Alumni Return to UMW for Homecoming

Students gathered for the Homecoming Carnival sponsored by the SGA.

During the carnival, games were set up on Ball Circle.

During the carnival, games were set up on Ball Circle.

The Association of Residence Halls (ARH) sponsored a bonfire and pep rally at Jefferson Square on Friday night.

The Association of Residence Halls (ARH) sponsored a bonfire and pep rally at Jefferson Square on Friday night.

Alumni tailgated outside the Battleground Athletic Complex during Saturday’s soccer and field hockey games.

Alumni tailgated outside the Battleground Athletic Complex during Saturday’s soccer and field hockey games.

Alumni tailgated outside the Battleground Athletic Complex during Saturday’s soccer and field hockey games.

Alumni tailgated outside the Battleground Athletic Complex during Saturday’s soccer and field hockey games.

Alumni tailgated outside the Battleground Athletic Complex during Saturday’s soccer and field hockey games.

Alumni tailgated outside the Battleground Athletic Complex during Saturday’s soccer and field hockey games.

Alumni tailgated outside the Battleground Athletic Complex during Saturday’s soccer and field hockey games.

The UMW Dance Team performed during Saturday’s games at the Battleground.

Alumni and students cheered on the Eagles as they took on Frostburg State University.

The men’s soccer team beat Frostburg State 2 to zero.

The Campus Consciousness Tour came to UMW Saturday night, featuring Grouplove, The Knocks and Saints of Valory.

The Campus Consciousness Tour came to UMW Saturday night, featuring Grouplove, The Knocks and Saints of Valory.

The Campus Consciousness Tour came to UMW Saturday night, featuring Grouplove, The Knocks and Saints of Valory.

 

Hundreds of alumni returned to the University of Mary Washington the weekend of Saturday, Oct. 26 for Homecoming. For the first time in more than 15 years, students and alumni tailgated at the Battleground Athletic Complex on Saturday.

On Saturday, the field hockey team beat Capital Athletic Conference rivals Frostburg State University 11 to 2 and the men’s soccer team defeated Frostburg 2 to zero. The women’s soccer team lost a tough game to the Bobcats 3 to 1.

The weekend also included the five-year reunion for the Class of 2008, a concert by Grouplove in the Anderson Center, and a gathering in the alumni tent at the Battleground Athletic Complex.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.