Another virtual event: Binghamton University 2020 Homecoming

first_imgInstead, it’s hosting digital, interactive events like a 5K, campus tours, trivia games, and an award ceremony over a week-long period. The Alumni Association felt like it couldn’t cancel homecoming all together. But like many other 2020 events, this year, it’s going virtual. For a full schedule of events or to register for homecoming, click here. “People have screen fatigue, so we didn’t want to do it over three days and have six videos, you say nobody will sit and watch it, it’s really too much,” said Seepersaud. VESTAL (WBNG) — Each fall, Binghamton University welcomes its alumni back on to campus for homecoming. “You can be on a computer, you can be on a smart device, you can participate from anywhere,” said Seepersaud. “When you look at the people who come to homecoming, you get a lot of new faces and a lot that come back year after year. But the one thing in common is they all come from a driving radius of about three to five hours.” “That may be a great way to pull them in, and then more importantly, what do we do with them after? You keep them connected,” said Seepersaud. “I think that had we canceled and said, ‘Let’s wait until 2021,’ it would have been an opportunity lost for us but also for those who look forward to having that sense of wanting to connect back to us,” said Seepersaud. It’s an opportunity to engage more alum in the long-term, too. A virtual homecoming has its perks. It’s able to reach more alumni than just those who would have traveled to campus. So when homecoming does return to campus, the turnout may be better than ever. “We wanted to build pride and bring people together and celebrate all the great things going on at Binghamton, and we know that alumni pride doesn’t go away during a pandemic, thank goodness,” said Binghamton University Advancement Communications Manager Steve Seepersaud.last_img read more