Kean University’s 2023 Homecoming Weekend

January 2024

The forecast couldn’t dampen the spirits of the Kean University students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members who came out and showed their Cougar Pride during a rainy Homecoming weekend on Kean’s main campus in Union, NJ.

The campus was a sea of Kean sweatshirts, hats and other gear as the crowd enjoyed carnival games, inflatable obstacle courses and bumper cars, photo booths, music, food trucks and more, both inside Harwood Arena and outdoors in the surrounding parking lots. Students manned tents with their Greek life organizations and clubs, offering snacks, photo opportunities and other fun activities.

Hundreds of Kean alumni came back to campus to reconnect with friends and check in on the latest developments at their alma mater.

Denis Llagami ’20 ’21, of Kenilworth, studied accounting at Kean, and was making his second visit to Kean in the last few weeks. He represented his company at a recent Kean career day.“It’s a full circle moment for me,” Llagami said. “I remember being on the other side just a few years ago. I remember the people who were helpful to me when I was at Kean.”

“I come every year,” said Catherine Colon ’03 ’16, who lives and teaches in Elizabeth. “I’ve been bringing my kids since they were born to promote how important it is to get a higher education. I have wonderful memories of Kean University.”

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