Celebrate Homecoming
October 13-14

UC Alumni Association - Down the Drive Homecoming 2023

Go BIG with us at Homecoming 2023!

This year’s Homecoming game will be Saturday, Oct. 14, when the Bearcats meet Iowa State. Celebrate the inaugural Big 12 season amid a full slate of festivities. Connect with old friends, make new memories and cheer on the Bearcats to victory!

Homecoming Kickoff Party

Friday, Oct. 13
Sheakley Lawn
UC Varsity Village (Corry Blvd.)

The UC Homecoming Kickoff Party is a red-and-black pep rally featuring featuring Head Coach Scott Satterfield, Director of Athletics John Cunningham, Chief Alumni Officer Jennifer Heisey '97, UC Cheer and Dance, UC Band, The Bearcat, and the Voice of the Bearcats Dan Hoard. We are pumped that DJ ETrayn, the Official DJ for the Cincinnati Bearcats, will be providing music and entertainment throughout the evening.

Homecoming Parade

Saturday, Oct. 14 | 4 Hours Prior to Kickoff
Clifton Avenue

Find your spot along Clifton Avenue to experience the ultimate “Down the Drive” event, as students, alumni and members of the community show off their BIG Bearcat spirit! 

Interested in participating in the parade?

Football Gameday

Saturday, Oct. 14 | Game Time: TBA
Historic Nippert Stadium

Celebrate with Bearcats of all ages on The Grid and at the football game, as the Bearcats host Iowa State for this Big 12 matchup. Homecoming Court will be unveiled at halftime.
Wear RED!

Homecoming Full Event Listing

Lindner Business Honors Homecoming (Invite Only)
5:30 p.m.
Lindner College of Business

4A Homecoming Greek Alumni Basketball Tournament
6 p.m.
Mount Auburn Preparatory Academy

This annual event brings together the NPHC fraternities as they play for bragging rights and the championship trophy. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the first game tipping off at 6:30 p.m. This family-friendly evening.

Registration is $10.

UC Women's Volleyball vs. Baylor
6 p.m. 
Fifth Third Arena

UC Bearcats Pantry and Resource Center is holding a canned food drive, so bring an item to donate to UC students in need and help us cheer on our Bearcats!

Admission is complimentary. 

Network Leader Conference (Invite Only)
9 a.m.
College of Law

State of Black UC Forum

DAAP Graphic Design 40th Reunion 2023 Campus Tour (Invite Only)
1 - 3 p.m. 
DAAP 4th floor entrance

Homecoming Kickoff Party
6 p.m.
Sheakley Lawn
UC Varsity Village (Corry Blvd.)

Alumni Band Reunion
6 p.m.
The Taproom on Ludlow

DAAP Graphic Design 40th Reunion ArtsWorks Mural Tour (Invite Only)
10 a.m. 
Central Parkway, outside Kroger Corporate Headquarters

Golden Bearcats Society Parade Grandstand
5 hours prior to kickoff
Clifton Ave.

Homecoming Parade
4 hours prior to kickoff
Clifton Ave.

CEAS Homecoming Celebration
3 hours prior to kickoff
Schneider Quadrangle
Green Space Between Baldwin and Swift

Bearcats on The Grid
3 hours prior to kickoff
Sigma Sigma Commons

Academic Health Center Tailgate
2.5 hours prior to kickoff
Health Sciences Building

DAAP Graphic Design 40th Reunion Reception
8 - 11 p.m.
1819 Innovation Hub

Homecoming Game: UC vs. Iowa State
Game Time: TBA
Historic Nippert Stadium
Wear RED

Homecoming Court Presentation
Historic Nippert Stadium

Recent Royalty

Check out the Homecoming Kings and Queens over the years!

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