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It’s time to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of OSU Homecoming! You’re invited to join the celebration by attending great events and activities all week before the big football game vs. Kansas on Saturday! See the full schedule of events below.


October 24: Homecoming Sign Competition

2:00 - 5:00 pm

See the signs across Edmon Low Library Lawn created by the Greek houses, residence halls, and campus organizations. The signs will be on display throughout the week.

October 24: Dyeing of the Fountain and Royalty Coronation

5:30 pm

Watch the dyeing of the Edmon Low Library fountain and the selection of Homecoming Royalty.

October 25: Student Homecoming Tailgate

5:30 - 7:00 pm

This event is put on just for the students who live on the OSU campus in residence halls.

Homecoming Chili Cookoff

October 26: Harvest Carnival and Chili Cookoff

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Come enjoy the tradition that began Homecoming, the Harvest Carnival! Bring the kids to play games and enjoy activities put on by the OSU student body. Don't miss the tasty Chili Cookoff competition while you're there!

October 27: Hester Street Painting

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Come paint encouraging messages to the Cowboy Football team to read during the Spirit Walk on game day. 

October 28-29: Orange Reflection

9:00 - 11:59 pm

Visit the OSU residence halls to see the Orange Reflection. The lights are judged on Thursday night, and they will be on Thursday and Friday through Walkaround

October 29: Orange Friday: Kansas vs. OSU

12:00 - 5:00 pm

Kick off your weekend at America's Greatest Homecoming at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center. Alumni Association members will receive a token for one free brew.

October 29: Ferguson College of Agriculture Homecoming Celebration

3:00 - 5:00 pm

Don't miss the annual Ferguson College of Agriculture Homecoming Tailgate at the Charles and Linda Cline Equine Teaching Facility.

October 29: OSU Study Abroad/National Student Exchange Reunion

3:30 pm

The OSU Study Abroad and National Student Exchange program is hosting a 25th anniversary and reunion. 

October 29: College of Arts and Sciences Homecoming Tailgate

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Join the College of Arts and Sciences for an alumni reunion and homecoming party on the patio of the Social Sciences and Humanities Building

Oct 29: College of Education and Human Sciences Homecoming Picnic

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Don't miss the College of Education and Human Sciences for a homecoming picnic on the Willard Hall Terrace and Lawn.


October 29: Walkaround

5:30 - 9:00 pm

Don't miss Homecoming's biggest and best tradition through the OSU Greek neighborhoods.

October 29: Cowboy Celebration Homecoming Pep Rally

8:00 pm

Join the Cowboy family and special guests on the west side of the Student Union for a Homecoming pep rally.

October 29: Homecoming and Hoops - Remix

9:00 pm

Join the men's and women's basketball teams outside on the basketball court at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house.

Homecoming Parade

October 30: Sea of Orange Parade

9:00 am

Gather along Main Street to watch the Sea of Orange parade the morning of Homecoming.

October 30: Spears School of Business Reunion

3:00 - 5:00 pm

Join the Spears School of Business for a Homecoming tailgate on the Business Building plaza.

October 30: Traditions Tailgate: Kansas vs. OSU 

3:00 - 5:30 pm

Join the OSU Alumni Association for the ultimate on-campus tailgating experience.

October 30: College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology Reunion

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Don't miss the annual CEAT Homecoming tailgate in the Phillips 66 Plaza on the north side of the Advanced TechnologyResearch Center.

October 30: Cowboy Football vs Kansas

6:00 pm

Cheer on the Cowboys as they take on Kansas in Boone Pickens Stadium.


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