Homecoming Weekend 2011

The weekend of October 14th revived old traditions and started new ones. Alumni, students, and families came back home to Loyola University Chicago for Homecoming. Look back at the weekend as told by Ramblers. Read on for a recap -- from preparations through the final activities -- direct from our online communities.Couldn"t be with us this year? Mark your calendar: Homecoming 2012 - October 12-14


  1. Staff and Loyola Volunteers Prepare
    For nearly nine months, a planning committee led by Alumni Relations and Student Development prepared for Homecoming Weekend.  Staff spent many hours managing logistical details, producing event marketing materials, and engaging staff and faculty from around the University. In the end, these devoted individuals along with 70+ volunteers who staffed events, took pictures, and guided campus visitors helped make Homecoming a huge success!

  2. While others frantically scrambled to make last minute preparations, LU Wolf had an easier time getting ready for Homecoming. He was spotted before Midnight Madness on Friday night relaxing in one of the offices at the Norville Center.

  3. LU Wolf relaxes before the Madness begins!
    LU Wolf relaxes before the Madness begins!
  4. Alumni Relations Staff Prepares for Homecoming
    Alumni Relations Staff Prepares for Homecoming
  5. Chicago Weather Can Be a Gamble

    October weather in Chicago can be unpredictable to say the least. People were in good spirits despite troubled weather forecasts. Thankfully, the clouds were lenient with us and the weekend temperatures were breezy and comfortable.

  6. Friday, October 14, 2011
    It's now or never! With volunteers in place, campus beautified with Loyola flags, campus maps and directional signs posted, and cars slowly filing into the parking garage, we were ready to officially welcome our Rambler family to campus.

  7. Homecoming Registration
    Homecoming Registration
  8. Homecoming Kickoff - 14
    Homecoming Kickoff - 14
  9. Midnight Madness
    We may not have football (just a very spirited Club Football alumni reunion!),but we"ve still got plenty of spirit. Rambler fans gathered together to show support for the men and women's basketball teams at Midnight Madness.

    Midnight Madness is an annual event that celebrates the first day in mid-October that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) permits formal basketball practices each college basketball season..

    Pre-event festivities began in the Norville Center for Intercollegiate Athletics before guest migrated over to the Halas Center for the main event. Next year, we look forward to being in the new Gentile Arena!