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 14-15, 2016. Our Homecoming gala is Friday, October 14, where a group of outstanding alumni will be recognized and celebrated. On Saturday, October 15, join us for the Homecoming parade followed by the tailgate at the William and Carol Koester Alumni Pavilion. We will serve free hot dogs, chips, and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as a cash bar available. We also invite all past UT Cheerleaders back to campus for a reunion.

Plan on attending the Homecoming football game, when the Toledo Rockets take on Bowling Green State University, kick-off (time TBD).

A list of student sponsored Homecoming activities will be updated closer to Homecoming.

We look forward to having you back on campus in October! Go Rockets!

To view the student sponsored Homecoming activities, click here.

Homecoming Events

More details about the University of Toledo Homecoming events will be posted here soon.

Past Homecoming Photos
UT vs. UMass Homecoming Tailgate Party
Toledo, OH | William and Carol Koester Alumni Pavilion
King & Queen Homecoming Reunion
Toledo, OH | The University of Toledo
Homecoming Parade
Toledo, OH | University of Toledo Main Campus
Homecoming Gala
Toledo, OH | The Student Union Auditorium

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