Save the Date: Homecoming & Family Weekend | September 20-21, 2024

Join us for Homecoming & Family Weekend!

Save the Date! September 20-21, 2024

Mark your calendar for Otterbein’s signature alumni and families event!

We’re hard at work on another special Homecoming and Family Weekend for 2024 and can’t wait to welcome you back to campus to celebrate our connections.

2023 Homecoming & Family Weekend Recap

In the meantime, we hope you’ll enjoy some Homecoming & Family Weekend 2023 highlights below!

30-Second Homecoming & Family Weekend Recap!

2023 Celebration of Otterbein Awards Ceremony

2023 Presidential State of the University

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2023 Homecoming & Family Weekend
Photo Gallery

2023 Awards Crop

2023 Celebration of Otterbein Awards & State of the University Photo Gallery

50th For Web Crop

Class of 1973 50th Reunion
Photo Gallery

1963 Crop

Class of 1963 60th Reunion
Photo Gallery

Kerr Crop

Kerr Hall Dedication Photo Gallery

Jonda Crop

Jonda’s 100th Anniversary Celebration Photo Gallery

Homecoming & Family Weekend Information and Details

2023 Schedule

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

Thursday, September 14, 2023

  • Golden Reunion Begins for the Classes of 1973
    For full Golden Reunion details, click here.

Friday, September 15, 2023

  • 5-7 p.m. | Cardy Hour With Faculty & Staff (Campus Center West Parking Lot)
    • Families, Students, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff are invited to this special gathering, featuring appetizers, beer and seltzer (for purchase), and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • 7-9 p.m. | OtterFest (Campus Center West Parking Lot)

    Saturday, September 16, 2023

    • 9:30-11 a.m. | Celebration of Otterbein (Riley Auditorium)
      • Alumni Awards Presentation
      • State of the University Address delivered by President John Comerford
    • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Cardy Zone for kids (Campus Center West Parking Lot)
    • 11 a.m. | Homecoming Parade
    • 11 a.m. | Women’s Soccer vs. Case Western Reserve University (Memorial Stadium)
    • 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. | OtterFest (Campus Center West Parking Lot)
    • 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. | Joanne Van Sant Society Hospitality Suite (Taylor Lounge, Campus Center, by invitation only)
    • 12:00 p.m. | Celebration of Otterbein Luncheon (Roush Hall Fisher Gallery, by invitation only)
    • 12-1 p.m. | SOLD OUT Tour of the Frank Museum of Art – Free ticket required through the registration button above (39 S Vine St)
    • 12:30-3 p.m. | OSJAXBSU 90s Alumni Cookout (The House of Black Culture, 154 W. Home Street)
      • Come celebrate our connection through music and culture. All are welcome.
      • Register for the cookout here.
    • 1-2 p.m. | NEWLY ADDED! Tour of the Frank Museum of Art – Free ticket required through the registration button above (39 S Vine St)
    • 2 p.m. | Dedication of Kerr Hall (25 W. Home Street)
    • 3 p.m. | Football vs. Wilmington College (Memorial Stadium)

    Hotel Information

    Traveling to Westerville for the Homecoming & Family Weekend or your Reunion?

    To make your out of town stay more comfortable, we’ve arranged room blocks or special Otterbein rates at the following local hotels:

    Hotels with special Otterbein rates

    Aloft Westerville Hotel (1.7 miles)
    32 Heatherdown Drive, Westerville, OH 43081
    Click here by August 30th to book your room at our special rate of $119/night!
    Book by phone: 

    Additional area hotels

    Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris (1.5 miles)
    409 Altair Parkway, Westerville, OH 43082
    To book: Click here or call 833-427-0292

    Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Columbus/Polaris (2.6 miles)
    8411 Pulsar Place, Columbus, OH 43240

    To book: Click here or call 614-885-8400

    Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus (2.7 miles)
    2700 Corporate Exchange Drive, Columbus, OH 43231

    To book: Click here or call 614-890-8600

    Holiday Inn Express Columbus-Worthington (5 miles)
    55 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43235
    To book: Click here or call 614-977-0520 

    Courtyard Columbus Worthington (5.1 miles)
    7411 Vantage Drive, Columbus, OH 43235

    To book: Click here or call 888-236-2427