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Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be homecoming at EMU this year?

Yes! Homecoming and Family Weekend 2022 events are planned in person. If changes need to be made we will alert people via an email update or through the homecoming website.

What is the date of homecoming weekend 2022?

October 7-9, 2022

Where is the schedule for homecoming weekend?

Each year the full Homecoming and Family Weekend schedule is listed online here. If you need a paper version of the schedule, email us at and we will send one to you.

How do I register?

Register at

Is there a cost for homecoming?

There is no cost for registration. Dining plans are $10-$15/person (free for children ages 4 and under). Other breakfast and afternoon programs for particular alumni groups have affordable associated costs, as does the Fall Festival (food trucks!) and concert.

Those costs will be listed on the online registration form. In addition, there are many nearby restaurants -- many within walking distance from EMU -- to choose from.

Are there activities for my children?


We provide activities for all ages. This is a perfect time for children of alumni to become familiar with EMU and consider the value of an EMU education for their future. Whether it is music, the Color Run, or bounce houses on the lawn; an athletics event or a hike in the area, children of alumni can enjoy a visit to EMU for the weekend activities.

Where can I eat?

On campus options include the dining hall in the lower level of Northlawn, the Royal's Den in the University Commons upper level, and the Common Grounds Coffeehouse in the University Commons lower level. Dining tickets can be purchased through your online registration.

Several events include light refreshments or drinks. You are also welcome to check out one of the area's many ethnic restaurants, downtown eateries, and options nearby campus.

What is there to do in the local area?

Harrisonburg is a vibrant college town, and the surrounding Shenandoah Valley offers beautiful outdoor activities. You might want to visit the Harrisonburg Farmer' Market Saturday morning, take younger ones to the Explore More Children's Museum, take a bike ride or a hike. Other attractions in Harrisonburg can be found here.
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