Graduates, alumni welcomed
Published: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 19:10
UVM’s annual Homecoming weekend will take place in areas around campus and the city of Burlington Oct. 5-7.
Over the course of the weekend, 3,500 guests are expected to attend, said Sarah Wasilko, assistant director of alumni associations.
“All academic units have open houses this year, including the medical program which last year didn’t,” Wasilko said.
The newly formed Student Alumni Association will help with the events by giving historical walking tours, she said.
Traditions from years past include the Green and Gold brunch, which celebrates the alumni of classes 50 years and older. It is also the fifth anniversary of the Davis Center and the 40th anniversary of the environmental studies program.
The registration fee is $5 per student, $10 per adult and $25 per family, which will cover most admission fees for the weekend’s events as well as provide discounts to various venues downtown, according to the University Communications website.
Other events include free admission to a men’s hockey game, the annual a capella concert, lectures, a tent party and a class of 1957 reception.
First-year Tommy Rella said he is happy to be able to see his parents again and partake in the events on campus.
“I’m pretty pumped — I haven’t been to a college hockey game before, and I love hockey and so do my parents,” Rella said. “I am excited to do things with them.”