9 a.m. - Various Locations
A Bold & Gold Festival
Return to campus for one big day and twice the fun!

Homecoming + Community Day

September 15, 2018

Homecoming + Community Day logo


Tickets are also available by calling (440) 826-2104 or stopping by the Center for Alumni Engagement at 297 Front Street (new location).

Schedule of Events

9-11 a.m. - MORNING FUN

  • What's Brewing at BW? Catch the buzz at BW over coffee, donuts and conversation with BW deans, professors, alumni and students across campus.
  • Fraternity & Sorority Life Reunions Campus fraternities and sororities are pleased to welcome their brothers and sisters back to campus.
  • Alumni Marching Band Gather with other Marching Yellow Jackets alumni for a morning rehearsal for our halftime show, then enjoy the tailgate picnic and football game. Questions or RSVP: Randy Border '72, band director, at rborder@bw.edu or 440-826-8113.
  • University Market Grand Opening Visit BW’s newest building, a residence hall and retail combo right on Front Street next to the Conservatory. Check out the Bookstore's new branch, The Buzz on Front (complete with Starbucks), restaurants and boutiques that are part of University Market.


  • Features the BW Marching Band, floats, student organizations and candidates for
    the Homecoming Court. Parade begins at the Berea Triangle and ends at the tailgate
    picnic on the North Quad.

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - BOLD & GOLD TAILGATE

  • After making your morning connections, join our tailgate picnic for alumni, students
    and friends. And don’t miss the other activities on the North Quad. Browse materials from
    the University Archives, help with a service project, share your stories and tell us
    your dreams for BW. The little ones can touch the trucks, explore the musical petting
    zoo and enjoy face painting. Rain location: Higgins Recreation Center.


  • Cheer the Yellow Jackets as they face the Purple Raiders and enjoy a halftime show
    featuring our Alumni Marching Band. Finnie Stadium. Registration includes admission
    to the football game.


  • Stay in Berea and take advantage of the many BW dine-in specials offered by local

7 p.m. - MUSIC

For full details, visit b-wcommunity.net/boldgold.

Thinking about becoming a Yellow Jacket?

This is a perfect day for prospective students to learn about the admission and financial aid process, tour the campus with current students, meet the BW and Berea community, get a taste of our delicious food and cheer on the Yellow Jackets at a BW football game!

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Class of 2018 Alumni: Your ticket is on us!

Did you graduate from BW in May 2018 or December 2017? Return home to BW as a guest of the Office of Alumni Engagement! Your complimentary ticket (one per recent graduate) to Homecoming includes the Tailgate Picnic and football game. Select the "Class of 2018" option when you register online at b-wcommunity.net/boldgold or call (440) 826-2104.