Homecoming 2017 a Hit

News Feature

News & Events

October 23, 2017

Who says you can’t go home again? Lots of Bears proved that adage wrong this weekend when they returned to their alma mater in record numbers for Homecoming Weekend. A combination of excellent weather and a slate of new events helped bring alumni and their families flocking back to campus. 

The football game may not have turned out like we wanted (the Bears lost to Western Connecticut State University 27-20), but the rest of Homecoming was, by all accounts, an absolute winner.

See photos from this weekend.

Things began Friday night with the Hall of Fame dinner, which drew about 150 participants. Things kicked into gear Saturday with the family day fair, more sporting events, rides for the kids, campus tours, trail hikes, the Rathskeller tent and fireworks. There was also plenty of food.

The Class of 1967 celebrated its 50th reunion, and marked the occasion by presenting to President Frederick W. Clark Jr. a check for more than $3.3 million.

All in all, it was an event worth coming home for. (Story by John Winters, G ’11, University News & Media)

Class of '67 and their donation
President Clark has the spirit!