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The faces of Homecoming

  • Generations of alumni
    The chilly weather on Saturday didn't stop thousands of alumni and their families from taking part in the many activities throughout the day.
  • The Tricolour Parade
    Members of the Tricolour Guard take to the field at Richardson Stadium during the special parade at halftime of the Queen's Gaels football game.
  • Nursing Science 88 group
    A group of Nursing'88 graduates gather outside Grant Hall on Friday during the second day of Homecoming at Queen's. (Office of Advancement)
  • Sam Roberts performs
    The Sam Roberts Band headlined the ReUnion Street Festival on Saturday night during Homecoming. (Office of Advancement)
  • John and Shirley Purkis
    At 101 years old, John Purkis (Com’48) took the honour of being the oldest returning alumni at Homecoming 2018. His wife, Shirley Purkis (Arts’41), graduated from Queen’s 77 years ago. (Office of Advancement)
  • Alumna and mom
    A proud Arts'67 graduate is pretty clear about her connections with the university. (Office of Advancement)
  • Facepainting
    A Queen's student gets his face painted at Spirit Corner on Saturday morning, ahead of the alumni parade to Richardson Stadium.

Homecoming is a time of celebration with thousands of alumni returning to Queen’s.

This year’s event – hosted Friday, Oct. 19-Sunday, Oct. 21 – featured dozens of events including class reunions, faculty open houses, the Homecoming football game, a fundraising pumpkin smash, and celebrations for the Tricolour Guard  alumni marking their 50th anniversary or more.

All of these events are supported by the hundreds of volunteers who help out each year.

Photographers from the Office of Advancement were busy all weekend capturing some of the colour of Homecoming and the people who make up the Queen’s community.

More photos are available on the Queen’s University Alumni Facebook page.