The official schedule set up by the OBU Alumni Office can be found at the following link - https://obu.edu/alumni/homecoming.php
Officially on Friday, September 29, there is an available luncheon for all visitors, and an alumni dinner available on campus
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 $10 per person ($5 for children under 12 and free for children under 3.)
Rain Location: Ouachita Commons
Ouachita Reunion Dinner Celebrating the classes of 1983, 1993, 2003 & 2013 | 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.
Link to purchase in advance can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ouachita-reunion-dinner-2023-tickets-676739705677?aff=oddtdtcreator
For those who would rather gather with other brothers, we can plan for a catfish dinner at the Fish Net on HWY 7 near DeGray or Barbecue dinner at Allen’s BBQ on West Pine.
For Saturday events,
New for 2023: 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, green chili breakfast burritos and more, will be served for $10 per person ($5 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.
We have asked Jon Merryman to supply the location he has set aside for Sigma Alpha Sigma and we have asked how soon we will be allowed to set up or gathering spot.
There is also a specific event for the vast numbers of S alums who were members of the OBU swim team.
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 Bosticks@obu.edu for info and to register.
We will confirm with the alumni office that we can bring coolers with soft drinks, snacks, and other items to the tailgating site. It might be helpful for folks to bring folding chairs, card tables, etc.
There are no other formal events planned at this time.
I have made a reservation at the Hampton Inn in Caddo Valley. I am certain that I can be there before 6:00 p.m. Friday evening. My wife and I are making plans Saturday in Little Rock with non-OBU friends and then will travel back to The Colony Sunday afternoon.