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CFAES Homecoming Weekend

Oct 17, 2014 through Oct 18, 2014 (All day)


Strengthen your ties to the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) with new, engaging programs on Friday. Then enjoy that alumni tradition, the Fallfest Tailgate, before Saturday's football game against those Big Ten rookies, the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers.

IMPORTANT! Update your Ohio State University Alumni Association contact information on our CFAES alumni portal now to stay connected and ensure access to CFAES Homecoming. Click on the CFAES allumni portal to “Update Your Info” and to register for this event.  

To attend CFAES Homecoming Weekend activities and purchase football tickets, please register at or call 614-292-2281 or 800-762-5646 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Friday, October 17, 2014 (New!)

Alumni Programs
Activities depart and return from the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. Parking passes will be provided.

8:00 a.m. — Continental breakfast

9:00 a.m. — Dean’s State of the College Address

Morning activities — alumni will be able to select two sessions
10:30 to 11:15 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Lecture by Dr. Brian McSpadden Gardener, OARDC, Organic Food and Farming
Walking tour of Ag Campus and Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens (approximately one mile total)
Walking tour of Parker Food Science and Technology Building (approximately one mile total)

12:00 to 2:00 p.m. — CFAES Alumni Lunch

2:00 to 4:00 p.m. — Agricultural Bus Tour

Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory
WatermanThe Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park

$45 per person includes all Friday activities

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Fallfest Tailgate
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center

$25 per adult, $15 per child under 12; lunch can be purchased without game tickets

Ohio State vs Rutgers
3:30 p.m.
Ohio Stadium

$110 per person includes tailgate lunch and game ticket; Limit two tickets per household

Questions? Please call the CFAES Development Office at 614-292-0473 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.


We have reserved a block of rooms at two nearby hotels. Please call the hotel of choice directly for special rates and policies.