Homecoming - a place for everyone
September 12, 2022
Homecoming is traditionally a time for alumni to return to campus, reunite with old friends and faculty, and remember some of the best times of their lives.
Homecoming 2022, taking place September 22-25, will truly be a place for everyone, with a blend of in-person and virtual events suitable for the entire family as well as employees and current students.
A great example of this is the BBQ and King’s Fest, on Saturday, September 24, taking place on the King’s Green at the corner of Huron and Waterloo Streets beginning at 11 a.m. In addition to the barbecue, there will be plenty of family-friendly activities, including a kids’ zone with games, activities and face-painting. This will be a great opportunity for alumni to reconnect, introduce their families and meet with current King’s students.
The BBQ and King’s Fest will lead up to the Western Mustangs-Waterloo Warriors football game, set for 1 p.m. But anyone who wants to skip the game, can enjoy the entertainment and activities for the whole family that will continue on the King’s Green.
For those unable to travel to London, there will still be an opportunity to take part in the many Homecoming activities that have a virtual component.
Case in point: at 11 a.m. on September 24, international bestselling author Jennifer Robson ’92 will present a special reading and discussion on her novel The Gown. The event will take place in-person in the Spriet Learning Commons in the Darryl J. King Student Life Centre. However, those wanting to hear insight from Jennifer and ask questions about her book and writing process will also be able to do so online. From the Friday Night Live entertainment featuring Rick McGhie to the King’s Faculty Fireside chat and even the Hoco Fun 5K, you can take part in many Homecoming events from your own home.
“After two years of virtual celebrations, we are excited to welcome alumni, their families, and the King’s community back to campus for this year’s Homecoming events. There’s a full schedule of in-person and virtual events, with some great new additions to this year’s line-up, like the BBQ and King’s Fest, which will have fun activities and entertainment for everyone. Whether you are a King’s grad, a student, an employee, or a friend of King’s, we hope you’ll come out and take part in the festivities,” says Laura Peters, Alumni Engagement Officer.
For more information and to register for Homecoming, please visit our website.