Photos page for Homecoming

From the President

The 2013-14 academic year is especially significant and this year’s Homecoming theme reflects that: Not only are we celebrating 20 years of achieving university status, we also celebrate 50 years of integration at VSU. While the 50th Anniversary of Integration committee will have its own activities throughout the academic year, we wanted to highlight the ways in which VSU has fostered and continues to foster unity.

To that end, Dacia and I hope that you will mark your calendars for the week of September 30-October 5 and will celebrate with us VSU’s accomplishments and sense of pride. Our Homecoming Web site will go live on September 9, so be sure to visit the page to register for specific events.

Let’s Go Blazers!

VSU President William J. McKinney

Schedule of Alumni Events

Thursday, October 3

6:00 - 7:00 PM

President's Cookout  ·  Reames Field (Next to PE Complex)
Open to Students and Alumni

Students and Alumni are invited to join the President and First Lady for a cookout.

This event is free of charge; however, registration is required.

Registration is Closed
7:00 - 8:00 PM

“Blacklight with the Blazers” Pep Rally  ·  PE Complex  
Open to the Public

Wear your white clothing and help cheer the Blazers on to victory! Special appearances will be made by football players, cheerleaders, Red Hots, and the Blazin’ Brigade. Admission to this event is free of charge, open to the public, and requires no registration.

8:00 PM

Battle of the Bands  ·  PE Complex  ·  Open to the Public

Witness some of VSU’s finest students, faculty, staff, and alumni fight to win the title of the best band on campus and amazing prizes! To register your band for this competition, contact the Office of Student Life at 229.333.5674. Admission to this event is free of charge, open to the public, and requires no registration.

Registration is Closed

Friday, October 4

All Day

Red & Black Day

Show your Blazer Pride by wearing Red and Black!

8:00 AM 

Annual Alumni Golf Tournament  ·  Stone Creek Golf Club
Open to the Public

4 Person Scramble Tournament  ·  $75 Individual  ·  $300 Team  ·  Lunch is included in the registration fee. Prizes will be awarded throughout the day.

Registration Closed
5:00 - 6:30 PM

Zero-Year Reunion  ·  West Hall Rotunda  
Open to Fall 2012, Spring 2013, and Summer 2013 Alumni Only

Students who graduated in Fall 2012, Spring 2013, or Summer 2013 are invited to meet with President McKinney and Dr. Charlesworth.

Register for President's Cookout
5:00 - 6:30 PM

College Alumni Receptions

Looking to reconnect with your favorite professor or classmates?
Attend these free events, open to all alumni.

Registration Link

College of the Arts  ·  Fine Arts Building, Back Lawn

College of Arts & Sciences  ·  Bailey Science Center Lawn

College of Nursing & Health Sciences  ·  Martin Hall Lawn

James L. & Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education & Human Services  ·  Jennett Lecture Hall Lawn

Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration  ·   Pound Hall Lawn



Saturday, October 5

11:00 AM

Homecoming Parade  ·  Around Main Campus  ·  Open to the Public

Witness the creative ways VSU and community organizations interpret the Homecoming Theme of commUNITY in their floats. The route begins on Oak St., turns right onto Georgia Ave., turns right onto Patterson St., turns right onto Brookwood Dr., and ends at the Oak St. Parking Deck. Bring your folding chairs and set up your chairs along the route to get a front row view!

If you are a community member interested in registering to participate in the parade, contact the Office of Student Life at 229.333.5674.

Registration Closed
11:00 AM

Alumni Tailgate Party  ·  Front Lawn - South End
Open to Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Friends

Tailgate fare includes pulled pork sandwiches, BBQ chicken, potato salad, baked beans, chips, cookies and non-alcoholic drinks. Fans may also bring their own picnic. Face painting and other activities will be available for children. Lunches are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

Registration Closed

12:00 PM

Tailgating and Blazer Walk  ·  Bazemore-Hyder Stadium   ·  Open to the Public

Before the game begins, bring your own snacks to meet new friends and prepare to celebrate with other fans!

1:30 PM

Blazer Walk  ·  Bazemore-Hyder Stadium   ·  Open to the Public

Cheer the Blazers on at the Blazer Walk as they enter the locker rooms at the stadium.

3:00 PM

Blazin' Brigade 30th Anniversary  ·  Bazemore-Hyder Stadium
Open to Marching Band Alumni

The VSU Blazin' Brigade is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and all Blazin' Brigade alumni are invited to join in the pre-game performance. Please contact Eric Bradshaw at 229.249.4965 or with questions.

Registration Closed
3:00 PM

Football Game: VSU Blazers vs. Florida Tech Panthers  ·  Bazemore-Hyder Stadium

Support our National Champions as they defend their title!

Students receive free admission to the game and will need to swipe their VSU ID at the Student Entrance (SW Gate, nearest the UC breezeway).


Ticket prices for faculty and staff are as follows:

Reserved (all ages; these are chairback assigned seats): $18

General Admission Adult: $10

General Admission Youth (Age 5 – Any College w/ID): $5

General Admission Senior Citizens (65+): $5

Group Rate (20+ people) – General Admission Adult: $7/person

Group Rate (20+ People) – General Admission Senior Citizen/Youth: $4/person


Tickets need not be purchased in advance.  One may choose to purchase tickets in advance by visiting the Athletic Department Ticketing office, Room #105 in the PE Complex.  There is heavy construction in this building; follow the orange cones on the tennis court side of the building to gain entrance.



If you have questions regarding Homecoming events and activities, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations.