Last July 30, 2022, UP AME held its fourth grand alumni homecoming in Balay Kalinaw in UP Diliman. It has been part of the organization’s tradition to hold this event every five years to commemorate and strengthen the bond between current members and the alumni. The event is themed to be spy-like and features the popular video game, Among Us, in many of its decorations and activities. It was also livestreamed via Zoom for those who were not able to attend but still wanted to be part of it. Overall, there were over 60 attendees making this event truly live up to its name.
Before entering the venue, the attendees would have to go through the registration booth and follow the health protocols. They may also choose to take a picture with the Annie standee after. Small plushies of Among Us crewmates were also given as tokens to the attendees. The program started with the opening remark’s of the Membership and Alumni Committee Head. After which, the emcees asked the attendees how they are doing and other casual but engaging questions to set the mood. This was followed by various games that were prepared. Some prizes were also given out. After all the fun and games, dinner was served. The attendees may also view the latest buddy tree and see how far their lineage has come. After dinner, an awarding ceremony was done and various awards were given to the alumni. Nearing the end, the raffle portion of the event was a pleasant surprise. To wrap-up the event, the President gave his closing remarks formally ending the event. An unexpected gift was also given by an anonymous alumni to the organization which was revealed to be a Buru-themed air fryer. Truly, this event was a momentous occasion and we all look forward to the next one in 2027!