Colgate community celebrates Homecoming 2017

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It was a perfect weekend to come home.

Colgate Homecoming 2017 attracted students, faculty, alumni, parents, and friends en masse, September 8–9.

Men’s soccer started the festivities off right, taking down Oregon State 1–0. It was the team’s first victory over a Pac-12 challenger. Field Hockey battled Lock Haven before the homecoming crowds descended on Whitnall Field for a roaring bonfire and concert. The evening featured tunes from Reel Big Fish (a feast for the ears) and a food truck rodeo to feed the throng.

It was a tailgate Colgate style on Saturday morning. Campus groups and programs — including the university’s four residential commons, the Presidents’ Club, sports teams, LGBTQ Initiatives, OUS/First-Generation, Greek houses, and Konosioni — pitched their tents outside Andy Kerr Stadium. Before the football team kicked off against Richmond, Colgate athletics cut the ribbon on a series of spaces and places dedicated to the performance of its student-athletes. After the game, it was time to induct nine alumni into the Athletics Hall of Honor.

Relive the weekend via photos and visit for recaps of all the athletics action.