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Homecoming 2017

Posted by Stephanie Rogers on September 19, 2017 in News

Homecoming on the Agricultural Campus

Join alumni, faculty, staff and students for three days of activities as we celebrate Homecoming 2017 on the Agricultural Campus!

Events include:

  • Ring Days (Wednesday, Oct. 11 and Thursday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
    DASA, Cox Institute 
    Meet the designer behind the Agricultural Campus Barley ring and make a custom order for your ring.
  • 1000th Ring Celebration (Thursday, Oct. 12, 2 p.m.)
    DASA, Cox Institute 
    Who will make the 1000th Barley ring purchase? Since it launched in 2010, the Barley ring has been purchased by alumni across the globe. In this short time, nearly 1000 rings have been sold. It is anticipated that the 1000th ring will be ordered during the 2017 Ring Days! The 1000th order will be paid for by the Alumni office. Join students, alumni, ring designer and campus dean to celebrate this significant milestone. A special Barley ring production video will also be launched during this time.
  • Food Truck Fest (Thursday, Oct. 12, 4 – 8 p.m.)
    Alumni Garden Parking Lot
    Purchase delicious food from various food trucks.
  • College Royal (Friday, Oct. 13, 1 p.m.)
    Ruminant Animal Centre
    College Royal celebrates the long-standing tradition of agricultural showmanship while celebrating the unique culture of our campus.  Demonstrations include livestock handling skills, knowledge of agricultural plants and the ever-popular Farmers’ Olympics – a myriad of events relating to “Good Ol’ Life on the Farm”; think hay bale rolling, feed sack racing and of course the famous milk chug. This event is a testament to generations of students, dedicated to maintaining the culture of animal-husbandry and health, while continuing to improve public awareness of agricultural issues.
  • Breakfast in the library (Saturday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m.)
    MacRae Library
    Our feature Homecoming event! Join Dean of Agriculture, Dr. David Gray for breakfast in the library.
    RSVP deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 4
  • Rocky’s Run (Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m.)
    Langille Athletic Centre
    Attend our annual Homecoming event – a 5-kilometre run through the Agricultural Campus, in partnership with Run Nova Scotia.
  • John Higgins Memorial Garden Recognition (Saturday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m.)
    John Higgins Memorial Garden
    Celebrating the completion of the memorial garden and recognizing our generous contributors.
  • Campus tours
    Available as requested – please contact Alisha Johnson at alisha.johnson@dal.ca or 902.893.6022.
  • Athletics events
    Dates and times to be determined once the 2017-18 Athletic calendar is released
  • Class of ’72 Reunion
    Various times and locations throughout Homecoming weekend
    Class members will be celebrating milestone reunion years with various activities.
    RSVP deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 4
  • Class of ’67 Reunion
    Various times and locations throughout Homecoming weekend
    Class members will be celebrating milestone reunion years with various activities.
    RSVP deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 4


Please register below in advance to confirm your attendance for Homecoming events on the Agricultural Campus. Plus, don’t miss signature Homecoming events in Halifax including the annual Alumni Dinner, President’s Fun Run/Walk, and Homecoming Hockey Night.

If you have any questions, please contact Alisha Johnson, Alumni and Donor Relations Officer, Faculty of Agriculture, at alisha.johnson@dal.ca or 902.893.6022.