University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
August 16, 2010
Contact: Joy Washington, USA Public Relations, (251) 460-6211

USA Kicks Off School Year with JagFest,
Jaguar Football and Marching Band


           The University of South Alabama will kick off a new academic year with a host of back-to-school activities, including JagFest 2010 and the second season of South Alabama Jaguar football and marching band.

            The new school year officially begins Saturday, Aug. 21 with JagFest 2010, when the University community welcomes students to campus during Move-In Day, a campus fair and president’s dinner buffet.

           Following Move-In Day on Saturday, USA will have a record number of students living on campus, with more than 2,800 students residing at the University this fall. 

           Classes at USA begin on Monday, Aug. 23.

Upcoming USA back-to-school events include:

  • Aug. 21, JagFest (activities all day).  Open to new students and their parents, as well as other members of the University community.  It is hosted by the offices of the President
    and New Student Orientation.

            JagFest Activities:

              -- Move-In Day
                  9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Epsilon, Delta and Beta Gamma residence halls
                  USA President Gordon Moulton, faculty, staff, student organizations and administrators                   welcome and help new students move into residence halls               

              -- Campus Fair -   5-6:30 p.m., Mitchell Center
                  Features more than 100 information booths set up by USA student organizations, business                   and community representatives. Refreshments are provided and door prizes are given

                -- President’s Dinner Buffet - 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., Mitchell Center
                    A welcoming dinner buffet for new students and their families hosted by
                    USA President Gordon Moulton.

  • Aug. 28, Jaguar Football Fan Day – Open to the community.

    -- Fan meet-and-greet with team and coaches - 9:30-11 a.m., Ladd-Peebles Stadium
  • Sept. 2, USA National Alumni Association Annual Meeting – All alumni are invited.

    -- Cocktails -  5:30 p.m., Mitchell Center, John Counts Room
    -- Meeting -  6 p.m., John Counts Room
  • Sept. 2, Jaguar Football Pep Rally – Open to the community.

    -- Pep Rally – 7:30 p.m., north side Mitchell Center steps, near jaguar statue
  • Sept. 4, Jaguar Football First 2010 Season Game

    -- Tailgating - 10 a.m., Ladd-Peebles Stadium
    -- Jag Prowl - 1:40 p.m., south side of Ladd-Peebles Stadium
    -- South Alabama Jaguar Marching Band pre-game show – 3:50 p.m.
    -- Jaguars vs. Pikeville College - 4 p.m., Ladd-Peebles Stadium

Individual and season South Alabama Jaguar football tickets can be purchased by visiting or by calling (251) 461-1USA.

For more information on registration or readmission for former USA students, visit the USA Registrar’s Office online at or call (251) 460-6251.

New students interested in applying for admission to the University can get information by visiting the USA Office of Admissions online at or by calling
(251) 460-6141.


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