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

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

 
Registration & additional information coming soon!

Pre-Homecoming Weekend:

THURSDAY, OCT. 7
Pop by the Rock
7 p.m. | Spirit Rock
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

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.

 

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!
Sponsored by:  Dowling Steel logoJerl Machine Inc logo
*Registration required
 
Music Bach's Concert
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Alumni Memorial Union Atrium
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!
 
Alumni Reunion Celebration
4 p.m.  |  Check-in & Social Hour | Lape Great Hall, Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavillion
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.
 
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].
 
*Registration for your reunion is required via the form below
 
Oiler Bash
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  |  Koehler Fitness Center
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.
 
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
6 - 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)
*Registration required
 
Black Student Union Meet & Greet
Additional details coming soon!
 
Fireworks & Marching Band
9 p.m. countdown | Davis Street Parking Lot
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.


SATURDAY, OCT. 9
Homecoming 5k
7:15 a.m. check-in | Alumni Memorial Union
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: During the first week of October(October 1st to October 8th), you'll be mailed your Oiler swag bag (if you register by Sept. 15). You will have from 10/1 through 10/8 to complete the 5K on your own - track using any fitness watch and/or app. Upload your time online!
Live 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). All 5K Run/Walk entries received after Sept. 15 are $25 and not guaranteed a T-shirt. *Registration is required
 
Alumni Association Annual Awards Breakfast
9 a.m. (EST)  |  Winebrenner Building, WTS Auditorium
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 required
 
Winebrenner Theological Seminary Meet & Greet with President Sleasman
10 a.m. - noon | Winebrenner Building, Ritz Prayer Room
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
Join the College of Health Professions Nursing Program and Physician Assistant Program faculty and students for a tour of the new facilities!
 
Oiler Family Brunch
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Alumni Memorial Union, Multi-Purpose Room
The Parents Executive Council invites students and their families to a special Oiler family brunch.
*Registration required
 
College of Business Meet & Greet with Dean, Kirby Overton '06, MBA'08, Ed.D.'18
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Center for Student Life & College of Business, 2nd floor
Pop in to the College of Business for a walk through this beautiful building and to say hello to our new dean, Kirtby Overton '06, MBA'08, Ed.D.'18.
 
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.
 
Phi Delta Chi Toy Drive
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Center for Student Life & College of Business, 1st floor
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.
 
1980 Class Performance of "Love Letters"
1 p.m. | Location TBD
Additional information coming soon!
 
12th Annual University of Findlay Bands Alumni Reunion
1:30 p.m. | Donnell Stadium
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. Please contact Cindy Bormuth at [email protected] to register for this event.
 
All-Alumni Tailgate
2 - 3:30 p.m. | Donnell Stadium, corner next to tennis courts
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.
*Registration required
 
Football Game - Findlay Oilers vs. Kentucky Wesleyan
4 p.m. | Donnell Stadium
Come out and cheer on your Oilers!
Our 2021 Homecoming Court will also be announced, along with honoring the 2021 Distinguished Alumni.
 
All-Alumni Dinner & Dance Party
7 p.m. check in | Alumni Memorial Union, Multipurpose Room
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 required
 

SUNDAY, OCT. 10
Worship Service
10 a.m. | Center for Student Life & College of Business
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.
 

Registration coming soon!

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