Homecoming 2016

November 11-12

Save the date for Homecoming 2016. Return to Bison Hill for the biggest alumni party of the year! Close to 1,000 alumni and family members will return to celebrate, reconnect with friends and professors and see all the great things happening on Bison Hill. We will honor class years ending in "1" and "6," and will also recognize several outstanding alumni. See below for a tentative schedule of events and check back for updates.

Help promote your class reunion through social media. Contact your friends and encourage them to attend.

Be sure to register online or by mailing in the registration form below before October 24 to get the lowest ticket prices. If registering after October 24, please see the tier pricing rates below.

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Homecoming Schedule

* Reservations Required | ^ Cost for Ticketed Event | ⁰ Tier Priced Event

Thursday, November 10

7:30 p.m. - OBU Theatre Production, You Can't Take It With You*^
Shawnee Hall, Craig-Dorland Theatre

Adult $11 | Student $5

Online ticketing at okbu.edu/theatre. Ticket orders by phone may be made beginning October 20 at 405.585.4350. Box Office hours are M-F 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday, November 11

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Homecoming Ticket Pick-Up and Registration
Geiger Center, Upper Level


10 a.m. - Veterans Day Ceremony
Gold Star Park


10:30 a.m. - Registration for Golf Tournament, Driving Range Opens
Shawnee Country Club, 2501 Augusta
Range balls and boxed lunch are included in the registration cost. Lunches available beginning at 11 a.m.


11 a.m. - 50-Year Club Luncheon Honoring Classes of '41, '46, '51, '56 & '61 *^⁰
Geiger Center, Upper Level


11 a.m. - Class of 1966 Golden Anniversary Reunion Luncheon *^⁰
Geiger Center, Upper Level


Noon - Homecoming Golf Tournament Tee-Off *^⁰
Shawnee Country Club, 2501 Augusta


12:30 - 4 p.m. - 50th Anniversary Celebration of the 1966 NAIA National Basketball Championship *^⁰ 
Noble Complex, Mabee Suite
Join former teammates and friends at a luncheon and program focused on alumni from the classes of '65-'67.


1:30 p.m. - Worship
Stubblefield Chapel
Don't miss the third annual Homecoming Worship service where you can join in a Gaither style time of praise in Stubblefield Chapel. Congregational singing will be led by Jerry Jones, '61. The service will feature a number of alumni, coordinated by and including Walter Grady, '71.


2:30 - 4 p.m. - Reunion Fellowship 
Geiger Center, Lower Level 
50-year club reunion classes (including Class of 1966) and friends are invited to continue their fellowship. Refreshments and Yahnsehs provided.


2:30 - 4 p.m. - Campus Tours *
Geiger Center, South Doors
Please pre-register


4:30 p.m. - Bison Glee Club Reunion
Ford 3
Join past and present members of the Club in preparation to sing the National Anthem at the basketball game at 7:00.


6 p.m. - Harvest Dinner *^⁰ 
Geiger Center, Upper Level 


7:00 p.m. - Basketball Game: Bison vs. St. Gregory's University *^
Noble Complex, Mabee Arena


8:30 p.m. - Fine Arts Showcase ^ 
Raley Chapel, Potter Auditorium

9:30 p.m. - Bisonettes Reunion
Raley Chapel 203


9:30 p.m. - Olde Fashioned Ice Cream Social
Café on the Hill - Geiger Center, Upper Level
All alumni and families are invited. Honoring the 50-Year Club and the reunioning classes of '66, '71, '76, '81, '86, '91, '96, '01, '06 and '11.


Saturday, November 12

7 a.m. - Fifth Annual Bison Stampede *^⁰
Recreation and Wellness Center
The Fifth Annual Bison Stampede will feature a 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk ($15), 5K run ($25) and 10K run ($35). The course is sanctioned and certified. Visit okbu.edu/bison-stampede to register today! Registration prices increase on October 9. (Hosted by the Recreation and Wellness Center)


8 a.m. - Homecoming Ticket Pick-Up and Registration
Geiger Center, Upper Level


8:30 a.m. - ODK Breakfast
Benedict Street Marketplace, 613 N. Pottenger


9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Academic College Reunions
Take time to reunite with former professors and classmates from your academic college. Students and current faculty will be present to share the latest news from their programs.

College of Business: Bailey Business Center
College of Fine Arts:
     Division of Art and Design: Art Building
     Division of Communication Arts: Sarkeys Telecommunication Center
     Division of Music: Raley Chapel 142
College of Humanities and Social Sciences:
     Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences: Mabee Learning Center, 1st Floor
     Division of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies: Noble Complex, Hurt Heritage Center
     Division of Language and Literature: Shawnee Hall 307
     Division of Teacher Education: Shawnee Hall 210
College of Nursing: Stavros Hall
College of Science and Mathematics: W.P. Wood Science Building
College of Theology and Ministry: Montgomery Hall 216


9:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. - Children's Festival *^⁰
Shawnee Hall, second floor, east end 
Register your child(ren) to attend this event while you enjoy time with former classmates. There are a variety of activities planned, including an opportunity to meet OBU's masoct, Shaz! A sack lunch will be provided. Age four through sixth grade only. (Sponsored by the OBU Department of Education)


10 a.m. - University Chorale Reunion
Raley Chapel 203


10 - 11 a.m. - Mortar Board Reunion
WMU Main Lobby


10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Theta Sigma Chi Reunion
WMU Basement Lounge


11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Class Reunion Luncheons *^⁰
Join your former classmates for lunch and spend time reuniting, reminiscing and sharing memories. This year we are celebrating the classes of '71, '76, '81, '86, '91, '96, '01, '06 and '11. Didn't graduate with one of these classes, but have friends who did? Don't miss the opportunity to reconnect. All alumni are invited to attend. Food lines open at 10:50 a.m.

Class of 1971: Raley Chapel, Helen Thames Raley Parlor
Class of 1976: Geiger Center, Upper Level
Class of 1981: Cargill Center
Class of 1986: Geiger Center, Upper Level
Class of 1991: Geiger Center, Upper Level
Class of 1996: Geiger Center, Upper Level
Class of 2001: Geiger Center, Upper Level
Class of 2006: Noble Complex, Mabee Suite
Class of 2011: Montgomery Hall Lounge


11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Future Bison Campus Tours and Lunch for 7th-12th Graders *
TBA | Lunch in Café on the Hill


1 p.m. - Bison Football vs. Southern Nazarene University ^
Crain Family Stadium at the Hurt Memorial Track Complex


1 p.m. - Alumni Fest
Crain Family Stadium at the Hurt Memorial Track Complex
Alumni are invited to visit and peruse through Yahnsehs from their era in the tent located on the southeast side of the stadium, inside the gates. (football tickets required) Sponsored by First United and McAlister's, Shawnee locations


5:30 p.m. - Arts on The Hill
Art Building
Featuring:
Rebekah (Bentley) Alexander, '14; Katelyn (Roberts) Fischer, '11; Kristi Youngblood-Freeman, '06; Molly Hennesy, '13; Christin (Neville) Juliano, '15; Gena Destri (Keffer) McGill, '06; Crystal (Graves) McWilliams, '06; Aaron C. Morvan, '12; Johnny D. "JD" Reeves, '10; C. Francine (Roark) Robinson, '66 & '13; Channing (Howard) Seikel, '10; Lucas R. Simmons, '12; Melissa L. Warren, '96; Jill (Hively) Wells, '03; Susan (Baker) Wooten, '74; Julie Blackstone, Assistant Professor of Art; Joshua Brunet, Assistant Professor of Art; Corey Fuller, Associate Professor of Graphic Design


7:30 p.m. - OBU Theatre Production, You Can't Take It With You*^ 
Shawnee Hall, Craig-Dorland Theatre

Adult $11 | Student $5

Online ticketing at okbu.edu/theatre. Ticket orders by phone may be made beginning October 20 at 405.585.4350. Box Office hours are M-F 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday, November 13

2:30 p.m. - OBU Theatre Production, You Can't Take It With You*^ 
Shawnee Hall, Craig-Dorland Theatre

Adult $11 | Student $5

Online ticketing at okbu.edu/theatre. Ticket orders by phone may be made beginning October 20 at 405.585.4350. Box Office hours are M-F 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.