (click here for map view)
8 a.m. shotgun start | Main Street
American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), in collaboration with UF's Track and Cross-Country Teams, are joining forces to offer a 5K promoting heart health! This year's event will allow for either "virtual" or "in -person" participation.
Virtual participation: Register by Oct. 1. You will have from 10/3 through 10/10 to complete the 5K on your own - track using any fitness watch and/or app. Upload your time online! 
In-Person Participation October 9th: Registration starts at 7:30am in the Alumni Memorial Union. The 5K will kick off at 8am. Fees: 5K Run/Walk $20; UF student with valid ID $10, if postmarked by Sept. 15. Entries are non-refundable (includes a T-shirt). 
*Online registration is closed. 
 
Alumni Association Annual Awards Breakfast
9 a.m. (EST)  |  Winebrenner Building, WTS Auditorium (click here for map view)
Enjoy breakfast with alumni from all over the nation while congratulating the 2021 Distinguished Alumni, and recipients of the Old Main Award, the Gold Medallion, the Arch Award, and the Honorary Alumni Award. We'll also honor the classes of 1970 and 1971 for their Golden Anniversary (50-years), and classes of 1980 and 1981 (40-years) during this event.
*Registration is closed.
 
Winebrenner Theological Seminary Meet & Greet with President Sleasman
10 a.m. - noon | Winebrenner Building, Ritz Prayer Room (click here for map view)
Winebrenner Theological Seminary alumni are invited to a special meet and greet with President Dr. Brent Sleasman.
Register via email at [email protected] or call 419-434-4201.
 
College of Health Professions, Nursing & Physician Assistant Programs Meet & Greet
10:30 a.m. - noon | the Village (click here for map view)
Stop by to tour the new College of Health Professions' facility, including recently renovated labs and classrooms. Meet faculty and students of the Nursing and Physician Assistant programs and learn more about these exciting programs!
No registration required.
 
Mikahla Conrad '21 Tree Dedication
10:30 a.m. | Sensory Garden, behind Japanese Program house
Please join the University of Findlay EHSS family as we dedicate a tree planted in memory of Ms. Mikahla K. Conrad '21. Mikahla is a graduate of EHSS, who passed on Friday, September 10, 2021. Pastor Matt Ginter will make a few remarks, an all will be encouraged to share fond memories of Mikahla.
No registration required.
 
Oiler Family Brunch
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Alumni Memorial Union, Multi-Purpose Room (click here for map view)
The Parents Executive Council invites students, parents, grandparents and family members of current students to an Oiler Family Brunch. Featured speakers will be President Katherine Fell, Ph.D., and a member of the Parents Executive Council.
*Registration is closed - capcity has been reached for this event.
 
STEAM of Fortune
11:30 - 1 p.m. | Bell Tower - center of campus | Rain site, Mazza Museum (click here for map view)
Come test your Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics knowledge at the STEAM of Fortune for a chance at some cool prizes. Join us for ice cream and a fuming good time. Be sure to check out the Joseph & Judith Conda STEAM Education Center open house afterwards. This event is sponsored by UF Residence Life.
No registration required
 
Joseph & Judith Conda STEAM Education Center Open House
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | University of Findlay's Mazza Museum, Conda STEAM Education Center
Check out our newest structure to campus! The Joseph & Judith Conda STEAM Education Center is a beautiful addition to University of Findlay's Mazza Museum. University of Findlay students will have the opportunity to work in this addition alongside students from Findlay City Schools. Join Julie McIntosh, Ed.D., dean of the College of Education, Debra Parker, PharmD, dean of the College of Pharmacy, Ron Tulley, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Jeff Frye, Ph.D., dean of the College of Sciences to learn about how their colleges plan to use the space in the most impactful ways.
No registration required.
 
Phi Delta Chi Toy Drive
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Center for Student Life & College of Business, 1st floor (click here for map view)
Help St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital by joining Phi Delta Chi to gather toys during Homecoming this year! College-specific collection bins will be located in the CBSL Atrium for donations in a battle-of-the-Colleges competition. Drop off your donations all week, or join on Saturday starting at 11:30 AM for a free t-shirt during this event while supplies last.
No registration required.
 
Oilers Men's Soccer vs Walsh
12 pm | DeHaven Field
Wall of Fame Ceremony - Coach Smyth and the department will recognize the achievement of some Oilers alumni with a plaque on the Wall of Fame
 
College of Business Open House originally scheduled for 11:30 a.m. has been canceled.
 
Star Gazing at the Newhard Planetarium with Steven Wild, Ph.D.
12:15 - 1 p.m. | Newhard Planetarium (click here for map view)
Stop by the planetarium to discover what to look for in a fall-winter evening sky. Take a quick fly through the universe as well, if time permits.
*Registration is closed - capacity has been reached for this event.
 
Oilers Volleyball game vs Cedarville
1 p.m. | Croy Gymnasium
 
1980 Class Performance of "Love Letters"
1 p.m. | Old Main, Ritz Auditorium (click here for map view)
Join alums from the 1980 class as they recreate a performance on campus from 40 years ago. "Love Letters", a Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by A.R. Gurney, is a poignant play that peels back the layers of a lifetime of letters between two childhood friends who never managed to be life partners. Don’t miss the chance to experience the exceptional talent of our UF alumni!
About the alumni performing:
Ron Gephart is a 1980 UF graduate returning to Findlay with surreal delight to act under the direction of Jim Toth who was the director of the first play Ron ever appeared in. Ron’s roots in the Ritz Theatre go back to the 1920s when his grandparents, Dr. Herbert and Helen Now, were in Findlay College plays. Ron’s parents, Betty and Bob also frequented this theatre as did Ron after performing his first piano recital on the Ritz stage at the age of five. After moving to Memphis to pursue an MFA, Ron returned to Findlay in 1987 to direct for Barry Alexander’s summer stock theatre program. For 30 years, Ron was the Director of Theatre at Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis. Since retiring ten years ago, Ron has been writing, directing, and acting in the mid-South. He has leading roles in several award-winning short films and the soon-to-be-released feature-length film, The Mark, shot in Atlanta. Ron's play, Someday for a Crown, based on his father's early onset of Alzheimer's disease, has had several productions. In addition to awards for acting and directing, Ron received the Eugart Yerian Award for lifetime achievement in Memphis theatre.

Tracey Huffman ’80 is thrilled to honor the late UF director Barry Alexander with this production of Love Letters. Findlay roles include Laura (Look Homeward Angel), Juliet (Romeo & Juliet), Beatrice (Much Ado About Nothing), and Lady Bracknell (The Importance of Being Earnest). Tracey received her M.F.A. from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco where she studied with Olympia Dukakis, Christopher Reeve, Wendell Pierce, Annette Bening and Denzel Washington.  She joined A.C.T.’s Professional Acting Company performing as Martine (The Learned Ladies) with Jean Stapleton and Sydney Walker, Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), and Ghost of Christmas Past (A Christmas Carol). Tracey taught acting and voice as a Resident Guest Artist at Cornell University and performed there as Beatrice (A View from the Bridge), Nurse Ratched (Cukoo’s Nest), Paulina (The Winter’s Tale) and Dolly Levi (The Matchmaker). In New York City she had the title role in Yokastas at LaMama E.T.C., Isabella (Measure for Measure) at Shetler Studios, Edward/Betty (Cloud 9) at Classic Stage Company, and Wife (Bury the Dead) at the historic Great Hall at Cooper Union. Tracey’s work includes dozens of television commercials and voiceovers for national brands. She is represented by New York’s CESD talent agency. Tracey is currently creating a podcast inspired by WWII Love Letters discovered at an estate sale. Tracey has toured professionally in 37 states and is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.

*Registration is closed.
 
Star Gazing at the Newhard Planetarium with Steven Wild, Ph.D.
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. | Newhard Planetarium (click here for map view)
Stop by the planetarium to discover what to look for in a fall-winter evening sky. Take a quick fly through the universe as well, if time permits.
*Registration is closed - capacity has been reached for this event.
 
12th Annual University of Findlay Bands Alumni Reunion
1:30 p.m. | Donnell Stadium (click here for map view)
The Oiler Marching Band is excited to welcome back UF Bands alumni to perform with them at Homecoming! Participants are asked to wear jeans and tennis shoes, as well as the Homecoming t-shirt provided at check-in. All band instruments are welcome. Participants will rehearse with the Oiler Marching Band during their game day rehearsal and perform with the band on the field and in the stands. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment, although a limited number of instruments are available to use for the day by alumni. 
Register by contacting Cindy Bormuth at [email protected].
 
All-Alumni Tailgate
2 - 3:30 p.m. | Donnell Stadium, corner next to tennis courts (click here for map view)
Reunite with fellow Oilers and enjoy a casual, family-friendly tailgate that includes some of Findlay's favorite foods, games, music, and photos with Derrick the Oiler. Findlay's favorite foods will include food and drinks from Main Street Deli, Jac n' Dos Pizza, We Serve Coffee, Olers, and Shirley's Popcorn!
*Registration is closed.
 
Oilers Women's Soccer vs Walsh
3 p.m. | DeHaven Field
Senior Day - The team's seniors will be recognized
 
Football Game - Findlay Oilers vs. Kentucky Wesleyan
4 p.m. | Donnell Stadium (click here for map view)
Come out and cheer on your Oilers!
Our 2021 Homecoming Court will also be announced, along with honoring the 2021 Distinguished Alumni.
Tickets can be purchased at the gate.
 
All-Alumni Dinner & Dance Party
7 p.m. check in | Alumni Memorial Union, Multipurpose Room (click here for map view)
All alumni are welcome! Swing by for food, drinks, dancing, and one last chance to visit with your friends and classmates!
$35 per person
*Registration is closed.
 

SUNDAY, OCT. 10
Worship Service
10 a.m. | Center for Student Life & College of Business (click here for map view)
Students, alumni, and friends are invited to a special time of worship to celebrate our faith heritage and God's hand of blessing through the years. Join us as we share the Word for the morning with current students and alumni from the Thursday Night Live Worship Band, Revive Worship Band, and the Anointed Worship Gospel Choir all coming together to lead in worship.
No registration required.
 

Registration is now closed.

Questions? Please contact the Wolfe Center for Alumni, Parents, and Friends at 419-434-4516 or [email protected].