This October, head back to Columbia for a long-overdue Homecoming, two years in the making! Join fellow Columbians for a celebratory tailgate and family-friendly activities at Baker Field, roar with the crowd as the Lions take on Penn, and revel in a virtual night of nerdery and knowledge with the CEYA and CEAA.

Friday, October 15

President Bollinger’s 20th Annual Fun Run

All Weekend | Anywhere

Join Columbia University’s global community in celebrating the 20th Annual Fun Run, a tradition established by President Bollinger in 2002.

How to participate:

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Homecoming Lunch (In-Person)

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. EDT | Baker Athletics Complex, Softball Field

Reminisce with classmates over drinks and a seasonal grab-and-go style lunch with desserts. Test your skills at corn hole and giant Jenga and celebrate the Columbia community with friends and family.  

Drink tickets for the bar will be on sale for $5 per ticket. Lunch and bar will close at 2:00 p.m

Please Note:

  • Mask and Vaccine Mandate 
    All in-person attendees are required to wear a face covering at Family Days, Homecoming, and Athletics events unless actively eating or drinking in approved locations. Children ages 5–11 are not required to be vaccinated, but must wear face coverings. Children under 5 are encouraged to wear face coverings if they are able. Proof of vaccination and photo ID is required to access all of our event venues.
  • We are pleased to offer a Lunch/Football ticket package option. This package option ends on Wednesday, October 13. 
  • If you purchase a football ticket, it will be emailed to you separately by the Athletics Ticket Office within one week of purchase or by end of day October 14th. Tickets must be printed out and presented upon entry to the stadium. Tickets will not be accepted via mobile devices. Please use this link to review the new venue policies for attendance at football games. You must be vaccinated to attend the event and tickets are non-refundable.
  • If you would like to purchase reserved seating at the football game OR football tickets without the lunch portion, please visit gocolumbialions.com/tickets.


Columbia Football vs. Penn 

1:30 p.m. EDT | Robert K. Kraft Field at Wien Stadium

Cheer on the Columbia Lions as they take on the Penn Quakers!


CEAA and CEYA's Stay at Home(Coming) Trivia: A Night of Nerdery and Knowledge

8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Don't want the fun to end? Test your general knowledge - as well as your memory of your time on campus and some of your engineering classes! Co-sponsored by the Columbia Engineering Alumni Association (CEAA) and Columbia Engineering Young Alumni (CEYA).

You may sign up as part of a team (no more than six individuals) or as an individual. If you sign up individually, you will be assigned to a team.

Members of the winning team will each receive a $25 gift card.


Click here to register.




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