Homecoming Reunion Week
During the 127 years of our university's existence, our students and alumni have come to expect a level of excellence in their experiences at OU. Homecoming is a hallmark of any college experience and the University of Oklahoma is surely no exception. As the oldest event on campus, Homecoming brings students, alumni, and the greater Norman community together to celebrate our university. After all, there is only one Oklahoma. This year, over 50 campus organizations will team up to compete in our mainstay events like the Rah! Rally and the annual Homecoming Parade. In addition to the 20,000 mums adorning campus this week, our student organizations decorate the university with intricately crafted boards, banners, and chalk drawings. Alumni are honored throughout the week as we welcome them back to the campus that they will always call home. The theme this year is 'Neath a Western Sky, and is both a reference to our time-honored chant and a recognition of the heights to which our students past and present have soared.
Why We Need You
Throughout recent years, Homecoming has expanded at an exponential rate. In attempting to make our event more inviting and inclusive to all of our students and alumni alike, the magnitude of our week has grown. These expansions can be seen in the relocation of the Rah! Rally to Lloyd Noble Center, the addition of our first ever Homecoming Bash concert, new and more inclusive alumni events, and a near doubling in the number of involved student organizations over the past 2 years. All of these additions help us better serve our campus and community, but also come with a higher cost. For organizations, the cost of materials (float supplies, Rah! Rally costumes) is often daunting. Our executive team also faces similar difficulties in funding our events. Your donation will help sponsor campus organizations, continue these events, and create new venues for all students to be involved in the Homecoming experience. The more money we raise, the more students will be helped. Last year, homecoming could not have happened without the generosity of our Thousands Strong donors. We are very appreciative of our donors and supporters, and once again need your help. Also, all donations made to our campaign are 100% tax deductible.
We cannot say enough to express our gratitude for your donation to Homecoming Reunion Week 2017. In addition to donating, please help us promote this campaign amongst your friends, family and alumni through social media, email, or in person. Know that every dollar you give will go towards making the OU family, past or present, feel a part of this week that we love. You will be creating and maintaining an event we can call our own. Thank you again for your generosity. We can't wait to see you October 22nd-28th as we kick-off Homecoming Reunion Week 2017!