Homecoming 2016 has something for all

BGSU will welcome back alumni during Homecoming 2016 for a celebration of education and campus life then and now. Homecoming runs from Friday (Sept. 30) to Sunday (Oct. 2), but kicks off for faculty and staff on Tuesday (Sept. 27) with a brand new event, the Faculty/Staff Homecoming Royalty crowning.

Students and the University community are invited to a reception for faculty and staff nominees, with a complimentary hors d’oeuvres buffet and the announcement of the 2016 faculty and staff royalty. The event will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Everyone is invited to the ribbon cuttings for the new Greek Village and the Michael & Sara Kuhlin Center, both on Saturday (Oct. 1). The Greek Village event will be held at 10 a.m. in the West Courtyard, and the Kuhlin celebration at 11 a.m. on the north side of the building.

Read more about the exciting new home for the School of Media and Communication and the cutting-edge learning spaces, facilities and experiences it provides students.

Throughout Homecoming, special lectures and talks by prominent alumni, concerts and tours are scheduled, including Friday’s “Great Lakes, Great Beers,” a tour and tasting in the Great Lakes Collection at the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes in Jerome Library.

The annual Homecoming Parade #FalconFlashbackFriday# begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Grove and Wooster streets. New this year is “A Taste of BG,” at the end of the parade between Mileti Alumni Center and the Stroh Center. Starting at 6:30 p.m., eight Bowling Green restaurants will give free food samples, and tasters can vote on their favorite.

The BGSU Falcons take on the Eastern Michigan Eagles at 3 p.m. Saturday in Doyt Perry Stadium, marking the stadium’s 50th anniversary.

Find all the information on the Homecoming site.