SUNY Oswego hosts its first homecoming in over 30 years

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OSWEGO- Students, faculty, staff, and of course alumni of SUNY Oswego are stepping back onto campus to participate in events centered around this year’s homecoming weekend.  

A student spirit week will kick off the events starting on November 9th.  Included in the spirit week there will be a “dress like a laker day”, an Oswego pride night in the residence halls, and the college’s first Oswego’s Got Talent.  That Friday will conclude the spirit week, with green and gold day- where anyone on campus is encouraged to show their Oswego pride and dress in the University’s colors.

The college had it’s last homecoming more than 30 years ago when SUNY Oswego had a football team, but now homecoming is centered around the men’s hockey game on Saturday, November 14th.  Laura Kelly, the school’s alumni director says, “homecoming is kind of like a reunion […] and centered around an athletic event, I think pulls in more of our GOLD, those graduates of the last decade and our alumni athletes.”

Homecoming is a tradition that the college hopes to continue with every year.  It allows students who are attending school now to have something to come back to that they are familiar with.  Other than the alumni weekend in June, when majority of students aren’t on campus, there is no other large event that brings former students back to campus.