GREENSBORO, N.C. — UNCG announced it will adjust this year’s homecoming plans.
The university said this year’s events will be for students only. A statement from UNCG said it will be an "exclusively student-centered event.” None of the festivities are canceled, but organizers said they want to avoid creating a large crowd, as the delta variant spreads.
We spoke with Kendall McCluney, class of 2017 about how she reacted when she found out that alumni events were longer taking place this year.
"I wasn't really shocked. I get it, I completely understand. Of course I'm not happy about it, because it's been going on two years now. So like everyone else I was looking forward to the possibility of going back and seeing all my friends, and other people I went to school with but with everything that's going on right now. You have to understand why they made the decision that they did."
Gabrielle Head is also an UNC-Greensboro alum, she was hoping that homecoming at her alma mater would be back this year after missing last.
"Well I do feel like, on one I end I feel like maybe they could have confirmed our vaccinations. Because I am vaccinated. I would have liked to come back and partake in all the activities. But I guess on the other hand I do understand. UNCG was one of the first people to cancel homecoming last year when COVID was at it's height so I'm not surprised."
Homecoming is set to begin on October 1.