For the entire month of October, there were virtual contests, academic division gatherings, online engagement events, trivia and performances to keep the Emory & Henry community connected in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Homecoming became Stay Home-coming with lots of virtual events to entertain and connect.
“Alumni had opportunities to connect with Emory & Henry faculty, the president, other alumni and students,” says Monica Hoel, alumni director at Emory & Henry College. “I believe some of these events will become new traditions in order to give alumni a chance to engage who don’t normally get to travel to campus.”
Unique contests to celebrate Homecoming included finding the oldest piece of Emory & Henry swag, the best at-home tailgate setup, and the Fur-Ever Alumni Pet Contest. Other celebrations included virtual cocktail parties, 10-minute theatre performances by E&H students, a virtual trip to France, career networking, the Global Street Party, shopping at the bookstore, and a town hall meeting with President Wells.