Homecoming 2020 goes virtual

Homecoming illustrationWe are excited to reimagine Homecoming 2020 with you as we take things digital. We look forward to bringing you a fun and unique lineup of events from October 16-18, allowing you to customize your experience. Whether your class chooses to celebrate as a group this year, or postpone to 2021, all are welcome to take part in Western’s 2020 Homecoming Weekend.

More event details will be shared in the coming weeks.
For more information, contact Sandra Panzer, Alumni Engagement Officer.
Have an idea on how you’d like to celebrate reunion virtually? Let us know.


1) What does a virtual Homecoming look like?

A lineup of virtual events hosted by Western University and Schulich Medicine & Dentistry will be available to you. Customize your experience by participating in the events that interest you. Invite your loved ones to join you as you celebrate #PurpleandProud. Some events will be open to all, while other events can be customized and exclusive to you and your classmates.

2) I’d like to celebrate with my class – how do I get started?

If you’d like to connect and celebrate with classmates this fall, but think you may need some support to do so, let us know. Contact Sandra Panzer, Alumni Engagement Officer, to see if there is a way we can support your celebrations. Consider a ‘Connecting over Cocktails’ Zoom chat, or a ‘Where are they Now’ Trivia Night with questions about each other – we are here to help you get creative!

3) 2020 is a reunion milestone year for me; can I celebrate next year?

While you are welcome to join us at Homecoming every year, we recognize that many alumni choose specific reunion milestone years to celebrate. If you graduated in a year ending in 0 or 5, 2020 is a reunion milestone year for you. But if you/your class choose to forgo celebrations this year, we are happy to provide you planning support for 2021.

Western University recently announced Homecoming 2021 dates: September 24-26, with the intent to celebrate in person. We are here to provide the same resources and support, regardless if you choose to celebrate this year or next.

4) How can I support the School during this time?

Reunion Giving is a long-standing tradition at Schulich, celebrating a significant anniversary of your graduation from Western while contributing to the success of today’s students. Consider a gift to the Schulich Excellence Fund, addressing the immediate priorities and emerging opportunities across the School. You may also consider a gift to the COVID-19 Response Fund to support the urgent needs of students, residents, physicians, and researchers during the pandemic, or a gift to your Class Fund.

Regardless of when and how you celebrate, we look forward to connecting with you. For more information on how to customize your reunion experience and any other questions related to reunion and Homecoming, connect with Sandra Panzer, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Alumni Engagement Officer.