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FHU Cancels Annual Homecoming

Henderson, TN - Sep 18, 2020

Freed-Hardeman University has announced the cancellation of Homecoming festivities for 2020. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the traditional event, scheduled for Nov. 6-8, has been called off for the first time in more than 65 years.

“We are saddened to announce the cancellation of our traditional Homecoming event,” FHU President David R. Shannon said. “Every year we look forward to the return of our alumni, hearing about their families and renewing old acquaintances. We will miss them and the excitement Homecoming always brings to campus. However, we look forward to Homecoming 2021 when we can come together again—without masks and social distancing.”

“November’s Homecoming festivities bring thousands to the FHU campus each year,” Director of Alumni Engagement Chris Ramey said. “It serves as an annual reminder of the special bond among those who have called FHU home at some point in their lives. The usual activities simply cannot happen within the scope of current campus health restrictions. We look forward, however, to November 2021 when we hope to welcome home alumni, parents and guests for a meaningful Homecoming."