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The 2018 Homecoming will be SATURDAY 12th MAY
We are also going global!
What is Homecoming?
Keele's Homecoming falls at the end of the academic year to welcome back our alumni, especially last year's leavers, to join current students. The Homecoming tradition didn't really exist in the UK until Keele invented it - we invite you back to your old home from home. We extend an especially warm welcome to last year's leavers - our newest alumni - and all Classes and generations are very welcome.
The Alumni team and Students Union created the first Keele Homecoming in 2008 and the first "Never Forget" disco was attended by over 350 alumni. Numbers each year have exceeded 200. Our dream is for Homecoming to be that regular sunny day in your diary on which you can get together with your circle of friends. Homecoming will never become "institutionalised" - it's a day for you and your friends - while Alumni HQ, the Union and the KPA focus on helping you have a good time at Keele!
However, this year we are ramping things up! We know that all you Keelite's are spread far and wide around the world, so we are bringing Keele to you! With our first official Keele Day being held on the same day. We are encouraging you to all celebrate your time at Keele in your own way, whether that be a selfie from the beach, or raising a glass with good Keele friends, or new Keele friends you met at an alumni organised event, we want you to be proud of what you have acheived since graduating!
Homecoming began as an annual tradition at American colleges and universities. People come together to welcome back alumni and friends to their university or college or school at the start of the new academic year. It always features traditions unique to the institution and is typically built around a game of American football or other sports; there is often a parade by a marching band or a banquet and sometimes a Homecoming King and Queen are crowned.
We acknowledge the generous support of Keele University Students' Union and the Keele Postgraduate Association for hosting and helping with Homecoming.
For more information on Homecoming 2018 and Keele Day, please contact Emma Gregory @AlumniHQ
What song means Keele to you?
Why not look at the Soundtrack of our (Keele) Lives... "the songs that mean Keele to you"
We aim to include as many of your suggestions as possible in the playlist for the Forever Keele disco.