Homecoming

Homecoming Weekend October 15-16, 2021 with red and white balloons

Homecoming Weekend, October 15-16, 2021


We look forward to welcoming Alumni, families and friends to Homecoming 2021! The planning committees continue to follow all campus, local and state guidelines regarding large events. Be sure to check this page often for updates on the schedule and more!

Love & Honor Cup

Nominations have now closed.

Members of the Homecoming Court are seniors or graduate students* (Class of 2022) who promote the values of Miami University, take pride in the University, represent the student body and enhance the University as a whole through on-campus involvement, academic achievement, and community service. The Love & Honor Cup is sponsored by the Miami University Alumni Association.

Selection Process: Nominations will be solicited Monday, August 30 through Friday, September 10. Nominations may be submitted by students, faculty, staff, or community members. After soliciting nominations and applications, and interviewing candidates, a selection committee will choose up to 10 students to serve on the 2021 Homecoming Court.  The selection committee will notify students by Monday, October 4.

Voting: Voting will take place Monday, October 11 through Wednesday, October 13. All Miami University students are eligible to cast votes, but each student may only vote once. The top two vote recipients will be recognized at the Homecoming football game on Saturday, October 16, 2021.

Homecoming Events: The finalists will be expected to attend the Homecoming Huddle on Friday, October 15 (7 p.m. at Uptown Park) as well as the Homecoming Football Game on Saturday, October 16.


Alumni Group Reunions

The Miami University Alumni Association is excited to welcome alumni groups back to campus for Homecoming. If your group is interested in hosting a Reunion or event during Homecoming, please contact Ellie Witter at zabielec@miamioh.edu or 513-529-8521.

Alumni Group Reunions

Black Alumni Group

The Black Alumni Advisory Board invites you to celebrate Homecoming! 

Friday:  Meet and mingle with Black alumni. Live entertainment will be provided by Black alumnus Jon Saxx (aka Jonathan Ross '04). This event starts at 7:00 p.m. and location is TBD.
Saturday: Join us for a tailgate prior to the Homecoming Football game against Akron! Meet us at our tent located next to Millett Hall prior to the start of the game. Food and beverage will be provided along with tickets to the game. Make sure to grab some swag with items from Black alumni businesses and a homecoming shirt. *The time event will be announced by email once we learn the kickoff time of the football game. 

Link to register>> The cost is $100 and it will cover the cost of Friday's mix and mingle, Saturday’s tailgate with food and beverages provided, a ticket to Saturday’s football game, and a homecoming t-shirt. 


Kappa Phi Reunion

Kappa Phi (Lambda Chapter) will be celebrating our 100-years on campus!
If you were an active member during your college years, join us on Saturday, October 16, 2021.
Time: 12pm - 3pm
Location: Sisterhood Suite (Hamilton Hall)
RSVP to Stephanie Barnes (Sponsor) at hoffsk@miamioh.edu


Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity 70th Anniversary

Zeta-Upsilon Zeta of Lambda Chi Alpha celebrates its 70th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 16! The Anniversary Banquet will be held at 7 p.m.on the third floor of the Armstrong Student Center Pavilion.

Please register online by Oct. 2.


 Miami University Marching Band Alumni


Friday: Informal Friday Meet-Up, 7 p.m. More information to come!
Saturday: Check-in, Instrument pick-up, & coffee...lots of coffee, 8 a.m. (full schedule to be added soon)
Sunday: Ultimate Frisbee @ Cook Field, 10 a.m.

RSVP by October 7, 2021 Link to register>>
Cost: $10 for all marchers, which includes game ticket, MUAB baseball hat, and music.
Tickets need to be purchased separately for additional family members or non-marching alumni.
Purchase game tickets from Miami Athletic Athletic Ticket Office use code ALUMNIBAND21 

Hotel Room Blocks
Limited rooms available at Marcum Hotel & Conference Center, Block name: "Alumni Band"
Limited rooms available at Hueston Woods Lodge & Conference Center, 
Block name: "Alumni Band"


Homecoming 2021 Schedule


The Homecoming 2021 schedule will be added and updated throughout the summer and early fall. The planning committees continue to follow all campus, local and state guidelines regarding large events. You can keep up with COVID-19 news on Miami's Healthy Together page.


Thursday, October 14

Annual House/Hall Decorating Contest

Afternoon, Oxford

The annual Homecoming House Decorating Contest is back! Time for the students of Miami University to use their creative ideas and spirits to decorate their student houses and fraternity houses of Oxford and residence halls to help celebrate Miami University’s Homecoming! This fun and exciting competition brings together students of all years, and with a prize incentive- students can use this year’s Homecoming theme as an inspiration when decorating their houses and residence halls in order to see who shares the best Miami spirit!  The Homecoming House Decorating Contest is long-standing tradition at Miami University, and is a great way for students to get competitive and showcase their decorating talents! Houses must be decorated by Thursday, October 14th for judging on Friday, October 15th. Presented by the Miami University Student Foundation (MUSF), the Miami University Alumni Association and Residence Hall Association.


Paint the Town Red

All Day, Uptown Oxford Businesses

Whether you are on the legendary red bricks, or far from Oxford, tune in on Instagram as we decorate Uptown windows and celebrate the town we call home and the businesses we all love. We are excited to feature some incredible Uptown Businesses that help make Oxford unique! Tune in for different ways to engage and win prizes.


Miami Women's Soccer vs. Kent State

4 p.m., Bobby Kramig Field at the Miami Soccer Complex

Cheer on the Miami Soccer team as they battle the Kent State Golden Flashes in this conference matchup. The event is free and open to the public. All fans are asked to have a mask with them for instances where they might be in an indoor location such as a restroom, etc.


HawkTawk Radio Show with head football coach Chuck Martin

6-7 p.m., LaRosa's Pizzeria |  21 Lynn Ave, Oxford, OH 45056

HawkTawk with Chuck Martin, presented by Ohio's 529 Plan. Shows are filmed LIVE at LaRosa's in Oxford. All shows can also be watched on the MiamiRedHawks Facebook Live.


 

Friday, October 15

Department of Art Faculty & Alumni Exhibition

10 a.m.-5 p.m., Miami University Art Museum | 801 S Patterson Ave, Oxford, Ohio 45056

Current and emeritus faculty of the Department of Art, along with selected alumni will be reunited again in the 2021 Quadrennial Department of Art Faculty & Alumni Exhibition. The body of work presented in this 2021 presentation will feature a diverse exploration of art forms including sculpture, painting, ceramics, photography, video, printmaking, collage, mixed media works and scholarly publications. Admission is FREE as always.

Under our current COVID-protocol guests are required to wear a mask.


McGuffey House and Museum Open House

1-5 p.m., McGuffey House and Museum | 401 E. Spring Street, Oxford, Ohio 45056

We aim to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit materials relating to the life of William Holmes McGuffey, the McGuffey Eclectic Reader series, the history of Miami University, and 19th-century domestic life and architecture of southwest Ohio. McGuffey House and Museum is open for tours Friday and Saturday, 1-5 pm. In accordance with Miami University policy, face coverings must be worn indoors at all times, regardless of vaccination status.
Call 513-529-8381 or email gordonsc@miamioh.edu for any assistance. We look forward to your visit.


Homecoming Huddle featuring Griffin House '02

7 p.m., Uptown Park

Join the Miami University Alumni Association, Miami Activities & Programming (MAP), the Performing Arts Series and the Miami University Student Foundation (MUSF) for an evening of activities, music, and lots of Homecoming fun! Beginning at 7 p.m. with yard games in the Uptown Park, at 7:30 p.m. you'll also have a chance to meet the 2021 Homecoming Court and get popped up for the Football game on Saturday with the Miami Cheerleaders and then at 8:00 p.m. the Performing Arts Series is pleased to announce American Songwriter and Miami Alumnus Griffin House '02 is back in town for one night only!  This event is free and the entire campus and Oxford Community is invited to attend.

"If you are looking to be blown away by raw talent, then look no further than Griffin House." –American Songwriter

Back in Oxford for One Night Only! Don’t miss the return of incredibly talented singer and songwriter Griffin House (‘02) to his alma mater. Join current students and alumni old and new for a night of great music and memories in the beautiful Uptown Parks. Recording and performing for over 15 years, Griffin House has toured with John Mellencamp, The Cranberries, Josh Ritter, Mat Kearny, and Brett Dennen just to name a few. He has been featured on the CBS Sunday morning show, CNN Newsroom, and was recently the subject of music documentary Rising Star.


Young Alumni Reunion

8 p.m., Uptown Park

Calling all recent alumni from the Classes of 2020 and 2021 are invited to meet Uptown Friday night to enjoy the entertainment, catch up with each other and enjoy Homecoming together! This event is presented by the Miami University Alumni Association. Those who register early will receive a free gift!  Young Alumni Reunion Registration>>

Saturday, October 16

Oxford Farmers' Market

9 a.m.–Noon, Uptown Parks

More than just produce, this award-winning Farmers' Market has baked goods, little sprout kids activities, and artisan wares. Every Saturday morning, May thru November, Oxford Farmers Market Uptown hosts around 40 vendors, who share their gifts with our community.


Donuts with the Director, Honors College

9-10 a.m., Peabody Hall Lawn | Light Refreshments

Are you an Honors Program alumni or just curious about the new Honors College? Stop by and say hello to the Honors College advisors and Director, Dr. Zeb Baker and learn more about the new Honors College »
This event is presented in partnership with the Miami University Alumni Association.


Donuts with the Dean, College of Arts & Science

10 a.m.-Noon, Upham Arch | Light Refreshments

Are you a CAS alumni?  Stop by the iconic Upham Arch and say hello to Dean Chris Makaroff and learn about what's new with the College of Arts and Science as they welcome 2036 new students to campus this semester. This event is presented in partnership with the Miami University Alumni Association. Coffee and donuts will be complimentary.  


Miami University Art Museum Open House with the College of Creative Arts 

10 a.m.-Noon, Miami University Art Museum 801 S Patterson Ave, Oxford, Ohio 45056 | Light Refreshments

Creative Arts alum or art lover?  Stop by the Miami University Art Museum for an Open House with CCA Dean Liz Mullenix, and the new MUAM Director and Chief Curator, Dr. Jack Green.  Enjoy complimentary coffee and donuts, and stay for a docent-led tour of the Department of Art Faculty & Alumni Exhibition offered at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The body of work presented in this 2021 presentation will feature a diverse exploration of art forms including sculpture, painting, ceramics, photography, video, printmaking, collage, mixed media works and scholarly publications. This event is presented in partnership with the Miami University Alumni Association.

The Miami University Art Museum's changing and permanent collection galleries will be accessible all day (10am - 5pm).  


Donuts with the Dean, College of Engineering & Computing

10 a.m.-Noon, Patio behind Garland and Benton Halls | Light Refreshments

Engineers and computer scientists don’t just solve problems - they change the world. Stop by and say hello to the new Dean of CEC, Beena Sukumaran and learn more about what's new with the College of Engineering and Computing. This event is presented in partnership with the Miami University Alumni Association. Coffee and donuts will be complimentary.


Donuts with the Dean, Farmer School of Business

10 a.m.-Noon, Forsythe Commons at the Farmer School of Business | Light Refreshments

Are you a FSB alumni?  Are you interested in seeing one of the newer academic buildings on campus?  Stop by the commons at the main entrance of the business school and say hello to Dean Jenny Darroch and learn about what's new with the Farmer School of Business. This event is presented in partnership with the Miami University Alumni Association. Coffee and donuts will be complimentary.


McGuffey House and Museum Open House

1-5 p.m., McGuffey House and Museum | 401 E. Spring Street Oxford, Ohio 45056

We aim to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit materials relating to the life of William Holmes McGuffey, the McGuffey Eclectic Reader series, the history of Miami University, and 19th-century domestic life and architecture of southwest Ohio. McGuffey House and Museum is open for tours Friday and Saturday, 1-5 pm. In accordance with Miami University policy, face coverings must be worn indoors at all times, regardless of vaccination status.
Call 513-529-8381 or email gordonsc@miamioh.edu for any assistance. We look forward to your visit.


Miami RedHawk Tailgating

Parking lots open 5 hours prior to kick-off, Millett Parking Lots

Start gameday off right with tailgating! Set up your own tailgate or join with another tailgate in the RedZone, located on the West side of Millett. 

Fans can also rent an all-Miami branded tent, table, and four chairs, while Miami Athletics handles all set up and teardown of your tailgate near the West Millett parking lot. A limited number of tailgate options are available for each game and this option must be ordered at least eight days prior to the game. Contact Athletics at 513-529-3788 for more and to reserve your tailgate!


Miami University Alumni Association Fan Hub

Two Hours prior to Kick-Off, Millett Parking Lot near Softball Field

We are so excited to have fans back at Yager Stadium this fall and the Miami University Alumni Association (MUAA) wants to help Miami fans cheer the RedHawks on to victory. Members of the MUAA staff will be under two white Miami tents adjacent to the softball field prior to every Saturday home football game. Stop by to say hello to some Miami coaches and meet up with fellow Miamians, take some pictures and grab some fan gear. We will have pom-poms and Miami stickers available at every Fan Hub, plus one special Miami fan gear item for the first 200 fans that stop by to say hello.  Check out the special Miami fan giveaway items>>


Miami University Marching Band Concert

TBD, Field Hockey Complex

Enjoy a free concert before kickoff - The Field Hockey Complex is just west of Yager Stadium.


Miami Football vs. Akron

Kickoff TBD, Yager Stadium

Cheer on the RedHawks as they face the Akron Zips! Fans can secure their seats at Yager Stadium by calling (513) 529-4295 or purchase online through the Athletic Ticket Office website.  Single-game prices start as low as $20 for an individual and $10 for a group of 20 or more. Special prices for military and Miami faculty/staff are also available and questions can be directed to RedHawkTix@miamioh.edu. Single-game special offers must be purchased in advance.

The announcement of the Love & Honor Cup Winners will be during the Football game.

Miami Athletics is excited to welcome fans back to Yager Stadium for the 2021 campaign. In preparation for the 2021 Miami Football season, Miami Athletics has made the following changes to provide a safe and exciting gameday experience for all of our fans!  
Things to Know for the 2021 Miami Football Season>>

 

 

 

The Miller Center for Student Disability Services can assist in coordinating accommodations for university-sponsored events. To request accommodations (i.e., sign language interpreters, captioning, materials in an alternative format, etc.), please contact the Miller Center at (513) 529-1541, 7-1-1 (TTY-TDD), at least 2 business days prior to the event to ensure the smooth delivery of services.

 
  

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