Homecoming Weekend events, recapped


By Caitlin Williams

The weekend of Oct. 24-26 was Homecoming Weekend for the Union community.

Homecoming Weekend was packed full of events and athletic games to celebrate families coming together and alumni revisiting their time at Union

One of the events that hap- pened on campus this weekend was Oktoberfest at Golub House. Golub House held an ex- tremely successful event on the first night of parents weekend.

The event began at 4 p.m., offering food, including apple cider donuts and traditional German food. As a tradition of Oktoberfest in Germany, there was also free beer for all people over the age of 21 who came to partake in the event.

Halfway through the event, all the a cappella groups came to perform, including the Dutch Pipers and the Garnet Minstrelles.

They performed songs including “Fat Bottom Girls” and “Ignition.” The a cappella performances were incredible, and everyone in the room enjoyed and danced along with the beautiful voices. After the a cappella groups performed, there was a German band that came to perform, as well. The band’s traditional German music contributed to the aura of Oktoberfest.

Later on Friday evening, the hockey arena was filled to capacity with parents, students and alumni embracing and cheering on the Union Hockey team.

The Dutchmen pulled through with a 5-1 win on Friday night against St. Cloud State.

On Saturday, the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams started their season off with a bang in a relay against Montclair State, Mount Saint Mary and SUNY New Paltz. The meet took place at 2 p.m. and the stands were packed with alumni, family and students to support the men’s and women’s swim teams’ kick-off relay.

Both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams took first place for their first home relay, leaving an ex- citing start to the season.

On Saturday, the men’s ice hockey team played St. Cloud State for the second night in a row. The men’s ice hockey team’s winning streak came to a conclusion that night with a 2- 3 loss.

Concluding Homecoming Weekend was a brunch at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. The brunch took place in Upperclass Dining Hall, and the feeling of fall covered the dining hall. Tablecloths and glass placing were used to emphasize the importance of the weekend. There were delicious treats and food available.


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