Homecoming 2023

Start Date
Friday, October 27, 2023 - 9:00 am
End Date
Saturday, October 28, 2023 - 10:00 pm
Event Contact Name
Office of Alumni Relations
Event Contact Phone #
Event Contact E-mail

Mark your calendars and make plans now to attend Homecoming the weekend of Oct. 27-28, 2023!

The Ohio Northern University Office of Alumni Relations invites Polar Bears back to campus to spend time reuniting and celebrating with alumni, friends, family, faculty and students!

Click here to view the 2023 Homecoming brochure with the full schedule of the weekend's events.

For additional information or questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at homecoming@onu.edu or 419-772-2727.




9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
College of Law CLE
Tilton Hall of Law Large Moot Court Room 129
Sponsored by Legal Association of Women
Register here
Contact: Tasha Miller, t-miller.19@onu.edu

1:30 - 3 p.m.
Law Review 50th Anniversary Activities
Tilton Hall of Law
Join current Law Review students for guided tours of the law school and hear from distinguished alumni about their lives after Law Review
Register here
Contact: Erin Bacon, e-bacon@onu.edu

4 - 6 p.m.
Law Review 50th Anniversary Activities
The Inn at ONU
Join Law Review members, new and old, for cocktails, an open photo hour and a history of ONU Law display. At 5 p.m., hear from the original Law Review editor-in-chief, Joseph G. Banks, JD ’74
Register here
Contact: Erin Bacon, e-bacon@onu.edu

6 p.m.
Law Review 50th Anniversary Dinner
The Inn at ONU
Dinner reception with a raffle, open photos, and live music.
Register here
Contact: Erin Bacon, e-bacon@onu.edu

6:30 - 8:30 pm
Kappa Psi Meet and Greet
Robertson-Evans Pharmacy Building, Room 212
Enjoy food and various raffles while interacting with active and alumni brothers.
Contact: Ella Fox, e-fox.2@onu.edu

7 p.m.
University Singers Homecoming Concert
Presser Hall, Snyder Recital Hall
Contact: Caitlin Fanstill, c-fanstill@onu.edu


8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
King-Horn Field House
Contact: Alumni Relations, alumni@onu.edu

8 a.m.
ONU Marching Band Festivities
All ONUMB alumni are invited to join the 2023 band for the Homecoming Parade and Pregame Show
Contact: Caitlin Fanstill, c-fanstill@onu.edu

8:30-10 a.m.
Sweethearts Breakfast
McIntosh Center Wishing Well
Register here
Contact: Alumni Relations, alumni@onu.edu

9 - 10:15 a.m.
T.J. Smull College of Engineering Tours/Dean's Update
James Lehr Kennedy Engineering Building, Room 103
An update on the college and building tours will be provided.
Register here
Contact: Laurie Laird, l-laird@onu.edu

9 - 10:15 a.m.
Tours of the Raabe College of Pharmacy & Pierstorf Museum
Robertson-Evans Pharmacy Building, start at Alumni & Friends Plaza entrance
See what’s new at the College of Pharmacy, meet the Dean and tour the College
Register here
Contact: Dean's Office, pharmacy@onu.edu

9 - 10:15 a.m.
Dicke College of Business Administration Breakfast and Building Tours
James F. Dicke Hall
Register here
Contact: Sharon Rausch, s-rausch@onu.edu

9 - 10:15 a.m.
International Tea Time
McIntosh Center, Room 211
Enjoy diverse refreshments and connect with ONU's global Polar Bears and staff concerning your cross-cultural experiences and interests.
Contact: Jeff Smith, internationalservices@onu.edu

9 a.m. - noon
Alpha Sigma Phi Open House
Alpha Sigma Phi House, 5 University Parkway
Visit the house, meet current brothers and stay for lunch at noon
Contact: Adam Decaminada, a-decaminada@onu.edu

9:30 - 11 a.m.
Mortar Board Alumni Event
Booth by front of campus
Booth on the sidewalk by the parade, where we will be giving out apple cider
Contact: Ethan Schwipps, e-schwipps@onu.edu

9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
Getty College of Arts & Sciences
Meet the Dean - Elzay Gallery of Art Lobby
Come meet our new Dean, Stacey Lowery Bretz
Contact: Heidi Leek, h-leek@onu.edu

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
PRSSA Alumni Donuts
James F. Dicke Hall, Dicke Forum
Contact: Alisa Agozzino, a-agozzino@onu.edu

10:30 a.m.
Homecoming Parade
Main Street, Village of Ada
Grand Marshals: David Hileman, BSPh ’86, BSBA ’87, and Melinda (Durbin) Hileman, BA ’87

11 a.m. - noon
STM Open House
Mathile Center for the Natural Sciences Lobby
Tours of lab and class spaces occupied by Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics and Tech Studies
Contact: Krista Frimel, k-frimel@onu.edu

11 a.m.
Delta Sigma Phi Homecoming
Delta Sigma Phi House, 4 University Parkway
Visit the house for a tailgate dinner
Contact: Dominic DeAngelis, d-deangelis.1@onu.edu

11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Home Sweet Home: Engaging with Our ONU History
Heterick Memorial Library
An opportunity to celebrate, explore and share our unique history while engaging with selected materials from our ONU archives
Contact: Matt Francis, m-francis.1@onu.edu

11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Inflatable Activities
Contact: Alumni Relations, alumni@onu.edu

11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Tailgate Lunch
King-Horn Field House
Register here
Contact: Alumni Relations, alumni@onu.edu

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Activities Tent
Outside King-Horn Field House
Contact: Alumni Relations, alumni@onu.edu

11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
ONU HealthWise Mobile Clinic Tour
Parking Lot Next to Activities Tent
Stop by the ONU HealthWise Mobile Health Clinic to hear more about the impact ONU is making in our community!
Contact: Michael Rush, m-rush@onu.edu

Theta Chi Tailgate
Outside Dial-Roberson Stadium
Celebrate Homecoming with the brothers of Theta Chi!
Contact: Evan Fisher, e-fisher@onu.edu

Alpha Sigma Phi Cookout
Alpha Sigma Phi House, 5 University Parkway
Contact: Devin McElroy, d-mcelroy.1@onu.edu

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Delta Zeta Alumnae Luncheon
Delta Zeta House, Affinity Village
Meet with current members to chat and enjoy some delicious food
Contact: Kacy Osswald, k-osswald@onu.edu

Noon - 3 p.m.
Polar Bear Club Tent (Invitation only)
Dial-Roberson Stadium
Polar Bear Club tent on the sidelines
Contact: Jeff Coleman, j-coleman@onu.edu

1 p.m.
ONU Women's Soccer vs Marietta
Kerscher Stadium

1 - 4 p.m.
Recent Paintings by Sean McConnor
Elzay Gallery of Art
Contact: Luke Sheets, h-sheets@onu.edu

1 - 4 p.m.
Esports Open House
Taft Memorial, Rooms 201 and 202
Esports rooms will be open for alumni and families to meet the current players and play games
Contact: Troy Chiefari, t-chiefari@onu.edu

1:30 p.m.
Pre-Game Festivities
Presentation of the 2022 William L. Robinson Young Alumni Award
Recipients Chelsea Mack, BSBA ’11, and Tarry Summers, BS ’08
Dial-Roberson Stadium

2 p.m.
ONU Football Game vs Marietta
Dial-Roberson Stadium
Homecoming Royalty Coronation Ceremony at halftime.

4 - 7 p.m.
All-Alumni Reception
The Inn at Ohio Northern University, Rooms 1, 2, 3 and 4
Connect with fellow alumni over heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Contact us to reserve a table to reunite and connect with alumni who share common interests such as careers, identities and organizations.
Register here
Contact: Alumni Relations, alumni@onu.edu

4 p.m.
Sigma Pi Homecoming
Sigma Pi House, 810 South Gilbert St.
Enjoy dinner, connecting with brothers and tour the new Sigma Pi chapter house!
Contact: Justin Hall, j-hall.9@onu.edu

5 p.m.
PMD Brotherhood and Alumni Dinner
Phi Mu Delta House, Affinity Northwest
Join current and alumni brothers for dinner
Contact: Michael Gallagher, m-gallagher.2@onu.edu

5 - 8 p.m.
Tau Beta Sigma 60th Anniversary
McIntosh Center Bear Cave
Join fellow alumni and current students to celebrate 60 years of Gamma Mu chapter
Contact: Barb Meek, b-meek@onu.edu

5:30 p.m.
AXD Alumnae Homecoming Cookout
Alpha Xi Delta House, Affinity Village
A gathering of alumnae and their families to celebrate and reflect on their time as a member
Contact: Isabella Crego, i-crego@onu.edu

5:30 p.m.
Kappa Psi Alumni Banquet
McIntosh Center Wishing Well
A dinner banquet to connect graduate and active members.
Contact: Reese Weissenfluh, j-weissenfluh@onu.edu

6 - 10 p.m.
"Together We DANCE" Multicultural Development Homecoming
Multicultural Center, Affinity Commons
An old-fashioned Homecoming dance featuring an OG/Millenials /Gen Z dance-off
Contact: Albertina Walker, a-walker@onu.edu

7:30 p.m.
Freed Center Performance - ONU Chamber Orchestra Concert
Tickets can be purchased for $5 through pre-registration from the Office of Alumni Relations.
Register here

9:15 p.m.
ANARCHY: The Improvised Rock Opera hosted by ONU’s student improv Troupe, Fearless Shen-ANY-gans
The Bear Cave, McIntosh Center
A completely sung and improvised rock opera featuring Chicago (and Ada)'s finest improvisors
Contact: Juliana Kelly, j-kelly.7@onu.edu


4 p.m.
Band-O-Rama - Biggs Theatre
Join the ONU Marching Band for a performance showcasing musical selections from their fall programs.
Contact: Freed Center, boxoffice@onu.edu