Homecoming & Family Weekend
September 18, 2021

Join us for Homecoming & Family Weekend!

September 18, 2021

We are excited to host alumni, family, and friends on campus!

This year, we have some exciting new events and opportunities including Otterfest, a centralized place for all Cardinals to gather together and listen to live music, grab some food, and buy a brew. We will also be hosting the Celebration of Otterbein which includes a State of the University address by President Comerford and recognition of the 2021 Alumni Award winners.

Please note that at this time Otterbein is requiring masks while in indoor common spaces regardless of vaccination status. Otterbein’s COVID-19 protocols are thoughtfully developed in consultation with Franklin County Public Health and OhioHealth and adhere to the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Ohio Department of Health.

Watch the Celebration of Otterbein Stream: 9/18 at 9:30 a.m.

Watch the Homecoming Parade Stream: 9/18 at 11:00 a.m.

Schedule of Events

Monday, Sept. 13 to Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021

  • Virtual 5k (9/13)Separate registration required
  • Community Garden Tours & Harvest (9/15, 5-6 pm at the Community Garden)
  • Westerville Day (9/15)
  • AAAN & AASU Connect (9/15, 6 pm hosted on Zoom)
  • Reunion Meet & Greet (9/16, 7 pm at The Point)

Friday, September 17, 2021

  • 9 a.m. Leather Helmet Gang (‘O’ Club Room)
  • 11:30 a.m. Golden Reunion Welcome (The Point)
  • 12 p.m. Golden Reunion Luncheon (The Point)
  • 12 p.m. College Admissions 101 (virtually hosted on Zoom)
  • 4 p.m. Dr. Norman Chaney Memorial Reception (Towers Plaza, remarks at 4:45 p.m.)
    • Join us as we remember and honor the life of Dr. Norman Chaney, whose distinguished career as an educator and author at Otterbein spanned more than 50 years in the Department of English.
  • 5 p.m. Class of ’56 Reunion Dinner (Roush Board Room)
  • 6 p.m. Golden Reunion Happy Hour & Celebration Dinner (Renaissance Hotel)
  • 7 p.m. All 70’s Reunion
  • 7 & 9 p.m. Uptown Ghost Story Tours- Seperate registration required
  • 8 p.m. Otterbein Theatre presents “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” (staged concert) (Cowan Hall)Tickets available August 31 at 12 pm (EST)

See Class of 1970 and Class of 1971 pages for additional Golden Reunion events and details.

Saturday September 18, 2021

  • 7:30 a.m. Celebration of Otterbein Breakfast (Invite Only)
  • 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Westerville Farmers Market (21 S. State St.)
  • 9:30 a.m. Celebration of Otterbein (Cowan Hall)
  • 10:00 a.m.-2 p.m. Cardy Zone (Grove St.)
    • Balloon artist & Games
  • 10:00 a.m.-2 p.m. Westerville Vendor Fair
  • 11:00 a.m. Homecoming Parade
  • 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Otterfest (Campus Center West Parking Lot)
    • Live music including Allison Asarch ’18
    • Food & biergarten
  • 12 p.m. African American Alumni Network Lunch (Office of Social Justice & Activism)
  • 12 p.m.- 1 p.m. Guided Tours of the Frank Art Museum
  • 12 p.m.- 2 p.m. Maker Space Event at the Point (Limited spots available)
  • 1-2 p.m. Centennial Celebration Kappa Phi Omega (Philomathean Room, Towers Hall)
  • 1 p.m. Columbus Zoo & Aquarium Animal Presentation (Campus Center West Parking Lot)
  • 2 p.m. Otterbein Football vs. John Carroll
  • 2 p.m. Joanne Stichweh Gallery Dedication (Art & Communications Building)
  • 3-5 p.m. Kappa flea market (Kappa Parking lot)
  • 5 p.m. est Otterfest contd. (Campus Center West Parking Lot)
    • Live music
  • 7 p.m. Otterbein Men’s Soccer vs. Trine University
  • 7 p.m. Sigma Delta Phi Long Island Ice Tea Party (Old Bag of Nails, 24 North State Street)- Separate Registration
  • 7 & 9 p.m. Uptown Ghost Story Tours- Seperate registration required
  • 8 p.m. Otterbein Theatre presents “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” (staged concert) (Cowan Hall)- Tickets on sale August 31 at 12 pm (EST)


Alumni pose holding Cardy plush toys surrounded by yard signs with letters that spell out "Otterbein's 100th Homecoming"
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Registration for Homecoming & Family Weekend 2021 is open! RSVP today!

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