Some schools have a football team, and focus their homecoming week around the team’s schedule.  Here at Northeastern University, Homecoming goes much beyond the spirit surrounding a sports team.  November 11 – 16 offered something for everyone, including community service,  campaigning from the Homecoming King and Queen candidates, Husky spirit, and of course, free t-shirts.

Homecoming began on Veteran’s Day – a day when we take a few moments to remember those who have served – so, Northeastern students served in their own way.  Groups of students gave back to the community in various settings, from writing letters to the troops, to volunteering at a home for the elderly.

Have you ever thought about how you would spend a day with President Aoun?  This was only one of the questions discussed during the Mayor of Huntington Avenue Debate, held Tuesday evening. The candidates took the tough questions like champs, and the final question was asked by an alumnus of Northeastern – a previous Mayor himself!

Following the debate was Meet the Court, during which our Homecoming King and Queen hopefuls took the stage in a series of game show contests.

Homecoming candidates came out again on Wednesday night for a meet and greet session that gave students the chance to get up close and personal with all the candidates, and even have a Georgetown cupcake (or two).


Just a few short steps away from the meet and greet, student organizations were painting, accessorizing, and bedazzling their wooden cutout huskies for the Husky Decorating Competition.  The American Institute of Architecture Students took first prize, with second place going to Boston Co-op Connectors, and RSA taking third.

As for the Homecoming Banner Competition, the Resident Student Association took the first prize, Delta Tau Delta and Delta Phi Epsilon took second, and Delta Zeta and Alpha Epsilon Pi took home third.


Husky spirit was alive and well on Thursday for Red and Black Day!  The fair in Curry was every college student’s dream, with free cotton candy, Boloco, and face paint.


For those musically inclined, Thursday night’s Battle of the Bands was a treat for our ears!  Six student bands duked it out to win a spot in both the audience and judge’s hearts.


While our hockey team took the ice on Friday, the Homecoming candidates were crowned.  Taylor Goldman was announced Mayor of Huntington Avenue, Megan Carroll took the title of Homecoming Queen, and Brett Fink was crowned Homecoming King.  The spirit cup went to Delta Phi Epsilon, with Sigma Phi Epsilon as the runner up.

The grand finale of Homecoming  arrived on Saturday, when Reggie Watts and Donald Glover took on Matthews Arena.  As groups of students piled into Matthews Arena,  the air was full of excitement, anticipation, and potential questions for our guests.

We may not have a football team anymore, but don’t let that fool you – Homecoming was a touchdown in our books!  Interested in seeing more photographs from the events?  Check out our Facebook album!


Meredith Parmalee

Meredith Parmalee is a third-year International Business major with a Spanish minor. She served as the Marketing Chair on the Homecoming Committee this year. 

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