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Homecoming to honor residential life

By : Sara Tompkins

Homecoming 2009 — scheduled for Friday-Sunday, Oct. 2-4 — will celebrate the past, present and future of Binghamton University’s residential communities.

The weekend will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dickinson Community. Hospitality centers will be open to welcome alumni back to the “original community.”

On Friday night, Oct. 2, alumni can sing and dance during Open Mic Night at Johnson Hall. Dickinson alumni will have a number of events taking place Saturday, Oct. 3, such as a brunch, co-rec football and Maximum Overkill sponsored by Computers Robotics Engineering (CoRE). A Sunday bagel breakfast on Oct. 4 closes out the group’s reunion festivities.

Homecoming will also celebrate the 25th anniversary of the apartment communities.

At 2 p.m. Saturday, Libby Tucker, professor of English and faculty master of the apartments, will meet with alumni at a reception at Hillside Commons. She will sign copies of her book, Apartment Histories. Tucker will also tell campus ghost stories at 9:30 p.m., at the S’mores and Bonfire event in the Susquehanna Community fire pit.

From 1-3 p.m. Saturday, the campus community can see the future of Newing College at an open house for Bingham Hall. Alumni will tour the student rooms and be able to place orders for Newing memorabilia. Early Saturday morning, Newing alumni can bowl with their families at Midway Lanes in Vestal. 

To see the full schedule of Homecoming 2009 events, and to register now, visit

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Last Updated: 10/14/08