It’s that time of year again. This week has seen everything from trivia nights to hypnotism to a carnival and volleyball game on Saturday.
Homecoming week began Sept. 15 and runs until Sept. 21. This is Creighton’s 145th homecoming and the theme this year is “Home of the Bluejays.”
“We wanted to create an atmosphere that really shows students what it means to be a part of the home of the Bluejays, what it means to be a part of Creighton and what makes Creighton home for every specific person,” said this year’s homecoming coordinator, Michael Grindley.
Homecoming week activities are all about appreciating our fellow Bluejays, simply by spending quality time with our second family in our second home, said Molly Salisbury, assistant director of programming and student organizations.
“I love the energy around homecoming and the chance for everyone to share in their Bluejay pride. As an alum, it brings back many memories of my time at Creighton,” said Salisbury.
So what makes this year’s homecoming different than every other year?
“This year’s homecoming week aims to start new traditions,” said vice president for programming Caitlin Mills. The week’s festivities are doing just that, with a kick-off rally in collaboration with Sodexo and a brand new candlelight ceremony in conjunction with campus ministry.
Grindley said that this year is all about “encompassing all of Creighton’s campus.”
This year’s events were not just put on by the Creighton Student Involvement Center or the Creighton Student Union. The homecoming coordinating team partnered with Inter Residence Hall Government, campus ministry, athletics, Creighton dining and the Jesuit community. In this year’s Homecoming information packet, Grindley thanked these groups who collaborated to bring these new traditions to Creighton.