11 Exciting Events to Attend During Homecoming Weekend 2022
Posted by Brooke Gallo on September 28, 2022
Get ready for Oct. 7-9, Bearcats! Homecoming weekend is almost here, with so many fun activities for alumni and students. After attending last year, I know I will definitely be going again. It’s the perfect opportunity to show off your #BingPride while also making some good memories with your friends. Don’t miss out on the thrilling weekend, and come to these awesome events!
Binghamton Block Party
Begin the weekend the right way and witness Washington Street’s transformation into a huge celebration of Bearcat pride. Grab some delicious food from vendors, including Binghamton Hots, Craft, De Island Hut, Parlor City Vegan and Strange Brew, and dance the night away with some live music. The party begins at 7 p.m.Friday, Oct. 7. Food, drinks and a Binghamton swag item can be yours for the price of $10/person!
Camille Thurman ‘09 with the Darrell Green Quartet
Head to the Anderson Center's Chamber Hall on Saturday, Oct. 8 to see ‘09 Binghamton alumna Camille Thurman as she is joined by the Darrell Green Quartet for a jazz concert that will certainly fill the soul! Thurman is a world-renowned jazz saxophonist and composer who embodies the great talent and perseverance of the University. She will also be hosting a free master class prior to her show. Purchase tickets on the Anderson Center website!
Black Student Union (BSU) Fashion Show
The BSU is hosting its very own fashion show, “Binghamtopia: The Road to Black Joy,” featuring bright and colorful imagery. Their aim is to highlight joy and how it can be used as a form of healing and resistance against trauma. Purchase tickets at the door for $20 and support your fellow students as they model and dance during this artistic evening on Friday, Oct. 7!
Men's soccer game
Watch the men’s soccer team take on Albany in the annual Homecoming game! As someone who loves sports, I will certainly be among the crowd of many students and alumni. Cheer for the Bearcats and dance along to the pep band’s tunes beginning at 6:07 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Be sure to purchase your tickets online, because they sell out fast.
Second Annual Wenzel Memorial 5k
What better way to start off your day than with a race around campus! The 3.1-mile run/walk was one of my favorite events I did last year and will surely be a hit for those looking to get some quality exercise with refreshing fall weather. Join me at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 and register online to support Greg Wenzel’s family – and get your daily steps in early!
Bring your car, friends and an empty stomach for the biggest event of the weekend! Come on down to the Events Center from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 to enjoy some quality food and drinks and live music. Don’t forget to wear your green!
President's Fireside Chat
Join the tradition and have a nice chat with President Harvey Stenger on Saturday, Oct. 8 as he talks about all things Binghamton University, including updates about current events on campus. Register by Sunday, Oct. 2.
After you go to the president’s fireside chat, stop by the C4 Multipurpose Room to listen in on Binghamton University alumni and staff during this year's TIER Talks event: “Decision 2022: A Critical Look at the Midterm Election.” If you have interest in topics ranging from public policy to voter engagement and want to learn more, this is just for you! Make sure to register by Sunday, Oct. 2.
Binghamton University Art Museum
Did someone say free art exhibits? You and your fellow Bearcats can browse artwork in the University Art Museum, located in the Fine Arts building, at no price. It’s open to the public on both Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8.
Nature Preserve Tours
Take a stroll through the Nature Preserve with natural history students and the Friends of the Nature Preserve during the best time of the year! At either 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, you can take a much-needed break from classes and see what the preserve has to offer.
End the fun weekend with a bang and watch the fireworks that will surely light up your night! They can be seen from all across campus and are a great way to conclude Homecoming festivities.
Brooke Gallo is an intern for the Office of Media and Public Relations, and a junior majoring in English and minoring in education. She hopes to become a high school English teacher. She can typically be found running, reading, writing and watching sports games.
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