Homecoming 2019 will be on SATURDAY 11th MAY.

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 back in 2008 - when 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 first Keele Homecoming and the first "Never Forget" disco was attended by over 350 alumni in 2008. 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.

And we are going global for Keele Day!

Keelites live all around the world, so we bring Keele to you on Keele Day! Keele Day coincides with Homecoming. We encourage you to celebrate your time at Keele in your own way - with a selfie from the beach, raising a glass or cup with good Keele friends, or meeting new Keele friends at an organised event by fellow Keelites.

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Homecoming History

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 and Keele Day, contact AlumniHQ.

What song means Keele to you?

Homecoming 2010 DJs Why not look at the Soundtrack of our (Keele) Lives... "the songs that mean Keele to you"

This is the starting point for the Forever Keele disco playlist. The Keele Soundtrack is available via Spotify. If you have any tracks that mean Keele to you, please email Alumni HQ and we will do our best to find them!