Homecoming

Homecoming festivities October 2021

At Home with Oregon State

Beavers past and present, it’s time to reunite with your OSU family at home with Oregon State for the Homecoming 2021 celebrations.

 

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to campus for a variety of festivities before we cheer on our football team to victory against Utah.

 

Join us for an orange-and-black-filled week in the place that we all love: our beautiful campus. Or, celebrate homecoming wherever you are!

 

Dates, times and other details for in-person events are subject to change, as we monitor local COVID-19 protocols. Read information on OSU events vaccination requirements.

 

Photos and videos from this event may be used in Oregon State University promotional materials. By attending this event, you consent to have your photo taken and appear in videos and allow use of these photographs and videos by OSU, the Foundation or the Alumni Association for promotional purposes.

 

From reunions to tailgating, there are so many ways to celebrate what makes us Oregon State! Join us for these upcoming OSUAA-sponsored events:

 

OCTOBER 21:

 

>> Black and Orange Awards 

Hear the inspiring stories of distinguished alumni and friends

Thursday, Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m. PT | ONLINE

Celebrate OSU’s finest

 

OCTOBER 23:

 

>> Alumni Center pregame party

The CH2M HILL Alumni Center is the place to be before home games for OSU Alumni Association members. Come hang out with other alumni and fans, grab a free giveaway (buttons, tattoos), buy a snack or cold beverage or watch other games in our newly upgraded indoor ballroom. Plus, get the chance to spin the wheel for a special OSU prize and enjoy an array of indoor “yard” activities.

Doors open: 1:30 p.m. PT
Kickoff: 4:30 p.m. PT

Due to the changing COVID protocols and prioritizing the health and safety of our guests, Alumni Center pregame parties for the 2021 season are now reserved for OSUAA members only.

Register today

 

>> 5th Annual Alumni & Friends Multicultural Tailgater 

We value and celebrate each and every member of our OSU Beaver community! That’s why we’re so excited to gather (in person!) over Homecoming weekend with our BIPOC alumni and friends to help cheer on the Beavs before they take on the Utah Utes!

Please join us at a fun-filled, FREE pre-game tailgate for a chance to reconnect with fellow alumni, mingle with OSU leadership and forge new Beaver connections. Enjoy the OSU marching band, take a photo with Benny and meet our special alumni guests (TBA).

Saturday, Oct. 23
2:30 p.m. PT
Register today

>> Homecoming Court 

Homecoming Court ambassadors will be recognized during the Homecoming game. Join us to celebrate them!
2021 Homecoming Court Ambassadors:

  • Alexa Dietz, College of Engineering and Honors College
  • Ekaterina Rott, College of Engineering
  • Hallie Shean, College of Science
  • Jeanette Chen, College of Public Health and Human Sciences
  • Maija Linh Pham, College of Engineering
  • Marisol De La Torre, College of Liberal Arts
  • Eve Selbie, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Hallie Baker, College of Public Health and Human Sciences

 

>> Celebrating the Class of 2020 & 2021 

 

There’s no better time than Homecoming to experience the thrill of returning to campus as Beaver alumni! This year, OSUAA wants to celebrate those who persevered through the toughest of times to earn their OSU degree.

Stop by the exclusive Classes of 2020 and 2021 table at the Beaver Block Party on Gill Plaza (across from the Beaver Store) to pick up free swag and be entered for the chance to win a gift basket valued at over $250. Plus, if you buy or renew your membership (use promo code HOME21) between today and Oct. 22, you’ll receive extra tickets for the prize drawing.

Saturday, Oct. 23
1:30 p.m. PT - 4:30 p.m. PT

>> Class Reunions - Celebrating the 1970s

During Homecoming, the OSU Alumni Association invites you to reunite, reconnect and reminisce from the 1970s. Celebrate the 50th reunions for the classes of 1970 and 1971 Friday night before the game, and on Saturday, join us for a 1970s Decade Reunion Tailgate at the Alumni Center. The Class of 1958 will also be celebrating their 63rd reunion.

Visit the reunion site

 

>> Benny’s Birthday Bash – photo booth

Smile! Help celebrate Benny’s birthday by taking a photo in the Benny’s Birthday Bash photo booth displayed outside of the CH2M HILL Alumni Center prior to the Homecoming game. Photo display open Saturday, Oct. 23, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. PT.

 

>> ASOSU/Beaver Caucus/OSUAA Advocacy Gathering

Hosted at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center – the home for Homecoming, conveniently located right across from Reser Stadium – you can mingle with current or former ASOSU officers, Beaver Caucus advocates, and OSU alumni and friends serving as elected officials or legislative staffers.

Plus, you’ll enjoy programming hosted by ASOSU leadership, celebrating OSU’s 2021 legislative wins and learning about opportunities to advocate for OSU in the coming year. This no-cost event is open to all, but space is limited so reserve your seat today.

Saturday, Oct. 23
1:30 p.m. PT
Register today

 

More events from our campus partners:

 

>> Football game vs. Utah

Kickoff: 4:30 p.m. PT

Purchase football tickets

 

>> Beaver Block Party 

Gill Coliseum Plaza

 

>> College of Forestry open house

The College of Forestry welcomes you on Saturday, Oct. 23, for food, beer, wine and conversation.

Please join us for our tailgate celebration and tour the new George W. Peavy Forest Science Center before heading over to the stadium to support the Beavers as they take on Utah.

RSVP for the celebration

>> College of Engineering Alumni Lunch

The College of Engineering invites graduates from the classes of 1979-1950 to join us for lunch during Homecoming. A college update will be provided during the event.
Remarks by Scott A. Ashford, Kearney Dean of Engineering

Fri., Oct. 22
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
CH2M HILL Alumni Center Ballroom
Register by October 11: https://beav.es/UJP

For questions or event access assistance: engineering.events@oregonstate.edu

 

>> James Douglass Memorial Band Concert, featuring the OSU Wind Ensemble and the Spirit and Sound

Fri., Oct. 22
7:30 p.m.
LaSells Stewart Center

Join the OSU Wind Ensemble and the Spirit and Sound Marching Band we pay tribute to our friend, colleague and mentor James Douglass, former Director of Bands at Oregon State University. The concert will be both in-person and live-streamed for those that can not come to Corvallis.  

Selections will include…
Rise, Adam Schoenberg (Oregon Premiere)
Nimrod from Enigma Variations,” Edward Elgar
Four Scottish Dances, Malcom Arnold

Contact for more information: cla.events@oregonstate.edu 

>> 8th Annual “Beaver Battalion Foxhole and Fantail Muster” - The NROTC Tailgate

Join the alumni party to “christen” the new unit quarters. Meet new friends, renew old friendships and greet new fellow classmates. For questions, please email Stan Smith, '72, srsmith772@gmail.com

 

>> College of Education Booth at Beaver Block Party - Win Prizes, Meet Faculty and Staff

Sat., Oct. 23

1:30 - 4:30 p.m. PT

Beaver Block Party, Outside of Gill Coliseum

 

Tailgate Takeout: Game day favorites

Looking for some great treats to have during the game? Fill your snack tray with products from these OSU alumni-owned stores and business that are connected to OSU through research and innovation. Most items are available online or at major markets and retail outlets near you.

Munch on these OSU goodies
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Cell Phone Wallpapers

There’s no such thing as too much Beaver pride. Enjoy these downloadable wallpapers for your phone!

 


Coloring Pages

Print these coloring pages and tag @oregonstatealumni in your finished work! We’ll share some favorites in our Instagram Stories.

 


Zoom Backgrounds

Download and sport these spirited Zoom backgrounds for all the busy Beavers working from home. (Pro tip: Uncheck “mirror image” in your Zoom preferences for the backgrounds with text.)