We live in Beaver Nation - Homecoming 2013

Homecoming 2013 - We live in Beaver Nation

Date: 10/21/2013 to 10/26/2013


2013 Parade Route

For many, the parade is one of the highlights of Homecoming. This year the parade is on Thursday, Oct. 24. It begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at approximately 7:15 p.m. at the bonfire and pep rally in the gravel parking lot behind the Hilton Garden Inn. Coach Riley is expected to join us at the bonfire, so don't miss it!

Homecoming parade route

Homecoming 2013 Calendar

Homecoming is one of Oregon State’s longest and most memorable traditions. Come join us for all the events, including the parade and bonfire and celebrate living in Beaver Nation!

Do you have an event you'd like us to include on this calendar? Send us an email with the name of the event, day, time, location, department sponsoring it and your contact information.

Monday, October 21

Student Alumni Association Spirit Week Kickoff
Photo Ops with Benny in the MU Quad
                11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Spirit Week Paint the Ville decorating
Show your creativity by decorating along the parade route

We Live in Beaver Nation House Decorating Competition
Decorations should be done by Monday, 10/21 and stay up until Saturday, 10/25.

Facebook Photo Contest
Submit pictures of the coolest place you've shown your beaver pride. (Submit photos between 10/21 and 10/25.)

Tuesday, October 22

Field Day in the MU Quad

Games, activities and more!
                10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Buffalo Wild Wing Blazin' Challenge
11:55 a.m. | MU Quad

Wednesday, October 23

Pepsi Pong Tourney
3:00 p.m. | Parker Plaza (outside Reser Stadium)

Thursday, October 24

Homecoming Parade
6:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. line up for parade entries)
Parade starts at 6th and Jefferson and ends at the bonfire behind the Hilton Garden Inn. Download the parade application now.
Community welcome!

Homecoming Bonfire, Pep Rally, and Traditional Chant Competition
7:15 p.m.
Parking lot behind OSU Softball Complex and Hilton Garden Inn
Community welcome!

Friday, October 25

College of Education reception
9:00 am
Furman Hall
Reception with faculty, staff, students, alumni and this year's Alumni Fellows Award winner Dr. Sandra Henderson on the second floor of the College of Education's beautifully remodeled Furman Hall.

The Big Enchilada: Technology, Neo-Liberalism and Education
10:00 am
Furman Hall, room 202
A lecture by award-winning College of Education instructor Mike O'Malley. He will discuss: Has education become the next big investment opportunity in late-stage capitalism?

No Blueprint: Design Thinking Gateway to Opportunity
12:00 Noon
Alumni Center Willamette Room
Oregon State University alumni Darrin Crescenzi and Erin Mintun, both accomplished designers will discuss how design thinking and a design education opens doors to a wide spectrum of creative fields. Crescenzi, recognized by Fast Company as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business is also the OSU Alumni Association’s 2013 Young Alumnus of the Year. Both will discuss and display their work from their work in strategic branding, design and the apparel/fashion industries.

Iron Chef Contest tasting

3:00 p.m.
Hallie E. Ford Center Lobby
Do you have what it takes to create an easy-to-make, healthy tailgater snack? Learn more here: health.oregonstate.edu/homecoming
Sponsored by the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Homecoming Trivia Bowl
3:30 p.m.
Hallie E. Ford Center Lobby
After the GridIron Chef contest tasting, stay for some FREE trivia fun with local icon Mr. Bill’s Traveling Trivia Show!
Learn more here: health.oregonstate.edu/homecoming
Sponsored by the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Alumni Fellows and Young Alumni Awards Celebration
Social at 6:00 p.m., dinner and awards at 7:00 p.m.
CH2M HILL Alumni Center
Your alma mater is brimming with talent and achievements. Each year we recognize eminent graduates through our Alumni Fellows and Young Alumni Awards. The awards reception is an elegant but spirited event.

Women's soccer vs. Cal
7:00 p.m.
Paul Lorenz Field

After Dark - Homecoming
9:00pm to Midnight
Dixon Recreation Center
Free food, lots of games and activities and chance to win some prizes. We will be announcing the building decoration and student organization parade winners at After Dark. Benny will also be there to greet and take photos with everyone.

Saturday, October 26

ASOSU Alumni Brunch
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
MU Lounge
A special event to connect Oregon State’s current student leaders with Oregon State’s outstanding alumni. This is a chance for alumni to learn about current initiatives affecting our campus, while student leaders will have the opportunity to network with alumni.

Special Collections & Archives open house
10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.
 5th floor Valley Library
Short films and historic materials related to university history.

Beaver Nation Tailgater

Time: 4:30 pm
CH2M HILL Alumni Center

E.R. Jackman Tailgater

Time: 4:30 pm
Animal Sciences Pavilion

College of Forestry Tailgater
Time: 5:30 pm
Valley parking lot
Forestry alumni and students - Join us for great tailgate food and drinks and a chance to win a signed football from Coach Mike Riley, plus other great door prizes!

Chili Cook-off - College of Veterinary Medicine
Time: 5:30 pm
Magruder Hall Lobby
Join the College of Veterinary Medicine at a Chili Cook-off to raise funds for veterinary student scholarships. A $5 donation gets you a bowl of chili and all the fixings plus 3 tickets to taste and vote on a variety of types of exotic chili. 

Varsity OSU Homecoming Concert
Time: 5:30 pm
Merritt Truax Indoor Center
Former OSU football player Kurt Van Meter entertains the pregame crowd.

Football game - OSU vs. Stanford
Time 7:30 pm
Reser Stadium

Sunday, October 27

Women’s soccer vs. Stanford
11:00 a.m.
Paul Lorenz Field


Events with this logo are sponsored fully or partially by the Student Alumni Association, the OSU Alumni Association's student leadership development group. Learn more about the SAA here.


Contact Information

OSU Alumni Association
204 CH2M HILL Alumni Center
Corvallis, OR 97331
(541) 737-2351
Toll free: (877) OSTATER

Date & Location

Date: 10/21/2013 to 10/26/2013
Location: OSU Campus