Tuesday, January 20, 2015

University of New Orleans Celebrates Homecoming 2015

University of New Orleans Celebrates Homecoming 2015 Privateer Pride will be on display all week as the University of New Orleans celebrates Homecoming 2015.

Homecoming 2015 at the University of New Orleans began with a visit by foreign dignitaries and by the end of the week will see four students receive crowns. The 2015 Homecoming Court will be announced at a special Homecoming celebration and basketball game on Saturday evening at Lakefront Arena.

The Grand Opening of the new International Center at UNO on Tuesday morning marked the kickoff to Homecoming Week. The International Center will be a home for UNO's international programs and services including study abroad and exchanges, international student and scholar services, the Intensive English Language Program, international admissions and recruitment, the B.A. in International Studies, Center Austria and Latin American Studies.

A student celebration brought school spirit to the Quad, as Homecoming Court candidates and the UNO basketball teams received formal introductions to cheering bands of students.

Six Appeal, an internationally renowned a cappella singing group entertained the masses Tuesday evening with a special UNO performance at the University Center.

Wednesday brings a noontime pep rally and creative performances by the UNO Cheerleaders and Dance Team as UNO students, faculty and staff gather in the University Center atrium to support the UNO Basketball teams and help them to get excited for Game Day.

Students will party all day Thursday, stating with a 1990s Throwback Carnival in the University Center Atrium. Students will go retro at this fun bash planned by the Student Activities Council. That night, teams of students and alumni will face off at Trivia Night in the Innsbruck Suite of the University Center.

Friday brings lunchtime bingo on the UC Deck.

Saturday, the UNO International Alumni Association and Student Activities Council host a pre-game tailgate for students and alumni from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the parking lot of Lakefront Arena. Bring your Privateer Pride and enjoy food and beverages among friends as we gear up to cheer on the women’s and men’s basketball teams, who play Corpus Christi at 4 p.m. and 6:15 p.m., respectively. 

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