If on the weekend of October 24, you happen to see many more alumni around campus than usual, don't worry: Harvard-Yale didn't come early.
Rather, Homecoming did.
If you're anything like FlyBy, at this point you're thinking: "Homecoming? Harvard? What?"
The explanation, after the jump.
With New Haven serving as the battlefield for The Game this fall, the Harvard Alumni Association has decided to come up with a different way to draw alumni back to the Yard.
Its solution --Homecoming -- is old news at many other campuses, but for Harvard, it will be a first.
In an interview with the Crimson, Reardon denied that the event was a fundraising effort in response to the economic downturn.
"The business is trying to get people interested, and you don't know what might result from that," he said. "Some would say it's friend-raising rather than fundraising."
Homecoming will take place on October 24, the weekend of the game against Princeton. Apart from a barbecue and a tailgate party, the $20 registration fee will cover campus tours, admission to art museums and libraries, a movie screening, a glee club concert, and a public service lecture.