SAVANNAH— Savannah State University (SSU) will celebrate Homecoming 2013 Oct. 20-26 with a slate of events for students, alumni and the community. This year’s Homecoming celebratory theme is “Our Legacy, Your Future.”
Expected to attract thousands of Tiger fans from around the country, Homecoming week culminates with the annual football game on Oct. 26, when the SSU Tigers take on the North Carolina Central University Eagles at 2 p.m. at Theodore A. Wright Stadium. General admission game tickets – $15 for youth, senior citizens and military; and $20-$30 for adults – may be purchased on the SSU athletics website: ssuathletics.com.
The week-long celebration week begins Oct. 20 with worship services at St. Paul CME Church, located at 1601 Barnard St. SSU President Cheryl D. Dozier will be the guest speaker at the 8 and 11 a.m. services. On Sunday evening, Greek alumni will assemble for the Ole Skool Step Show at Tiger Arena. Admission for the show, which begins at 6:30 p.m., is $5 per person and proceeds will benefit the Closing the Gap Scholarship fund.
Homecoming day starts with the annual parade through downtown Savannah beginning at 9 a.m. Marching bands, floats and decorated units will assemble on East Broad Street near Taylor Street and travel north on East Broad to Broughton Street, west on Broughton to MLK Jr. Blvd., south on MLK to Anderson Street and west on Anderson to Ogeechee Road where parade units will disband near the Economic Opportunity Authority building. This year’s parade grand marshal is Laura K. Irwin (’57) and the honorary parade marshal is Bernice Myers (’50), both of Dublin, Ga.
A full schedule of events and other Homecoming details are available at savannahstate.edu.
Established in 1890, Savannah State University is the oldest public historically black college or university in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university’s 4,600 students select majors from 26 undergraduate and five graduate programs in three colleges – Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Sciences and Technology – and the School of Teacher Education.
Savannah State University
Homecoming 2013: Our Legacy, Your Future
Sunday, October 20
Homecoming Worship Service
Guest speaker: Dr. Cheryl D. Dozier, SSU President
8 and 11 a.m., St. Paul CME Church, 1601 Barnard St.
Old School Step Show
6:30 p.m., Tiger Arena
$5 p/person; proceeds benefit the Closing the Gap Scholarship fund
9 p.m.-midnight, Tiger Arena
Monday, October 21
Novelty Acts One*
noon-3 p.m., King-Frazier Student Center
8-11 p.m., Student Union Ballroom
Tuesday, October 22
Meet and Greet*
noon-2 p.m., Student Union Ballroom
8-11 p.m., Tiger Arena
SSU Students: $10 advance; $15 at the door (SSU ID required)
General Public: $15 advance; $20 at the door
Wednesday, October 23
Novelty Acts 2*
noon-3 p.m., King-Frazier Student Center
8-11 p.m., Willcox-Wiley Gym
Thursday, October 24
Alumni/Career Connection Session and Reception
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Student Union Ballroom B & C
Savannah State University National Alumni Association (SSUNAA) Registration
2 p.m., Hilton Savannah DeSoto, 15 E. Liberty St.
Residential Step Show
2-4 p.m., Alexis Circle
Coronation of Ms. SSUNAA and Attendants
5 p.m., Gordon Library
Coronation of Miss Savannah State University
7 p.m., Tiger Arena
Friday, October 25
18th Annual Bill Davis Memorial Golf Tournament
7:30 a.m., Crosswinds Golf Club, 232 James B. Blackburn Dr.
8 a.m., Hilton Savannah DeSoto, 15 E. Liberty St.
President’s Class Reunion Brunch
10 a.m., SSU Foundation House, 4724 LaRoche Ave.
Low County Boil by Thompson Hospitality
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Alexis Circle
Carnival and SSUNAA Fish Fry
noon, Alexis Circle
1 p.m., Starting location TBA
SSUNAA Information Session
2:30 p.m., Elmore Theater, King-Frazier Student Center
Young Alumni Greek Stroll-Off
SSUNAA Riverboat Dinner/Dance Cruise
Greek Step Show
8 p.m.-midnight, Tiger Arena
SSU Students: $15 advance; $20 at the door (SSU ID required)
General Public: $20 advance; $25 at the door
Saturday, October 26
9 a.m., Downtown Savannah
Football game: SSU Tigers vs. North Carolina Central University Eagles
2 p.m., T. A. Wright Stadium
SSUNAA Orange and Blue Dance
Featuring comedian Barbara Carlyle (’82) and Love on Music: Lavon Stevens Band
8:30 p.m., Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St.
1O p.m. – 2 a.m., Tiger Arena
SSU Students: $30 advance; $35 at the door (SSU ID required)
General Public: $40 advance; $45 at the door
*Event open to SSU students only; SSU ID required
Ticket, Other Info:
Football game tickets may be purchased on the website: www.ssuathletics.com.
To register for the golf tournament, call 912-358-3062.
To purchase tickets for events sponsored by the SSUNAA , call 912-236-0631.
Tickets for the fashion show, Greek step show and concert are available in the campus bookstore, located in the King-Frazier Student Center; SSU student all-access pass is $50.
To inquire about football game tailgating and vending, call 912-358-3117.