Luther College leadership has made the decision to cancel in-person Homecoming, which had been scheduled for Oct. 9-11, 2020.
Held annually during the fall semester, Luther College’s Homecoming celebration brings thousands of alumni and friends back to campus to re-engage with the college and the Decorah community. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the risks involved with gathering in large groups, the cancellation decision was made to prioritize the safety and well-being of alumni, students, faculty and staff, and the Decorah community.
In place of in-person Homecoming will be online events that will bring alumni together virtually during the fall. With the majority of the college’s student population returning to campus in October, additional provisional plans include creating a student-focused Homecoming this fall.
Milestone Reunions (classes of 1970, 1980, 1985, 1995 and 2010) formerly scheduled for this year’s Homecoming have been rescheduled to be held in-person on campus during Memorial Day weekend (May 28-30, 2021). Next year’s Homecoming remains on the schedule for October 1-3, 2021.
“We look forward to the day when we can welcome our many alumni and friends back to campus and our town during those two weekends,” said President Jenifer K. Ward.
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