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Cardy's Rockin' Homecoming - Septermber 20-21, 2013
Homecoming 2013
Friday's Activities
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Hurry - Registration closes 9-13-13Saturday's Activities

Saturday's Activities
8 a.m. – 2 p.m. All Alumni Registration
Corner of Grove Street and Home Street
Alumni Tent
8:15 a.m. Pre-Parade Alumni Band Gathering
Registration required.
Host: Michael Yonchak, myonchak@otterbein.edu
Battelle Fine Arts Center
8:45 a.m. Homecoming 5K Run, Walk and Stroll
Sponsored by Up Til Dawn to benefit St. Jude’s Hospital
Advance registration $7. Onsite $10.
Campus Center
9 a.m. Cross Country Invitational with Runners from Westerville
20 Colleges and High Schools
Cross country course off North Cleveland Avenue
Community Center
9:30 a.m. Class of '88 Gathering
Come for a private viewing of the library first floor redesign and your free morning beverage. Visit with faculty and staff including Bob Gatti, John Ludlum, Jim Gorman, Willie Franklin, Barbara Cornett
Library, first floor
Rockin' Through the Ages
Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board (formerly CPB)
Saturday, September 21, 10:00 a.m.

The NEW Parade Route starts on the outdoor track at Memorial Stadium, heads north on Center Street, turns left onto Martin Drive, left onto North West Street, left on Park Street, and then left onto Grove Street and ends at Grove and West Home Streets.

Click here for a map of the new parade route.
Otterbein Master Plan Display
Tent on Library lawn 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
View the master plan and the vision for Otterbein with President Krendl and the University vice presidents.
Architect's drawing of the campus
Class of 2013 "Zero Year Reunion"
Reunion symbol 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in the tent by the ROCK and the Center for Career and Professional Development

Photo collage of commencement
Celebrate your first four months as alumni with the Class of 2013 Homecoming reunion.

5:30 p.m. Class of 2013 Happy Hour - Gather after the game for a happy hour drink and appetizer specials! Registration required.
Jimmy V’s, 1 S. State St.


11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Courtright Memorial Library, first floor

Admission staff will provide you with tips to assist you in your college search no matter where you might land. Registration required.
Open house symbol

Nursing Skills Open House
Science Center, Third floor
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Tour the Nursing Department with students performing different nursing skills in a simulated experience.

Centers for Career and Professional Development and Student Success
Behind the Rock
11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Staff will be available to assist you with job search needs in the areas of resume development, career management and utilizing social media in the job search.

Psychology Majors/Minors
Psych House, North Grove Street
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Mayne Hall
11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Mayne Hall Lounge and one room will be open for viewing.

'70s Reunion!
Reunion symbolCourtright Memorial Library, first floor
11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Stop by to view photos of the '72 Library opening, identify '70s yearbook photos and see the newly remodeled library. Receive your commemorative keepsake!

Hanby House
160 W. Main St.
9–10:30 a.m., 1–4 p.m.
Admission is $3 for adults, $2.50 for seniors and $1 for children ages 6-17. Donuts and cider available while you watch the parade from their lawn.

Liberty Mutual Bandstand, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Liberty Mutual Bandstand
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Otterbein's alumni benefits partner, Liberty Mutual, is sponsoring the first Otterbein Homecoming Bandstand featuring a variety of students and alumni musical performers.
12 Noon Headliner: Greg Hale '07 Band with special performance by the cast of Otterbein's production of Les Misérables and Six in the City.


The Grove logo North Grove Street 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
It's a rockin' good time with music, food, reunions and activities for the family.
  • Children's activities by the ROCK
  • Farmer's Market, Columbus Zoo animal presentations
  • Bag lunches available: adults, $7.50; children 5-10, $3.50, children under 5, free.
  • Otterbean (Library) and Otter Den (Campus Center) open for food and beverages
Reunion symbol11 a.m.-12 p.m. - Alumni Cheerleaders and Mascots Reunion - Tent on corner of North Grove and West Main Streets
Meet the 2013 squad, talk to the cheerleading coaches and do a few cheers at the Homecoming game.

Contact Head Coach Liz Rossetti or Assistant Coach Matt Casto.

Photo of Cardy with cheerleaders
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Reunion symbolReunion of Men's OAC Soccer Champions of 1987 and 1997
Recognition will be at halftime of the football game.
Tent on corner of North Grove and West Main Streets
12–1 p.m. Reunion symbolReunion of 2003 Women's Tennis Team; 2003 and 2008 Men's and Women's Golf Teams
Recognition will be at halftime of the football game.
12–1 p.m. Reunion symbolOrientation Leader/Assistants Reunion
2013 OLs will host you to learn how you are using your orientation skills in your career journey. Registration required.
Mayne Hall Lounge
12:30–2 p.m. Alumni Cardinal Couples Gathering
By the Rock Come as a couple to meet the other cardinal lovebirds.
By the Rock
12:15-1 p.m. Remembering Fred ‘Pop' Thayer through design set models, pictures and stories Library
1 p.m. Otterbein Men's Soccer against Ohio Midwestern Soccer Field
1:30 p.m. Otterbein Marching Band march to Memorial Stadium Park Street, Grove Street, Home Street to stadium
2 p.m. - Otterbein Football against Wilmington - Memorial Stadium
Photo of a football game It's a Red OUT! Wear your cardinal red to show your team spirit. Cost: $5 for adults and $2 for school aged kids.
3:30 p.m. Otterbein Women's Soccer against Manchester Soccer Field
5:30 p.m.
After football game
Class of 1988, 25th Reunion Tailgate
Special visitors will be college professors/staff who have been at Otterbein 25 years or more. Learn more about other 25th year events and how this is "Your Year to Shine!" Registration required.
The home of President Kathy Krendl, 111 N. West St.
5 p.m. Social hour
6 p.m. Dinner
Annual "O" Club Homecoming Dinner
Advance registration to oclub-home@columbus.rr.com.
Little Turtle Golf Club, 5400 Little Turtle Way, Westerville, OH
5:30 p.m. Harambee Launch Party
Join the Office of Diversity as the African American Student Union unveils their re-launch of the student-led magazine, Harambee. Food will be served. Registration required..
Roush Hall, Fisher Gallery