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FSU Pushes Homecoming To Spring 2021

The FSU Marching Chiefs march down the street as a crowd watches, cheers and takes photos during the 2016 Homecoming Parade.
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WFSU Public Media
The FSU Marching Chiefs march down the street as a crowd watches, cheers and takes photos during the 2016 Homecoming Parade.

The Florida State University Alumni Association says its cancelled homecoming amid the coronavirus pandemic. It’s planning to reschedule the annual gathering in the Spring, but hasn’t set dates.

The loss of the homecomings at FSU and Florida A&M University will likely take a bite out of the city’s economy.

The events draw tens of thousands of people to the city and those people spend money at local restaurants, hotels, bars and small businesses like clothing boutiques.

FSU’s homecoming was slated for Nov. 9-14.

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Lynn Hatter is a Florida A&M University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Lynn has served as reporter/producer for WFSU since 2007 with education and health care issues as her key coverage areas. She is an award-winning member of the Capital Press Corps and has participated in the NPR Kaiser Health News Reporting Partnership and NPR Education Initiative. When she’s not working, Lynn spends her time watching sci-fi and action movies, writing her own books, going on long walks through the woods, traveling and exploring antique stores. Follow Lynn Hatter on Twitter: @HatterLynn.