After a nearly two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, Homecoming Weekend returned to Merrimack from Friday, Oct. 1, to Sunday, Oct. 3. The event brought campus to life with a record number of attendees participating in athletic and social events throughout the weekend.
The weekend kicked off with Macktoberfest – Merrimack’s play on Oktoberfest – on Friday night, complete with food trucks, fellowship and fireworks. Over 2,500 parents, students, alumni, family and friends gathered on a perfect fall evening to reminisce and enjoy everything there is to love about being a Warrior.
A sea of attendees dressed in their best Merrimack blue and gold gathered Saturday morning for tailgating, grilling and rekindling old friendships. Fans filled Duane Stadium to see the football team take on Duquesne and headed to Lawler Rink to watch the women’s ice hockey team take on the No. 1 Wisconsin Badgers. The Merrimack College Marching Band debuted at Homecoming with their own version of “Sweet Caroline.” Fans also enjoyed performances by the dance team and cheerleaders.