Ashland University Homecoming

Welcoming Eagles Back to Campus!

No event in the life of a university and its community brings the past, present and future together quite like Homecoming. Gather your favorite Eagles and join us for a weekend of Purple & Gold pride! It’s the perfect time to connect with old friends, experience today’s Ashland and show your school spirit!

Join us on October 20-22nd for Homecoming Weekend 2023 as alumni from all corners of the country come back to connect with friends, faculty, staff, and current students and share the Ashland experience.

Homecoming 2023

timeline of events

This weekend is about celebrating a common bond – Ashland. We all have experiences, memories, friendships and connections that link us to Ashland. Let’s celebrate these while making new ones in the process.

Join us for a weekend filled with food, activities and camaraderie as we cheer on the Eagles football team against Lake Erie College! Additional information about the schedule of events, registration and travel will be posted to this website. Check back regularly for updates or contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 419.289.5082 or

Friday, October 20

Coburn Art Gallery

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Featuring AU Alumna Jamie Dzuris Lindholm ’83

Jamie Lindholm is an American artist and painter working with oils and charcoal. She creates complex woven paintings connecting emotions, experiences, figures, and memories culminating in conceptual work about our human entanglements. Lindholm’s art has been exhibited throughout the United States, as well as in Sweden. Her work is in the permanent collections of the International Securities Exchange (NYC), Dancker, Sellew & Douglas (NJ), and Somerset County Parks of New Jersey as well as private collections in the United States, Switzerland, Australia, and Sweden. Jamie graduated from Ashland University in 1983 with a BSBA in Business Management and Marketing. She then progressed through art programs in the studios of David Zuccarini, Maryland Institute College of Art, Studio Incamminati, and The Art Students League of NY where she studied with notables Everett Kinstler, David Leffel, and Robert Neffson. She earned her Master of Fine Art (with honors) from Regis University. Lindholm is a Patron Member of the Portrait Society of America, where she was once an Ambassador and National Coordinator for their Ambassador Program. She is a frequent mentor for their Cecilia Beau Forum Mentoring program. She is a Signature Member of American Women Artists. She currently works from her studio in Colorado.

For more information, see our Facebook page –
The Coburn Gallery, Ashland University

an evening with cathi campo

7:00 PM, Upper Convocation Center

Cathi is back! Ashland University will again host a benefit concert, “An Evening with Cathi Campo,” on Friday, October 20, at 7 p.m. in the John C. Myers Convocation Center. Cathi Campo will take the audience to the stage, as she sings selections from the songbook of musical theater, accompanied by a jazz trio.

Campo is the niece of famed American singer and actress Rosemary Clooney, winner of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Campo is a professional singer and accomplished in her own right. The Las Vegas resident has sung more than 300 commercial jingles, the theme song to The Family Channel’s “Zorro” TV series and owned/operated a recording studio for 20 years. She also performed and toured with her legendary aunt and recorded a cover of Frank Sinatra’s “The Coffee Song” with her. Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo will serve as emcee for the event, and will join his sister for a song or two as well.

General admission tickets are $10. VIP tickets are $25 and include one drink ticket, a reserved seat at a table of 10 (rather than theater style seating) and snacks.

Doors for the concert open at 6:30 p.m. and a cash bar will be available.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Ashland University Marching Band. The marching band is raising funds for new uniforms for the 2024 season.

Purchase your tickets here.


7:30 PM in the Studio Theatre
PROOF– The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play by David Auburn

When a mathematical proof of historical proportions is discovered, its authorship is in question testing the bonds of family loyalty and love. Following the death of her genius mathematician father, a young woman, Catherine, must face her fears and ask the question, “How much of her father’s genius or madness will she inherit?” To find the answer, Catherine must learn to stand her ground in the male dominated field of mathematics and step away from her sister’s controlling expectations. At its core this intimate play explores emotional truths related to trust, grief, and the nature of genius. 

Look for ticket information in September at

Saturday, October 21

Coburn Art Gallery

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Featuring AU Alumna Jamie Dzuris Lindholm ’83

For more information, see Friday’s schedule for a complete description of the exhibit or visit our Facebook page –
The Coburn Gallery, Ashland University

Welcome Station

8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Stop in the lobby of the Hawkins-Conard Student Center for a cup of coffee and get more information about Homecoming day, including a schedule of events to kick-start your Homecoming celebration!

5K Fun Run

Registration Required.

Please visit to register.

8:15 AM Check-in begins in front of the Rec Center
9:30 AM Walkers/Runners 

*In lieu of an entrance fee, we ask that you bring a canned good to benefit the Ashland County Food Bank.

*Can’t make it to campus? A virtual 5K option is available and registration is required.

Start off Homecoming with a 5K Fun Run! The first 100 registrants receive a free t-shirt. T-shirt size availability cannot be guaranteed. Limited youth size t-shirts will be available.
A $75 AU Bookstore gift code will be awarded to the first male and female to finish the race; $25 AU Bookstore gift code to the second male and female to finish. Official results will not be recorded. Please, no pets. The Rec Center will be open at 8:00 AM to change and shower before and after the race.

For questions, call Recreation & Wellness at 419.289.5440.

Band Reunion & Reception

Celebrate 100 years of Marching Band at Ashland and step back on the field to perform at halftime with current band members!

7:30 AM– Breakfast in the VIP Room of the Robert Troop Center

9:00 AM– Band practice with alumni who are performing at halftime

12:00 PM– Form up at Old Abe before marching to the stadium for pregame and halftime performances!


9:30 AM, Fraternity Circle

Refreshments will be provided after! 

Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony of the newly renovated USA House. The USA House is an additional housing option for our military-connected students at Ashland. 

Without the support of many generous and amazing donors, the renovation of this building would not be possible. 

Come check out this beautiful facility!

Residence Hall Tours

10:00 – 11:00 AM
Want to check out where you called ‘home’ during your days on campus? Tours will be available for all primary residence halls (Amstutz, Clayton, Clark, Kem, Kilhefner, Myers).

All tours will begin from the lobby of each hall at 10:00 AM, 10:20 AM, and 10:40 AM

Ashbrook Center Reunion & Reception

10:00 – 11:00 AM
Ashbrook Center- Second Floor of Schar College of Education

Admission: Complimentary and reservations are not required.

Catch up with fellow Ashbrook scholars and faculty members and learn more about current programming and the future of the Ashbrook Center.

Questions? Contact Josh Distel, Alumni Relations & Citizen Programs Manager, at

Legacy Visit Day

10:00 AM
Join us for our Legacy Visit Day! Exclusively for high school or transfer students who have parents or grandparents who graduated from Ashland, this event provides a University overview and campus tour. After the event, stay and enjoy the Homecoming activities throughout campus. Reservations required.
More information about the Legacy Event can be found by clicking the button below
or by contacting the Office of Admissions at

10:00 AM – Check-in on the second floor of the John C. Myers Convention Center (Upper Convo)

10:30 AM – Admissions presentation

11:00 AM – Campus Tour

Noon – Pizza, Pizza, Pizza Fan Fest (Lawn area between the Student Center and Recreation Center-Optional)

1:00 PM – Football Game (Optional)

More Information


10:30 – 11:30 AM
Café, Archer Library

Admission: Complimentary

AU Raffle Items: Must be present to win!

Join us for a ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new Café on the first floor of Archer Library and talk to Dr. Carlos Campo and his wife, Karen. Dr. Campo will provide a campus update to answer your questions beginning at 11:00 AM.

Pizza Pizza Pizza Fan Fest

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Lawn area between the Student Center and the Recreation & Wellness Center

Admission: Complimentary

Bring your family and join us at this free jam-packed tailgate! Ashland pizzerias are going head-to-head to serve you your favorite pizza. In addition to pizza, there will be bounce houses for the kids (weather permitting), a free photo booth, face painting, giveaways and more!

At 12:30, the AU Marching Band will lead us to the football stadium where we will cheer on the Eagles to a Homecoming victory!

Football Game –
AU Eagles vs. Lake Erie Storm

1:00 PM
Jack Miller Stadium/Martinelli Field

• Click the button below to pre-order online
• Purchase in advance at the AU Campus Store Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
• Game day tickets are available for purchase two hours prior to game time at the stadium ticket booth.

Adult General Admission: $11
Reserved Chair Back Seating: $16
Senior Citizens & School-Aged Children: $6
AU Students with ID: Free

Pre-Order Here

5th Quarter Celebration

Begins immediately following the football game until 6:00 PM
Alumni Room, Upper Convocation Center

Admission: Complimentary

Come and gather! Meet up with your fellow alumni, friends, faculty and staff and celebrate your time at Ashland while enjoying free food from Ashland’s award winning catering, a DJ, cash bar, giveaways and a free photo booth!

Theatre Alumni Open House & Reception

As the last Theatre majors graduate in May 2024, we welcome back old friends to share stories, see the spaces, and celebrate over fifty years of theatre at Ashland College/ University.

4 PM- Open house: The theatre spaces in CFA (Hugo Young, Studio, scene shop, costume shop, box office) will be open.

5:30 – 7 PM- Reception (light refreshments) on the Hugo Young Stage.

AU Theatre Production

7:30 PM 

Studio Theatre

Performance of PROOF (see Friday schedule for full performance description)

Look for ticket information in September at

Sunday, October 22

5 Stones Community Church

10:30 AM
Jack & Deb Miller Chapel


11:00 AM Game Start Time
Deb Miller Field at Archer Ballpark Complex

Bring your clove and your friends to relive your days on the diamond! Don’t feel like playing? Come checkout this year’s squad at the new Deb Miller Field!

For more information, contact Emlyn Knerem, Head Coach, at


12:00 – 4:00 PM
Featuring AU Alumna Jamie Dzuris Lindholm ’83

For more information, see Friday’s schedule for a complete description of the exhibit or visit our Facebook page –
The Coburn Gallery, Ashland University


2:00 PM
PROOF- The Pulitzer Prize- Winning Play by David Auburn

Studio Theatre

Admission: Tickets Required

Event Contact Information

5K Fun Run – Registration required
To register, visit
Recreation & Wellness Services

Legacy Visit Day
Office of Admissions

Football Game
Tickets: or
Campus Bookstore: (see hours below)
Chris Kohuth, Assistant Athletic Director, Game Day Operations & Ticketing
419.289.5449 |
AU Campus Store Hours
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday:  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Stadium Store, 11:30 AM. - end of game
Sunday:  Noon - 3:00 PM

AU Convo Dining Information
Saturday Lunch: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Cost: $13.35 per person
Saturday Dinner: 4:00 – 6:30 PM
Cost: $16.90 per person
Sunday Brunch: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Cost: $16.90 per person

Please note that all dining options are cashless operations.

All other events, contact the Office of Alumni Engagement
419.289.5082 |