Celebrate with ‘Forever Oilers’ on UF Homecoming and Family Weekend
Everyone is invited to celebrate with the University of Findlay during Homecoming and Family Weekend! Featuring the theme “Forever Oilers,” this year’s extravaganza, to be held Sept. 27-29, will include some new activities and traditional favorites for all ages to enjoy.
Public events will include:
- Moon Landing Exhibition – Stop by the Mazza Museum for a show commemorating this year’s 50th anniversary of the moon landing. The special exhibit includes 12 original artworks that depict historic events and stories about the moon itself. The museum, which includes free admission, will be open special hours during homecoming, from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, and from 1-4 p.m. Sunday.
- “Eurydice” – The Theatre Program will stage this Greek play by Sarah Ruhl in the John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre, located in the Frank J. Egner Center for the Performing Arts, on Thursday and Friday, Sept 26, and 27, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. Admission for the general public will be $6. Tickets can be purchased through the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts website, by calling 419-423-2787, or by visiting the Center at 200 W. Main Cross St.
- Open House – Ever wonder what UF’s All Hazards Training Center is all about? Find out why the center’s training is so vital and in demand throughout the country at an Open House to celebrate the program’s 30th The event will be held Friday, Sept. 27 from 4-6 p.m. at 5000 Fostoria Ave.
- Anniversary Celebration – Another open house will be held, this one at UF’s Buford Center for Diversity and Service, located at 1222 N. Cory St. The event will be Friday, Sept. 27 from 7:30-9 p.m., and will celebrate the Black Student Union’s 50-year anniversary. Current BSI members and center staff will offer tours of the center and discuss its history and significance. Historical BSU pictures and documents will also be available for viewing, and refreshments will be provided.
- Fireworks – For the 12th consecutive year, a free fireworks display will take place Friday, Sept. 27, at 9 p.m., weather permitting. Come to the Davis Street Building parking lot to get a good view.
- 5K Race – The Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio Race for the Cure in downtown Findlay will serve as this year’s UF homecoming race. It will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 S. Main St.
- Symposium – A mini Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, modeled after UF’s full-fledged symposium, will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union. Undergraduate students from each college will share their research, creativity, and professional learning experiences.
- Vows Renewal – “Findlay Faithfuls,” Findlay College/University of Findlay couples, past and present, who met while students and went on to get married, will renew their wedding vows at the Griffith Memorial Arch on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 12:30 p.m. Findlay Mayor Christina Muryn will officiate. A champagne and cake reception will follow on Old Main’s front lawn.
- Game On – The Oiler football team will face off against the Alderson Broaddus University Battlers on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $5.
- Giving Thanks – A Christian worship service will take place Sunday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. in the Winebrenner Building.