Homecoming and Family Weekend 2019

Join us for Homecoming & Family Weekend 2019: Forever Oilers!
Sept. 27 - 29, 2019

This year's Homecoming & Family Weekend celebrates being Forever Oilers!

No matter the distance or the years, we'd love to see you here for Homecoming & Family Weekend! From a Findlay Faithfuls vow renewal at the Arch and the 50th Anniversary of the Black Student Union, to a new pre-game all-alumni tailgate, Oiler football, and everything in between, it will be a weekend to remember.

Information is subject to change as we finalize plans. Online registration will be available  mid-July!

Make your mark on Spirit Rock!
Spirit Rock has a new home in front of Morey Hall. Stop by anytime during Homecoming Weekend and make your mark with Oiler pride! A box of markers will be provided at the rock all weekend for your convenience. Please return the markers to the box for safe-keeping for others to participate.

Photo Contest
Post a pic at the Spirit Rock to Instagram using #oilerhomecoming #spiritrock and tag @OilerAlumni Sept. 27 - Sept. 29 to enter to win Oiler swag!

Friday, Sept. 27

All Hazards Training Center 30-year Anniversary Celebration
FREE 8-hour OSHA refresher training will be offered
Time: TBD

All Hazards Training Center Open House
Everyone is invited - whether you used the All Hazards Training Center or are just curious about what they do.

Additional information on activities coming soon.

4 - 6 p.m.


50th Reunion Class of 1969
Members of Findlay College Class of 1969 and their guests are invited to a special reunion gathering.

4:30 p.m. tour campus on a train
6 p.m. check-in & social hour
6:30 p.m. reunion dinner

$20 per person
Business casual attire requested
*registration required

5th Annual College of Pharmacy Pharmal
An evening of fellowship and fun for pharmacy students and pharmacy alumni; including dancing, hors d'oeuvres, photo booth and cash bar.
Business cocktail attire required.

7 - 11 p.m.

$20 per alumni/friend
$15 per current student
*registration required

40th Reunion Class of 1979
Members of the Class of 1979 and their guests are invited to a special reunion gathering.

Additional information coming soon.

6:30 p.m.

$20 per person
*registration required

Oiler Bash
Something for everyone to enjoy - a campus version of the TV game show, The Newlywed Game, feature our Findlay Faithfuls (alumni married couples), face painting, pony rides, train rides, inflatables, photo booth, games, and food! Fireworks will follow, so stick around!

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

*registration required so we can accommodate on food

Buford Center for Diversity & Service Open House
All alumni, parents, friends, and current students are invited to come celebrate the Black Student Union's 50-year anniversary! Current Black Student Union members and Buford Center for Diversity and Service staff will give a tour of the Buford Center and discuss its’ history and significance.  Historical BSU pictures and documents will be available for viewing. Refreshments will be provided.
7:30 - 9 p.m.


Continue the Homecoming celebration with the 12th annual Homecoming fireworks display!

9 p.m. countdown


Saturday, Sept. 28

5K Race - Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
This year we invite all alumni, parents, students, and friends to participate in the Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio Race for the Cure in downtown Findlay.

Alumni Association Annual Awards Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast with alumni from all over the nation while congratulating the 2019 Distinguished Alumni, recipients of the Old Main Award, the Gold Medallion, and the Arch Award. We'll also celebrate the Class of 1969's golden anniversary (50 years), and the Class of 1979's 40th anniversary.

The Alumni Board of Governors have approved to renew the following members for a second three-year term: Nicole Busey '99, Forrest Miller '17.

9 a.m.

$10 per person; $5 ages 6-12; free ages 5 and under
No cost to Heritage Club (Findlay College graduates of 1968 and before)
*registration required

Oiler Family Brunch - for families of current students
The Parents Executive Council invites current students and their family members to an Oiler Family Brunch. Featured speakers will be President Katherine Fell, Ph.D., a member of the Parents Executive Council, and the president of the senior class.

10 - 11:15 a.m.

$10 per person, $5 ages 6 - 12, free for UF students on meal plan and ages 5 and under
*registration required

Mini Symposium for Scholarship & Creativity
This mini symposium is based off of our annual Symposium for Scholarship & Creativity and will feature one undergraduate student from each college who will share their research, creativity, and professional learning experiences. Click here to learn more about our larger annual symposium held this past April.

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Findlay Faithfuls - Renewal of Vows at the Arch
Findlay College/University of Findlay couples, past and present, who met while students and went on to get married are known as our "Findlay Faithfuls." If you fall into this heartwarming category, we invite you to attend a renewal of vows at the Griffith Memorial Arch! You'll walk out the Arch with a kiss and celebrate with a reception on the lawn of Old Main. Vow renewal will be performed by Findlay Mayor, Christina (Terry) Muryn '14. Family members are welcome to attend as well.

12:30 p.m.

*registration required

11th Annual Marching Band & Oiler Brass Reunion
Relive your band days by rehearsing with Oiler Brass and performing with the band at halftime and in the stands! You will be given a MOB t-shirt. Please wear jeans and tennis shoes. All band instruments are welcome. Bring your own instrument of contact Kelley Hutton at [email protected] to reserve one.

12:30 p.m.

All Alumni Tailgate
Reunite with fellow Oilers and enjoy a casual, family-friendly tailgate that will include some of Findlay's favorite foods.

Additional information coming soon.

1 - 2:30 p.m.

*registration required

Football Game
Come out and cheer on your Oilers as they take on the Alderson Broaddus University Battlers!

3 p.m.

Tickets: $5 purchased at the gate

Delta Zeta Sorority Reunion
Members of the Delta Zeta Sorority and their guests are invited to a special reunion gathering.

Dinner catered by The Bistro
6 p.m.

$15 per person
*registration required

Equestrian Reunion

Time and location are still being confirmed - additional information coming soon.

Black Tie Affair Dance & 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Black Student Union
All alumni and current students are invited to join us for a 50th anniversary celebration of the Black Student Union on campus! We will chronicle the history of the organization and its founders. Live music and banquet-food will be provided.

Alumni Memorial Union, Multi-Purpose Room
7 - 9 p.m.

$40 per person
*registration required

Sunday, Sept. 29

Worship Service

Additional information coming soon.

Winebrenner Building

10 a.m.