University of Denver Homecoming

Hundreds of alumni and parents came to campus Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 16 to celebrate Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016. The weekend’s festivities and experiences brought the DU community together for several firsts as well as creative re-imaginings of time-honored traditions. Thank you to everyone who joined us!

DU Newsroom coverage:
Engineering and Computer Science Building Opening

 Homecoming by the Numbers

3 – Breweries at the 1st ever Oktoberfest (2 were alumni-owned!)
5 – Brilliant authors at the Book Chat
6 – Rank the Pioneer hockey team rose to after defeating the second-ranked Boston University Terriers on Friday and Saturday
8 – Golf carts to transport guests across campus and back
8 – The weight (lbs) of the scissors for the grand opening of the Engineering & Computer Science Building
12 – Personalized, student-led campus tours
25+ – Taste of DU vendors
30 – Volunteers
48 – Alumni from the 80s who came together for 2 reunions
66 – Tents
112 – Centerpieces
1,000 – Attendees from all over the country
1,408 – Beer samples
1,500 – Pieces of candy
4,833 – Miles that Lotta Granholm-Bentley’s sister traveled from Sweden for the unveiling of the Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging
6,320 – Food samples
*all numbers are approximate

Thanks to everyone for the Pioneer spirit! See you in 2017!