Planning Your Perfect Homecoming

Kate Bidwell

Homecoming is a little over a week away! It’s important to make your plans now to avoid panicking at the last minute. 

First, you need to know who you’re going to homecoming with. Whether you’re going with a date or a group of friends, it’s important to know how many people you’ll be with so you can make photo and dinner plans. 

Knowing your dinner plan is especially important this year because homecoming is the same weekend as Barbecue on the River. Many restaurants won’t be open, which will limit your food options. If possible, I recommend making a reservation to ensure you’ll be able to eat at your first-choice location. Also, have a backup plan in case a restaurant can’t accommodate you at the last minute. 

You also need to plan the perfect homecoming outfit. If you haven’t gone shopping yet, now is the time! In-store dress options will become limited quickly. If you don’t want to buy a new dress, ask if you can borrow or buy a dress from another student. Upperclassmen will likely have several formal dresses they would be interested in lending or selling. 

The most important thing to remember is to have fun at homecoming! You may not remember your outfit or dinner, but you will remember your experience. Be sure to make it count!