Homecoming & Reunion Weekend

Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2017 was the perfect time to continue promoting a sense of belonging for Black alumni/ae and to strengthen their ties to the university. It was also a time to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the first African American students in residence, now affectionately known as the “Legacy 3”: Lynn Briley, Karen Ely and Janet Brown Strafer.

Black alumni/ae participated in a number of significant activities as part of the university’s traditions, their own traditions and as a tribute to the “Legacy 3”: the Homecoming parade, the Black Alumni/ae Shout Out, an Alumni Brick Dedication for the three women, and a step competition, Stompfest, to name a few. It was an exciting, emotional and fun-filled weekend.