Homecoming

The tradition of Homecoming has its origins in alumni football games held at colleges and universities since the mid-1800s and for The University of Toledo, it is a long standing tradition. The first UT Homecoming game was played on October 27, 1923 against Bowling Green Normal College. In a historical milestone, Toledo defeated B.G. 27-0. UT alumni originally sponsored Homecoming as a means of stirring support and funds for their "good old Alma Mater."

Over the years, Homecoming has become an annual event that encompasses a whole week of fun-filled events aimed at showing our school spirit. The week includes such traditions as a pep rally, parade, alumni tailgate, bonfire, concerts, king and queen contest, and the football game. National acts such as Blessed Union of Souls in 2005 and Simon and Garfunkel in 1968 have played on campus during Homecoming week.

Homecoming Week is a unique time of year that unites current students, University alumni, faculty, staff and the Toledo community to celebrate pride in The University of Toledo.

Homecoming is The University of Toledo's longest standing tradition and is cherished by Rockets of the past, present and future.

This year Homecoming takes place October 6-7, 2017. Our Homecoming gala is Friday, October 6, where a group of outstanding alumni will be recognized and celebrated. On Saturday, October 7, join us for the Homecoming parade at 8 a.m., followed by the tailgate at the William and Carol Koester Alumni Pavilion from 9 a.m. - noon. We will serve free hot dogs, chips, and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as a cash bar. We also invite all past UT Rocket Marching Band alumni back to campus for a reunion!

Plan on attending the Homecoming football game, when the Toledo Rockets take on the Eastern Michigan University Eagles, kick-off is at noon.

Game tickets are $23 per person using the alumni code below prior to the game. If you purchase tickets the day of the game, the cost is $33 per person for Sideline B seating. You can purchase tickets online at utrocketstix.com (code is UTALUM), by calling 419.530.GOLD (4659), visiting the UT Ticket Office located in Savage Arena or on game day at the main ticket booth by Gate A.

To view the student sponsored Homecoming activities, click here.

We look forward to having you back on campus in October! Go Rockets!
Homecoming Events
10/6/2017
Homecoming Gala
Toledo, OH | University of Toledo Student Union  
10/6/2017
College of Law Homecoming Dean's Breakfast
Toledo, OH | The Toledo Club  
10/6/2017
Honors College Homecoming Reception
Toledo, OH | Social Gastropub  
10/6/2017
Business and Innovation Annual Dean's Breakfast
Toledo, OH | The Toledo Club  
10/6/2017
Class of 1967 Golden Anniversary Reunion
toledo, OH | The University of Toledo  
10/7/2017
Homecoming Football Pregame Party vs. Eastern Michigan University
Toledo, OH | William and Carol Koester Alumni Pavilion  
10/7/2017
Rocket Marching Band Homecoming Reunion
Toledo, OH | The University of Toledo  
10/8/2017
Golden Alumni Society Homecoming Luncheon
Toledo, OH | Heather Downs Country Club  

Past Homecoming Photos
10/16/2016
Golden Alumni Society Homecoming Luncheon
Toledo, OH | The Inverness Club
10/15/2016
Homecoming Football Pregame Party vs. Bowling Green State University
Toledo, OH | William & Carol Koester Alumni Pavilion
10/14/2016
Homecoming Gala
Toledo, OH | Student Union Auditorium
10/14/2016
Cheerleader & Mascot Homecoming Reunion
Toledo, OH | The University of Toledo Main Campus
10/9/2015
Homecoming Gala
Toledo, OH | UT Student Union Auditorium
10/25/2014
King & Queen Homecoming Reunion
Toledo, OH | The University of Toledo
10/25/2014
UT vs. UMass Homecoming Tailgate Party
Toledo, OH | William and Carol Koester Alumni Pavilion
10/25/2014
Homecoming Parade
Toledo, OH | University of Toledo Main Campus
10/24/2014
Homecoming Gala
Toledo, OH | The Student Union Auditorium