By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University will host its 2023 Homecoming and Family Weekend on Oct. 6-7, and the community is invited to join in these public celebrations.

October 7
  • 12 p.m. to 12:15 p.m., Parade of Bishops – Show your Ohio Wesleyan pride and join the walking parade from the JAYwalk fountain to Selby Stadium, led by the Battling Bishop football team, the Marching Bishops, the OWU cheerleaders, and the Battling Bishop himself. (Meet at the fountain in front of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.)
  • 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Battling Bishop Tailgate – Enjoy lunch as you get fired up for the Ohio Wesleyan vs. Kenyon football game. Food trucks will have items for purchase outside Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware.
  • 2 p.m., OWU vs. Kenyon football game – Halftime recognition includes the 2023 “W” Association Hall of Fame inductees. Game tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid university ID and for children under 12 for homecoming and all regular-season games. Learn more at battlingbishops.com.
  • 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Gospel Lyres 50th Anniversary Concert – Hear this heavenly choir perform a selection of secular music. The Gospel Lyres was created by a group of Black OWU students following an impromptu singalong in 1972. This event commemorates the group’s first concert performance and will be held in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased (cash or card) at the door.
  • 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., OWU vs. Oberlin soccer games – Cheer on the OWU women’s soccer team followed by the men’s team when the Bishops battle the Yeowomen and Yeomen of Oberlin College. Both games will be played at OWU’s Jay Martin Soccer Complex, 249 Park Ave., Delaware. Game tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid university ID and for children under 12 for homecoming and all regular-season games. Learn more at battlingbishops.com.

Learn more about OWU’s 2023 Homecoming and Family Weekend at owu.edu/homecoming.

Source: OWU; Photo by James DeCamp


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