Homecoming & Family Weekend
Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2022

Join us for Homecoming & Family Weekend!

September 30 – October 1, 2022

It’s Time to Celebrate! Otterbein was founded 175 years ago, and this year’s Homecoming & Family Weekend will be one for the history books.

This fall we’ve expanded our traditional Homecoming & Family Weekend to include Friday evening. We have a really fun event planned for 5 p.m. that evening where you can meet faculty and staff – and grab a beer or glass of wine! And after that it’s food trucks, live music, dancing, and a special 175th Birthday Photo Moment at 9 pm!

We hope you’ll come early for our new Friday events, spend the night at one of our area hotels (click on “Places to Stay”), and enjoy the whole Homecoming & Family Weekend as it continues throughout the day Saturday. 

Schedule of Events

Schedule subject to change. Events in BOLD are open to all alumni.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

  • Golden Reunion Begins for the Classes of 1971 and 1972
    For full Golden Reunion details, click here.
  • 8 p.m. | Department of Theatre & Dance presents a performance of A Little Night Music – Tickets available here beginning August 30 (Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall) 

Friday, September 30, 2022

  • 9 a.m. Leather Helmet Gang (‘O’ Club Room, by invitation only)
  • 9:30 a.m. Golden Reunion Welcome & Coffee (The Point)
  • 10:30 a.m. Golden Reunion – Class of 1972 Photo (The Point)
  • 11 a.m. Golden Reunion – Class of 1971 Photo (The Point)
  • 11:30 a.m. Golden Reunion Luncheon & Celebration of Class Gifts (The Point)
  • 12 p.m. Golden Reunion Picnic Luncheon (The Point)
  • 2-4 p.m. Golden Reunion Activities & Tours
  • 3 p.m. Dr. Beth Rigel Daugherty Retirement Reception – RSVP here (Philomathean Room, Towers Hall) 
  • 5 p.m. Cardy Hour With Faculty & Staff (Campus Center West Parking Lot)
    • Families and Alumni are invited to this special 175th Celebration Happy Hour. 
  • 5 p.m. Multicultural Center Open House (Barlow Hall, 88 Cochran Alley)
  • 5 p.m. Sierra Leone Program Alumni Reunion (Elevate Office – Westerville, 670 Meridian Way)
  • 6 p.m. Golden Reunion Happy Hour & Celebration Dinner (Renaissance Hotel)
  • 7 p.m. Otterbein Choir Reunion Rehearsal – separate registration required here (Riley Auditorium) 
  • 7 p.m. OtterFest (Campus Center West Parking Lot)
  • 8 p.m. | Department of Theatre & Dance presents a performance of A Little Night Music – Tickets available here beginning August 30 (Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall) 
  • 9 p.m. Special 175th Birthday Photo Moment! (Campus Center West Parking Lot)

    Saturday, October 1, 2022

    • 7:30 a.m. Celebration of Otterbein Breakfast (Campus Center West Parking Lot, by invitation only)
    • 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Breakfast bar and coffee available for purchase in the Den (Campus Center, 100 W. Home St.)
    • 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Westerville Farmers Market (21 S. State St.)
    • 9:30 a.m. Celebration of Otterbein (Cowan Hall)
    • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Westerville Vendor Fair (Campus Center West Parking Lot)
    • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cardy Zone for kids (Grove St.)
    • 11 a.m. Homecoming Parade 
    • 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. OtterFest (Campus Center West Parking Lot)
    • 12-2 p.m. African American Alumni Network Block Party hosted by Otterbein’s African American Student Union – All are welcome! Separate free registration required here. (The William Henry Fouse House of Black Culture, 154 W. Home St.
    • 12-1 p.m. Guided tour of the Frank Museum of Art – Free ticket required (39 S Vine St.)
    • 2 p.m. Football, Otterbein University vs. Capital University – part of Roush Auto Rivalry Week (Memorial Stadium)
    • 3 p.m. Petie Dodrill Memorial (Cowan Hall)
    • 5-7 p.m. Otterbein “O” Club Reception & Awards Program – Program begins at 6 p.m. (The Point)
    • 7 p.m. Otterbein Alumni Choir Concert (Riley Auditorium)
    • 8 p.m. Department of Theatre & Dance presents a performance of A Little Night Music – Tickets available here beginning August 30 (Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall) 
    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 2022 is open now!