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NECC Homecoming to Take Place on October 5, 2019

Submitted by on September 24, 2019 – 6:26 pm

The NECC Homecoming will take place on October 5.

Northern Essex Community College invites the general public, as well as members of the college community, to attend its Third Annual Homecoming, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at the college’s Haverhill Campus, 100 Elliott Street.

This year’s event will feature a range of fun activities for people of all ages. Highlights include lawn games, a touch-a-truck event for children, a pie-eating contest, school gear sales, and a beer garden, courtesy of Newburyport Brewing, for 21+ adults with valid IDs.

Chemistry Professor Mike Cross will also be on campus with “Magic and Mysteries,” an interactive presentation that will explore the overlap between science and illusion. He will have signed copies of his debut children’s book, “Francesca and the Genie of Science,” available for sale. All proceeds from the book will benefit the NECC Fund, which provides critical support for scholarships and academic programs on campus.

Food from NECC’s Newbury Café will be on site for purchase throughout the event.

In conjunction with Homecoming activities, the campus is also set to host several athletic competitions, including an alumni baseball game at 10 a.m., NECC volleyball versus Massasoit Community College at 12 p.m., and NECC men’s soccer versus MassBay Community College at 1 p.m.

Prior to the main event, NECC will also hold its Seventh Annual Campus Classic 5K, which will begin promptly at 10 a.m. and wind around the Haverhill campus and surrounding neighborhoods. Those who wish to participate for the 5K can pre-register online or sign up on-site on race day.

Homecoming serves as a great opportunity for prospective and current students, as well as alumni and friends of NECC, to reconnect with their peers and professors, explore NECC’s latest offerings, and enjoy a range of fall festivities. For more information, please visit the Homecoming page.