Homecoming in the past: From the Archives

(McDaniel Free Press staff).


Screen Shot 2017-10-17 at 9.43.30 PMOctober 30, 1941 “Dance to Climax Alumni Welcome At Homecoming.”

Although this Homecoming took place over 70 years ago, some of the events that were customary back then are still part of Homecoming at the 150th anniversary of McDaniel. Sports events, such as a football game, are a big part of Homecoming.









October 21, 1960 “Parade Of Floats To Launch 1960 Homecoming On the Hill.”

In 1960, the events of homecoming opened with a parade of floats, all of which were part of a contest as a part of the homecoming festivities.


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October 9, 1980 “Homecoming 1980.”

Screen Shot 2017-10-17 at 9.45.22 PMThis page from the archives is full of pictures of student participating in homecoming activities. Although McDaniel no longer has a parade down Main Street, some of the same student organizations were present on campus that continue to attend homecoming, such as Phi Delta Theta.

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October 14, 2004 “Tailgaters ‘drive-in’ for Homecoming”

From a 2004 edition of the McDaniel Free Press, the enduring importance of the tradition of tailgating at McDaniel can be seen.Screen Shot 2017-10-17 at 9.46.28 PM