September 28, 2012
CEDAR HILL, Texas – Mark your calendars for the 2012 Northwood University Homecoming Celebration! The celebration begins Thursday, October 4th with a Homecoming Kick-off Knight Cookout at the Swalwell Student Union beginning at 11AM for current University students. Friday, October 5th student Knight’s will participate in intramurals at the recreation area at 2PM.
Saturday, October 6th the Northwood Homecoming festivities are open to Crossing Over participants, with a festival between Knight’s Cove and Court, beginning at 4PM and running to 6PM. After the carnival stroll over to network with the Knights for a Social Hour of Fellowship and try some scrumptious hors d’oeuvres fit for royalty between 6:00pm – 7:00pm in the Lambert Commons. RSVP is required to attend. RSVP at www.northwood.edu/crossingover/. Admission is five dollars at the door. Returning Knights, please remember to wear your Knights Medallion. Crossing Over will begin promptly at 7:30PM.
The Crossing Over Ceremony symbolizes the crossing over of Northwood University graduates, students, colleagues, and friends of the University from various backgrounds and bonds them with each other by induction into Knighthood. As Northwood University Knights, they are pledging their allegiance to the task of continually promoting The Northwood Idea, and along with their alma mater, pledge to forever promote individual freedoms of men and women throughout the world.
Held annually on the first Saturday of October, the Texas Campus Crossing Over Ceremony is steeped in the lore of Knights, chivalry, honor, freedom and officially inducts participants into Northwood Knighthood.
Based on the Northwood Code of Ethics and the Knights Code of Honor, this ceremony is open to all Northwood graduates, regardless of campus affiliation, current Texas Campus students, Northwood employees who have worked for the University for more than one year, and Northwood friends who have contributed to Northwood in a significant way as determined by the Alumni Leadership Council, North Texas.
Each first-time participant receives a uniquely numbered Knights Medallion attached to a red, white, and blue lanyard. The second year participant receives the official blue lanyard, and anyone participating three times or more receives the knighthead pin to attach to the blue lanyard.