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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 at the end of the week, and the crowning of king and queen during halftime at the football game on Saturday. 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.

The student organization participation deadline is now closed.
For detailed participation information:
Click here to download the 2014 Homecoming Participation Packet

*Please note that the packet may be updated at any time. For the most up-to-date information, please access the above copy of the 2014 Homecoming Participation Packet.

Events Calendar

(Click here for a complete schedule of this year’s Homecoming events!)

Monday, October 6th

Royalty Candidate Voting
All Day on MyInvolvement
Be sure to vote for your favorite King, Queen, Duke and Duchess candidates.

Banner Competition
Student organizations design theme related banners that will hang on the pedestrian throughout the week of Homecoming.

Paint the Boro Blue
Student organizations, campus departments and Statesboro area businesses paint theme related displays on windows around campus and in the community to compete for spirit points!

Southern Walk of Fame Kickoff
11:00am – 2:00pm at the Russell Union Rotunda
Food, fame and fun! Get a red carpet sneak peak of the Homecoming week!

T-shirt Swap
12:00noon -1:00pm at the 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 you can own one! Remember to bring your Eagle ID. 175 shirts swapped per day! Get there early!

GSU Idol
(by Student Government Association)
7:00pm at the Russell Union Ballroom
Students can compete in a sing off to become the new GSU Idol! Tickets will be $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Bring your Eagle ID!

 

Tuesday, October 7th

Royalty Candidate Voting
All Day on MyInvolvement
Be sure to vote for your favorite King, Queen, Duke and Duchess candidates.

Sculpt-It for the Hungry
(by Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement)
11:00am – 2:00pm at the 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!

T-shirt Swap
12:00noon -1:00pm at the 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 you can own one! Remember to bring your Eagle ID. 175 shirts swapped per day! Get there early!

Screaming Eagles feat. Mentalist, Christopher Carter
(by University Programming Board)
7:00pm at the Russell Union Ballroom (doors open at 6:00pm)
Come out and enjoy an entertainment show you will not forget. Bring your Eagle ID!

 

Wednesday, October 8th

Royalty Candidate Voting
All Day on MyInvolvement
Be sure to vote for your favorite King, Queen, Duke and Duchess candidates.

T-shirt Swap
12:00noon -1:00pm at the 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 you can own one! Remember to bring your Eagle ID. 175 shirts swapped per day! Get there early!

Real Eagles of Hollywood
(by Multicultural Student Center)
11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Russell Union Rotunda
This is a philanthropic event in which students can come and create stars with heartfelt sentiments that will go to local students. Bring your Eagle ID!

 

Thursday, October 9th

Royalty Candidate Voting
Until 12noon on MyInvolvement
Be sure to vote for your favorite King, Queen, Duke and Duchess candidates.

T-shirt Swap
12:00noon -1:00pm at the 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 you can own one! Remember to bring your Eagle ID. 175 shirts swapped per day! Get there early!

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

Doo-Dah Dance & Step Show
(by University Programming Board)
7:00 pm, at the Recreation Activity Center (RAC)
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 at the t-shirt swap or in the UPB office (Williams Center 2061). Limited tickets available.

 

 

Friday, October 10th

Pennies for Eagles
(by Fraternity & Sorority Life)
11:00 am -1 :00 pm at the 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 donated at each noontime event.

Parade
(by Office of Student Activities)
4:00 pm from the 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.

Hollywood Celebration
(by University Programming Board)
5:00 pm at Sweetheart Circle
Following the parade, a celebration with games, activities, and food will serve as the backdrop to the announcement of the 2014 Homecoming Court, crowning the Duke and Duchess, and the winners of this year’s spirit point competition!

Outdoor Movie: Lucy
(by University Programming Board)
At sunset at Sweetheart Circle
End the day at a free outdoor movie on Sweetheart Circle. Free for all students! Bring your Eagle ID!

 

Saturday, October 11th

True Blue 5K
(by Campus Recreation & Intramurals)
7:30 am at the Recreation Activity Center (RAC)
Students and community members can stay active and participate in this year’s True Blue 5K all while sporting their Georgia Southern University colors and apparel. Visit georgiasouthern.edu/cri for registration info.

Football vs. University of Idaho
6:00 pm at Paulson Stadium
Cheer on the Eagles to victory as they take on University of Idaho, for the 2014 Homecoming game! Contact athletics for tickets.

Crowning of Homecoming King and Queen
(by Office of Student Activities)
During Halftime of the Football Game at Paulson Stadium
Two students, nominated by their organization and voted for by their peers will be crowned the 2014 Homecoming King and Queen!

Events and locations are subject to change. Please visit our website for the most up-to-date information.

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