11 Exciting Events to Attend During Homecoming Weekend 2023
Get ready for Oct. 13-15, 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 various vendors and dance the night away with some live music. The party begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13. Food, drinks and a Binghamton swag item can be yours for the price of $10/person!
Black Student Union (BSU) Fashion Show
The BSU is hosting their 55th annual fashion show, “The Legacy Continues.” Their aim is to celebrate legacy and unity. Purchase tickets early and support your fellow students as they model and dance during this artistic evening on Friday, Oct. 13!
Men's soccer game
Watch our men and women’s soccer team take on Vermont in their annual Homecoming games! 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. 14 (men’s) and 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 (women’s). There is NO CHARGE for admission to both games. We want to pack the Bearcats Sports Complex for Homecoming Weekend!
Third 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. 14 (race day registration begins at 7:45 a.m.) to support Greg Wenzel’s family – and get your daily steps in early!
Bring your 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. 14 to enjoy some quality food and drinks. Don’t forget to wear your green!
Stop by the C4 Multipurpose Room to listen in on this year’s TIER Talks event: “Campus Ghost Stories and Other Folklore: A Conversation with Libby Tucker.” If you have interest in spooky campus legends, this is just for you! Make sure to register by Sunday, Oct. 8.
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. A new exhibit will honor the work of Ed Wilson, longtime member of the studio faculty at Binghamton University. The museum will be open to the public on both Friday, Oct. 13 and Saturday, Oct. 14 from noon–4 p.m.
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. 14, you can take a much-needed break from classes and see what the preserve has to offer.
Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Watch five individuals and one elite team be inducted into the Binghamton Athletics Hall of Fame. Our 27th annual ceremony will take place at noon Saturday, Oct. 14 in the Events Center.
Harpur’s Ferry 50th Anniversary Gathering
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Harpur’s Ferry! Catch up with old friends and meet our newest team members with events planned throughout the day, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. Register online by Sunday, Oct. 8.
End your fun, action-packed Saturday 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 the main day of Homecoming weekend. Fireworks will begin around 9 p.m.
Brooke Gallo was an intern for the Office of Media and Public Relations, and a senior 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.
Shawn Ammann is an intern for the Office of Media and Public Relations, and a junior majoring in English. He is undecided on a career path, but is interested in screenwriting and sportswriting. He enjoys playing basketball, running, watching movies and writing.
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