The crowd cheers on Northwestern's football team during the Homecoming game.

Raider Nation Celebration  Homecoming and Family Weekend Sept. 30–Oct. 1, 2022

Northwestern’s annual Raider Nation Celebration includes:

  • Morning on the Green family carnival 
  • Reunions (class of 1972, class of 1982, and Band Alumni Reunion)
  • Raider athletics alumni games
  • Tailgate picnic
  • Raider football
  • Distinguished alumni awards
  • Fall Music Showcase
  • Legacy Celebration Banquet for donors
  • Time to renew old friendships

Alumni come back to campus from across town and around the world. They reconnect with faculty who mentored them over the years and bring their families to revisit former classrooms, residence halls and the chapel. They marvel at how much the campus has changed—and how much it still feels like home. And Raider Nation Celebration gives current students' families many opportunities to spend time together and experience what makes Northwestern stand out.

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