Homecoming 2022

Head back to Columbia for a festive and fun-filled Homecoming Weekend, Friday–Saturday, October 21–22!

There will be much to enjoy, including a Friday outdoor dinner on campus, Saturday’s annual Homecoming Lunch (now with a Beer Garden) under the Big Tent at Baker Athletics Complex, and plenty of games for adults and kids, from cornhole to giant Jenga.

The Classes of 2013–22 are invited to Friday’s Young Alumni Happy Hour to mix and mingle.

Make plans now to join the fun before roaring with the crowd as the Lions take on the Big Green at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday!



Friday, October 21

Faculty Lecture | First Stars, Second Life? The remarkable vision of the James Webb Space Telescope

Time: 3:00–4:15 p.m.

Location: Havemeyer 309

*Registration Required*

In April 1990 the Hubble Space Telescope was launched, providing views of the universe that have riveted us for a third of a century. But Hubble’s eyes, while vastly larger and unobscured by the atmosphere, are pretty much like our own — limited to just over a single octave of cosmic radiation. On Christmas morning 2021, we opened a new window on the universe with the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope. By far the most complex device ever placed in space, Webb is allowing us to see how the first stars and galaxies emerged from the Dark Ages of the early universe, and to assay the atmospheres of planets beyond our solar system in a search for extraterrestrial life.


Dinner with Roar-ee on South Lawn

Time: 4:00–7:00 p.m.

Location: Low Plaza

Kick off Homecoming Weekend at a casual outdoor dinner on South Lawn with alumni and students. Dine with friends and chat with current students to learn what the College is like today. Enjoy John Jay Dining with halal gyro, Italian sausage and peppers, stir-fry and more, as well as desserts and beverages.

Pep Rally

Time: 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Location: College Walk

Acapella groups, cheer/dance performances, and general fun and spirit!

Basketball Mania

Time: 7:00–8:00 p.m.

*Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Levien Gymnasium

Basketball Mania is back! Get a first look at the men's and women's basketball teams for festivities including DJ, prizes, giveaways and more!

Field Hockey: Columbia vs. Dartmouth

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Baker Athletics Complex

Cheer on the Lions as they take on the Big Green!

Young Alumni Happy Hour

Time: 8:00–10:00 p.m.

Location: Harbor NYC

*Registration Required*

The Classes of 2013–22 are invited to a memorable night at Harbor NYC. Drink, dance and catch up with friends in a sophisticated nightclub atmosphere. Hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine will be served. Cash bar available.


Saturday, October 22

Homecoming Lunch

Time: 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Location: Baker Athletics Complex

*Ticket Required*

Family Friendly!

Spend the afternoon with classmates and enjoy a seasonal buffet lunch that includes finger foods, desserts and a cash bar. Bring your family and friends, reminisce about your Columbia experience and enjoy this autumn tradition. Test your skills at cornhole and giant Jenga, take a stroll through the new Beer Garden, and enjoy food and drinks while picking up swag.

Cash bar will be open until 1:30 p.m.​ and lunch service will be open until 2:00 p.m., or while supplies last.

Ticket Pricing:


  • Alumni/Adult Guest (13+): $20
  • Young Alumni (Classes 2013–22): $15
  • Columbia Student: $10
  • Child (12 and under): $10

Walk-in registration

  • Alumni/Adult Guest (13+): $25
  • Young Alumni (Classes 2013–22): $20
  • Columbia Student: $15
  • Child (12 and under): $15​

The first 100 young alumni to purchase a ticket to Saturday’s lunch will receive one free drink ticket, courtesy of Columbia College Young Alumni.

Football: Columbia vs. Dartmouth

Time: 1:30 p.m. Kickoff

Location: Robert K. Kraft Field, Baker Athletics Complex, 533 W. 218th St.

*Ticket Required* Purchase Here: 

Cheer on the Lions as they take on the Big Green!


Women’s Soccer: Columbia vs. Dartmouth

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Baker Athletics Complex

Cheer on the Lions as they take on the Big Green!


Black Alumni Council Homecoming

Time: 8:00–10:00 p.m.

Location: To Be Announced

This festive evening will be an opportunity for the Black Lions family to celebrate our community, learn how to get involved and have a great time with new and old Columbia friends.


Getting There:

Baker Athletics Complex, 533 W. 218th St.

Check in for the Homecoming Lunch at the Big Tent. To access both the Homecoming Lunch and football game, enter at the Class of 1905 Gate on West 218th Street and proceed to the field hockey area. If attending only the football game, check in at the Class of 1905 Gate or purchase tickets at the stadium windows.

Map of Baker Athletics Complex


Mass Transit

Take the 1 train to 215 St.

Take the A train to Inwood - 207 St.

MTA transit schedules


Shuttle Buses

Complimentary shuttle buses will depart from 116th Street and Broadway starting at 10:30 a.m. and will run on a loop during the pre-game, once full.Return shuttles will be available immediately following the game and will depart from 218th Street and Broadway.

No food or beverages are permitted on shuttle buses. All riders must wear a mask that fully covers the nose, mouth and chin at all times. Policies are subject to change.


Street parking is limited; several parking garages are available in the area.

October 22, 2022 at 11:00am - 3pm

Baker Athletics Complex


Alumni Leadership Team


Will you come?