Homecoming and Family Weekend: A time to celebrate fall and family

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More than 1,500 guests – friends, alumni, parents and students – will be on campus Oct. 18-20 for Homecoming and Family Weekend. Together, they’ll enjoy everything from pumpkin-carving and faculty lectures to Oktoberfest and football.

The festivities begin with the dedication of the Williams Center for Campus Community Safety (Thursday, Oct. 17, 5:30 p.m.). The center, generously supported by Kelly Williams ’86 and Andrew Forsyth, is located at 645 Nott St.

Other highlights include:

  • Lunch & Learn with Professor of Political Science Zoe Oxley (“Women in Politics: Past Successes and Lingering Challenges”): Friday, 12:50 p.m.
  • Pumpkin-carving competition: Friday, 5 p.m.
  • Golub House Oktoberfest: Friday, 5 p.m.
  • Family Trivia Night: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
  • Family Picnic & Kids Carnival: Saturday, 11 a.m.
  • Kelly Adirondack Center open house: Saturday, 3 p.m.
  • President’s Farewell Breakfast: Sunday, 8:30 a.m.
  • Professor Stephen M. Berk, the Henry and Sally Schaffer Professor of Holocaust and Jewish Studies, presents “To Trump or not to Trump: Jewish Political Power and the 2020 Election”: Sunday, 10: 30 a.m.

Athletic contests throughout the weekend include women’s field hockey and volleyball, men’s rugby and soccer, football and men’s lacrosse.