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Make Plans for UC Homecoming 2014

Homecoming is Saturday, September 20

Join thousands of alumni and fans as the Bearcats host long-time rival Miami (Ohio) at Paul Brown Stadium downtown.

This Year is Extra Special!

Homecoming coincides with the city’s premier festival, Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, the celebration of Cincinnati’s German heritage that is also taking place downtown throughout the September 19-21 weekend.

The result: 

Homecoming Zinzinnati Logo

Friday, September 19

  • UC Homecoming Pep Rally, 5-8 p.m. at Fountain Square

Saturday, September 20

  • UC vs. Miami: Paul Brown Stadium (It’s a Ring of Red game!)
  • Halftime: King & Queen Coronation
  • Celebration: The Bearcats ring the Victory Bell!

All times TBD. Check back for details as they are announced.

UC football team posing with the bell

Homecoming "Need-to-Know's"


Football parking will be $20 per vehicle in Lots A, B, D and E, and in Central Riverfront Garage. Lots will open 4 hours before kickoff. (There are no parking passes available for UC games this season.)

Parking for Oktoberfest will be primarily in lots and garages closer to the Fifth Street festival location.


Tailgating is permitted in parking lots surrounding the stadium, but not in Central Riverfront Garage. Guests may not block other parking spaces or interfere with other guests. For tailgating questions, call Central Parking at 513-946-8100.

Parade and Parade Viewing

Plans call for the traditional UC Homecoming Parade to start outside the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum at Great American Ball Park, travel west on Freedom Way and end at Elm Street outside Paul Brown Stadium. (Parade-related details are uncertain pending game time as determined by TV. Check back later for updates.)

Pre-Game Gathering

The official pre-game UC hangout is the Holy Grail Tavern & Grille on Joe Nuxhall Way opposite Great American Ball Park.

Night-Before Pep Rally

The UC Alumni Association and UC Athletics will co-host a Homecoming Pep Rally on Fountain Square on Friday, September 19, the evening before the game. Check back for details.

Visit for comprehensive information about UC Football Game Day.

UC football players and Santa Ono holding the bell

Useful Links:

UC Bearcats downtown skyline

UC Bookstores Discounts

Enjoy 20 percent off on all T-shirt and hat purchases made in-store from Sept. 18-20 in honor of Homecoming!

Game Time and Parade are TBA:

Noon kickoff
Parade on Friday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m. kickoff
Parade on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

7:00 p.m. kickoff
Parade on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Regardless of start time, the parade route will be on The Banks along Freedom Way, from Great American Ball Park to Paul Brown Stadium.

Check back for more details as soon as the game time is announced.

Parade Participation

Register to represent your organization in the Homecoming Zinzinnati parade!

Questions? Contact Bri Coggins at 513-556-4344

The UC Alumni Association is proud to partner with UC Athletics and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber to present Homecoming Zinzinnati!

Homecoming is sponsored in part by GEICO – UC Alumni could save even more!