Edinboro going virtual for Homecoming 2020

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 at 4:13 PM
Edinboro going virtual for Homecoming 2020 by Kimberly Firestine

Edinboro University’s Homecoming celebrations are going virtual this year, taking place Oct. 2-3. Here’s the breakdown of events happening that Friday, Saturday and throughout the week.  

Friday

Edinboro will launch a social media-driven campaign all day Friday. Edinboro University “Spirit Day” calls for photo submissions and posts with #FightingScotFriday to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Participants will then need to tag Edinboro University for an opportunity to win a “Homecoming From Home Box,” which can also be purchased through the campus bookstore.

Fighting Scot Michaela Barnes is set to be honored at 6 p.m. by Edinboro’s athletic department for her record setting performance as part of the women’s basketball team. This celebration will also feature a special announcement from coaches Callie Wheeler and Chris Bess. 

Other virtual Friday programing will include a reunion for alumni of EU’s graphic design program at 5 p.m., and a “virtual planetarium field trip” with Dr. David Hurd, director of the EU planetarium, beginning at 7 p.m.  

You can check out the entire schedule, here.

Saturday

The annual coronation of EU’s Homecoming king and queen will take place at 11:30 a.m. following a Homecoming tribute video from the university.  

Saturday will play host to a Roaring ‘20s (the Homecoming theme this year) costume contest through social media. Community members, alumni and students are encouraged to post to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and tag Edinboro University for a chance to win gift certificates to the campus bookstore.

First place alumni or community members will receive a $50 gift certificate; second place winners will receive a $25 gift certificate. The first-place student will receive a $50 gift certificate, and the second place student will receive a $25 gift certificate.

Also planned for Saturday is a Highland Ambassadors alumni reunion, beginning at 10 a.m., and a trivia contest for students and alumni. The latter is limited to 100 participants.

You can check out the entire schedule, here

Throughout Homecoming Week

In addition, The Kilted Mile, typically a race that takes place before the traditional Homecoming parade, will be a little different this year.  

Starting Sept. 30 and “running” until Oct. 4, participants will track their own Kilted Mile times and report them to the university by Oct. 5. The university will have the traditional course set up during that time period, but participants are encouraged to run wherever they can. After registration — which began Sept. 15 — participants will be emailed with time submission directions. 

More information on these events and Edinboro’s 2020 Homecoming weekend can be found at homecoming.edinboro.edu. The university is also advertising the Highland Games, which was cancelled due to COVID-19, as being part of the festivities in some capacity. There is no additional information at this time.

Kimberly Firestine is the Executive Editor for The Spectator. She can be reached at edinboro.spectator@gmail.com.

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