Western to brief media on new approach to Homecoming weekend

Western University is taking a fresh approach to its annual Homecoming celebrations this week as it welcomes alumni from across Canada and around the world.

Media are invited to attend a briefing this Thursday, September 24 at 10:30 a.m. where representatives from Western Alumni, Mustangs Football and the University Students’ Council (USC) will detail Western’s initiatives to bring more student and alumni celebrations to campus.

In addition to a wide variety of Alumni-inspired activities across campus, Western is teaming with the USC, Western Alumni and PremierLife to launch #HOCOonthehill – a full day of programming on Saturday, September 26 that starts at 9 a.m. with an electronic dance concert headlined by DVBBS, followed by the football game between the Western Mustangs and the Carleton Ravens at 1 p.m. Canadian rockers Our Lady Peace will headline an evening concert, along with Sloan and Coleman Hell.

WHAT: Western Homecoming 2015 Media Briefing
WHEN: Thursday, September 24 at 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Concert stage on UC Hill, Western University
WHO: Representatives from Western Alumni, Mustangs Football and the USC

Tickets for #HOCOonthehill and the Homecoming football game are available at http://HOCOonthehill.ca/

For more information on Homecoming 2015, please visit www.westernconnect.ca/HOCOonthehill

MEDIA CONTACT: Stephen Ledgley, Senior Media Relations Officer, Western University, 519-661-2111 x85283, sledgley@uwo.ca

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