Charging into the biggest event of the semester, Homecoming

Nicole Bibeau, Contributing Writer

Homecoming Weekend is back. From Oct. 8 to 10, students can relax, connect and reconnect with university peers.

On Oct. 8, it is the all-day homecoming virtual kickoff on social media to start Alumni Day, which includes the Charger V5K, a virtual five-kilometer run where individuals may do the course at their own time.

Attendees can also stop by the Career Development Center in the Bartels Student Activity Center (BSAC) in the first-year quad to learn more about the resources for alumni, including workshops, LinkedIn 101 and more. This will be a great opportunity to discuss networking with students to hire and recruit them from campus.

Simultaneously, campus tours will be available between 9 and 10 a.m.

Later that night from 6 to 8 p.m. is Charge Home, the Charger Huddle and Homecoming Weekend Kickoff Celebration, at Trinity Bar in New Haven, Conn. This event celebrates the classes of 2021, 2020, 2016 and 2011. Admission is open to all and includes two drink tickets, food and a giveaway.

To end the night, Lewberger, a comedic musical trio, will perform. Students can sign up through Eventbrite, which will be available through the Student Committee of Programming Event’s (SCOPE’s) Charger Connection page.

Next up, The Centennial Class Commencement Celebration will take place on Oct. 9 at 9 a.m. at Kathy Zolad Stadium.

88.7 WNHU will also host an open house that will take place between 9 to 11 a.m., where students and families can tour the Lois Evalyn Bergami Broadcast Media Center, home of the student radio station, to record their own station ID.

The Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion will also have a live, virtual tour between 10 and 11:30 a.m. where individuals can meet the staff, network with alumni and learn about the Myatt Center’s mission and plans.

There is a softball alumni game at 10 a.m. at the softball field, North Campus.

The 12th Annual Football Alumni Reunion will take place between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a private football alumni tailgate party at the North Campus parking lot until the Chargers football team plays Saint Anslem.

To celebrate the alma mater of 1971, 1996, 2001 and 2006 with friends and family, there will be a #Blueout Alumni Tailgate Party. A tailgate buffet will be included with beer, wine, entertainment and a giveaway.

Ending off the weekend, The Charger Alumni Brunch will be held at the German club pavilion between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 10.

Campus tours will be available as well.

Students with any questions can contact the Office of Alumni Relations at [email protected].