Something for everyone at The Greatest Homecoming on Earth
Alumni from across Canada and around the world will be returning to King’s to reunite with old friends, favourite professors and other members of the King’s community as part of The Greatest Homecoming on Earth, being held September 22-24, 2023.
There will be also be plenty of events for alumni, families, employees, current students and friends to enjoy. Many of these events are free to attend but registration is requested for planning purposes.
Events For Employees
We hope to see many employees at Homecoming, reminiscing with those alumni to whom they played a special role in making their time at King’s memorable.
Come out on Friday night, September 22, and make a night of it as Homecoming 2023 is officially kicked off with a full evening of festivities.
5 - 5:45 p.m.
Joanne and Peter Kenny Theatre
The ceremony will applaud the accomplishments of King’s first Director of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization (EDID), Jennifer Slay '99, recipient of the Alumni Award of Distinction and photographer, filmmaker, community advocate, and co-founder of O:se Kenhionhata:tie, also known as Land Back Camp, Bangishimo '13, recipient of the Recent Graduate Award.
5:45 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Everyone in the King’s community is invited to enjoy a delicious meal as well as live cirque-style performers, games and surprises. Alumni with graduating years ending in 3 or 8 will receive their anniversary pin.
8 - 11 p.m.
Enjoy the performance of Gareth Busch ’13, Toronto’s top-rated wedding singer and event performer.
There’s fun for all ages on Saturday, September 23, and employees are encouraged to bring their whole families.
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Drs. Graham Broad (History), Jason Dean (Economics) and Wendy Ellis (Psychology) will share their views on modern technology and its positive, negative and ethical impacts on our lives.
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
This year’s King’s Fest will be bigger and better than ever with live entertainment, activities for all ages including adult mini sports, a kids’ area and a screening of the Mustangs football game, as they face the Ottawa Gee-Gees, with a kick-off time of 1 p.m. New this year will be the vendor expo of product-based businesses, including those of King’s alumni.
Events for Students
Students are also encouraged to attend the King’s Fest on the King’s Green on September 23, as well as any of the other events. These will be a great opportunity to meet and network with alumni from your program, as well as have fun with friends made at King’s.
10 - 11:30 a.m.
Students and recent grads can expand their networks, gain career insight from alumni in various fields and professions, and develop goals to assist in transitioning from university to career.
Noon - 2 p.m.
Visit with faculty, alumni and staff from Political and International Relations; English/French; the School of Management, Economics, and Mathematics; Social Justice and Peace Studies; Disability Studies and the School of Social Work. (See the website for the complete schedule.)
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Are you up for some friendly competition? The Forest City Sport & Social Club is hosting free adult mini sports, including badminton, soccer, and football.
There are also volunteer opportunities for students as part of Homecoming. The majority of opportunities are for the King’s Fest programming on the King’s Green on September 23. You can help with pre-event setup, day-of activities and as entertainers. Volunteer time will be recorded on your co-curricular record.
For the most up-to-date information, please visit the Homecoming webpage. We look forward to celebrating with everyone at Homecoming 2023.