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Tuskegee University releases homecoming week details

October 18, 2017

Homecoming groups

Contact:   Michael Tullier, APR, Senior Director
Office of Communications, Public Relations & Marketing

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:

Thursday, Oct. 26

  • 10 a.m., dedication of the Jock Smith Tuskegee National Alumni Association Alumni House, 306 North Main Street
  • 6:30 p.m., the 88th annual Miss Tuskegee University Gala, Chappie James Center
  • 10 p.m., the 20th Mr. Tuskegee University Reign Party

Friday, Oct. 27

  • All day, Alumni events begin
  • 7 a.m., TNAA Annual Golf Classic, Indian Pines Golf Course, Auburn
  • 12 p.m., remaining university classes canceled
  • 12 p.m., Carnival on The Yard
  • 6 p.m., Tuskegee University ROTC Military Alumni Reception, Chappie James Center Museum
  • 8 p.m., Alumni and Friends Homecoming Concert and After-party featuring Dru Hill and Silk, Chappie James Center

Saturday, Oct. 28

  • All day, Alumni events continue
  • 9 a.m., Homecoming Parade
  • 1 p.m., Tuskegee University vs. Central State University, Alumni Bowl
  • 7 p.m., SGA Step Show, Chappie James Center
  • 10 p.m., SGA Student Concert, Chappie James Center

Sunday, Oct. 29

  • 8:30 a.m., Alumni Class Photographs
  • 9:30 a.m., Charter Day/Homecoming Convocation, University Chapel
  • 11 a.m., Memorial Service, Booker T. Washington Gravesite

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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