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Throughout Homecoming & Family Weekend, alumni, family and friends of Guilford College returned to campus, celebrating reunions, dancing in the quad and cheering on the Quakers. Members of the Classes of 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1994, 1999 and 2009 all returned to campus to celebrate the anniversaries of their graduation. While the Class of 1964 met up at a farm for a pig pickin’, the Class of 1974 enjoyed brunch at Print Works Bistro. These reunions allowed classmates to reconnect with members of their own classes while also meeting alumni from other decades.

At the second annual Neck of the Woods music festival, cover band Night Years opened with hits spanning the years while attendees enjoyed freshly made funnel cakes, fried fish and ribs from food trucks. Carnival games, a craft fair and a beer garden rounded out the offerings. National recording artist Bas followed Night Years’ danceable set, performing tracks from his recently released album.

Armfield Athletic Center remained busy throughout the Saturday of Homecoming & Family Weekend. Although the football team fell to Shenandoah earlier in the day, the women’s and men’s soccer teams triumphed over Sweet Briar and Ferrum. Just outside, alumni, families and students congregated for tailgating and Quakerpalooza, snacking on chicken wings and bouncing on giant inflatables. Homecoming & Family Weekend is an opportunity to see former professors, learn about students’ experiences studying abroad and tour the campus renovations. Join us Oct. 9-10, 2020, for the fun!

Photos by Jenna Schad