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Weeklong homecoming festivities kick off Nov. 3 at Tuskegee

October 04, 2019

Contact: Brittney Dabney, Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing
 

Homecoming float with Royal Court

Tuskegee University will welcome tens of thousands of alumni, area residents and fans to one of the most anticipated events of the fall semester – its 95th annual Homecoming game on Saturday, Nov. 9 and events surrounding it. Homecoming festivities officially begin Sunday, Nov. 3 and continue through Sunday, Nov. 10.

This year’s theme, “The Power of Excellence,” will continue to exemplify President Lily D. McNair’s vision introduced through by her “New Era of Leadership and Excellence” inaugural theme in March 2019. “The Power of Excellence” is intended to showcase the strength of Tuskegee’s students, administration, faculty and staff working seamlessly with the community to maintain its legacy and tradition while embracing innovation.

“Tuskegee University’s homecoming gives alumni, friends and families a chance to come back to campus, reconnect and experience one of our greatest traditions,” said Abena Myers-Taylor, Tuskegee interim vice president for student affairs and dean of student life. “This will be a week of exciting signature events, and we encourage all who call the university ‘Mother Tuskegee’ to come home and celebrate with us.”

This year’s homecoming events will pay a special tribute to members of the classes of 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014. In addition to alumni reunion events, other homecoming highlights include the annual homecoming parade beginning at 9 a.m. on Nov. 9, followed by the 1 p.m. kickoff between Tuskegee’s Golden Tigers and the Miles College Golden Bears.

Alumni, students and fans are invited to participate in other campus activities, including those hosted by the Student Government Association, Office of Alumni Affairs, Tuskegee National Alumni Association, and other university groups.

To experience the traditions for which Tuskegee’s homecoming is famous, visit www.tuskegee.edu/homecoming for a complete schedule — including how to register where applicable. Some of the week’s featured events include:

Thursday, Nov. 7

6 p.m., Annual Miss and Mr. Tuskegee University Gala, Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Center

Friday, Nov. 8

All day, Office of Alumni Affairs reunion events begin

7 a.m., TNAA Annual Golf Classic, Indian Pines Golf Course, Auburn

1 p.m., Day Party on The Yard

6 p.m., Tuskegee University R.O.T.C. Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Reception, Gen. Daniel "Chappie" James Museum

8 p.m., SGA Student Concert, Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Center

8 p.m., Alumni and Friends Homecoming “All Black Party,” Logan Hall

Saturday, Nov. 9

All day, Office of Alumni Affairs reunion events continue

9 a.m., Homecoming Parade

1 p.m., Tuskegee University vs. Miles College homecoming football game, Abbott Memorial Alumni Stadium

6 p.m., Crimson & Gold Gala: Investing in Excellence through Scholarships, Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa

7 p.m., SGA Step Show, Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Center

Sunday, Nov. 10

8:30 a.m., Alumni class photographs

9:30 a.m., Charter Day/Homecoming Convocation, University Chapel

In addition to event information and registration links, 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 must be submitted by close of business on Friday, Oct. 18.

On Saturday, Nov. 9, 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. Anyone visiting the campus or needing to navigate the area surrounding campus and Downtown Tuskegee that 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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