Homecoming 2021

October 14, 2021 - October 17, 2021

Acadia Homecoming 2021 Update

Homecoming 2021 is just around the corner, and we want members of our alumni community to understand that your experience this year will be quite different from previous years.

Our goal is to host responsibly, and you have a huge role to play in that. We are all trying to live safely with COVID-19, so as we plan to come together at Homecoming Oct. 14-17, please maintain physical distancing, wash your hands frequently, be kind and courteous to those around you, and wear a mask as required to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 and its variants.

Prove that Acadia Cares. For your continued health and safety and the health and safety of our faculty, staff and students, follow the rules and keep our campus and community safe.

We are offering a limited number of events with restricted capacity and all of them require:

  • Pre-registration;
  • Proof of Vaccination;
  • Picture ID.

Some events, including our 1981 men’s football team and women’s basketball reunions, are by invitation only, and attendance at other events – Sports Hall of Fame and the Backyard Barbecue – are by registration only and numbers will be capped to ensure public health and safety. To learn more, please see our Schedule of Events.

You can also participate from the comfort and safety of your own home. Acadia Athletics is offering a full slate of varsity games on AUS TV. Get your swag on and cheer our amazing student-athletes to victory. Want to know more? Visit Acadia Athletics.

If you do decide to join us, keep in mind: acting with a degree of caution will allow us to stay safe, take good care and keep our Homecoming tradition alive and well now and in the future. Our alumni community has always risen to meet any and every challenge, and we expect no less this time to ensure a successful, respectful and enjoyable Homecoming Weekend for all.

Please be patient, show that Acadia Cares, and behave responsibly. We’re counting on you.

Thank you!


Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 14

7:00 pm - Women’s Basketball - Dalhousie vs Acadia, War Memorial Gymnasium

Friday, October 15

9:00 am - Acadia Board of Governors’ Meeting (BoG members only)

6:00 pm - ’81 Football Reunion Reception (by invitation only), Axemen Football Locker Room

7:00 pm - Women’s Rugby – StFX vs Acadia, Raymond Field

7:00 pm - Men’s Hockey – Moncton vs Acadia, Andrew H. McCain Arena

Saturday, October 16

8:30 am - Acadia Alumni Association Board Meeting, Campus (Board members only)

10:00 am - Sports Hall of Fame, Festival Theatre. To register, please visit: http://attend.com/SHOFCelebration

12:00 – 2:30 pm - Acadia Alumni Backyard BBQ, Clark Terrace, Wu Welcome Centre, featuring live music with The Refundables, led by musician Tony Newcombe (‘92). To register, visit: http://attend.com/HOCOBBQ2021

3:00 pm - Swimming - Jack Scholz Meet, Acadia Pool. Warm-up begins 2:00 pm

3:00 pm - Acadia Football vs. Bishop’s, Raymond Field

                Presentation of the 1981 Football Axemen John and Helen Huard Football Award (half-time)

6:00 pm - Women’s Basketball vs. StFX, War Memorial Gym

                 Presentation of the Laura Sanders Award

8:00 pm – Women’s Basketball Alumni Meet and Greet, Sports Hall of Fame Room (by invitation)

8:00 pm - Men’s Basketball vs. StFX, War Memorial Gym

Sunday, October 17

10:00 am - Swimming – Jack Scholz Meet, Acadia Pool. Warm-up begins 9:00 am

2:00 pm - Sunday Music in the Garden Room, with pianist Walter Delahunt, K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre

7:00 pm - Chapel Service, Manning Memorial Chapel. To register: http://attend.com/HOCOChapelService

Note: this schedule is subject to change at any time.

(Please be aware that all Acadia events are still subject to the recommendations of the Nova Scotia Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Government of Canada regarding the pandemic and its impact in our region.)

Also, we remind all our guests of the following protocols to ensure the health and safety of alumni, faculty, staff and students attending Homecoming 2021:

  • We require Proof of Vaccination and a picture ID for all events;
  • That guests register for events (including the Backyard BBQ);
  • That guests exercise patience when entering events (because this is all new to us, too!);
  • And keep in mind that Homecoming will be our first on-campus, in-person event in nearly two years and we may have to cancel with little notice.

Please note: due to an overwhelming response, our Homecoming in a Box promotion is now fully subscribed. Thanks to all who connected with us and supported this initiative. Happy Homecoming, and make sure you get your swag on! Don't forget to share your photos on our alumni Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2222262967

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