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A warm welcome for alumni

  • Members of Sc’72 line up behind their banner on Saturday morning along University Avenue, including Stephen J.R. Smith, fourth from left, a strong financial supporter of Queen’s and its students. For his support, the university named the Smith School of Business in his honour. (University Communications)
    Members of Sc’72 line up behind their banner on Saturday morning along University Avenue, including Stephen J.R. Smith, fourth from left, a strong financial supporter of Queen’s and its students. For his support, the university named the Smith School of Business in his honour. (University Communications)
  • The Tricolour Guard – alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago – take part in the halftime parade during Saturday’s Homecoming football game at Richardson Stadium. (Photo by Michael Onesi)
    The Tricolour Guard – alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago – take part in the halftime parade during Saturday’s Homecoming football game at Richardson Stadium. (Photo by Michael Onesi)
  • Homecoming was a family celebration for University Council member Susan Lounsbury (Sc’82), who attended the Homecoming football game with husband Bruce Lounsbury (Sc’80) and son Patrick Lounsbury (Sc’07). (Photo by Michael Onesi)
    Homecoming was a family celebration for University Council member Susan Lounsbury (Sc’82), who attended the Homecoming football game with husband Bruce Lounsbury (Sc’80) and son Patrick Lounsbury (Sc’07). (Photo by Michael Onesi)
  • Alumni sign a chalkboard outside of Grant Hall before joining the parade to Richardson Stadium on Saturday morning. (University Communications)
    Alumni sign a chalkboard outside of Grant Hall before joining the parade to Richardson Stadium on Saturday morning. (University Communications)
  • Homecoming is a family affair for many alumni, including Stephen and Stephanie Taylor, who returned for their 25th reunion, and their daughter Victoria Taylor, who is in first year at Queen’s. (University Communications)
    Homecoming is a family affair for many alumni, including Stephen and Stephanie Taylor, who returned for their 25th reunion, and their daughter Victoria Taylor, who is in first year at Queen’s. (University Communications)
  • Returning alumni pose for an Instagram photo as they take part in some of the Homecoming activities on Saturday morning. (University Communications)
    Returning alumni pose for an Instagram photo as they take part in some of the Homecoming activities on Saturday morning. (University Communications)
  • Returning alumni were able to check in at Grant Hall over Homecoming weekend and gather information about their respective reunions and reconnect with former classmates and friends. (University Communications)
    Returning alumni were able to check in at Grant Hall over Homecoming weekend and gather information about their respective reunions and reconnect with former classmates and friends. (University Communications)
  • Three generations of the MacDonald family took part in Homecoming on Saturday. From left: Kathleen (MacDonald) Sangha, Atticus Sangha, and Lori MacDonald. (University Communications)
    Three generations of the MacDonald family took part in Homecoming on Saturday. From left: Kathleen (MacDonald) Sangha, Atticus Sangha, and Lori MacDonald. (University Communications)

Homecoming 2017 has come and gone but for thousands of returning alumni, the memories will last for years.

Countless hours of planning and preparations by Queen’s staff and volunteers went into organizing a wide range of events throughout the weekend, from class reunions, to conferences and galas, and the ReUnion Street Festival, which was headlined by musician Serena Ryder on Saturday night.

The Tricolour Guard – alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago – were once again celebrated and they led the way – along with volunteer reunion organizers – in the return of the halftime parade at the Homecoming football game.