As leaves begin to change and decorations turn to gourds and pumpkins, UMW alumni start planning and looking forward to the annual event that brings many college friends back together: Homecoming. Over the years, events have ranged from parades to alumni sports competition, and each has included members of the UMW community traveling back to Fredericksburg for a fun, memorable event. As you’re looking forward to what this year’s Homecoming will bring (taking place October 20th-21st), take a look at the below photographs pulled from the University Archives to see how Eagles have celebrated Homecoming in the past.
In recent years, a variety of events engaged both current students and alumni:
There were many years when parades were popular, including both students and alumni riding on floats:
In other years, alumni participated in athletic events:
Seemingly most important, though, Homecoming Weekend provides alumni an opportunity to catch up with one another:
Special Collections and University Archives staff wish a wonderful Homecoming Weekend to our fellow Eagle Alums!