Homecoming

Homecoming 2015 Banner

The 2018 Homecoming will be SATURDAY 14th 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 - 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!

From 2014 onwards we have coincided with Community Day to offer opportunities for alumni with families also to enjoy coming home.

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.


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"

We aim to include as many of your suggestions as possible in the playlist for the Forever Keele disco.    

The Keele Soundtrack is NOW available via Spotify. If you have any tracks that mean Keele to you, please email Emma Gregory and we will do our best to find them!