Join us for Virtual Homecoming Weekend Oct. 9 - 11, 2020
We care about the health and safety of you and your family. That's why we we've made plans to offer Homecoming Weekend completely virtual this year.
A Celebration of Oiler Nation: Virtual Homecoming Weekend
Oct. 9 - 11, 2020
It's a Celebration of Oiler Nation! This year's Virtual Homecoming Weekend is all about celebrating what it means to be an Oiler! Whether together or apart, the bond that links us all as Oilers is forever strong.
Registration for certain events coming soon!
Virtual Ways to Participate All Weekend Long
Social Media Contests - Oct. 9 - 11
Winners will receive Oiler swag!
Make sure your social profile is public, tag @oileralumni, and use #VirtualOilerHomecoming to qualify.
Most Spirited Oiler: Office Edition
Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 | ends at 5 p.m.
Show your Oiler pride by decorating your home or work office, snap a pic, and share with us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @oileralumni and #VirtualOilerHomecoming.
Decorate Spirit Rock - Virtually
Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 | all day
Follow @oileralumni on Instagram and watch our story 10/9/20 for your opportunity to decorate Spirit Rock virtually. Re-story and tag @oileralumni. The virtual Spirit Rock with the best Oiler spirit wins!
Oiler Alumni Pet Show
Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020 | ends at 9 p.m.
Dress your furry/feathery/scaly/hooved pets up in Oiler gear, snap a pic, and share with us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @oileralumni and #VirtualOilerHomecoming.
Future Oilers Contest
Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020 | ends at 9 p.m.
Do you have little Oilers bound to follow in your footsteps? Dress them up in their best Oiler orange & black, snap a pic, and share with us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @oileralumni and #VirtualOilerHomecoming.
All throughout the weekend we'll be posting Oiler trivia on our @oileralumni Instagram story. Watch for your chance to win!
Make Your Mark on Spirit Rock in Person
If you'll be on campus at any point throughout the weekend, we encourage you to pop by the rock to make your mark anytime throughout the weekend! We'll be painting the rock in homecoming spirit again this year and we'd love for you to add to the Celebration of Oiler Nation! Markers work best. As an added safety precaution we won't be providing markers this year, so please bring your own.
Virtual 360 Video Tours of Campus
Take a 360 degree tour of campus from the comfort of home! Our YouTube 360 video tours of campus cover all your favorite areas of campus, including our farms!
Check it out
Know Your Oiler History
Take a walk down memory lane and possibly learn a few new things along the way.
When was the fire in Old Main? What came first - Frost or Brewer? Who was Deming Hall named after? Watch our campus grown and learn about the men and women who made it happen. Learn more
From the Archives
- Who's ready to check out their old yearbook photos?
- Argus? Orange Peel? Obelisk? The Pulse? No matter what you called it while you were here, we might have your old newspaper.
Check it out.
- Love looking at historic photos? We have some pretty cool archived images from the 1800s - now.
Free Mobile Downloads
We've got spirit, how 'bout you? Download your free UF mobile backgrounds for free.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7
Virtual Marching Band Showcase
THURSDAY, OCT. 8
College of Education Virtual Professional Development
7 - 8:30 p.m. (EST) | virtually via Zoom
STEM Education and GenZ with Justin Shaifer
Virtual Homecoming Weekend:
FRIDAY, OCT. 9
College of Health Professions Shriner’s Continuing Education Event
9 a.m. - Noon (EST) | virtually via Zoom
Virtual College Updates
Top highlights from each of our six colleges from the past year.
additional information coming soon!
Oiler Nation Drive-Thru
6 - 7:30 p.m. | UF Campus, parking lot at Koehler Fitness Center
Enter through Athletic Drive (parking lot entrance) off of Main Street
This is a fun activity for the entire family! Take a special drive through a "Celebration of Oiler Nation" where you'll get an Oiler swag bag (while supplies last), have the opportunity to take a selfie with Derrick the Oiler at your vehicle window, watch the Oilers football team toss the pigskin, and more!
This event is sponsored by our University Advancement Ambassadors, a UF student group promoting positive relations and interaction between students of UF and alumni.
Check back for additional details! Please remain in your vehicle for the duration of this activity. One swag bag per vehicle.
*Registration required for Oiler Nation Drive-Thru to plan for swag bags*
SATURDAY, OCT. 10
Virtual 5k runs Oct. 3, 2020 through Oct. 10, 2020 at 8 a.m. Results will be released at 5 p.m.
Register by Sept. 27, 2020 to guarantee your t-shirt and swag bag.
Alumni Association Annual Awards
11 a.m. (EST) | virtually
Join alumni from all over the nation while congratulating the 2020 Distinguished Alumni, and recipients of the Old Main Award, the Gold Medallion, the Arch Award, the Class of 1970 for their Golden Anniversary (50 years); and Class of 1980 (40 years).
*Registration required by Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020
Virtual Alumni Tailgate & Oiler Football Surprise
2 - 3 p.m. (EST) | virtually via Zoom webinar
Join Mike Yunis ’80, vintage rock radio personality, for a festive virtual tailgate with a panel of three Oiler football alumni from various class years. They’ll take a trip down memory lane as we celebrate the history of Findlay College/University of Findlay football.
Zooming in via Zoom webinar.
SUNDAY, OCT. 11
If you have questions please contact the Wolfe Center for Alumni, Parents, and Friends at 419-434-4516 or
Check out photos from Homecoming & Family Weekend 2019!
View additional upcoming Alumni & Friends Events.