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Homecoming 2016

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HOMECOMING 2016
November 7-10

Homecoming week at Georgia Southern University is an experience and tradition the students have looked forward to for decades. The Spirit & Traditions committee brings organizations together on campus to enjoy the tradition of homecoming through spirited events and memorable moments. The week consists of noontime and evening events on campus, along with the parade and celebration towards the end of the week, and the crowning of king and queen during halftime at the football game on Thursday. Working for months on end, they facilitate all of the events and partner with countless others to guarantee an unforgettable homecoming for alumni, students, and the surrounding community.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Note: Event details and locations are subject to change.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7:
Banner Competition
(by the Office of Student Activities)
-Student organizations design theme related banners that will hang on the pedestrian through the week of Homecoming..  

Paint the Campus Blue (door decorating competition)
(by the Office of Student Activities)
-Campus departments design theme related displays on their windows and/or doors around campus  to compete for spirit points.

Biggest Fan on Campus Tailgate
(by the Office of Student Activities)
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Russell Union Rotunda
-Student organizations can set up tailgates and enjoy games, music and a Biggest Fan on Campus competition!

True Blue BBQ
(by the Office of Student Activities)
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Russell Union Rotunda
-Who has the best BBQ chicken on campus?  Student organizations can set up grills at their tailgates and compete to win over our expert judges.  Organizations must register to participate.  Who will be crowned?

Pennies for Eagles
(by Fraternity & Sorority Life)
11:00 am -2 :00 pm
Russell Union Rotunda
Students will raise money throughout Homecoming Week in support of Eagles for Eagles. There will be a twist each day. Money will be collected at the designated time.

T-Shirt Swap
(by the Office of Student Activities)
11:00 am
Russell Union Rotunda
-Students can exchange non-Georgia Southern University collegiate apparel for a brand new, Georgia Southern Homecoming t-shirt! Don’t have a collegiate t-shirt to swap? Simply pay $2 and bring any other t-shirt and you can own one!  Remember to bring your Eagle ID. Only 250 t-shirts available per day!  Be sure to get there early!

Royalty Candidate Voting
(by the Office of Student Activities)
-Be sure to vote for your favorite King, Queen, Duke and Duchess candidates. Voting will be on MyInvolvement and will end at 2:00pm.

GSU Idol
(by the Student Government Association)
7:00 pm
Russell Union Ballroom
-Be the next GSU star, show the campus who you really are! Students can compete to in a sing off to become the new GSU Idol!  Tickets will be $5 in advance and $7 at the door.  Students, be sure to bring your student ID!

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8:
Banner Competition
(by the Office of Student Activities)
-Student organizations design theme related banners that will hang on the pedestrian through the week of Homecoming..  

Paint the Campus Blue (door decorating competition)
(by the Office of Student Activities)
-Campus departments design theme related displays on their windows and/or doors around campus  to compete for spirit points.

Pennies for Eagles
(by Fraternity & Sorority Life)
11:00 am -2 :00 pm
Russell Union Rotunda
Students will raise money throughout Homecoming Week in support of Eagles for Eagles. There will be a twist each day. Money will be collected at the designated time.

T-Shirt Swap
(by the Office of Student Activities)
11:00 am
Russell Union Rotunda
-Students can exchange non-Georgia Southern University collegiate apparel for a brand new, Georgia Southern Homecoming t-shirt! Don’t have a collegiate t-shirt to swap? Simply pay $2 and bring any other t-shirt and you can own one!  Remember to bring your Eagle ID. Only 250 t-shirts available per day!  Be sure to get there early!

Doo-Dah Dance and Step Show
(by the University Programming Board)
7:00 pm (doors open at 6:00pm)
Hanner Fieldhouse
A dance show like no other! Student organizations compete in different categories including step, “doo-dah”, and dance for spirit points and prizes! “Tickets are $1 and can be purchased as follows: November 2-4 11:00am-2:00pm at the Russell Union Rotunda or 2:30pm-5:00pm in the Office of Student Activities (Williams Center). Tickets will be available as scheduled, until sold out. Tickets will NOT be sold day of or at the door unless we do not sell out the week before. Limit: 2 tickets per Eagle ID. MUST HAVE EAGLE ID, NO EXCEPTIONS. All proceeds will go to the Eagles for Eagles fund.

Crowning of Homecoming Duke & Duchess
(by the Office of Student Activities)
Intermission of Doo-Dah
Hanner Fieldhouse
-Two students, nominated by their organization and voted for by their peers will be crowned the 2016 Homecoming Duke and Duchess! The Homecoming Court (King and Queen) will also be announced tonight!

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9:
Banner Competition
(by the Office of Student Activities)
-Student organizations design theme related banners that will hang on the pedestrian through the week of Homecoming..  

Paint the Campus Blue (door decorating competition)
(by the Office of Student Activities)
-Campus departments design theme related displays on their windows and/or doors around campus  to compete for spirit points.

Pennies for Eagles
(by Fraternity & Sorority Life)
11:00 am -2 :00 pm
Russell Union Rotunda
Students will raise money throughout Homecoming Week in support of Eagles for Eagles. There will be a twist each day. Money will be collected at the designated time.

T-Shirt Swap
(by Office of Student Activities)
11:00 am
Russell Union Rotunda
-Students can exchange non-Georgia Southern University collegiate apparel for a brand new, Georgia Southern Homecoming t-shirt! Don’t have a collegiate t-shirt to swap? Simply pay $2 and bring any other t-shirt and you can own one!  Remember to bring your Eagle ID. Only 250 t-shirts available per day!  Be sure to get there early!

Sculpt-It for the Food Bank
(by the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement)
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Russell Union Commons
Student organizations bring canned goods and create sculptures related to the Homecoming theme in support of the Statesboro Food Bank and compete with other organizations to win spirit points!  All canned items will then be donated to the Statesboro Food Bank.

Screaming Eagles
(by the Residence Hall Association)
7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Nessmith Lane Conference Center Ballroom
-Come out and enjoy a lip sync competition you will not forget. Bring your Eagle ID!

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10:
Parade ft. Grand Marshal: President Jaimie Hebert
(by the Office of Student Activities)
Starts at 4:00 pm (will hit Sweetheart Circle at approx. 4:15 pm)
From Lot 42 (College of Education) to Sweetheart Circle
-Student organizations, campus departments, and members of the community enter parade floats, Krazy Kars, and characters in a spirit-filled parade.

Crowning of Homecoming King & Queen
(by the Office of Student Activities)
Halftime
Paulson Stadium
-Two students, nominated by their organization and voted for by their peers will be crowned the 2016 Homecoming King and Queen!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11:
Veterans Day Ceremony
(by the Military and Veteran Student Center)
Starts at 9:00 am
Sweetheart Circle
-Come out and join us for the Georgia Southern University Veterans Day Ceremony. Help us salute and celebrate our Service Men and Women that have served our Nation so well. 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12:
Red, White and True Blue 5K/10K Race
(by Campus Recreation & Intramurals)
8:00 am
Recreation Activities Center (RAC)
-Students and community members can stay active and participate in this years True Blue 5K/10K all while sporting their Georgia Southern University colors and apparel.  Visit georgiasouthern.edu/cri for registration information.

 

If you need accommodations related to access, please contact the University Programming Board at UPB@georgiasouthern.edu or by phone at (912) 478-2603 at least two weeks prior to the event.



Parade

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10:
Parade
(by Office of Student Activities)
-Student organizations, campus departments, and members of the community enter parade floats, Krazy Kars, and characters in a spirit-filled parade.

Start Time: 4:00pm (will hit Sweetheart Circle at approx. 4:15 pm)
Parade Route: From Lot 42 (College of Education) to Sweetheart Circle.
(Click on the map below to view the Parade route and affected areas/roads) 

Map
Not able to make it to the Parade?


Register for Homecoming Activities | REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

NOTE: ALL REGISTRATION FORMS AND FEES ARE DUE ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14 AT 4:00PM.
Also note: ALL students (orgs/individuals) wishing to participate in ANY Homecoming event must attend meetings as follows:

  • Captains/Royalty Meetings: Must designate at least two people from your organization to serve as the official point of contact for Homecoming participation. Collaborating orgs must have one Captain from each organization. Click here for a schedule.

 

(GSU Students) CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE
2016 HOMECOMING PARTICIPATION PACKET

Must have a valid MyGeorgiaSouthern login to view
(Last updated September 21)

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Last updated: 11/10/2016

OFFICE OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES • P.O. Box 7990 • Statesboro, Georgia • (912) 478-7270 • OSA@GeorgiaSouthern.edu