South Celebrates Homecoming and 60th Anniversary
Posted on September 12, 2023
The University of South Alabama is celebrating its 60th anniversary with the theme “Homecoming 2023: Diamonds are Forever,” with a week of fun events Sept. 18-23, where students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community are invited to come and celebrate.
This year’s homecoming activities will include a free public concert, bonfire, pep rally, car show, fireworks and step show on Friday, Sept. 22. And, on Saturday, Sept. 23 everyone is invited to a homecoming parade featuring the Jaguar Marching Band, and at 4 p.m. the football game kicks-off as the Jaguars take on Central Michigan at Hancock Whitney Stadium.
“Now celebrating 60 years, South Alabama continues to be a vital educational and economic force making it the Flagship of the Gulf Coast. It was a shared vision that the region could not thrive without having higher education opportunities for all people,” said Homecoming Co-Chair Coleman Wolf, associate director of Student Organization & Leadership. “We are looking forward to everyone coming together to enjoy the diamond anniversary and homecoming festivities.”
Click here for a complete list of homecoming events.
Click here for ticket and game day information.
The 2023 USA Homecoming will include some of the following exciting festivities:
- Events begin on Monday, Sept. 18, with our traditional “Junk the Jungle.” Students
are encouraged to toss tissue in the trees of the traffic circle at 6 p.m. Monday,
- Everyone is invited to enjoy “Fun Fest,” where there will be free food, games, and
much more. This will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Student Center
- South Alabama encourages everyone to show their school pride by wearing red, white,
and blue for “Jag Wear Wednesday.”
- Homecoming events continue at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, with the “Wall of Honor
being held at the Moulton Tower and Alumni Plaza.” This is an invitation-only event.
- From 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, at the University Commons, Dr. Robert Israel will lead a healthy cooking demonstration. Read more to register.
Also, on Friday, there will be a homecoming bonfire and pep rally at the intramural fields along with the following:
- 5 p.m. Classic Car Show.
- 6 p.m. Cooper Trent Concert.
- 6:45 p.m.-7 p.m. Bonfire and Pep Rally.
- 7:15-8 p.m. Cooper Trent's second set.
- 8 p.m. Fireworks and the National Pan-Hellenic Council Homecoming Step Show at the Mitchell Center.
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