In true 2020 form, this year’s annual Homecoming became a home-staying. But even with canceled on-campus events, the COVID-19 global pandemic couldn’t keep CC alumni from connecting across the miles. Virtual Homecoming events organized by CC’s Office of Alumni and Family Relations allowed alumni to engage with one another in new ways over Homecoming weekend.
Typically held under the tent on Tava Quad, this year’s Homecoming Dance took a creative spin by delivering music virtually to living rooms across the country. Guest DJ Idris Goodwin, director of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, kicked off the event before handing it over to student DJs Sai (Pranav Sai ’22) and Bichonfrisé (Ben Shumlin ’21) from the Sounds of Colorado College. Alumni, as well as current students and CC staff and faculty, tuned in live and danced together from the comfort of their living rooms, dorm rooms, or even on the beach. Some alumni even showcased their dance skills for all later in the evening, as the cameras turned away from the DJs and onto the people enjoying their music.
This year has shown all of us that there is truly no substitute for in-person connections — the smiles, the hugs, the laughs. But, we are thankful for all those who still chose to connect virtually, share memories, engage with old friends and new, and celebrate the resilient CC Tiger spirit.
Homecoming Weekend 2021
Plans are currently underway for a combined Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 7-10, 2021, for all 2020 and 2021 reunion classes. The health and safety of our CC alumni, student, faculty, and staff community continues to be our top priority, and we will continue to assess the impact of COVID-19 as we move forward with plans. We hope that having additional classes celebrating together will create an even richer Homecoming experience for all.
Here’s who will be celebrating class reunions in 2021:
- 1959, 1960, and 1961 (combined 60th Reunion)
- 1964, 1965, and 1966 (combined 55th Reunion)
- 1970 and 1971 (50th Reunion)
- 1975 and 1976 (45th Reunion)
- 1980 and 1981 (40th Reunion)
- 1985 and 1986 (35th Reunion)
- 1990 and 1991 (30th Reunion)
- 1995 and 1996 (25th Reunion)
- 2000 and 2001 (20th Reunion)
- 2005 and 2006 (15th Reunion)
- 2010 and 2011 (10th Reunion)
- 2015 and 2016 (5th Reunion)
- 2017-2021 (Young Alumni Reunion)