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December 8, 2016
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Laurier celebrates Homecoming Sept. 27-29 on Waterloo campus

Sep 25/13

Attention Golden Hawks — it’s time to come home! Dust off your collection of purple and gold and come back to Laurier’s Waterloo campus for Homecoming 2013 this weekend, from Friday, Sept. 27 to Sunday, Sept. 29.

Homecoming will be packed with events that are sure to entertain and reunite you with the spirit of Laurier. Indulge at the ever-popular free pancake breakfast, or cheer on your Golden Hawks football team as they compete against the Windsor Lancers.

This year’s Homecoming festivities include faculty programming such as the School of Business & Economics Alumni Awards 2013 and events celebrating 65 years of English and Film Studies. Reminisce about your Laurier days at the Legends of Laurier lecture, hosted by dean of students emeritus Fred Nichols and featuring Professor Paul Tiessen. Make sure to share some laughs, show off your dance moves, and sing along with Black Water Trio & Friends at the first-ever Homecoming HawkTail Party!

“Homecoming is the largest alumni event hosted by Laurier and one of the biggest in Canada.  It offers a diverse and dynamic program of activities — an exciting football game, the Legends of Laurier Lecture, live theatre at the Stratford Festival, class reunions, alumni recognition events, and more,” said Rob Donelson, vice-president of Development & Alumni Relations at Wilfrid Laurier University. “It is a wonderful celebration of the Laurier community past and present. We look forward to welcoming home the thousands of alumni and friends that will join us this weekend.”

The 6th annual Laurier Loop run will be held Sunday at 10 a.m. Alumni, students and the general public are encouraged to run and raise funds to support Laurier’s Sun Life Financial Movement Disorders Research & Rehabilitation Centre (MDRC). There will be prize draws for those who raise $100 or more to support the Sun Life Financial MDRC, which helps patients suffering from the degeneration caused by Parkinson’s and other movement diseases and disorders.

Homecoming weekend also includes reunions for the classes of 2008, 2003, 1998, 1993, 1988, 1983, 1973, 1963 and alumni who graduated prior to 1962 as part of the Founders’ Club.

Pre-sale tickets for Saturday’s Homecoming football game against the Windsor Lancers have sold out but there will be approximately 500 admission and 500 tailgate area tickets available on game day. The University Stadium box office opens at 9 a.m. and the gates open at 11 a.m.

For registration, tickets and detailed information about all of Laurier’s homecoming events, please visit or contact Siobhan Bhagwat at 519.884.0710 x 3180 or

Please note that Laurier Brantford will celebrate its own Homecoming on Saturday Oct. 19. 


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