After a 40 year hiatus,
the tradition of Homecoming returned to Seattle University with a full day of
events on February 2nd.
kicked off the day with the Hall of Fame Luncheon which hosted more than 300
people to honor outstanding SU athletes. You can read more about our honorees here.
Alumni Relations team welcomed alumni back to campus and to our pre-game rally
at KeyArena. We had a great turn out, with many new faces and lots of spirited
alumni – just what we like to see!
During half-time at our Men’s basketball game,
our Hall of Fame inductees were introduced and we brought back the tradition of
a Homecoming Court. Students enthusiastically nominated their favorites for
Homecoming Court, and at half time our 2013 Royals, Carmen Cueto & Alexander Fisher, were crowned. They weren’t dressed
in traditional Homecoming formal attire, but they were decked out in SU
We started off small this year, but we lit a spark that we
hope ignites the flame of Homecoming and a new tradition that you’ll share with
your family, and that we will share with the future generations of SU students.
We intend for Homecoming to evolve into a weekend of
events that welcome our alumni back to campus to celebrate their SU experience.
We want your feedback! What would you like to see at
future Homecoming events? What would get
you to come back to Seattle U? Please comment
on this post or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your
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I had a great time at the Hall of Fame lunch, meeting old friends and celebrating former S.U. athletes. My dad went to S.U. with the O'Brien twins, so it was wonderful to see them again. However, their pictures are all over the website from the luncheon, and not one picture of one of the honorees, Sue Doherty Ursino, who is my sister-in-law. I love you, Eddie and John and all of your stories, but S.U. history has a lot more in it!
I was also disappointed on the turn out at the homecoming basketball game. However, I was REALLY impressed with all the work that went into all the festivities that went into it! My 6-8 granchildren, nieces and nephews that were there for the first time, LOVED it! Thank you to the organizers! They never got tired or bored!
Go REDHAWKS! (formerly known as the great "CHIEFTAINS"!