Homecoming Events

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The weekend of Oct. 28 - 30, 2022 will be full of events and content celebrating the moments that unite us – past, present, and future.

Official events organized by the university will include open houses, faculty receptions, varsity sporting events, and special receptions for alumni returning to campus and celebrating certain milestone reunions, such as the Tricolour Guard Reception and Dinner (for alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago).

Registration is now open!

See who's coming to Homecoming 2022.

 

Schedule of Events

Friday, Oct. 28

Open Event

Agnes Exhibitions and Guided Tours

Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Discover the Agnes Etherington Art Centre's (Agnes) extensive collection of art over Homecoming weekend. Visit for free or enjoy a guided tour for $5.
Open Event
Registration Required

Friday Meet & Greet

Grant Hall

Start your Homecoming weekend with a visit to Grant Hall for our annual Meet & Greet. You can check-in, find information about all the activities happening over the weekend, grab a campus map, program guide, souvenirs, reunion pins, and much more. 

Class Events
Registration Required

Arts, Com, PHE'62 - 60th Reunion Dinner

The River Mill

Join your classmates from1962 to celebrate your 60th reunion since graduation. Learn about what's new with the university, reconnect with fellow alumni, and enjoy fine dining at the River Mill.  

Faculty Event
Registration Required

Health Sciences Gala

Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront
Join Dean Jane Philpott at the inaugural Health Sciences Gala. Enjoy a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and dancing.
Faculty Event
Registration Required

Health Sciences Gala

Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront
Join Dean Jane Philpott at the inaugural Health Sciences Gala. Enjoy a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and dancing.
Faculty Event
Registration Required

Health Sciences Gala

Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront
Join Dean Jane Philpott at the inaugural Health Sciences Gala. Enjoy a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and dancing.
Faculty Event
Registration Required

Health Sciences Gala

Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront
Join Dean Jane Philpott at the inaugural Health Sciences Gala. Enjoy a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and dancing.
Athletics

Women's Hockey - Queen's Gaels vs Guelph Gryphons

Memorial Centre

Cheer on the Gaels women's hockey team as they face the Guelph Gryphons in the first home game of the season. The Gaels last hosted the Gryphons in November 2019 and had a three game winning streak. Buy your tickets starting October 21. 

Saturday, Oct. 29

Open Event
Registration Required

Saturday Meet & Greet

Grant Hall

Start your Homecoming weekend with a visit to Grant Hall for our annual Meet & Greet. You can check-in, find information about all the activities happening over the weekend, pick up your nametag, grab a campus map, program guide, souvenirs, reunion pins, and much more. 

Faculty Event
Registration Required

Geography and Planning Meet and Greet

Mackintosh-Corry Hall

Reconnect with faculty and meet current students with the Department of Geography and Planning. This all-ages event invites alumni and their families to enjoy a chance to hear what's new with the department, connect, and network while enjoying light refreshments.

Community Event
Open House

The Queen's Journal's 150th Celebration

The Queen's Journal House

The Queen's Journal team welcomes all into its iconic headquarters at 190 University Avenue to commemorate the 150th volume. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the Queen's community through the Journal's incomparable lens, check out the issues currently on campus stands, and support student journalism. 

Faculty Event
Open House
Registration Required

Civil Engineering Open House

Ellis Hall

Join the Department of Civil Engineering for an open house at Ellis Hall. This all-ages event is an opportunity to learn what's new with the department and the university, reconnect with former classmates, and meet current students.

Faculty Event
Open House
Registration Required

Mining Open House

Goodwin Hall

Join the Department of Mining for an open house of Goodwin Hall. This all ages event is an opportunity to learn what's new with the department and the university, reconnect with former classmates, and meet current students. 

Community Event

Alumni Parade

To Be Decided

Be a part of the tradition! Everyone is welcome to join reunion classes and current students for our traditional parade through campus led by Queen's Bands.

Dress in tricolour and wear comfortable shoes for walking. At this time of year in Kingston, you can expect the temperature to be between 8 - 14 C. Dressing in layers is recommended.

Community Event

Fall Harvest Alumni Gathering

Benidickson Field

Reunite with your Queen’s community to celebrate Homecoming at the Fall Harvest Alumni Gathering. This family- and pet-friendly event includes local vendors, live entertainment, and more. Relish in the nostalgia of years past while being united, at last, with your alumni community.

Clubs Reunions
Registration Required

Black Alumni Chapter Reunion Cookout

Summerhill

Black Alumni Chapter members and their guests are invited to a family-friendly barbecue on the front lawn of Summerhill. Enjoy delicious food and connect with members of the Chapter, hear about upcoming events, recent news, and join their mailing list. 

Athletics
Registration Required

Celebrating Gaels

Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Join us for an updated version of Cocktails and Coaches that includes a screening of Mike Downie's documentary, Heart of a Gael, and the opportunity to connect with current coaches and student-athletes.
Homecoming Signature Events
Registration Required

Tricolour Guard Reception and Dinner

Grant Hall

The Tricolour Guard is a special class of alumni who can celebrate having graduated from Queen's 50-years ago or more. Enjoy a cocktail reception at Grant Hall to connect with fellow Tricolour Guard members, mix and mingle, and learn about what's new with the university. 

Faculty Event
Registration Required

History Pub Night

Merchant Tap House

The Department of History invites all history alumni to join faculty, staff, and current students at the Merchant Tap House. Enjoy networking, reconnecting with former professors and classmates, and learning about new and exciting research initiatives.