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Oklahoma State University Homecoming Celebration Postponed

Oklahoma State University alumni, students and fans enjoy the annual Walkaround in October 2019.

Oklahoma State University’s annual homecoming celebration is yet another casualty of the coronavirus.

The OSU Alumni Association announced on Monday that the centennial celebration originally scheduled for October 26th through the 31st will be postponed until fall 2021.

Organizers of the student-run event said they would not be able to monitor capacity or social distancing measures for the tens of thousands of alumni and students that attend them.

“The Alumni Association understands the yearly return to the campus is a highlight for many OSU alumni and fans,” said Tony LoPresto, Alumni Association board chair. “While we understand this decision will disappoint many Cowboys, we want to ensure Homecoming events can be enjoyed in a safe manner and that the centennial celebration is hosted in such a way that is representative of this one-of-a-kind OSU tradition.”

Dubbed as 'America’s Greatest Homecoming,' events include a parade, carnival and chili cook-off and a Walkaround, which showcases large house decorations built by the Greek community and residential halls.

This is the first time OSU’s homecoming has been postponed, although it was combined with other campus events during World War II.

Ryan LaCroix is the Director of Content and Audience Development for KOSU.
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