Queen’s students behave enough to earn themselves a homecoming
Queen’s students will likely have their first homecoming in 2013 since 2008 in the coming year. The university has denied students the right to a homecoming in the past four years due to a history of student misconduct on homecoming night.
The weekend of Sept 15 resulted in 12 arrests—a stellar result when compared to the 124 arrests that occurred during the homecoming of November 2008. The inappropriate events that occurred in the years previous were mostly alcohol-related and caused the university to continuously cancel the traditional event. In November 2010, Queen’s students held an independent homecoming (Fauxcoming) which resulted in 95 arrests and 255 charges. The students’ misdemeanours caused principal Daniel Woolf to renew the ban on homecoming for another three years.
Woolf is working with “various members of our community, including alumni, to plan for the potential safe return of fall reunions in 2013,” he stated to The Journal. Students will be expected to have fun, but not too much fun.