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Ultimate Freshman Guide To Homecoming Week At Northeastern

Homecoming week is definitely something to look forward to here at Northeastern! Whether you’re an alum or an incoming freshman, there’s always something to do. There are so many events, they can be divided into four main sections. Keep reading for the ultimate freshman guide to homecoming week at Northeastern!

Campus Happenings

This section encompasses all of the events that seem to make no sense to have but are always a great place to get free stuff and spend some of your extra free time. Think anything from s’mores nights to random cooking events.

Catch all of the games!

If you’re the sporty type (or just want a reason to party), Homecoming is a great place to get your fill of screaming students and angry refs. Make your way to the Dog House when you’re feeling school spirit-y.


Mayor of Huntington Campus is the closest thing we have to a Homecoming King or Queen now and consists of a democratic voting through your MYNEU portal. A lot of this process is understated, considering that the winner gets a budget to host events throughout the year! This is the most important election this year, I promise.


Greek Life

Greek life on campus actually has a lot centered around homecoming week at Northeastern. Frats and srats pair up and have so great socializing opportunities, as well as a huge themed dance competition which is definitely worth attending. This year, the theme is “Believe in Magic,” so I’m hoping for some bunny rabbits on stage.


Here’s a full Calendar!

Sunday Funday 11/6

Trivia Night
7:00 p.m. – Afterhours
This may be the only test you ace this semester, so don’t miss the opportunity to feel good about your random knowledge.

Might-Leave-the-House Monday, 11/7

Mayor of Huntington Avenue
7:00 p.m. – Blackman Auditorium
I have a feeling this will be the most important debate during this election season. Let’s talk about the real problems.

Turnt Tuesday, 11/8

Cooking Demonstration with Cal Peternell
12:00 p.m. – Xhibition Kitchen, Stetson West
Join Cal Peternell, author of A Recipe for Cooking, for a demonstration about food for eating and forks for picking up said food.

Homecoming Battle of the Bands
7:00 p.m – afterHOURS
If you’re looking for a high school movie style encounter, why not attend a real live Battle of the Bands!

Wildin’ Wednesday, 11/9

Husky Spirit Day!
All day
If you own a Husky Nation t-shirt (and I know you do) now is the time to break it out.

Homecoming Carnival
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Curry Student Center Indoor Quad
I don’t know what this entails, but I can almost guarantee that their will be stuffed husky toys.


Thirsty Thursday, 11/10

Homecoming Headliner
8:00 p.m. – Matthews Arena
Thirsty to find out who the headliner will be? Me too.

Finally Friday, 11/11

University Veteran’s Day Ceremony
2:30 p.m. – Veteran’s Memorial, Egan Pathway
Very necessary.

See Also

Women’s Basketball v BU
3:00 p.m. – Solomon Court, Cabot Center

Homecoming Event in the Tent
5:00 p.m. – Matthews Arena Parking Lot
The closest thing we have to tailgates.

Men’s Basketball v BU
7:00 p.m. – Matthews Arena
Chant with me “Sucks to B U!”

Still-Going Saturday, 11/12

Affinity Village
1:00 p.m. – Curry Student Center Ballroom & Indoor Quad

Women’s Hockey v Merrimack
2:00 p.m. – Matthews Arena

Homecoming Tailgate
5:00p.m. – Cabot Quad
Just kidding, THIS is the closest thing we have to a tailgate.

Men’s Hockey v Notre Dame
7:00 p.m. – Matthews Arena
Men’s hockey is a very serious event here at NU, don’t miss this one.

Want S’more Homecoming?
9:00 p.m. – Library Quad
Free food is alway so so important!

What are you looking forward to most for homecoming week at Northeastern? Comment below and share the article!
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Laura Camila

Laura Camila is a Northeastern Middler from Puerto Rico. She may or may not be the girl your mother warned you about, but she lives her life like her blood type is B Positive anyways.

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