Get excited!

Members of the Northwestern Homecoming Committee are already busy planning a full week of activities for Homecoming 2016! Watch this space for updates on events, royalty, registrations, contests, and more!

Homecoming Week 2016 will be October 16 – 22 with the
homecoming football game on Saturday, October 22
and the parade and pep-rally on Friday, October 21.

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Nominate someone for Homecoming Court 2016!

The nominations for Homecoming Court 2016 are now open!
Nominations are now closed.

We are looking for twelve Wildcats who have so much purple pride they don’t know what to do with it all!

Anyone who will be a senior during the 2016-2017 school year can be nominated.

(you can even nominate yourself!)

Nominations were due by 11:59pm on Sunday, May 22. 

Last Year’s Royalty

Meet last year’s Homecoming Royalty!

The members of the 2016 Homecoming Court won’t be selected until this Autumn but check out the members of last year’s Homecoming Royalty!

Eliza Abramson
Eliza AbramsonHey Guys! I’m Eliza! I’m a very proud Brooklynite who can tell you that despite my love for Chicago, New York undoubtedly has the best pizza. I’m a RTVF major and also part of the Integrated Marketing Communications certificate program. On campus some groups I’m involved with are A&O Productions, Associated Student Government, and my sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha. While I love all of my campus involvements, being part of Mayfest, the group that plans Dillo Day, holds a special place in my heart. This year I’m incredibly excited to be one of the co-chairs and cannot wait to spend the next 9 months planning the best day of the year for the Northwestern student body. For homecoming week, I’m really looking forward to spending time with the members of the court and getting to know them all better.

Alexandria Bobbitt
Alexandria BobbittHey ‘Cats! My name is Alexandria Bobbitt and I am so honored to be homecoming royalty this year. I was born and raised on the south side of Chicago and attending Northwestern was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream as I was raised by two proud NU alums! I am studying Human Development and Psychological Services and am so happy to be a SESPian. For the past 3 years I have rooted myself in two student groups that have shaped my NU experience: House on the Rock (Intervarsity’s Black campus ministry) and Northwestern Community Ensemble (NU’s premier Gospel choir). I was fortunate to serve as a PA for 2 years (shout out to the Wildcat Welcome family!) and each time remember the things I love about NU and why I love being at this university. Entering this last year of college, realizing that everything I do and each moment will really never happen again, I am prepared to enjoy this Homecoming and each moment that follows more than I ever have before. This is my “Why not” year. Why not do something crazy fun? Why not spend a few extra minutes walking on the lakefront? Why not seize this opportunity even if you aren’t sure of the outcome? Why not be on homecoming royalty? Why not be happy exactly where you are? As seniors (and people lol) I believe we have everything to gain and nothing to lose, so Why not just be great? I’m looking forward to it all!

Kayla Brackett
Kayla Brackett I am Kayla, a student in WCAS majoring in Economics, Urban Studies and Transportation Logistics. On campus I’m involved in a variety of things including Dance Marathon, Club Figure Skating, Alpha Phi, N’CAT Tutors and I’m a PA! I am most excited to live every moment and enjoy absolutely every second of my final year at Northwestern (of course football season and the Homecoming game will be a highlight in that)!

Pear Dhiantravan
Pear DhiantravanMy name is Pakasutha but I go by Pear for short. I’m double majoring in chemical engineering & biology, and this summer I was studying aeromechanics with NASA while showing off my purple pride all around California I love beach volleyball, camping, and ice skating- especially at Norris in the winter. I’m excited for Dance Marathon and to get PUMPED about Homecoming, Paint the Town Purple, and watch the Wildcats own it this year!! Go ‘cats (beat the Hawkeyes!!!)

Haley Hinkle
Haley HinkleI am a journalism and political science double major from Warsaw, Indiana. At Northwestern I have been a part of Associated Student Government, Deering Days, NBN website staff and Class Gift, and I am also involved in my sorority, Alpha Chi Omega. I am so excited for another beautiful fall on campus, and to cheer the ‘Cats to victory for one more season from the student section!

Iheoma Nkemere
Iheoma NkemereHey guys, my name is Iheoma! I am a Psychology major who also minors in Global Health and Anthropology. I’m a Southern California native from Rancho Cucamonga; contrary to popular belief, it’s not a made up place. Some things I am involved with on campus include being a campus tour guide, a Wildcat Welcome Peer Adviser, a health educator for Peer Health Exchange, and an active member of Delta Gamma. Despite my extracurricular involvements on campus, my one true love is Norris–I basically live there and I don’t know how I feel about yet. Regardless of this, I am super excited for Homecoming this year and am stoked for the football game at the end of the week as well as spending loads of time with the rest of court.

Danny Callison
Danny CallisonDanny Callison is an Economics and History major who is also involved with Sigma Nu, Alternative Student Breaks, and WNUR. He is most excited about seeing our football team take on Iowa in the homecoming game and hopefully have a successful season!


Malik Dent
Malik DentMalik Dent is a Human Development and Psychological Services major on a pre-medicine route who is also involved with For Members Only and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He is really looking forward to graduate! Also looking forward to cheering on the Cats as we destroy the Hawkeyes.


Nevil George
Nevil GeorgeMy name is Nevil George and I was born in India, but grew up in Maputo, Mozambique. I’m studying computer science in McCormick. In the past, I’ve been a RA, a PA and the treasurer for the Sigma Chi Fraternity but most recently, I’ve been involved with building the “hacker” culture at NU through HackNorthwestern and EPIC. I’m really excited to be on Homecoming this year because it’s always an exciting time and I’ll get to meet many interesting people!

Diego Henriquez-Garcia
Diego Henriquez-GarciaHi! I’m Diego. I am a Senior in WCAS studying Political Science and International Studies. I lived most of my life in Fort Lauderdale, FL but was born in Valencia, Venezuela and now live in Houston, TX. I am the incoming Co-Director of the Global Engagement Summit, a campus tour guide, an Institute for Policy Research Undergraduate Research Assistant, and a brother of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. I also had the amazing opportunity to be Northwestern University Dance Marathon’s 2015 Emcee with my friend Cristina. During homecoming, I am excited to spend more time with the other awesome wildcats on the court and meet the alumni that helped make NU a place I call home!

Brad McCandless
Brad McCandlessBrad McCandless is a Political Science and International Studies double major, with a minor in Middle East and North African Studies. I have served on the Interfraternity Council executive board for the past two years as VP for Risk Management and VP for Standards, and prior to that, was the executive risk manager of my fraternity Phi Kappa Psi. I also volunteer weekly with Northwestern to Benefit Special Olympics. In the past, I have been involved with Wildside, Dance Marathon, and Northwestern GreekBuild, and was a peer advisor for Wildcat Welcome in 2013. I also co-founded and write for a foreign affairs publication called Millennials Diplomacy. I’m excited that Homecoming will be a morning game this year because hopefully that will engage the town of Evanston more effectively, and bring our communities closer together for the best Homecoming extravaganza yet. As for the rest of the year, I’m ecstatic to get back on campus and continue fostering the incredible friendships I’ve made so far, and finish the best four years of my life with a bang.

Kenny Mok
Kenny MokKenny is a senior majoring in Political Science and Economics. He is a Korean American raised in New Jersey, an EDM junkie, and the biggest Brooklyn Nets fan you will ever meet. Kenny proudly represents Associated Student Government, Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, Asian Pacific American Coalition, and the Freshman Urban Pre-Orientation Program. For Homecoming, Kenny is most excited for the free food (always), social events, and the chance to get a selfie with ESPN’s Mike Green.