Homecoming week festivities kicked off on Monday evening with the annual Lighting of the B ceremony, which featured carnival games, raffles, prizes, fireworks, food and more. The event concluded with the lighting of the giant red B on top of Bradley Hall, which will remain lit throughout the end of this weekend.
Students in attendance at the opening Homecoming week ceremony said they enjoyed the amount of school spirit present among the attendees.
My favorite part about Homecoming is the spirit that it brings to all the Bradley students, Jordan Avellino, a junior music performance and marketing double major, said. You can really see everybody meshed together and pull out some good, old Bradley pride.
Because of that, some students find Homecoming enjoyable due to its ability to bring the Bradley population together.
What I really enjoy about Lighting of the B is that you get everyone out and about together, Rhome Apton, a sophomore civil engineering major, said. A lot of loud music, a lot of people laughing, and everybody is just having a good time.
Even members class of 2021 said of the despite only being on campus for a short while now, they are already excited to take part in the weeks events.
There is so much school spirit here that I didnt get at my high school it is so exciting, Codi LaCross, a freshman theatre arts major, said. Everyone is just so hyped.
This weekend also brings the festivities of Family Weekend, which has now been combined with Homecoming events for the second consecutive year.
Homecoming will come to a close at tomorrow nights soccer game, where the Homecoming King and Queen will be announced at 7 p.m. at Shea Stadium during the game against Fort Wayne.