8 Awesome Events to Attend at Homecoming Weekend 2021

Posted by Madeline Loiaconi on September 29, 2021

Homecoming Weekend is back in person for the 2021 fall semester! After attending during my first year at Binghamton University, I am super excited for the return of my favorite events! From Oct. 8-10, be sure to attend the party of the semester, filled with festivities that showcase students and alumni. Besides the major event of Commencement for the Class of 2020, here are some events you cannot miss.

Binghamton Block Party

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Kick off Homecoming Weekend with a huge celebration of Bearcat spirit! Washington Street will be transformed into a party, filled with food from Binghamton Hots, Craft and Strange Brew. For only $10/person, participants can attend, eat, drink, and get a new Binghamton swag item.

Black Student Union Fashion Show

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The Black Student Union will be hosting “Black to the Future: A New Dawn,” a fashion show inspired by Afrofuturistic fashion. Located right on campus in the University Union, this is a must-attend event, where all are welcome to revel in the community's resilience, while also imagining new futures. For only $15/person, admission will grant you access to fashion designers from all over New York state, featuring our very own Binghamton student body as models, stylists, performers and artists.

Wenzel Memorial 5K

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There’s no better time in the year to run a 5K than fall! In this course around the Brain, enjoy the cool, crisp autumn morning during a 3.1-mile run (or walk). Make sure to register for this event in advance.

Nature Preserve Tour

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Can you really celebrate #PumpkinSpiceBing without a trip to the Nature Preserve? As the leaves begin to change color, there’s no better time to catch a Nature Preserve Tour led by Natural History students and Friends of the Nature Preserve.

President's Fireside Chat and TIER Talks

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Chat with President Harvey Stenger about the trending Binghamton University news in his traditional Homecoming Fireside Chat in the C4 Multipurpose Room. Immediately following the chat, several Binghamton graduates will present “Reaching the Masses: Meet Alumni Social Media Influencers” in the annual TIER Talks event. Make sure to register for these events before October 3.

Fall Festival

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Our traditional Saturday tailgate party has been splashed with a bit of autumn with Homecoming Weekend’s new biggest event: the Fall Festival. For only $5/person, feast on a buffet, enjoy music from a DJ, and play some cornhole. I can’t wait to see what this new event is all about!

Homecoming Soccer Game

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Immediately following the Fall Festival, you can’t miss the Homecoming soccer game, as the men’s soccer team takes on New Hampshire. As a member of the Screaming Green Pep Band, I always look forward to cheering on my fellow Bearcats. Look out for me in the clarinet section! Purchase tickets online as soon as possible, as the game always sells out. 

Fireworks

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To end the fun weekend with a bang, come watch fireworks light up the night. Viewable all over campus, you literally cannot miss this event.

As a junior here at Binghamton University, I definitely will be in attendance this Homecoming Weekend. Make sure you’re able to join me by registering before October 3. Check out the full schedule for more activities!

Madeline Loiaconi is a junior at Binghamton Univseristy, majoring in English literature and creative writing and cinema. On campus, she is a member of the Alpha Phi Omega Community Service Fraternity and a content creator on Binghamton's TikTok account. 

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