Emory Homecoming 2012

Hi all! My name is Shaunesse’ and I am one of the Undergraduate Admission Fellows! I am a junior in the college majoring in Religion with a concentration in Judaism with hopes of attending medical school for orthopedic surgery.

Hi guys, my name is Olivia and I am a communications fellow in the Admissions Office! I am a junior in the College and a Film Major. I am also completing a concentration in film management at the Goizueta Business school! I also transferred after my freshman year to NYU!

We wrote the below post about Emory Homecoming and our school spirit!

Emory’s football team is consistently undefeated.  Why?  Because we don’t have one.  One of the things I love most about Emory, though, is the high level of school spirit throughout campus despite our lack of a football team. This past week was Homecoming and the campus was filled with generations of Emory alumni and current students.

  • The week started off with a Chili Cook Off in Asbury Circle. The cook off featured chili from local restaurants the Righteous Room, the Highlander, and Grindhouse. Sweet bluegrass sounds filled the air as students enjoyed free food and beer (for those 21+ of course).
  • Two on-campus concerts (DJ Cazzette and Slightly Stoopid, both of whom were amazing!).
  • A Wonderful Wednesday featuring hayrides, a petting zoo, and free food and t-shirts.
  • Amy Schumer, a provocative comedian that offered a very nice study break since we are in the midst of midterms.
  • Intense soccer games against the University of Chicago (women’s and men’s soccer both beat UChicago!  Go Eagles!).
  • Tailgating with food and music.

  • One of the highlights of homecoming week is the parade, in which students from clubs, residence halls, and greek-life come out to show their Emory spirit.  The parade was led by our own unofficial mascot, Dooley and our president, James Wagner.
  • A sustainable food fair, filled with organic and locally grown food.

As you can see, campus was bustling with activity. Beyond the free food and lovely study breaks, it was a beautiful experience to talk with Emory alumni and hang out with them at all of the Homecoming events! We may not have a Division I football team here at Emory, but the turnout for Homecoming would cause people to think we did. The Spirit of Emory was alive and flowing through the veins of all who were on campus; there is always something special in the air the last week of September as we commemorate past classes, celebrate present students, and prepare for future ones.

I deem it fitting to end with my favorite lines of our Alma Mater (I am always filled with school spirit by the way): “We will ever sing thy praises sons and daughters true, hail we now our alma mater, hail the gold and blue!” Homecoming week always reminds me of how proud I am to go to Emory.  It was an incredible week and I look forward to next year’s!  Go Eagles!

First photo thank you to David Feldman Photography.  For more of his images of Homecoming, click here!

Other photos from our very own fellow, Olivia!  Thank you for the wonderful images!


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