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Homecoming Events

Sunday, Sept. 14

  • Paint Uptown
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 15

  • UC LGBTQ Center Awareness Day
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    565 Steger Student Life Center
    Come meet the LGBTQ Center Staff and join us for free snacks. Learn about the center and its services and resources available to students. A virtual tour will be available online Sept. 15-19.

  • Wiener Eating Contest
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Featuring music with DJ E-trayn

  • Tye-Dye A T-Shirt
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Presented by Relay for Life

  • CEAS Alumni Association Scholarship Fund Golf Outing
    Registration 11:30 a.m.; Shotgun Start 1 p.m.; Dinner and Awards 6 p.m.
    Walden Ponds Golf Course, Fairfield Township
    Information about sponsorships and registration

Tuesday, Sept. 16

  • German Pretzel Toss
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Featuring music with DJ E-trayn

  • Ultimate Frisbee
    2-3 p.m.
    Sheakley Lawn
    Presented by the UC Paintball Club

  • UC Diversity Networking Reception
    6-8:30 p.m.
    310 University Pavilion
    The ADVANCE student organization teaches students how to network and gives employers an opportunity to connect with potential future interns, co-ops or full-time employees.

  • Fall Fiesta
    7-9 p.m.
    McMicken Commons, Tangeman University Center (TUC-Great Hall in case of rain)
    Sponsored by The Office of Ethnic Programs and Services

Wednesday, Sept. 17

  • 4A Community Service Project with Hughes High School: “Social Media – Branding For Your Future”
    9 a.m.
    Hughes Center High School
    4A will partner with advisors at Hughes Center to have business professionals and branding experts discuss the impact of social media on others’ perception and impact on future opportunities. Volunteers should report at 8:45 a.m. and report to the main office to sign in.
  • Professional Career Fair
    Lindner Student Action Team/Career Development Center
    9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Campus Recreation Center

  • Theta Phi Safety Station
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    TUC Plaza
    Presented by Theta Phi Alpha

  • UC Blue Ash College Homecoming Celebration
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    UC Band, cheerleaders, Lucy the Bearcat from the Cincinnati Zoo, and of course the Bearcat mascot. Music, free food, and games will be provided.
    Contact: Katelyn Hainline, 513-936-1500

  • Homecoming T-Shirt Exchange
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Myers Alumni Center and McMicken Commons
    Featuring Mio’s Pizza and Music with DJ E-trayn

  • "Don't Hit the Floor, Hit the Board!"
    1-3 p.m.
    McMicken Commons
    Presented by Student Safety Board

  • Cornhole Tournament
    6-8 p.m.
    McMicken Commons
    Presented by Phi Sigma Pi National Honorary

  • Cincinnatus Nearly Naked Mile
    8 p.m
    Sigma Sigma Commons

Thursday, Sept. 18

  • Technical Career Fair
    Engineering & Applied Science Tribunal
    9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Campus Recreation Center

  • Homecoming Car Smash
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Bearcat Plaza, TUC
    Featuring Music with DJ E-trayn

  • Pin the Bowtie on @PrezOno
    4:30-5:30 p.m.
    Presented by the UC Rotaract Club

  • Workout with Shades & DIY T-Shirts
    5-7 p.m.
    Bring a shirt to design and participate in the workout!

  • National Panhellenic Council Showcase
    6-8 p.m.
    Alumni Commons, Myers Alumni Center
    Learn more about NPHC while enjoying food and entertainment!

  • HoopLA Charity Basketball Tournament
    6-9 p.m.
    Shroder Paideia High School
    This annual basketball tournament will donate all proceeds to the Linda Bates Parker Scholarship Fund.

  • Sigma Phi Fall Ball
    8 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

  • Interview Day
    Career Development Center
    9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Campus Recreation Center

  • Zinzinnati (Root)Beer Floats
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Presented by Alpha Lambda Delta

  • Oktoberfeast
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Celebrate Homecoming Zinzinnati with traditional German fare. Enjoy bratwurst, spaetzle, Bavarian pretzels, root beer and more!
    Sponsored by: Student Wellness Center, University Dining Services and Housing and Food Services

    Guests without a UC meal plan may enter for $9.75

  • Frank Bowen Retirement Party
    12 – 2 p.m.
    Great Hall
    Help celebrate the UC career of Mr. Frank Bowen and thank him for all of his contributions.

  • 4A Diversity Summit
    3-5 p.m.
    African American Cultural and Resource Center
    The event will bring current students, alumni and university administration together to discuss diversity issues at the university.

    Sponsored by the University of Cincinnati Office of Diversity

  • University Honors Program Homecoming Cookout
    3-6 p.m.
    Herman Schneider Quad

  • Überdrome
    5 p.m.-midnight
    Moerlein Lager House
    Enjoy German cuisine, beer and a fashion show.

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

  • 4A Welcome Reception/Registration
    5-9 p.m.
    The Yard House at The Banks
    Meet, greet and reconnect with fellow alumni at the new Banks development in downtown Cincinnati.

  • College of Engineering & Applied Science Homecoming Celebration
    5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Mick & Mack's Restaurant Patio

  • UC Alumni Band Reunion
    6:30-10 p.m.
    Mecklenburg Gardens
    Break out the lederhosen and beer steins and toast our alma mater for an evening of brats, brews and band stories. $5 registration fee. Reservations required.
    Contact: LeAnne Anklan, 513-227-1039

  • Homecoming Shabbat Dinner
    7:30 p.m.
    Chabad Center for Jewish Life
    2718 Digby Avenue
    Celebrate UC and the Bearcats with a delicious traditional Shabbat dinner!

  • YP Homecoming Mix & Mingle Tour
    8-10 p.m.
    A UC YP-sponsored trip to some downtown establishments. Free, plus drink specials along the way and UC prizes. Register here, or walk-up registration at 7:30 p.m. on Fountain Square.

Saturday, Sept. 20

  • DAAPmade Homecoming Social
    3-6 p.m.
    Wine Guy Kitchen and Bar, The Banks
    The DAAP Alumni Association invites all UC alumni to join us for socializing before the Homecoming game along the parade route. Happy Hour Drink specials will be provided by Wine Guy for all Bearcat fans wearing UC gear. All welcome, invite your friends.

  • UC Clermont College Parade Watch & Tailgate
    3 - 5 p.m.
    Holy Grail, The Banks

  • CEAS Alumni Homecoming Pre-game Social
    4:30-6:30 p.m.
    Tin Roof Cincinnati, The Banks
    Enjoy complimentary appetizers, giveaways and fun with fellow alumni as we prepare to cheer the Bearcats to victory.

  • Homecoming Parade
    4 p.m. 
    The Banks
    Register your organization today!

  • UC vs. Miami (OH) Football Game
    7 p.m.
    Paul Brown Stadium

  • Überdrome
    5 p.m. - midnight
    Moerlein Lager House
    Enjoy German cuisine, beer and a fashion show.

  • The Old School UC Homecoming Event
    9 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.
    Roxy's Live (formerly Rhino's)
    Tickets: $20 advance, $25 at the door

Sunday, Sept. 21

  • CWEST 35th Anniversary Brunch
    10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    African American Cultural and Resource Center (AACRC)
    Cincinnati Women in Excellence and Spirit Together (CWEST) honorary alumnae are invited to attend and join with the active chapter to welcome new members.

  • CECH Distinguished Alumni Awards
    10:30 a.m.
    Annie Laws at Teachers College

  • BB Riverboat Lunch Cruise
    11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071
    Register here

Thanks to the UC Homecoming
presenting sponsor:

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  • Homecoming Food Drive
    Join the UC Center for Community Engagement as we partner with the Freestore Foodbank, the Shared Harvest Foodbank, and Miami University for the Homecoming Food Drive!

    We'll be competing with Miami University to raise funds through the official event app! Non-perishable food items and cash donations will also be collected on campus & at Paul Brown Stadium.