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Virtual 5K kicks off Manchester 2020 Homecoming

homocoming-logo-2020Manchester University Alumni Relations is meeting the COVID-19 challenge with an all-virtual Homecoming, starting with a 5K Spartans can walk or run wherever they are between Sept. 21 and 24.

Homecoming 2020: Black and Gold Never Gets Old officially gets under way at 7 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21 with the 5K, followed at 8:30 a.m. by a Coffee Hour with President Dave McFadden, live on the Manchester University Facebook Page,

Reunions will be offered on Zoom during the week, and mornings beginning Sept. 22 will offer a live Coffee Hour at 8 a.m. on Facebook with representatives of the Manchester community.

Facebook live events include “Tricks and Treats with Liquid Nitrogen” by Associate Professor Kathy Davis at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 22 and “1970 Kent State Protests” by Professor Katy Gray Brown at 8 a.m. Sept. 25.

The traditional Peace Studies Plaque Dedication is 10 a.m. live on Facebook on Sept. 26. A special Homecoming Pre-Game program will follow at noon. The football game was canceled because of restrictions imposed by COVID-19.

For more information, Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 888-257-2586 or


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September 2020