Northeastern’s annual Home­coming is underway, with a full weekend of events sched­uled between today and Saturday.

This year, the spot­light is on North­eastern ath­letics, with four var­sity hockey games and the start of the var­sity bas­ket­ball season sched­uled, said the stu­dent Home­coming co-​​chairs, fourth-​​year stu­dents Will Pett and Corinne Iannitto.

We’re trying to expand Husky Nation as far as pos­sible,” Ian­nitto said. “With alumni coming back, we want everyone to be involved and show our husky pride.”

That’s really our goal,” Pett con­tinued. “We want to show our colors and cel­e­brate who we are ask Huskies.”

Tonight, come­dians Sarah Sil­verman and Nick Swardson will per­form stand-​​up in Matthews Arena. Tickets for the show, spon­sored by Home­coming, the Stu­dent Alumni Asso­ci­a­tion and the Council for Uni­ver­sity Pro­gram­ming, are avail­able online through myNEU or at the North­eastern box office.

On Friday at 7 p.m., the women’s hockey team will face off against Union Col­lege at Matthews Arena. At 8:30 p.m., Solomon Court in the Cabot Phys­ical Edu­ca­tion Center will host Mid­night Mad­ness, which will fea­ture give­aways, com­pe­ti­tions among mem­bers of both the men’s and women’s bas­ket­ball squads, and the crowning of the Home­coming King and Queen and the Mayor of Hunt­ington Avenue.

On Sat­urday at noon, atten­dees can sample the food at the free cookout on the Library Quad; at 3 p.m., the women’s hockey team takes the ice against the RPI Engi­neers. Stu­dents and alumni 21 and older can attend the Husky Fan­fest at 5 p.m. out­side Matthews Arena — tickets are free and can be picked up from Stu­dent Affairs at 104 Ell Hall — ahead of the 7 p.m. men’s hockey game against the Boston Col­lege Eagles.

At such a busy time of the year, with midterms this week and next, we think Home­coming is full of oppor­tu­ni­ties for stu­dents to take a break and get involved on campus,” Pett said.

On Monday, 60 stu­dents took part in a Home­coming com­mu­nity ser­vice event, with another 100 par­tic­i­pating in a team trivia com­pe­ti­tion. On Tuesday, can­di­dates for Mayor of Hunt­ington and Home­coming Court were pre­sented at Blackman Audi­to­rium; voting for those honors runs through 11:59 p.m. tonight.

Wednesday was Red & Black Day, with stu­dents and alumni on campus and around the globe encour­aged to show off their husky spirit by wearing North­eastern school colors. Stu­dent groups also dec­o­rated wooden huskies in the Curry Stu­dent Center while min­gling with can­di­dates for mayor, king and queen.