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Each year, thousands of members of the Northeastern community–alumni, parents, students, and friends – descend on the Boston campus to celebrate Homecoming. From affinity gatherings and sporting events to a memorable comedy show and the ever-popular FanFest Tailgate, there is truly something for everyone!


Homecoming 2017, November 5–12

Registration opens October 1, 2017

Schedule of Events

Monday, Nov. 6

5 p.m.
Beyond the Label: Redefining Success on Your Own Terms
An Evening with Maureen Chiquet, Former Global CEO of Chanel and Author of Beyond the Label
Blackman Auditorium

University Advancement and Student Affairs present this special Homecoming edition of Women who Empower. As Global CEO of Chanel—and, earlier, as President of Banana Republic Maureen Chiquet steered global brands through a decade of disruption. Now, she speaks on the value of having women in top leadership positions. Purchased your tickets today though

Friday, Nov. 10 Veterans Day Observed

11:30 a.m.
Northeastern University ROTC Alumni Society Homecoming Luncheon
Alumni Center
Meet current members and reminisce about your NUROTCAS days with fellow alumni members, heading to the Veteran’s Day Ceremony. Join us to celebrate our servicemen and women, and enjoy a light lunch after the ceremony.

2:30 p.m.
Veterans Day Ceremony
Veterans Memorial
Join the Northeastern community for our annual Veterans Day Ceremony, honoring all members of the university community who have served their country with distinction. Reception will follow in Raytheon Amphitheater. Business attire requested.

5 p.m.
FanFest Tailgate
Matthews Lot
FanFest is back! Celebrate your Husky spirit with tailgating fun, music, and libations before the men’s hockey team’s game against Boston University! Let’s get together and cheer on our team before the big game! There will be something for everyone at this year’s FanFest Tailgate party!


7 p.m.
Men’s Hockey vs Boston University
Matthews Arena
It’s the big Homecoming game! Join the Northeastern community to boost up our men’s hockey team. The game will be marked with a special celebration of our military in honor of Veterans Day. Don’t miss out!

Saturday, Nov. 11

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Lunch at International Village

1–3 p.m.
Exploring Selective College Admissions
Visitor Center, Presentation Room 1
Do you have a child or family member entering or currently enrolled in high school? Do you have questions about college admissions? Northeastern is here to answer it all! Join us for an informative session on Exploring Selective College Admissions, offered exclusively to Northeastern alumni. This session will include:
• An overview of the admission process at Northeastern
• Case studies
• Legacy support for the Northeastern community
• Q&A

3–6 p.m.
LINC – Lifetime in Northeastern Community
East Village, 17th floor
This Homecoming, we welcome our returning alumni and current students to come together for a celebration of our community’s connections! Join us for a networking reception with industry leaders, fellow alumni, students and affinity groups on campus. Learn more at our LINC webpage.





8 p.m.
Homecoming Headliner
Matthews Arena
Who will it be this year? Watch your inbox for the exciting announcement. You won’t want to miss out on an unforgettable evening of entertainment.

Sunday, Nov. 12

2 p.m.
Women’s Hockey vs. Merrimack
Matthews Arena

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