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Homecoming 2012: The Spirit Games, October 8–14

Every fall, it's a great delight to welcome alumni and friends back to campus to celebrate a new school year alongside current students, faculty, and staff.

This year's homecoming festivities — the Spirit Games — offered something for everyone. Students, faculty, and staff participated throughout the week in games, special events, and getting the campus ready to welcome back our alumni. Popular events returned, including the Homecoming Music Showcase, a showing in Carlson Tower Art Gallery, the Block Party, and the Reunion and Awards Breakfast.

Great athletic events enhanced the festivities: the Viking volleyball, football, and soccer teams battled conference opponents throughout the weekend, and new members were inducted into the Viking Hall of Fame. Baseball alumni really wanted in on the competitive spirit dusted off their gear and participated in the fifth annual Viking Alumni Baseball Classic against Coach Luke Johnson and the two-time CCIW champion Vikings.

As a special treat this year, the Spirit Games gave all homecoming participants the chance to play a game throughout the weekend, with great prizes at stake.

Use the links below to look back over the festivities — and mark your calendars now for next year's Homecoming celebration, October 4–6, 2013.

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Homecoming 2012 Photo Album

Homecoming 2012 Photo Album

Take a look back at the Spirit Games!
Robert Houdek, Joyce Nelson and Alicia (VerHage) Petersen

Homecoming News Wrap-Up

North Park University welcomed hundreds of alumni, current students, families, and neighbors to the 2012 Homecoming events, which included celebrating Alumni Award winners and Hall of Fame inductees, annual art and music showcases, and a block party with giant board games.
Vikings Win Physical Therapy

Vikings in Action at Homecoming

Our Vikings — men's and women's soccer, football, and volleyball — competed at home over the Homecoming weekend.
Homecoming King and Queen in 1967.

History and Recent Homecomings

Read about the history of Homecoming at North Park, and check out photo albums and coverage from recent Homecoming events.
North Parker Winter 2013

North Parker Magazine

Catch up on campus and alumni news in the North Parker, the University's magazine for alumni and friends. The Winter 2013 issues includes coverage of Homecoming 2012: The Spirit Games, and all issues provide great coverage of campus events and alumni notes.

Next Steps

Contact the Office of Alumni Relations via email or at (773) 244-5273.