More than 3,000 Saint Louis University alumni, parents and visitors converged on the SLU campus for the 2011 Homecoming and Family Weekend.
"We are thrilled with the large turnout this year and look forward to Homecoming 2012," said Cindy Aiazzi, associate director for Alumni Relations and Annual Giving.
In addition to all of the traditional events, this year's celebration included the first "Taste of Midtown." The sold-out event, held on the grounds of Hotel Ignacio, drew 150 attendees who sampled food and drinks from SLU-Midtown establishments. Taste of Midtown" is expected to become an annual event.
"It was a vibrant day," said Donna Bess Meyers, director of the Student Involvement Center. "It gave students a chance to connect with people they met during SLU 101 and Welcome Week."
Dates for next year's Homecoming and Family Weekend have been tentatively scheduled for Sept. 28-30.