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2004 homecoming sprirt--watch for it again this year!

Homecoming: Center Stage

the week of festivities has begun

Published on September 20, 2005

It's one of those things you can always count on--homecoming. The world may change, the stadium may change, the players most certainly will change, but homecoming, with its hoopla, teary-eyed alums, and tipsy freshmen has remained our enduring autumn ritual since 1914.

This year, the University of Minnesota's homecoming festivities on the Twin Cities campus began on Sept. 17 and will culminate with the football game on Sept. 24 against Purdue.

A committee of volunteers make a yearlong commitment to plan homecoming all in an effort to foster school spirit. This year's committee co-chairs are students Brian Sondag and Aeriel Anderson. The U of M Alumni Association also holds events, including a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Alumni Wall of Honor, a new work of public art engraved with the names of the more than 1,000 alumni who have received the University's highest honor, the Outstanding Achievement Award, and the homecoming pancake breakfast.

Homecoming on the other U campuses

Alumni are gathering or will converge in the coming weeks for homecoming festivities on the other campuses. Events include traditional favorites such as coronations, parades, bonfires, and football games.

Crookston: "Aggie Legacy...Golden Eagle Destiny," Sept. 19-24; see UMC,

Duluth: "It's Never Just a Game," Oct. 6-8; see UMD,

Morris: "Viva Las Morris," Oct. 21-23; see UMM.

Homecoming 2005 events for the rest of the week include:

Wednesday, Sept. 21

Thursday, Sept. 22
Friday, Sept. 23
Saturday, Sept. 24

For more information on this year's homecoming, visit Homecoming: Center Stage.

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