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Homecoming & Family Weekend

The current schedule of events is below. Links to purchase tickets will be located in the event descriptions below as they become available.

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Homecoming Chapel
10 a.m.
Jones Performing Arts Center

Tiger Tunes Preview Performance
6:30 p.m.
Jones Performing Arts Center

For more information, visit obu.edu/tunes.

Trucks & Tunes!
4:30-7:30 p.m.
5th & Ouachita St.

Enjoy dinner from local and regional food trucks! Cash and cards accepted.

Tiger Tunes
7:30 p.m.
Jones Performing Arts Center

Homecoming Purple Plaza Party
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Grant Plaza/Campus Lawn

Join students, faculty, staff and prospective students and their families for our annual Purple Plaza Party! Amidst waving purple banners you'll find games and activities planned by campus clubs and organizations, live music, a pep rally and a BBQ lunch on the lawn. Cash and cards accepted for lunch. Lunch can by purchased on-site for $12 per person ($6 for children under 12 and free for children under 3.)

Rain Location: Ouachita Commons

Ouachita Family Reunion Dinner
Celebrating the classes of 1974, 1984, 1994, 2004 & 2014 | All Classes Welcome
6 p.m.
Tiger Alley | 5th Street between JPAC and JSC

Tickets are $15 per person ($5 for children under 12 and free for children under 3). Tickets must be purchased in advance. Please be prompt for seating at 6.

Women's Tennis Reunion Dinner
7 p.m.
Ward Tennis Center

Tiger Tunes
7:30 p.m.
Jones Performing Arts Center

Get your Ouachita Gear at the Ouachita Store
9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Campus Store
10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Cliff Harris Stadium Store
2-5 p.m. | Campus Store
Evans Student Center

Stop by the Ouachita bookstore to stock up on Ouachita gear! Check out some of the items available at www.obu.edu/bookstore.

Tiger Fest! Tailgate & Brunch
9-11:30 a.m.
Kluck Pavilion, Cliff Harris Stadium
Rain Location: Evans Student Center

Join us for a time of fellowship and reunion with alumni, friends and current faculty and students. Campus groups - including social clubs, organizations, academic departments and more - will host drop-ins.

A delicious brunch, including chicken & waffles, biscuit bar and more, will be served for $12 per person ($6 for children under 12 and free for children under 3.) Tickets can be purchased onsite (cash or credit/debit cards accepted). CubZone for kids will be provided free of charge.

Take the FREE Homecoming & Family Weekend Shuttle!
9 a.m. - midnight

Take the FREE Homecoming and Family Weekend Shuttle and leave your parking cares behind! You can park at Cliff Harris Stadium, the lower SPEC parking lot or the lot across from Gosser Hall and the Homecoming and Family Weekend Shuttle will run continuously throughout Homecoming day so you don't have to fight for limited parking spots around Jones Performing Arts Center.

Looking for something to do between the game and the 8:30 p.m. Tiger Tunes performance?
Check out our list of suggestions below!

  1. Stop by the Cone-Bottoms Lawn Party after the game!
  2. Don't miss the annual Homecoming Street Festival in Tiger Alley from 4-8:30 p.m.! Delicious fajitas and more will be served. Cash or cards accepted.
  3. Visit downtown Arkadelphia and visit alumni-owned Java Primo open until 11 p.m.
  4. Drive out to beautiful Lake DeGray! Take in the sunset, bring a picnic or grab some food in Caddo Valley on the way!

Cross Country/Track & Field Reunion
9 a.m.
Crews Indoor Athletic Facility

For more information, visit the Alumni Facebook page.

Alumni Swim Meet
9 a.m.
Waggoner Pool, SPEC

Registration is free. Alumni events include: 50 FLY, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Free & 200 Free Relay.

Contact [email protected] for info and to register.

BASS/ROMS/MORE Homecoming Brunch
9 a.m.
Walker Conference Center

Join fellow BASS, ROMS, and MORE alumni for brunch and a tour of the Green-Blevins Rotunda located in the foyer of McClellan Hall. Tickets are $20. Cash and cards accepted at the door.

Pre-Game Activities
11:30 a.m.
Benson-Williams Field | Cliff Harris Stadium

Presentation of the Homecoming Court and the crowning of the 2024 Homecoming Queen.

Homecoming Football Game
12 p.m.
Benson-Williams Field | Cliff Harris Stadium

Help cheer the Tigers to victory!
Due to the seating arrangement at Cliff Harris Stadium, there will be no alumni section. Please plan accordingly and arrive early to find and sit with classmates.

Cone-Bottoms Lawn Party
After the Football Game
Cone-Bottoms Lawn

No tickets required.

Gather with classmates and friends for games and fun on Cone-Bottoms Lawn!

Campus tours led by members of the Ouachita Student Foundation will depart from the Tiger at 3 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. The Tiger enclosure will be open for photos from 3-6 p.m.

Senior Walk Ribbon Cutting | Class of 2023
3:30 p.m.
Senior Walk in front of Mabee Fine Arts Center

Join classmates for the official opening of the Class of 2023 Senior Walk! Hear words from special guests and class officers, take photos with your name in Senior Walk and more. Note: The first 30 classmates in attendance will receive a free limited edition senior walk Tiger for Life t-shirt!

Homecoming Street Festival
4-8:30 p.m.
Tiger Alley | 5th St. between JPAC and JSC

Grilled Fajitas and more will be served for just $12 per person ($6 for children under 12 and free for children under 3.) Tickets available onsite (cash or credit/debit cards accepted).
Rain Location: Ouachita Commons

Tiger Tunes
5 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Jones Performing Arts Center

Please Note: All Tiger Tunes tickets must be pre-ordered online from the Ouachita Student Foundation (OSF) at obu.edu/tunes.

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