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homecoming at Ouachita

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022

The current schedule of events is below.

Links to purchase tickets will be located in the event descriptions below as they become available.


Homecoming Chapel
10 a.m.
Jones Performing Arts Center

Explore Ouachita!
High school juniors and seniors are invited to experience life as a Ouachita student by attending classes and visiting with current students and faculty members. Call Ouachita admissions at (800) DIAL-OBU or visit obu.edu/explore for registration information.

Tiger Tunes Preview Performance
6:30 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 obu.edu/tunes.

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

Trucks & Tunes!
4:30-7:30 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 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 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 Reunion Dinner
Celebrating the classes of 1982, 1992, 2002 & 2012 | 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.

Purchase tickets here.

Women's Tennis Reunion Dinner
7 p.m.
Ward Tennis Center

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.-2 p.m. | Cliff Harris Stadium Store
2-5 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 www.obu.edu/bookstore.

Tiger Fest!
9-11 a.m.
Campus Lawn
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.
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

Women's Tennis Doubles Mixer
9 a.m.
Ward Tennis Center

For more information, please contact Kourtney Chumbley at chumbleyk@obu.edu.

Cross Country/Track & Field Reunion
9 a.m.
Crews Indoor Athletic Facility

For more information, visit the Alumni Facebook page.

Sigma Alpha Sigma 90-Year Reunion
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fairfield Inn, Arkadelphia

For more info, contact Joe Robertson at joe.robertson@dxc.com.

Senior Walk Ribbon Cutting | Class of 2021
10:45 a.m.
Senior Walk

Join classmates for the official opening of the Class of 2021 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
9-10 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.

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

Presentation of the Homecoming Court and the crowning of the 2022 Homecoming Queen.

Homecoming Football Game
12 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
Tiger Alley

No tickets required. Kona Ice will have free small shaved ice for all after the game in Tiger Alley courtesy of the Alumni Relations Office.

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

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

Grilled Fajitas and more will be served for just $12 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 p.m. & 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 www.obu.edu/tunes.

Take the FREE Tiger Tunes Shuttle!
3 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 Tiger Alley!
  2. 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.
  3. Visit downtown Arkadelphia and visit alumni-owned Java Primo open until 11 p.m.
  4. 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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