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
Talent Competition Oct. 28-30Thursday, October 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? Visit www.osualum.com/homecoming and sign up for a time slot. 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.
Homecoming Lights Parade
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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 TBD)
Can't find what you are looking for? Visit the full homecoming activity calendar
for a full listing including college and department events.