A look inside Elon’s fun-filled Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2022

Thousands of Elon alumni return home to celebrate all class and affinity reunions.

Alumni gathered on campus for Elon’s Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2022. Filled with memorable events and a Phoenix win against the University of Albany, Nov. 4-6 was a successful homecoming weekend.

All Elon reunion classes were encouraged to give back through their specific Reunion Day of Giving, and with 2,189 donors this year, the university raised $2,862,300. Reunion volunteers and donors showcased their commitment to the success of Elon students and helped to pave the way for future generations.

“Reunion volunteers are the foundation for a big weekend like we just had. They provide the relationships with other classmates to allow for people to come back to campus and reconnect and support Elon students through the reunion giving efforts. We are all very proud of how this year went,” says Cole Hyman ’16 G’21, assistant director of annual giving and leadership giving officer.

The Golden Alumni Luncheon for the Class of 1972 with President Connie Ledoux Book was among the numerous events held throughout the weekend. Members of the class who returned to campus received their golden medallion to symbolize their induction into the Golden Alumni Family.

Members of the Class of 1972 gathered at McKinnon Hall for the Golden Alumni Luncheon & Class Induction Ceremony at Elon University Homecoming weekend, November 4, 2022.

“What a great weekend. It was so good to see everyone and catch up on the last 50 years,” said Henry Pittman ’72. “Thanks to all for the planning it takes to pull off an event such as this. I hope all can attend Homecoming next year as we celebrate our 51st reunion as Golden Alumni.”

The festivities continued as members of the Omicron Epsilon chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority returned to campus to celebrate their 35th reunion. Since the chapter was chartered at Elon in 1987, the women of the organization have continued to serve the greater community and aid in the success of Elon students. With 44 donors from Omicron Epsilon chapter this year, the organization raised a total of $11,661. This money will directly support the Black Alumni Scholarship at Elon. The dedication of these women will help meet the financial needs of students.

Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha celebrate their 35th reunion.

“It is important for us to help ensure Black students feel supported both socially and financially at Elon and that is why we chose to fundraise for EBAN,” says Kelia Evans ’12, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha. “We enjoyed our fellowship and reunion celebration during Homecoming 2022 as it was a special time to reconnect and spend time together as a chapter. We look forward to our sisterhood serving the community, as well as Elon, for many more years.”