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homecoming at ouachita

Saturday, October 3, 2020

The current schedule of events is below. You'll also want to download the Ouachita Homecoming guide on the Ouachita app for updates as Homecoming approaches.

Links to purchase tickets will be located in the event descriptions below.


Homecoming Chapel
10:00 a.m.
Jones Performing Arts Center

Hear a message from Ouachita alumnus Dr. Black Ligon ('08), pastor of Central Baptist Jonesboro's Paragould Campus. You can also watch live at

Explore Ouachita!
High school juniors and seniors are invited to experience life as a Ouachita student by attending classes, spending the night in a residence hall and visiting with current students and faculty members. Call Ouachita admissions at (800) DIAL-OBU or visit for registration information.

Tiger Tunes Preview Performance
7:30 p.m.
Jones Performing Arts Center
Tickets to the preview performance will be available to students, faculty and staff, church groups and Clark County residents first. For more information, visit

Explore Ouachita!
Call Ouachita admissions at (800) DIAL-OBU or visit for registration information.

Trucks & Tunes!
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Tiger Alley (5th St. between JPAC and JSC)
Come enjoy delicious dinner from various food trucks. Cash and cards accepted.

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

Homecoming Purple Plaza Party
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 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 barbecue lunch on the lawn. 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

Evans Food Court open until 7 p.m.

Ouachita Family Reunion Dinner
Celebrating the classes of 1980, 1990, 2000 & 2010 | All Classes Welcome
6:00 p.m.
Walker Conference Center

Southern fare will be served including carved ham, fried chicken, freshly-baked biscuits, fried okra, macaroni and cheese, green beans, pecan pie and more for just $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.

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. - 3 p.m. | Cliff Harris Stadium Store
3 p.m.-6 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

Tiger Fest!
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Grant Plaza/Campus Lawn

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.
Rain Location: Walker Conference Center

A delicious brunch, including chicken & waffles, biscuit bar, green chile 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).
Rain Location: Ouachita Commons

Senior Walk Ribbon Cutting | Class of 2019
10:45 a.m.
Senior Walk

Join classmates for the official opening of the Class of 2019 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!

Alumni Swim Meet
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Waggoner Pool, SPEC

Registration is free. Alumni events include: 50 FLY, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Free& 200 Free Relay.
Contact for info and to register.

Multicultural Alumni Drop-in Reception
10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Walker Conference Center, Room A

Join us for an informal fellowship before the football game.

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

Presentation of the Homecoming Court and the crowning of the 2020 Homecoming Queen.

Homecoming Football Game
12:00 p.m.
Cliff Harris Stadium | Benson-Williams Field

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.

Homecoming After Party 
After the Football Game
Evans Food Court | Evans Student Center

No tickets required. Dr. Jack's Coffeehouse, Chick-fil-A, Sandella's and the Tiger Grill will be open and offer food and beverages for purchase. Ouachita's signature blend of "Tiger Crunch" Popcorn from Hill City Popcorn in Fayetteville will be provided free courtesy of the Alumni Relations Office.

Campus tours led by members of the Ouachita Student Foundation will depart from the Tiger at 3:00 and 3:30 p.m. The Tiger enclosure will be open for photos from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Meet the President | Campus Update
6:00 p.m.
Young Auditorium | Hickingbotham Hall

Come meet Ouachita President Dr. Ben Sells and hear an update about the University.

B.A.S.S. Alumni Reunion
After the Football Game
Alumni Room | Ouachita Commons

Join other B.A.S.S. Alumni for refreshments after the game, followed by dinner at the Homecoming Street Festival. This event is free. B.A.S.S. alumni will also have a tent at Tiger Fest! on the lawn during the morning's festivities.

Homecoming Street Festival
4:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Tiger Alley (5th St. between JPAC and JSC)

Grilled Fajitas and more will be served for just $10 per person ($5 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
5:00 and 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

Take the FREE Tiger Tunes Shuttle!
3:00 p.m. - midnight

Take the FREE Tiger Tunes 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 Tiger Tunes 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 Homecoming After Party in Evans Student Center! The Evans Food Court will be open and old Tunes shows will play until 8 p.m. Board games will be provided by the Student Life Office.
2. Meet President Sells and hear a campus update in Hickingbotham Hall's Young Auditorium at 6 p.m.
3. 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.
4. Visit downtown Arkadelphia and visit alumni-owned Java Primo open until 11 p.m.
5. Drive out to beautiful Lake DeGray! Take in the sunset, bring a picnic (or grab some food in Caddo Valley on the way!

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