ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — St. Cloud State University has canceled its homecoming festivities, but that hasn’t stopped a group of downtown bars from staging an unofficial homecoming celebration.

St. Cloud Hospitality Association president Dan Wedin says about 15 to 20 businesses will host the traditional breakfast and drink specials on Saturday, Oct. 8. The St. Cloud Huskies will host Minnesota State-Mankato at 1 p.m.

Earlier this year St. Cloud State got rid of the traditional Homecoming event, and replaced it with a series of four “Celebrate! St. Cloud State” events. President Earl Potter has called the old homecoming a tradition the university was not proud of, including a full day of drinking known as “kegs and eggs.” WJON says the first Celebrate! St. Cloud State event is scheduled for Oct. 1.

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Comments (5)
  1. B Edwards says:

    Now instead of just one day of drinking…the university will have four. Smart thinking. College kids will win again!!

  2. Cheerleader says:

    Everyone come on down town for the real homecoming celebration Sat Oct 8th get there in the morning for great drink specials!!!

  3. Tyrell says:

    I’ll be there, ain’t going to let no DWI stop me…

  4. Paul Bunyan says:

    Ahhh,youth! Those keg-n-eggs homecomings up here were alot of fun!

  5. Josh says:

    The students created a Facebook group first, and then worked with the bars to get them included and everything organized on the same weekend.

    The link below is the event for the students homecoming.

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