As part of the University of Lynchburg 2020 Homecoming for Home celebrations the Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, and National Pan-Hellenic Council participated in a virtual homecoming.
Each of the three IFC fraternities, four PC sororities, and three NPHC organizations made a slide outlining what they had done over the year so far, including how much money they had raised for various philanthropies, what their plans were for upcoming service events, and other social plans.
Because of COVID-19, homecoming was moved online into a Google Meet, with four to five representatives showing up for each organization.
Hannah Pine, president of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, said, “Homecoming has always been one of the biggest and, in my opinion, most important events at the University of Lynchburg. I was very concerned that this year, Covid would not allow us to celebrate our University as we should. Luckily, our faculty put on a Virtual Homecoming to give us some semblance of a normal homecoming. As president of Sigma Sigma Sigma, I was asked to present annual updates about our chapter to my community. In doing so, I was allowed to reconnect with some friends I had not seen due to the pandemic as well as meet some alumni that are both part of my Lynchburg and Greek families. Getting to learn how other chapters are making changes and thriving under these conditions both helped me be a better president and helped me feel less alone in my struggle to adapt.
DAVIS, Reg. – University of Lynchburg’s “Hornet Midnight Madness” is back again, alerting the official start of the women’s basketball season, which will be Friday Oct.18, at the historic Turner Gymnasium.
The event will be the start of alumni weekend, in which fans and alumni will make their way back to campus for the whole weekend, as the University of Lynchburg women’s soccer team will host Roanoke, and the men’s team will host Eastern Mennonite Saturday, Oct. 19, the following day for homecoming. It will be three full days of demonstrating school spirit!
Retrieved from the University of Lynchburg Homecoming Brochure.
Grace Cavanaugh ~ Copy Editor
Homecoming Weekend for the University of Lynchburg is this weekend, Oct. 18-19, 2019.
Jessica Jennings, the assistant director of alumni relations, said, “We will have events on Friday and Saturday. Saturday is our big day with the fourth annual tailgate for the university. On Friday, we have a couple of events for our alumni. We have our alumni awards dinner, and there is a reception before that.”
Homecoming 2018 at the University of Lynchburg will be held this weekend on October 19-20, 2018. The weekend is packed with a range of events for family, friends, faculty, and staff.
Director of Alumni Relations, Heather Garnett, said, “Homecoming is important on a number of different levels. One, we want to be certain that students, faculty, and staff feel engaged in a fun weekend. From an Alumna perspective, it provides an opportunity for them to reconnect with classmates, see campus, and reminisce with former faculty, staff, and meet students. Coming home is something that all alumni look forward to.”
Another homecoming has passed into history. When I left the campus on Friday afternoon, after my last class, alumni ranging in age from their early twenties to—well, never mind—began arriving. The white tents were in place and preparations were advanced for the tailgate parties on Saturday. Next April, the class of 1973 will be welcomed into the Westover Society which is composed of Lynchburg College’s senior graduates. Read more