Join us for Homecoming Weekend Oct. 8-9

We’re excited to announce that this year’s Homecoming Weekend will be Friday, October 8 – Saturday, October 9 … the same weekend as Ohio State University’s annual homecoming festivities and the Ohio Optometric Association’s (OOA) annual EastWest Eye Conference – now in Columbus! With the alignment of these activities, this will be a packed weekend full of reunions, exceptional continuing education courses, and memorable Buckeye activities.



Class Reunions throughout Columbus!* (6 – 8 p.m.)

*prior to the OOA/EastWest-hosted Bad Habits: The Eye Docs of Rock concert located in the Short North


Note: if your class is celebrating a special “milestone reunion” year or was unable to last year due to COVID-19, we encourage you to gather for dinner or a happy hour prior to the concert on Friday or after the football game on Saturday. If you have not heard from your classmates about a meetup, contact Michael Haddock at for Classes of 1976, 1980, 1986, 1991, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2011, 2015 or Francesca Fuerman at for Classes of 1975, 1981, 1985, 1990, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2010, 2016.



9 a.m. // Pre-Game Tailgate at the Ohio Union Performance Hall & Potter Plaza

1739 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43210

  • On-site parking
  • Spacious indoor and outdoor space in the heart of campus
  • Food and drink provided in registration price
  • Cash bar available


Noon // Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Maryland Terrapins

Ohio Stadium

  • Tickets are available for purchase, $100 per ticket
  • Each Ohio State Optometry alumni has access to two tickets each
  • Seat location/block in stadium has been selected by the Ohio State Alumni Association
  • Tickets will be mobile – link to order will be emailed after confirmation of tailgate order


New this year – In an effort to strengthen bonds among Ohio State Optometry diverse alumni networks, we invite those who identify in the Latinx, APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American), and African American to gather for fellowship and networking prior to the tailgate on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. Each group will have its own room in the Ohio Union to network. If you identify with one of these groups and would like to learn more information, contact Michael Haddock at


Registration will go live on Monday, July 26 at noon ET. 


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