Homecoming is one of the biggest events for the campus of LCU. But how do you continue a tradition in the midst of a pandemic?
Each spring semester, alumni, parents and friends are invited to enjoy all the traditions that are held on campus. Homecoming takes place over one weekend in February, when alumni get the opportunity to attend alumni chapel, breakfasts, and most importantly, Master Follies.
Terri Warren, director of University Events, said there are big differences this year, while maintaining the spirit of homecoming from the past.
Separating Homecoming and Master Follies
Warren said homecoming for the spring semester of 2021 will be separated from Master Follies weekend this year. Homecoming will be the weekend of Feb. 11-14, while Master Follies will be hosted virtually on Feb. 20.
Precautions in place
Just as for other campus events, Warren said for homecoming face coverings will be mandatory across the LCU campus. Adjustments are also planned for many of the activities.
“We have had to change most of the dinners to receptions for the alumni,” said Warren. “The RSVP counts are very low due to the limited number of seating in buildings in order to maintain social distancing.”
But some things never change
Many events such as reunions, aggie BBQ lunch, breakfasts with clubs and organizations and alumni chapel will take place just as in the past.
“There will be an alumni reception in order to allow alumni to come and mingle with others,” said Terri Warren.
There will also be a groundbreaking event for the brand new LCU tennis center during homecoming weekend.
Warren said that, although the pandemic will make everything look a bit different, the entire LCU community will still have the opportunity to continue some of the campus’s favorite homecoming traditions.
For more information on spring 2021 homecoming at Lubbock Christian University, visit https://lcu.edu/homecoming.