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Emory Homecoming 2021 is back on campus. This year, it's bigger and better than ever. Join us for events and entertainment for the whole family! Plus, we'll kick off Emory’s movement to rethink and reshape the future. With an eye on Emory’s bicentennial, 2O36 inspires investment in people for the benefit of people, bringing the Emory community together to build on our mission to serve humanity through knowledge.

The Homecoming Festival and Concert this year will be decked out with food trucks, a beer garden, interactive hubs, sporting events, tours, exhibits, and more. You’ll learn about the inspiring work of brilliant faculty and bright students; experience a multi-sensory live podcast; and even share your own hopes for our future. Bring friends and family along, and we'll take care of the rest. View the festival map to plan your stops around The Quad.

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Below are some highlights for the weekend, but you view the full schedule on our registration site.

// Kick back and jam out // Homecoming Festival and Concert

Grab your spot to hear stellar musical acts—from R&B and psychedelic soul to late 70s and early 80s tunes and today's pop hits. We'll have something for everyone!


Black Pumas

Saturday, October 23 | 4:30 PM

A Grammy-nominated act described as “Wu-Tang Clan meets James Brown,” Black Pumas has songs that have racked up millions of streams and won overwhelming critical praise and multiple sold-out tours across North America and Europe. You won't want to miss this performance!

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Saturday, October 23 | 3:30 PM

You may recognize this Canadian singer and actress from the musical-drama series Nashville where she portrayed Maddie Conrad. Her debut studio album Three. Two. One. was release in 2020.

Now is your chance to have a front row seat to sway to her chill vibes and thumpin' synth-pop sound. 

// music to your ears // Get in the Groove

Whether you're walking through the Quad, enjoying 2O36 interactive hubs, or grabbing a bite to eat, you'll hear music wherever you are. These musical acts will get the party going on Saturday, October 23.

Make your first stop on Saturday at the registration tent located on the Quad to sign-in and grab your Emory Homecoming T-shirt and other giveaways. Saturday's festival will be a party for the whole family, including a bounce house, bungee jump, balloon artists, face painters, corn hole, giant checkers, Jenga, and Connect Four, and even an area for the younger ones. 

Don't forget the Homecoming Parade scheduled for 2 p.m. featuring Atlanta Hawks drumline ATLBoom and MLK High School drumline as well as groups from across campus. The map below shares the route as well as where the tents and booths will be setup throughout the Quad. 

Homecoming 2021 map of The Quad
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While you're here, join the Hatchery to help us build a time machine by rapidly prototyping what an ideal Emory will look like in 2036. There will be games and prizes for innovators who help us create Emory’s future.

The Tech Lab booth, Emory Libraries' Makerspace and emerging technologies lab on campus, will showcase its various tools for Emory’s innovators and creatives. Visitors can design their own buttons, play with made-in-TechLab gadgets, and explore 3D printing, a photobooth, and more.

Family-friendly activities

// reunite with classmates // Class Reunions and Special Events

We are celebrating two years of milestone reunion classes on Friday evening for Emory College of Arts and Sciences and Goizueta Business School (BBA) alumni. If you are in or around any of the below class years, invite some friends and join us on The Quad at 7 p.m.

2016, 2015, 2011, 2010, 2001, 2000, 1996, 1995, 1991, 1990, 1981, and 1980

Alumni interested in connecting with local alumni networks and affinity groups are also welcome. Admission is free and includes beer and wine, appetizers, and special exhibits you won’t want to miss.

On the Quad

We will host affinity groups to help you reconnect with old friends and find new ones. Find one (or five) that interest you!

  • Black at Emory 

  • Emory 60+ Network/Society of Corpus Cordis Aureum 

  • Emory Ambassadors/President's Club 

  • Emory LGBTQ+ Network 

  • Oxford College 

  • Parents 

  • Michael C. Carlos Museum 

  • Regional networks 

  • Laney Graduate School  

  • Emory Law  

  • Rollins School of Public Health

  • Goizueta Business School

  • Emory University Archives/Rose Library 

  • The Hatchery and Tech Lab Makerspace

  • Wise Heart, 1836, and Consecutive Giving Societies

The Future Starts Now

2O36 inspires investment in people for the benefit of people, bringing the Emory community together to build on our mission to serve humanity through knowledge. With an eye on Emory’s bicentennial, 2O36 will spearhead a movement to radically rethink and reshape the future.

We'll have interactive domes setup around The Quad on Saturday for you to participate in multi-sensory experiences such as galleries featuring the work of students, faculty, and staff as well as a living installation for you to share how Emory will benefit humanity in 2036.

2036 logo

// stroll around campus // Campus Tours, Exhibits, and Athletic Events

Take a walk around campus to see what's new or swing by the exhibitions at Robert Woodruff Library. Don't forget to take a look at the new exhibits at the Michael C. Carlos Museum–alumni receive a 10% discount on membership, and graduates of the current calendar year receive a one-year complimentary membership. 

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Additional Information

Whether you're looking for a nearby hotel or other ways to get involved, we have resources just for you! Take a look at the full schedule of events that is happening throughout Emory Homecoming weekend.