For the second year in a row, the American University of Nigeria will welcome alumni, parents, visitors, and the community of Yola to AUN for a fun-filled week that includes the Mr. and Miss AUN Pageant.
Mr. Dorsey Spencer, the Director of Student Activities & Involvement, whose office has primary charge for the event, describes homecoming at AUN as “…the first of its kind in Nigeria and potentially in Africa.”
“You Have to See It for Yourself” – the theme for Homecoming 2012 — will begin on Monday, October 22, 2012, with a residence hall decorating contest. The University’s Campus Activities Board (CAB) says a pep rally, career mixer, parties, community service, an alumni dinner, and basketball/football/volleyball games are also scheduled to take place during the six-day celebration of school spirit.
Homecoming 2012 will bring the offices of Student Activities & Involvement, Recreation & Athletics, Residence Life, Community Service, CAB, Alumni Affairs, and the Student Government Association together in a collaborative effort that is guaranteed to be a success.
As one of the major event of the year at AUN, CAB promises that the grand finale will be a night to remember.
Homecoming is the American school tradition of welcoming back alumni. It is common in many universities, colleges and high schools in North America, and usually includes sports, culture events, a parade, and other activities for students, parents, alumni, and the college or university community. Expected are AUN graduates from class of 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, some of whom are in top-grade graduate schools in Europe, America, and Asia.