Eastern Michigan University celebrates coming home virtually with “Homecoming 2020: The Remix”

Virtual homecoming celebration highlights include, live streaming parties, a virtual talent show, local restaurant deals, a cooking demonstration with EMU alum and America’s Test Kitchen contestant, Chef Elle Simone, and more

EMU Homecoming 2020 Remix

YPSILANTI — Eastern Michigan University’s 2020 Homecoming experience has officially been "remixed.” Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, EMU’s 2020 Homecoming celebration, “EMU Homecoming 2020: The Remix,” will take place virtually and remotely from Tuesday, September 29 through Sunday, October 4. 

During the celebration, a variety of fun and interactive virtual events will be available for EMU students and alumni, faculty, staff and community members to celebrate the start of the Fall 2020 semester “together,” while remaining physically distant. 

“Even though we are physically distant this year, that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate coming home together,” said Mia Milton, Chair of the Homecoming Steering Committee and Interim Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Engagement. “Each year, our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and even local community members, look forward to the festivities that the start of the fall semester brings. We are thrilled to host an exciting lineup of virtual events to celebrate the school year with our EMU community that we are sure will bring out the homecoming spirit in everyone!”

Highlights of EMU Homecoming 2020: The Remix include, an evening of bedtime stories featuring a selection of children's books by EMU alumni authors, an EMU student talent show on Instagram live, parties with DJ Lixxer, DJ Zu, DJ LBoog, and DJ Invisible (the tour DJ for XHIBIT), a virtual cooking demonstration with Chef Elle Simone—EMU alum and America’s Test Kitchen chef, a virtual game night, and so much more. 

The details for how to participate in these events, as well as the full schedule of events for Homecoming 2020: The Remix can be found on the EMU Homecoming webpage.

Spirit Boxes are also available for purchase—but must be purchased by September 18 in order to receive it in time for Homecoming 2020: The Remix. The Spirit Boxes are carefully curated boxes filled with goodies to help celebrate homecoming, including an E-branded apron, a 12 OZ. stainless steel stemless wine glass with plastic lining, EMU-branded face mask, a collapsible straw, and more. 

A portion of the proceeds of each box will go toward the Student Emergency Fund. Visit the Spirit Box order page for more information on what comes in the box, and to order. 

For more information about EMU Homecoming 2020: The Remix, please visit the homecoming homepage or contact Mia Milton at mmilton@emich.edu

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves nearly 18,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and, its graduate school. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.

September 16, 2020

Written by:
Morgan Mark

Morgan Mark