Saturday is Homecoming, marking yet another year of blue face-painting, day-drinking, and putting off midterms studying for a little dose of school spirit.
Columbia football, under new head coach Pete Mangurian, started the season off strong with a win over Marist but is looking to break a four-game losing streak against Dartmouth at 1:30 p.m on Saturday. Moreover, a Lions victory would end an 11-year Homecoming drought.
Want to brush up on your athletics trivia, or just hang out with Mangurian? You can—virtually—through Spec’s Twitter Tailgate at 5 p.m. Friday. Follow @ColumbiaSpec and #RoarLionRoar to ask questions of the coach and participate in a baked goods giveaway.
Regardless of whether the Lions win, athletics will be celebrating for other reasons this weekend: Campbell Sports Center, the shiny new athletics building being constructed on the southeast corner of Baker Field, will hold a ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Saturday dedicating the building to Bill Campbell, CC ’62 and chair of the board of trustees.
Homecoming is also the weekend your parents get to see how much you’ve changed since they left you smiling naively in your pristine John Jay single. Show them your beautiful campus, or let the Undergraduate Recruitment Committee do it for you: Campus tours depart from Alma Mater at 12:15 p.m. and 3 p.m., but special Morningside Heights tours leave at 9:15 a.m. and 2 p.m. from the lobby outside Roone Arledge Auditorium, and a name-dropping, star-sighting Hollywood tour of the area leaves at 1 p.m.