Where the Sagebrush Grows: A History of USU Homecoming: Homecoming Dances
Originally, USU held Homecoming Dances for returning alumni. These formal events occurred first at the Student Union Building and, later, at the Alumni House. The dance often included a banquet, as well. Attendance was by invitiation only, and the Alumni Association invited all of the Alumni on their records. As a result, these dances were multi-generational evenings for reminiscing and networking with fellow Aggies.
The most recent version of the Homecoming Dance is a 1970s themed evening, a trend which became popular during the late 1990s. Students are usually the attendees of these dances, which feature loud music and even louder clothers. The dance ends at midnight, at which time those who want to participate in the True Aggie tradition all troop out together to the Block A to do so. Occasionally, a more formal event is held to honor the older tradition.
For those who are interested, this is a gallery of photographs from the Alumni Dance and Banquet in 1962 and 1966. [click to enlarge, click again to browse all images]