Brittney Chew / Sun Assistant Photography Editor

This year's homecoming will include a mix of new and traditional events.

September 13, 2016

Despite Cancelled Concert, Homecoming Weekend to Feature New Festivities

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Next weekend’s homecoming festivities will now include two new events — a series of campus art exhibitions and a virtual 5K run for Cornellians all over the globe — according to the University.

Cornell will also open a welcome tent for alumni and parents in a parking lot by Schoellkopf Field, the release said.

Traditional events, including the annual fireworks, laser light show and Big Red Fan Festival, will proceed as planned, according to the University. Cornell football will play Yale at 3 p.m. in its homecoming game on Saturday.

The Africana Studies and Research Center also plans to dedicate its original site during the weekend’s festivites and will show a free screening of the documentary Agents of Change at Willard Straight Hall.

However, this year’s celebrations will not feature a homecoming concert, as Barton Hall is closure for construction.