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Alumni Day Then and Now

In 1946, students and alums spent Alumni Day lounging in the sun on the hills and bleachers surrounding the UConn baseball diamond to root on their team. Today, Huskies Forever Weekend is the closest event UConn has to this old tradition. While the Homecoming football game still brings students old and new together for a day in the sun, this Husky Pride celebration is now a three-day event. Over the years, alumni have come from as far as Hawaii and Israel to reconnect with old roommates over Then and Now tours around campus and wine and beer tastings from alum-owned vineyards and breweries. There are events centered around 40th and 50th reunion celebrations, but also a number of happenings, such as a 5K race, that invite all alums to join the fun. —Emma Casagrande ’18 (CLAS)

For information on this year’s Huskies Forever Weekend Oct. 20-22, visit uconnalumni.com/events.

Alumni Day in 1946 - archival image in black and white

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