Homecoming 2014

Homecoming 2014 takes on special meaning as Oregon State marks the success of its $1 billion campaign.

The Alumni Association, OSU Foundation, colleges and departments are hosting a variety of events to celebrate Oregon State during our 98th homecoming. Keep reading for highlighted events or visit our full calendar for the latest listing of events around campus.

Tuesday, October 28 - Friday, October 31
Spirit Week | Student-focused activities on the MU Quad between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily. | Spirit Week Schedule
Talent Competition  Oct. 28-30
Who can participate? Current OSU students as individuals or a group

What type of talent are you looking for? Dance routines, slam poetry, drum solo, crazy human trick... We only ask that you keep it classy.

How does it work? Reserve your space now. Preliminary competitions are held on the Quad; one finalist will be selected each day. Finals will be held at the Block Party with Doc Titus at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30.

What times are available?
Preregister for time slots between 11:15 a.m. and 12:25 p.m. each day. Walk-up entries are welcome to compete from 12:25-1 p.m., or earlier if time allows.

Reserve your space now. 

Thursday, October 30
Homecoming Lights Parade
6:30 p.m.
You never know what you’ll see in the glow of the Homecoming Lights Parade. Community and student groups are invited to join the festivities by creating an entry for the parade. Check out the route map and application for more information.
PARADE ROUTE MAP | PARADE APPLICATION (Deadline extended to Oct. 28.)

Block Party & Pep Rally
7-9 p.m., 26th Street in front of CH2M Hill Alumni Center and Parker Plaza
The bonfire has been extinguished but that doesn’t mean the sizzle has gone out of Homecoming. DJ and emcee, Doc Titus promises to fire up the crowd with a high-voltage multimedia show. Special guests and messages from OSU will help to fan the flames at this free event.

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Students, alumni and community members are invited to these free events.

Friday, October 31
Campus Open House & Tours
11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., various locations across campus
Tour OSU's new facilities, meet outstanding faculty and students and learn how they are changing the world. Please note that multiple colleges and units may be holding events at the same location. The listing is grouped by location.

Austin Hall - College of Business
Basketball Practice Facility (OSU Basketball Center) - Athletics
Beth Ray Center - College of Education, Graduate School, Honors College, College of Liberal Arts
Hallie E. Ford Center - 4-H, College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Kelley Engineering Center - College of Engineering
Linus Pauling Science Center - Linus Pauling Institute, College of Pharmacy, College of Science
Magruder Hall - College of Veterinary Medicine
Tours leave from the Magruder Hall Lobby at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Watch videos about the veterinary hospital's services, large animal care offerings and Benny the Beaver's annual check-up while you wait for your tour. Please do not park in the lot at Magruder Hall; these spots are reserved for clients.
Oldfield Animal Teaching Facility - College of Agriculture, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, College of Forestry, Hatfield Marine Science Center

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Open house in Nash Hall (room 104) from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Includes tours of the OSU Ichthyology Museum, new classrooms and poster presentations
Questions? Contact Ann Leen at 541-737-1936

Accreditation Ceremony
11 a.m. College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Hallie Ford Center
Join the College of Public Health and Human Sciences recognize the first accredited school of public health in Oregon and the newest in the nation.

Austin Hall Grand Opening
1:30 p.m., College of Business, Austin Hall
OSU’s newest building will feature ten classrooms, a 250-seat auditorium, collaborative team rooms, more than 70 offices, a café and event space.          

Campaign Celebration & Reception
LaSells Stewart Center, 4 p.m.
Expect to be wowed as the OSU Foundation celebrates the success and impact of The Campaign for OSU with this energetic, multimedia showcase. Preregistration is requested.

Saturday, November 1

Student Affairs Leadership Reunion
Multicultural Tailgater and Reunion
OSUAA Beaver Nation Tailgater at CH2M Hill Alumni Center

OSU vs Cal football game (kickoff 7:30 p.m.)

Can't find what you are looking for? Visit the full homecoming activity calendar for a full listing including college and department events.

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Contact Information

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

Date & Location

Date: 10/28/2014 to 11/1/2014
Location: OSU Campus