Alumni Association Homecoming
Emporia State is Always & Forever
Events are virtual
The 2020 Emporia State Homecoming events and celebration of our Hornet Nation spirit will look a little different this year. Even though we can’t meet up on campus and gather in the Memorial Union’s KSTC Ballroom or in the stands of Welch Stadium to watch the Hornet football team deliver a victory, Hornet Nation can still join together to celebrate our Black & Gold pride, our connections to one another, and our love for our alma mater. Because no matter what happens in the world, Emporia State is Always & Forever.
Join with your fellow Hornets at a series of virtual events and share your pride! Below is a list of events (check back often for updates!) and follow us on social media to catch all the ways we are showing our Black & Gold spirit this fall. #ESUAlwaysandForever #ESUHOCO20
Schedule of Events
- Outstanding Recent Graduate 2020 Recipient Interview: Miranda Manjgaladze (BS 2008, MBA 2010), September 30, 2020, 10 a.m. Register: emporia.edu/live
- Outstanding Recent Graduate 2020 Recipient Interview: Liz Hagenmaier (BS 2011, MS 2020), October 1, 2020, 7 p.m. Register: emporia.edu/live
- Monday Mini-Musicals ESU Theatre’s annual Homecoming Musical – this year live-streamed from the Bruder stage into your living room! A handful of 21st century musical theater gems – a different show each night! 20 minutes of music, and then back to your homework, doing the dishes, or whatever form of drudgery Monday night holds for you. Don’t miss this special Homecoming event! 7:30 p.m. @facebook.com/ESUTheatre; Monday October 5, 7:30 pm CST; Monday October 12, 7:30 pm CST; Monday October 19, 7:30 pm CST. Including Songs from: 35 MM, Wonderland, Spitfire Grill, Mean Girls, Addams Family, Be More Chill, Beetlejuice, In the Heights, Avenue Q, And more! Featuring: Angie Morales Garcia, Allison Jones, Shaza Al-Kassim, Alanis Balza Medina, and Claire Segura
Directed by Dr. Pete Rydberg. Music Direction by Dr. Julie Neish
- Outstanding Recent Graduate 2020 Recipient Interview: Jessica Stallings (MS 2005, MS 2011), October 8, 2020, 7 p.m. Register: emporia.edu/live
- Distinguished Alumni 2020 Recipient Interview: Karen Clegg(BS 1970), October 15, 2020, 7 p.m. Register: emporia.edu/live
- Distinguished Alumni 2020 Recipient Interview: Daria Bossman (MLS 1991), October 22, 2020, 7 p.m. Register: emporia.edu/live
- Virtual Homecoming Bonfire
Friday, October 23
7 p.m. Find out the winning Yell Like Hell teams and the winner of Homecoming Royalty. Register: www.emporia.edu/live
- 35th Annual Phi Delta Theta Pole Sit ESU has approved COVID protocols for this year's physical Pole-Sit beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday, October 23. Due to COVID-19, please make a tax-deductible gift online at http://www.soskansas.com/givehelp.
- Class of 1970 Virtual Toast. October 24, 2020, 4 p.m. Register here and Submit your memories and photos here.
- Distinguished Alumni 2020 Recipient Interview: Ron Frierson (BS 1996), October 29, 2020, 7 p.m. Register: emporia.edu/live
- ESU Hornets vs Pitt State
Saturday, October 24, 1 p.m.
Rebroadcast on the ESU Athletics Facebook page of the Hornets vs Pitt State Homecoming game from October 10, 2015.
- Distinguished Alumni 2020 Recipient Interview: Steve Coen (BSB 1976), November 5, 2020, 7 p.m. Register: emporia.edu/live