Homecoming this year, though a little different with the addition of Family Weekend, filled campus with students, alumni, and family decked in purple for a beautiful fall week of festivities. This year’s Homecoming
Week kicked off with the annual pepfest in the Schoenecker Arena. Athletes from varsity fall sports promoted
and built anticipation for the week’s upcoming home games while the Cheer Team threw prizes and helped
rally the crowd. Throughout the week, students had the chance to attend a number of different events around
campus, including Tommie Bingo and Trivia, Tommie Brain Games, and a night of Bowling.
Excitement built all week, culminating in the highly anticipated weekend. With families and alumni arriving
on campus for an exciting three days, Friday morning started with mass at the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas
followed by a scavenger hunt at the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library. Friday night featured the Lip Sync Compete-ition where students performed hit songs for their fellow Tommies. Sophomore Andre Gaubert performed
Justin Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie” and placed third overall. “I think I will remember the fun and warm atmosphere,” Gaubert said. “I would definitely encourage people to get out of their comfort zone.” The night came
to a close with Rooftop Tommies, an event held on top of the Anderson Parking facility where students could
stargaze using several telescopes. Senior Ellie Henkemeyer shared that “one [was] pointing at Mars and another at Saturn. You could even see the rings which was cool.”
1. Students gather to watch the highly anticipated local Twin Cities
band, Hippo Campus, perform in Woulfe.
2. Asia Club members wave to the cheering crowd as they walk
down Summit Avenue during the Homecoming parade.
3. Students, families, and alumni enjoy Purple on the Plaza prior to
the Homecoming football game against Augsburg.
4. Tommie performs in the Lip Sync Competition in O’Shaughnessy,
dancing to “Single Ladies” by Beyoncé.
5. Students begin the Wellness Center 5K on the morning of the
Homecoming football game.
6. Angie Vognild and Krista Gauger show off their bingo cards
during Tommie Bingo.
7. A caricature artist draws Kayla Hubers and her mom in the Anderson Student Center on Oct. 1.
Page: Kian Hashemi-Rad
Photos: Luke Hubers ( 1, 5-6); Allie Vognild ( 2, 4, 6-7)