Homecoming 2019

October 25-27

Register for Homecoming and Purchase Event Tickets

Purchase The New Respects Tickets

For decades, Bison have gone with Ka-Rip. You and your fellow alumni excitedly "let'er go ruse" as you cheered the Green and Gold to victory. Time and again, we all return to this enduring tradition as a way to celebrate the Bison Spirit. Trends mark our times and novelty fades, but our University chant continues to tie generations of alumni and friends together.

So too does Homecoming Weekend. Each fall we recognize the traditions that set our alma mater apart. No matter your graduation year, we can all reflect on OBU's distinction and how the relationships we formed as students transformed our lives.

Homecoming is dynamic and full of evolving elements designed to capture the essence of OBU's community. This year, we welcome you home to the traditions that defined your life on Bison Hill.

Zip! Bang! OBU!

Homecoming Schedule

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

Friday, October 25

9 a.m. - Homecoming Ticket Pick-Up and Guest Services
Geiger Center, lower level

10 a.m. - Spirit Chapel 
Nobel Complex

10 - 10:50 a.m. - Dr. Michael J. "Hawkeye" Pierce presents, "From Chick Eyes to Human Pancreatic Cancer: Glycans Function in Development and Disease."
Bailey Business Center, Tulsa Royalties Auditorium 

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.  - Available Golf Tee-Times*^⁰
2501 Augusta Drive
Grab some friends and sign up for a discounted tee-time at Shawnee Country Club! To reserve a tee-time for $50/player, call (405) 273-1763 and mention you're with OBU Homecoming.

11:30 a.m. - 50-Year Club Luncheon Honoring Classes of '44, '49, '54, '59 & '64 *^⁰
Geiger Center, upper level

11:30 a.m. - Class of 1969 Golden Anniversary Reunion Luncheon *^⁰
Geiger Center, The Gathering Place

1 - 5 p.m. - Dr. William R. Mitchell Book Signing
Geiger Center, lower level

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. - Reunion Fellowship 
Geiger Center, lower level

3:30 - Worship
Stubblefield Chapel

6 p.m. - Harvest Dinner *^⁰
Geiger Center, upper level
Our 2019 Profile in Excellence winners include: Jarrod Frie, '00; Dr. Reverend Lawrence Kirk, '88; Shelley Sanders, '92; Dr. H. Eugene Soulsby, D.C., '66; Bryan Wilks, '00; and Dr. Susan Willis, '83.

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

9:00 p.m. - Sadie Hawkins Student Dance
Green Campus 

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

9:30 p.m. - Olde Fashioned Ice Cream Social
Geiger Center, lower level
All alumni and friends are invited to explore the recently renovated Geiger Center, eat ice cream and listen to the Bison Jazz Ensemble.

Saturday, October 26

8:30 a.m. - ODK Breakfast
Geiger Center, 214

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Homecoming Ticket Pick-Up and Guest Services
Geiger Center, lower level

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Dr. William R. Mitchell Book Signing
Geiger Center, lower level

9 - 11 a.m. - 50th Anniversary of Western Civ
Shawnee Hall, 3rd floor

9:30 - 10 a.m. - 50th Anniversary of Western Civ Panel Discussion
Shawnee Hall, 3rd Floor
Dr. Jim Farthing
Dr. Joe Hall
Dr. Doug Watson
Dr. Bill Hagen
Dr. Carolyn Cole
Dr. Debbie Bosch
Dr. Glenn Sanders

10 - 11 a.m. - Academic Open Houses

10:00 a.m. - Glee Club Reunion
Ford Hall

10 - 11 a.m. - Mortar Board Reunion
Cargill Center

10:30 a.m. - Chorale Reunion
Raley Chapel, 203

11 a.m. - Homecoming Parade
University Street
Presented by SGA

11:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Children's Festival *^⁰
Shawnee Hall, 100-102

11:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Future Bison Campus Tours and Lunch for 7th-12th Graders *^ 
Meet on GC Concourse. Tours begin at 11:30. Lunch in Café on the Hill at 12:30.

11:30 a.m. - Class Reunion Luncheons *^⁰
Geiger Center

1 p.m. - 2014-19 Reunion - Coffee and Conversations

2 p.m. - Bison Football vs. Arkansas-Monticello ^
Crain Family Stadium in the Eddie Hurt Jr. Athletic Complex

4 p.m. - College Players Reunion
Sarkeys Black Box

5:30 p.m. - 100th Anniversary of OBU Theatre Dinner *^

7:30 p.m. - OBU Theatre Production *^
Shawnee Hall, Craig-Dorland Theatre

7:30 p.m. - University Concert Series Presents: The New Respects ^
Doors open at 7:30pm. Opening act at 8:00pm, The New Respects at 9:00pm. Student tickets are $10; Public tickets are $25.

Sunday, October 27

2:30 p.m. - OBU Theatre Production *^
Shawnee Hall, Craig-Dorland Theatre