Homecoming Weekend Celebrated Despite Pandemic


The University celebrated a modified version of its annual Homecoming Weekend festivities, Oct. 8-10. Despite the pandemic, the celebration included numerous activities and events throughout the three days. 

While the Homecoming dance was canceled, the annual parade around campus still took place. 

For the parade, various SFU groups built floats and paraded in an organized formation around campus. The floats were judged on their appearance and creativity and the Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority captured first-place honors. The second and third-place winners were the Phi Delta Kappa Sorority and the Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity, respectively.

Students at SFU also voted for the 2020 Homecoming King and Queen. This year’s winners were ΑΦΔ brother and Physician Assistant major Noah Guinto and ΦΔΚ sister and Communications major Rebekah Finafrock.

“It felt great,” said Guinto. “I would like to thank the Physician Assistant Program, as a whole, for pushing me to become the person I am today. Without them, I would have not been able to see my full potential. 

“Even though I’m far away from my home, I’ve definitely found my second family here at Saint Francis.”

This year’s festivities also included several popular Homecoming activities from the past, including escape rooms set up in the JFK Center, an outdoor Casino Night hosted by the Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity, and a Bingo Night hosted by the Knights of Columbus. 

There were also several first-time Homecoming events in 2020, including a Hike-for-Humanity and a fireworks show.