Alumni reunites at the 51st Homecoming Day and Tomonsai FestivalTue, Nov 8, 2016
October 23 was Waseda University’s 51st Homecoming Day, an event inviting alumni in their 15th, 25th, 35th, 45th, and 50th year after graduation. Due to the reconstruction of Waseda Arena (previously known as Memorial Hall), the ceremony took place at Okuma Auditorium as it did last year. President Kamata and an alumni representative gave remarks in the ceremony, and proud Waseda alumni sang together the alma mater.
In addition to Homecoming Day, the Tomonkai (Waseda Alumni Association) held Tomonsai, a festival for Waseda alumni, friends, and family. The festival theme this year was “Welcome to Waseda Wonderland.” Planned by current students and local Tomonkais, the festival was host to a number of events including performances by the Latin American Association and Waseda Hula Girls, WASEDA for KIDS, and the Alumni Music Festival. There was also a panel discussion by recognized alumni athletes and trainers in which they discussed the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. Furthermore, Vision 150 planned a lecture on eliminating discrimination and prejudice against LGBTQ students.
Though a bit chilly this day, alumni enjoyed free sake and other beverages provided by sake brewery from across the nation as they conversed with old-time friends. Homecoming Day and Tomonsai were great opportunities for alumni to reunite and interact with current students.
We look forward to seeing you all again next year.