Show your Dal pride at Homecoming 2018

- September 26, 2018

Homecoming celebrations at Dal this year run Thursday through Sunday (Sept. 27-30). (File photo)
Homecoming celebrations at Dal this year run Thursday through Sunday (Sept. 27-30). (File photo)

Food trucks, drinks and live music on Studley Quad, a football game at Wickwire Field, and an immersive gala-dinner event downtown.

Those are just a few of the many events and activities students, alumni and others are invited to attend as part of Dal's 2018 Homecoming celebrations later this week.

"We are excited to have so many different opportunities for Dalhousians to celebrate and show their school spirit this year, especially as we mark our 200th anniversary," says Ivan Joseph, Dal's vice-provost of student affairs.

And thanks to a new partnership between Dal, police and the city this year, neighbourhood safety will be top of mind the entire weekend.

Outreach efforts from Dal and Halifax Regional Police are already underway in residential neighbourhoods around Dal to remind students of municipal and provincial laws, and the potential fines and criminal charges that could arise from violations.

An expanded police presence in surrounding neighbourhoods for the duration of Homecoming 2018 will seek to ensure safe and responsible behaviour, penalizing those who violate the rules. 

“We are excited for our students and community members to share together in the spirt of homecoming, which is about reconnecting with friends, the university and the great city of Halifax," says Dr. Joseph.

"We are happy to collaborate with all partners to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for all our students, guests and our neighbors."

Festivities galore

With more than 30 events happening over the weekend, there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate on campus and off.

New on campus this year is the Black & Gold party hosted by the Dalhousie Student Union on the Studley Quad on Saturday (Sept. 29) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All are welcome to join in the festivities, which will include music, food, a 19+ licensed area and various games and activities.

That afternoon, Tigers football fans can also head over to Wickwire Field to cheer on the home team as they take on the Holland Hurricanes in Atlantic Football League action starting at 1:30 p.m.

That evening, attendees at Ignite: Dal’s Third Century will experience the energy of the university’s bicentennial year through a mix of storytelling, great food and more.

A full list of all this year’s Homecoming events shows the breadth of festivities on offer this year, including the 5th annual President’s Fun Run/Walk and the many faculty level gatherings begin held across the university.

Find a full list of this year’s events here.


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