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But the connection between a school and its alumni is more than a weekend or even a week of events. Homecoming can strengthen the tie not only between an alumnus and her alma mater but also between all alumni as a group.

Why do you attend homecoming? What makes it special to you? The Post is looking to hear stories from alumni across the country about their homecoming experiences.

Wondering what homecoming looks like here in D.C.? This week, The Root DC is covering Howard University’s homecoming festivities. Read more here.