Join us for Family Day at Homecoming on Saturday, September 22nd!

Family Day at Homecoming is sure to be a wonderful time for families and friends of Ashland University to join the campus community and alumni in fellowship and celebration! Join us for the day or stay for the weekend!

5K Fun Run

Registration required.*

8:30 a.m.-Check-in begins in front of the Rec Center

9:30 a.m. Walkers

10 a.m. Runners

Start off the day with a 5K Fun Run! The first 100 registrants receive a free giveaway. Prizes will be awarded to the first male and female to finish the race and all who participate will be entered into a raffle for a prize pack. Official results will not be recorded. Please, no pets. The Rec Center will be open at 9 a.m. to change and shower before and after the race. To register, visit For questions, call the Rec Services Office at 419.289.5440. *In lieu of an entrance fee, please bring a canned good to benefit the Ashland County Food Bank.

Recreation Center Open to Families

9 a.m.–10 p.m.

Cost: Complimentary

Pool: Noon–9 p.m.

Climbing Wall: 3-8 p.m.

Football Chapel

10 - 10:15 a.m. | Jack and Deb Miller Chapel

Come and celebrate a football team tradition as the coaches and players hold a chapel service prior to their football game with Michigan Tech.  

Game Day Send Off

10:15 a.m. | Between Jack & Deb Miller Chapel and Founders Hall

Join the band and cheerleaders as we send off the football team to a Homecoming victory against Northwood! Members of the football team will carry pieces of the original Founders Hall foundation from the Chapel as a way to honor the history and traditions of Ashland University. The first 100 people in attendance will receive a free t-shirt!

President’s Coffee

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Eagles Nest, Hawkins-Conard Student Center

Make plans to stop by the Eagles Nest for a light breakfast and an opportunity to talk with Dr. Carlos Campo and his wife, Karen in a casual setting.  Dr. Campo will provide a campus update at 11 a.m. followed by a raffle (must be present to win)! Staff from our Study Abroad office will also be available to chat about the many opportunities for your son or daughter to study abroad.

5th Annual WRDL Tailgate Party

11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Jack Miller Stadium Lawn

Join our campus radio station for some pre-game fun!

Pizza, Pizza, Pizza Fan Fest

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. | Amstutz Hall Parking Lot and Side Lawn

Bring your family and join us at this jam-packed tailgate! Ashland pizzerias are going head-to-head to serve you your favorite pizza. Along with this variety of pizza, there will be a fabulous giveaway, bounce houses for the kids (weather permitting), face painting and more!

Football Game - AU Eagles vs. Northwood Timber Wolves

1 p.m. | Jack Miller Stadium

Cheer on the Eagles as they take on the Timber Wolves! And, be sure to join us for the Homecoming Court halftime presentation and Coronation of King and Queen! Tickets may be pre-ordered online at - Click on the ticket icon at the bottom of the website. You may also purchase in advance at the Business Office in 202 Founders Hall or at the gate on game day.

Current Students: Free with AU ID

General Seating: $10

Reserved Chair Back Seating: $15

Senior Citizens & School-Aged Children: $3

 Please review our tailgate policy located here:

Purple Eagle Silent Auction

3:30 – 5:45 p.m. | Alumni Room, Upper Convocation Center

The Purple Eagle Silent Auction offers the perfect time to listen to great music, update those family pictures in a fun photo booth and enjoy delicious and free food from Ashland’s Award Winning Catering! Best of all…you, your family and friends can celebrate your day at Ashland as you support one of our Alumni Association’s grandest traditions! The auction is a fund-raising event where over 250 items are silently auctioned to the highest bidder. There will also be a raffle with two prizes offered: $500 or $250. Proceeds from the auction support the Legacy Scholarship Program, the Ashland Fund and Alumni Association programming.

Movie Night: Sherlock Gnomes

8 p.m. | Student Center Auditorium

Spend the evening relaxing with your family while enjoying a free movie night featuring Sherlock Gnomes! After a string of garden gnome disappearances in London, Gnomeo & Juliet look to legendary detective Sherlock Gnomes to solve the case of their missing friends and family.

Overnight Accommodations

College House Bed & Breakfast

134 College Avenue, Ashland |


Hampton Inn

2055 East Main Street, Ashland | 419.903.0900


Holiday Inn Express

1392 Enterprise Parkway, Ashland | 419.281.2900


Jenny Wade Bed & Breakfast

302 Center Street, Ashland | 419.606.4433


Quality Inn

741 US 250 East, Ashland | 419.281.8090


Winfield Bed & Breakfast

1568 St. Rt. 60, Ashland | 419.281.5587


Campus Store Hours

Friday, September 21 | 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Saturday, September 22 | 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Stadium Store will be open from 11:30 a.m.–4 p.m. on Saturday

Sunday, September 23 | Noon–3 p.m.



Office of Student Life

419.289.5325 |