University of Toledo



The first University of Toledo 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, 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 and 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.  Student Government was the organization in charge of planning the Homecoming events until the Homecoming Commission became a separate organization for Homecoming 2001.

 This year's Homecoming Theme is Celebrating 50 Years of Rocky


Past Homecoming Themes

2016 - Celebrating 50 Years of Rocky

2015 - Rocket Road Trip - All Roads Lead Back to UT!

2014 - A Blast From the Past 

2013 - Rocket to the Moon, Stars and Beyond - 90 Years and Still Shining

2012 - ROCK-et Under the Big Top - The Greatest School on Earth

2011 - Wild, Wild, Midwest - Sweet Home Toledo

2010 - Press Play

2009 - Homecoming of Heroes

2008 - Rock-et Back to UT

2007 - There's No Place Like Home

2006 - Building the New UT

2005 - Let the Games Begin

2004 - UT Goes Old School: Tradition

2003 - Bancroft Street Masquerade: Mardi Gras Toledo Style

2002 - Rockets Across America: Celebrating 130 Years

2001 - Anchored in Rocket Country

2000 - Rocket Pride Worldwide
1969 - Sign of the Times

1968 - Rockets Go Western










Last Updated: 7/28/17