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Get “Back in Orange & Black” for ’21 Homecoming

Natasha Lancaster | Fri Sep 3, 2021

University of Findlay’s 2021 Homecoming and Family Weekend, Oct. 8-10, is going retro with the theme, “Back in Orange & Black.”

Additional information and registration for events can be found on the Homecoming and Family Weekend webpage. Updates and registration information will also be shared on the University of Findlay Alumni and Friends Facebook page and the Oiler Mobile App.


Some events to look forward to include:

Pre-Homecoming Weekend


Pop by the Rock

7 p.m. (EST) | Spirit Rock
Spirit Rock is ready and waiting for you to make your mark! Pop by for a bag of popcorn and grab a marker to leave an Oiler Nation Homecoming message!

College of Education Speaker

7-8:30 p.m. (EST) | Old Main, Ritz Auditorium
Consider several practical opportunities to support learners and other educators with Jonathan Juravich, 2018 Ohio Teacher of the Year and host of the digital series “Drawing with Mr. J.”


Homecoming Weekend


Music Bach’s Concert

7 – 8:30 p.m. (EST) | Alumni Memorial Union, Atrium
UF’s Student Activities Board proudly presents Tracy Silverman, also known as “the greatest living exponent of the electric violin.” Formerly first violinist with the innovative Turtle Island String Quartet, Silverman was named one of 100 distinguished alumni by The Juilliard School.

Oiler Bash

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (EST) | Koehler Fitness Center
Face painting, pony rides, train rides, inflatables, photo booth, games, food, and more!

Fireworks & Marching Band

9 p.m. (EST) countdown | Davis Street Parking Lot

Continue the Homecoming celebration as the UF Oiler Marching Band rings in the 13th annual homecoming fireworks display.



Homecoming 5k

7:15 a.m. (EST) check-in | Alumni Memorial Union

8 a.m. (EST) shotgun start | Main Street

American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), in collaboration with UF’s Track and Cross-Country Teams, are joining forces to offer a 5K promoting heart health. This year’s event will allow for either “virtual” or “in -person” participation.

Alumni Association Annual Awards Breakfast

9 a.m. (EST) | Winebrenner Building, WTS Auditorium

Enjoy breakfast with alumni from all over the nation while congratulating the 2021 Distinguished Alumni, and recipients of the Old Main Award, the Gold Medallion, the Arch Award, and the Honorary Alumni Award. We’ll also honor the classes of 1970 and 1971 for their Golden Anniversary (50-years), and classes of 1980 and 1981 (40-years) during this event.

Joseph & Judith Conda STEAM Education Center Open House

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (EST) | University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum, Conda STEAM Education Center

The new Joseph & Judith Conda STEAM Education Center is a beautiful addition to University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum. University of Findlay students will have the opportunity to work in this addition alongside students from Findlay City Schools.

All-Alumni Tailgate

2-3:30 p.m. (EST) | Donnell Stadium, corner next to tennis courts

Reunite with fellow Oilers and enjoy a casual, family-friendly tailgate that includes some of Findlay’s favorite foods, games, music, and photos with Derrick the Oiler.

Football Game – Findlay Oilers vs. Kentucky Wesleyan

4 p.m. | Donnell Stadium

Cheer on the UF football team at the annual Homecoming game. The 2021 Homecoming Court will also be announced, along with honoring the 2021 Distinguished Alumni. Tickets can be purchased at the gate.



Worship Service

10 a.m. (EST) | Center for Student Life and College of Business
Founded in Christian faith, the University is proud to continue the tradition of providing a Worship Service as part of Homecoming Weekend. Watch the service live on UFTV’s channel.


To learn more about specific events and speakers, or to register to attend, visit the Homecoming webpage. Homecoming events and information are also available on the Oiler Mobile App, which is free to download in the App Store and Play Store.

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