LUMS Alumni Homecoming Weekend 2018 – A Celebration for the Ages!
The haze of winter is in the air and it’s that time of year again! Alumni from around the country and across the globe came back to LUMS this past weekend from Friday, 14 December to Sunday, 16 December for Alumni Homecoming 2018 to celebrate and connect.
Homecoming ’18 was a grander affair than ever this year with the LUMS alumni community coming back to campus for three exciting days of happening events, meet-and-greets, musical performances, deep discussions with old acquaintances, and conversations over “what’s happening”. Programming for the weekend included an exciting panel discussion featuring star faculty and alumni, a masterclass for alumni led by one of the LUMS Deans, a community cricket match, and a cultural evening celebrating the winners of the Vice Chancellor’s Alumni Achievement Awards and featuring dazzling performances.
The weekend turned out to be monumental and luxuriant. For returning alumni it was a true treat to spend time in the heart of where they had experienced every range of emotion and seemingly every aspect of life – be it happy or sad, rough or smooth – over the course of their 2-5 year stay. The evening saw several alumni catch up with old friends they hadn’t met for a long time; giving them the opportunity to reminisce days gone by.
Homecoming ‘18 saw close to 1,000 alumni return from across the country and indeed many parts of the globe. The annual Alumni Homecoming night was a celebration of the culture and heritage of Pakistan this year, with the programme, cuisine and ambiance reflecting this. Amidst the glow of candlelight,alumni enjoyed a performance of Dastangoi, the Lost Art of Oral Storytelling by the famous Badar Khan, a ceremony recognizing the winners of the Vice Chancellor’s Alumni Achievement Awards, and a soulful musical performance by the legendary Ghazal maestro Tina Sani.
And just when everyone thought the fun was over, the entire LUMS community got their sports mode on! Alumni gathered on campus on the bright and sunny Sunday morning to participate in a cricket match with staff and faculty, and live their competitive spirit! With a yummy brunch and music complementing the games, there was no better way to end an amazing weekend as the sun slowly set on Alumni Homecoming ’18.