By Kim Scroggins
Now that the semester is underway and the new students are well adjusted, CCSU’s Homecoming Week managed to draw quite a crowd of both students and alumni.
The campus hosted a variety of activities this past week from carnivals to comedians. Almost anything and everything was free: food, shirts, and as the weekend approached, anything supporting CCSU football. The real treat, though, was Homecoming weekend.
Homecoming weekend at Central Connecticut means sports outings, concerts, and football. Every year CCSU features a variety of performances and activities for the students. This year, the weekend highlights included a pep rally, football game and a concert featuring R&B artist Trey Songz.
The weekend was met with bad weather. Friday’s Fall Fest and pep rally managed to have a good turn out despite the mud. Moon bounces, free food and drinks and performances from the band and both the cheerleading and dance teams were what made the night. Unlike past years, the rally lacked fireworks, but they didn’t seem missed.
Saturday at noon, the football team took on Sacred Heart University. This game – which was Central’s first home game of the season – was played in a mix of clouds and rain. Pregame consisted of the Blue Devil walk where fans had the opportunity to join the band and cheer on the team as they entered the locker rooms.
At halftime a show which featured a performance from the Blue Devil’s Marching Band took place and after, a postgame party in Semesters that included music and a cash bar. At 8 p.m. students filed into Welte Auditorium for the sold out performance of Trey Songz and opening band The Smyrk.
Sunday’s events were a little more relaxed. The CCSU Car Club put on a show in the Student Center Lot and a men’s soccer reunion celebrating their 40th Anniversary.
Despite the rain, Homecoming was still a success. Maybe next year’s will be a little warmer.