Homecoming 2017

Dates are firm, but schedule of activities and events is still being developed.

Registration for events will be available this summer.
Please call the Alumni Relations Office at 866-544-6180 if you have any questions.

Tuesday, September 26

"Bleed Purple" Blood Drive - 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Schneider Conference Room, Student Union


We've challenged Otterbein to a special head-to-head competition for who can gather the most blood donors! We know our Cap Family are good for a few pints, so help us support the Red Cross while earning bragging rights over Cardy and company. Sponsored by Sigma Alpha Beta.

Friday, September 29

Professors Hall of Honor Induction - 11:30 a.m. | 

Schneider Conference Room, Student Union

Party on the Plaza - 5 to 7:30 p.m. | 

Mound Street Plaza

It's a Capital community gathering for all alumni, students, faculty, and staff as we host the annual party on the plaza. Join us for food, drinks, and live music from the band Funk Worthy before heading to the concert, staying for the outdoor movie, or going to meet up with friends for off-campus get-togethers.


Movie Night on Schaaf Lawn - 7:30 p.m. | Tickets/Registration Not Required

Schaaf Lawn

It’s a perfect Friday night activity for the entire Cap Family. Bring a blanket or chairs and join us as we screen a TBD movie.


Choral Celebration - 8 p.m. | Tickets/Registration Not Required

Mees Hall, Conservatory of Music 

Saturday, September 30 

Greek Reunion Gatherings - 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. |

Various Locations


CapFest - 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Tickets/Registration Not Required

Capital Green/Jeffrey Lawn and Surrounding Area


Purple Power Parade - Approximately 11 to 11:15 a.m.

We've reimagined our annual Homecoming festival! Join us on Capital's front lawn as we host a celebration with food trucks, live music, inflatables, and other activities for the family. We're also starting a new tradition called "The Purple Power Parade" as the football team, Homecoming court, and student organizations march through campus to CapFest as we take Homecoming spirit to a whole new level.

Did you purchase a paver during the last year? The newly installed pavers will be dedicated at Noon.


Football vs. Otterbein - 1:30 p.m. | Tickets Required (Purchase at Door)

Bernlohr Stadium


Alumni Open House - 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. | 

Capital University Alumni House

If you were here for the game, here early for the athletic awards, or even just hanging around campus with your friends and classmates, the Alumni House is open as a gathering space until early evening.


Alumni of Color Gathering and Family Cookout - 3:30 p.m. | 

Schaaf Lawn

Capital's Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites you to join your Cap Family for this special Homecoming Weekend gathering.


Cap Family Trivia Challenge - 4:30 p.m. | 

One Main Cafe, Student Union

Face off against your fellow Cap Family members in our first ever trivia showdown between Capital alumni, students, and even faculty and staff! Register your team and compete for our grand prize in this test of general knowledge. Entry fee of $8 per team (and free for student teams).


Capital University Athletic Awards and Hall of Fame Induction - 6 p.m. |

Performance Arena, Capital Center

Sunday, October 1

Worship Service - 11 a.m.

Christ Lutheran Church

The community at Christ Lutheran invites you to join them for worship to bring Homecoming with your Cap Family to a close.


Please note: the university bands concert will take place on October 8,
and all class reunions take place in the spring as part of Alumni Weekend.

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