Homecoming season is around the corner for SNHU and students are gearing up for the festivities. However, it has been announced that Homecoming will move forward virtually for the 2021 fall semester.
“For the safety of our entire community, Homecoming will be virtual this year,” said Associate Director of Student Involvement Colleen Lubin. “The University has put our current COVID-19 policies in place to protect our campus community, including limiting the number of external guests.”
In-person events will be hosted but will be limited to current campus students. Homecomings have previously hosted around 3000 external guests which often included children. Past activities have included rides, making stuffed animals and a fireworks display.
Since 2012, Homecoming has become a fall tradition. It allows students a reprieve from their demanding schedules and gives them a chance to connect with others.
“I love Homecoming because of the greater sense of community that it creates,” said CAPE President Justin Kaminski (’23).
A virtual homecoming will allow alumni and other guests to participate in the festivities while social distancing. Students will still be able to enjoy time with their off-campus friends and family outside of class.
Staff and students can also look forward to this year’s Homecoming T-shirts. They will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis.
“You can expect to see some of our favorite traditions including a virtual 5K, painting, a magic show, music, comedy and of course Big Money Bingo,” said Lubin.
Homecoming will take place from Thursday, October 14 through Sunday, October 17. More information can be found at alumni.snhu.edu/homecoming.