Confessions of a Fifth-year Senior
Homecoming is my favourite holiday
Published: Monday, October 14, 2013
Updated: Monday, October 14, 2013 15:10
I love celebrating holidays…being festive is just something I have a knack for, I guess.
Halloween is a blast because you get to dress up any way you choose, be any crazy character you wish and nobody can judge you.
Thanksgiving is great, because you get to spend an entire day stuffing your face, spending time with family and yelling at the TV during the traditional turkey-day football game.
In addition, to both of these great holidays is Christmas. A day to celebrate the birth of the Lord, partake in yearly Christmas traditions and give gifts to those who mean the most to you.
But of all the times of the year that I like to celebrate the most, NDSU homecoming week takes the cake.
It might sound crazy to some that I would consider homecoming week to be my favorite holiday, let alone a holiday at all, but in all honesty it is.
There is something so special about homecoming week at NDSU.
Although Bison pride is seen all around Fargo every day, 12 months of the year, homecoming week is the typical showing of Bison pride on steroids.
Current and former students of NDSU gather as a herd during this week.
Some travel only a few minutes to attend the festivities and some travel from far, far away places. Traveling to reminisce about the good old days on our great campus… to keep NDSU’s rich tradition alive.
For some of these alumni, I would imagine, returning to campus during homecoming week is like returning home.
There truly is something so heartwarming, so awe-inspiring about this week. NDSU homecoming is the definition of school spirit.
As my last homecoming week as a student has come and gone, I reflect on the homecomings of my college career and become excited about the homecomings that I will experience as an alumni.
So go ahead and call me crazy, but NDSU homecoming week will always have a special place in my heart and will forever be my favorite holiday.
I love this university. It is my home, and I cannot wait to come back here someday.