Photos: Emory Homecoming 2015

By Laura Douglas-Brown | Emory Report | Sept. 29, 2015

Emory cheerleaders with Dooley
Emory cheerleaders pose for photos with Dooley, our skeletal unofficial mascot.
Homecoming attendees celebrate with a hug
Homecoming attendees celebrate with a hug.
Dooley with Emory President James Wagner
Emory President James Wagner with Dooley and his entourage
Dooley waves to the parade
Dooley stays dry while waving to the parade.
A parade participant from Emory EMS
Parade participants were in high spirits despite the weather.
Parade contingent from Emory Water Polo
Emory's water polo team joined in the fun.
Homecoming attendees with balloon hats
Families found plenty of activities throughout the day.
Participants marching in the Homecoming Parade
Emory's Greek organizations were well represented in the parade.
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Emory's 2015 Homecoming Parade featured plenty of school spirit despite the weather. Emory Photo/Video.

Steady rain couldn’t soak the spirits of hundreds of students, alumni, staff and family members who turned out for Homecoming Weekend 2015. As usual, Dooley — Emory's unofficial skeletal mascot — enjoyed the festivities with his entourage, who carried umbrellas to keep him dry.

The Homecoming Parade stepped off as planned, although with a few more raincoats than in some years. Emory students rose to the challenge, with plenty of pep to counter the gray skies. Parade winners included the following:

  • Organizations: Women's Water Polo (first), Emory Cheerleading (second)
  • Residence halls: Turmilton (first), Raoul Hall (second)
  • Greek Life: Delta Delta Delta (first), Kappa Alpha Theta (second)

Following the parade, the Homecoming festival at McDonough Field offered lots of fun despite the weather, with food, drinks, face-painting and other activities. The Homecoming concert with Indigo Girls and The Shadowboxers also continued without a hitch, bringing fans out of the tents to sing along to their favorite songs.

See photos from the Homecoming Concert.