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Tuskegee University’s homecoming festivities on Saturday, Oct. 28 will serve as a focal point for a week of activities that begin Sunday, Oct. 22 and spans through Sunday, Oct. 29.
“Tuskegee’s homecoming traditionally draws the school’s largest gathering of alumni, students, community members and fans during the year,” said Regina Burden, Tuskegee University’s vice president for student affairs and enrollment management. “We’re delighted to share this celebration with so many who call ‘Mother Tuskegee’ home, and encourage locals and out-of-town fans alike to come to campus prepared, patient and flexible with the logistics associated with planning such a gathering.”
Homecoming activities will not just include Saturday’s annual homecoming parade beginning at 9 a.m. and the Golden Tiger Football team’s 1 p.m. kickoff against the Marauders of Central State University, but activities throughout the week hosted by the Student Government Association, Tuskegee National Alumni Association, and other university and alumni groups. A complete schedule of homecoming activities is available online at www.tuskegee.edu/homecoming, but highlights include:
In addition to event information, the university’s homecoming webpage provides information about parade routes and entries, traffic and parking, tailgating, event ticketing and on-campus vending. Online or downloadable applications to participate in the parade and to vend on campus are due by close of business on Friday, Oct. 20.
The traffic resulting from the influx of additional campus visitors, as well as the homecoming parade itself, will result in numerous street closures and re-routed traffic patterns on Saturday, Oct. 28. Anyone visiting the campus or needing to navigate the area surrounding campus and Downtown Tuskegee on Saturday are encouraged to familiarize themselves with those changes by visiting the university’s homecoming webpage. Most traffic-related changes will be in effect starting at 7 a.m. Saturday and extend through two hours following the conclusion of the football game.
For more information about the university’s homecoming activities, visit www.tuskegee.edu/homecoming.
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