Wow! Thank you for joining our anniversary party!
This year’s special BU50 Homecoming 2018 has concluded, wrapping up a four-day weekend of fun, festivities and community celebrations. It’s been 50 years since the first class graduated from a newly-chartered Brandon University, and this year’s Homecoming capped a year of celebrating BU’s golden anniversary.
It was our biggest Homecoming yet, celebrating all alumni, students, faculty, staff, neighbours friends and everyone.
Thanks to all who shared our special weekend. See you next year!
Huge appreciation to this year’s sponsors!
The BU50 Homecoming 2018 celebration was bigger and better this year, and we couldn’t have done it without significant support from many friends. We thank the sponsors who contributed to our community anniversary party, and we hope you will thank them as well.
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Remember BU50 Homecoming 2018
Fun for everyone
There’s so much happening on campus for Homecoming weekend.
Brandon University welcomes Col. Chris Hadfield to give a public keynote launching Homecoming Weekend.
Tickets are now sold out.
Some of Canada’s most exciting musicians put on a free concert in an intimate concert venue — free! Headliners Royal Canoe and Begonia will be joined at Fifty Fest by an eclectic mix of artists from Brandon to British Columbia who all have BU ties.
Class and faculty reunions
Homecoming 2018 will be a milestone reunion for many of our alumni. We’re especially thrilled to mark the 50th anniversary of the first-ever class to graduate with Brandon University degrees, the Class of 1968. We are also marking special anniversary years for everyone who graduated in a class year that ends in -8 or -3.
Since Homecoming 2018 will be our largest event yet, we are also hearing from many alumni who are looking to plan special reunions. If you’re interested in participating in a reunion of anything from Psychology to Political Science, from BUSU to The Quill, reach out and learn how we can support your efforts to connect and reunite.
A major celebration is planned to recognize Brandon University’s rich basketball history at Homecoming. BU Athletics is inviting both men’s and women’s basketball alumni to celebrate the proud history of College Cap and Bobcat basketball with a reunion and Hall of Fame weekend.
All alumni are invited to Homecoming, as well as their family and friends. Every year we also welcome many former faculty members, staff, and community members who are connected to Brandon University or Brandon College in various ways.
This year, our big 50th birthday party, is the perfect year to join us at Homecoming!
Homecoming 2018 will be our biggest and best yet — a truly community celebration that brings together thousands of people touched by their experience at Brandon College and Brandon University for a weekend of awards, fellowship and fun.
You can be an important part of this special atmosphere and you can help show your support for Brandon University’s deep and ongoing impact to the lives and communities of Westman. Limited sponsorship opportunities are available for you to help make this celebration the most it can be, while also showcasing your proud support of BU. Contact Carla Eisler, Director of Advancement & Alumni Affairs, at EislerC@BrandonU.ca or 204-727-9697 to take advantage of this opportunity.
Brandon University’s 2018 Homecoming will be our biggest and best yet! To mark 50 years since becoming a university, we’re adding tons of new community events and inviting ALL alumni back for a fun, festive weekend or reconnecting with friends and fellow alumni. Events continue to be added to the weekend.
So much has changed for you since graduation, and we’d love to hear what! Or simply help us double-check that we have your current contact info. It’s always great to hear from alumni and we want to ensure you are receiving our magazine and event invitations.
All BU alumni are part of a special group, and every year at Homecoming we pause to honour a few who truly stand out. Help us by nominating alumni who deserve recognition for their exceptional accomplishment, in their careers, in their communities, and in their lives.
There’s no better way to relive the memories than by enjoying our collection of photos. View and share our images from previous Homecoming celebrations, and be inspired to plan your next reunion.