Homecoming may not be a tradition unique to Northeastern, but we sure know how to make it one-of-a-kind. You may have missed out on some of the Homecoming favorites – Trivia Night, Block Party Building, and Mayor of Huntington Avenue – but there’s still fun to be had as the weekend approaches. While we here at CSI are anxiously awaiting an evening with Amy Poehler and the Homecoming hockey game against Notre Dame on Saturday, we’ve been reminiscing on the events that have made past homecoming weeks so great.
The highlight of Homecoming is the Homecoming Headliner. The Council for University Programs and Homecoming Committee work together to bring some of the biggest names to Northeastern. This year we have Amy Poehler, the second comedienne named Amy to come to Northeastern. Amy Schumer, creator and star of Inside Amy Schumer, appeared in Matthews Arena in 2015. Kevin Spacey, the Academy Award-winning actor from House of Cards, visited Northeastern in 2014. Other headliners of Homecoming week include Andy Samberg, Russell Brand, Sarah Silverman, Donald Glover, and Jimmy Fallon. Northeastern has a history of bringing talented actors and comedians on campus for homecoming.
Husky Spirit Day
Homecoming is all about celebrating Northeastern and showing pride in our university and our community. What better way to celebrate than wearing our school colors: red and black! Homecoming week also brings some of the best sports games of the semester – like the 2015 Homecoming hockey game against BU – so it’s a great way to show your support.
Homecoming hockey games and Husky Spirit Day go hand in hand; they both bring Northeastern students, faculty, staff, and alumni together to celebrate our university. At the annual Homecoming hockey game, you can see all of your classmates in Matthews supporting our hockey team in one of their first games of the season. Full of passionate students chanting and cheering on our hockey time, it’s the perfect opportunity to join your peers and show your Husky pride!
Homecoming week is all about having fun and uniting with the Northeastern community to celebrate what makes us so great. We never fail to have a fantastic week packed with fun events like the annual Homecoming Tailgate and the Mayor of Huntington Avenue competition. We hope to see you at the remaining Homecoming events! Go Huskies!
-by Nia, CSI Marketing Associate