This weekend was homecoming weekend!! Campus was buzzing with alumni and tons of school spirit. Festivities started on Friday night with a firework/laser show (this is a picture from last year’s show when it was pouring rain-this year it didn’t rain for the show:
Saturday was the football game against Bucknell!!
Festivities started at around noon, with a free t-shirt give away and tailgate in the Crescent parking lot outside of Schoellkopf Field (aka the football stadium). There was a big migration of Cornell students, faculty, and alumni to the stadium, all in Cornell gear!!
The marching band was loud and clear:
Yet another perk of being a hotelie is the HOMECOMING HOTELIE TAILGATE. It is run by the HEC executive board and they basically create a custom menu for the tailgate that’s open only to Hotel School students! This year’s menu included turkey sausage:
With a toppings bar:
Along with apple cider, Ithaca Brewery Root Beer, chocolate chip cookies and milk!! The cookies were so good I had 4 of them…:
Following the tailgate was the game!! It unfortunately was pouring rain for the entire game. Here was the sea of umbrellas in the stands:
But we won 45-13 anyway! You can read this article for more details on the game. Despite it being really cold and pouring rain during the football game, it was once again a great homecoming day!