2017 Homecoming Weekend: Fireworks and Laser Light Show.

Homecoming memories

Learn about the Cornell Homecoming tradition and check out memories from recent Homecoming weekends!

Building a tradition

Since its inception in 1920, Cornell Homecoming weekend has grown to encompass the spirit of Cornell: showcasing our vibrant and diverse campus, and bringing the Big Red family (both alumni and students!) together. New programming like the Friday night fireworks show, the Fan Festival prior to the football game, and a concert Saturday night makes this a two-day celebration for the entire Cornell community.

Recent highlights

Past concerts

2018: DNCE & CupcakKe

2017: Foster the People

2016: no concert

2015: Passion Pit

2014: Grace Potter & Icona Pop

2013: Third Eye Blind

2012: Avicii

2011: B.O.B.

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