Virtual Homecoming a hit with alumni near and far!


 

Virtual Homecoming 2020 was new, different and a fantastic way for alumni to come together amidst a global pandemic.  We didn’t “come home” to campus on Oct. 17-18, but alumni far and wide certainly celebrated, enjoying a full schedule of events online and sharing backyard or Zoom gatherings that truly represented the Acadia spirit!

We kicked things off with ‘Homecoming in a Box’, inviting alumni to let us know if they wanted a package full of Acadia swag to decorate their home spaces, and they didn’t disappoint, as you’ll see in our photo gallery. We mailed out dozens of them!

The weekend itself was full of special guests, including Vice-President, Advancement Dr. Rod Morrison; Alumni Affairs Executive Director Oonagh Proudfoot (’93, ’06); Alumni Association President Donalda MacBeath (’75); University Chaplain Rev. Dr. Marjorie Lewis; Acadia Students’ Union President Brendan MacNeil; and closing remarks from University President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Peter Ricketts. There were live and recorded events, ‘Where Are They Now?’ features, an online auction, a virtual Musical Variety Show, Chapel Musical Event, historic Acadia Athletics contests, and much more. It was a great time to Stand Up and Cheer! Check out our photo gallery.


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