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Parade, Pageantry, and Parties Highlight Homecoming Activities

Lindenwood University-Belleville will celebrate Parents, Family, and Alumni Reunion Weekend in a big way this year, throwing a three-day red carpet homecoming celebration highlighted by the school’s second annual Homecoming parade.

“Parents, Family and Alumni Reunion Weekend 2017 is set for October 6-8, and we’re looking forward to rolling out the red carpet for our guests,” said Jennifer Ferguson director of alumni relations at Lindenwood Belleville. “It’ll be a great weekend having everyone back on campus to celebrate Lindenwood University-Belleville!”

Events at Parents, Family, and Alumni Reunion Weekend include campus and dorm tours, the second annual homecoming parade, a picnic and Lynx Fair, as well as theatre performances, a variety of Lynx athletic competitions, and a farewell brunch with the president of the university.

The second annual homecoming parade is slated for 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, and will begin at 17th and Main St., finishing at 27th and Main St. in Belleville.

“Last year, we hosted our inaugural Homecoming Parade, with more than 800 individuals walking alongside our students, faculty, and staff members” said Ferguson. “It was quite a sight to see and a wonderful new tradition for the university and Belleville community. We hope the community will come out and line Main Street again this year.”

Ticket bundles for parents and family of current students, along with alumni from the Belleville campus are on sale in September and can be purchased at www.lindenwood.edu/bv/homecoming.

The all-inclusive Parents and Family Weekend Pass is $15 which includes dorm and campus tours, judging the decorating contest, refreshments at the Welcome Reception, a ticket to a performance of A Streetcar Named Desire and access to the Family, Friends, and Alumni Theatre Reception, a meal pass for the Lynx Picnic, passes to all athletic events, and brunch with the president.

The Alumni Reunion pass is $20 in advance and includes refreshments at the Welcome Reception, a ticket to a performance of A Streetcar Named Desire, access to the Family, Friends, and Alumni Theatre Reception, a meal pass for the Lynx Picnic, alumni merchandise, passes to all athletic events, brunch with the president, with an additional pass to the Alumni Soccer game, and the soccer game after party.

For more information, visit: www.lindenwood.edu/bv/homecoming/ or contact Ferguson at jferguson@lindenwood.edu or 618-239-6033.

Lindenwood University
2600 West Main Street
Belleville, IL 62226