UNCG Campus Weekly

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Homecoming 2015: Bonfire, fireworks and fun in sun

Aerial photo of Kaplan Commons from a past HomecomingMeteorologists are calling for bright skies and crisp, autumn air this weekend – perfect conditions for UNCG’s homecoming festivities.

Homecoming events kick off Wednesday at noon with a celebration at Moran Commons and go through the women’s soccer game at 2 p.m. on Sunday against the Citadel, with most homecoming events taking place Saturday.

Saturday’s events begin at 9 a.m. with the third annual homecoming 5K race, sponsored by Campus Recreation. At noon, the university’s former rugby players will take on the current team in the 38th annual past vs. present match on the campus recreation field.

The Homecoming Party at Kaplan Commons, outside the EUC will begin at 4 p.m. and will include the School of Education’s Children’s Festival, music, food, beverage and plenty of booths to visit.

The annual Homecoming Parade of Chariots, a tradition since 1982, begins at 4:30, and the Homecoming Court will be introduced at 7 p.m.

UNCG’s men’s soccer team will take on Furman at 7:30 in the soccer stadium, and Homecoming King and Queen will be coroneted at halftime. A fireworks show will follow the game.

Throughout Homecoming weekend, there are a number of performances, sporting events and networking events. There’s even a Friday night bonfire. For a full schedule, visit the Homecoming website.

By Jeanie Groh