Welcome to Homecoming 2015 at Valdosta State University!

Show your Spirit! 

Throughout the week, we will be asking for submissions via social media - with the hashtag #VStateHC - of alumni, students, faculty & staff showing their Blazer Pride!

On Friday, with the help of the Alumni Chapter of Valdosta, SGA, and volunteers, we’d like to visit the community and catch others in the act of showing off their Blazer spirit. Blaze will be canvassing Valdosta (through the wonder of social media alerts) to find people donning their favorite VSU gear or decorating their businesses to showcase their best black and red. Those “caught” will be photographed and receive a prize for participating. We’d like to encourage schools, businesses, and others to promote staff participation and share a photo of their group wearing our colors. Bows will also be tied around light poles downtown and will be available for businesses requesting them throughout the community.


Schedule of Student Events

Friday, November 6, 2015

5:00PM - 10:00 PM                  

Wild Adventures Night ·  Wild Adventures Theme Park

 On this night only current VSU students get to have the entire park to themselves to enjoy a fun filled evening of rides, music and food. (Must have valid VSU STUDENT ID to enter)

Monday, November 9, 2015

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Student Kickoff Carnival   ·   VSU Front Lawn
Open to Students Only

We kick off our Homecoming week with a carnival type event with blow-ups, games, fun activities, hot dogs and so much more.

Sheet Sign Competition  ·   Around Campus

In the time-honored VSU tradition of communicating via sheet-signs, student organizations will be invited to display sheet signs across campus decorated for Homecoming. Signs must incorporate the Homecoming theme.

Register for Sheet Sign Competition

Tuesday, November 10, 2015  

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Photo Booth  ·  Student Union Rotunda

Come get your Homecoming keepsake photos with fun and silly props that will make you remember this event for years to come. Bring all your friends with you.

2:00 PM

Sidewalk Chalk Competition  ·  Palms Dining Hall Walkway

In this time-honored VSU tradition, Greeks and organizations will be paired to decorate the walkway leading up to Palms Dining Hall with chalk for Homecoming. Designs must incorporate the Homecoming theme. Judging will take place on Tuesday afternoon and the winning organizations will be announced at the Pep Rally on Thursday. 

Register for Sidewalk Chalk Competition

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 

7:00 PM

Sitting Volleyball Demonstration ·  Campus Rec Center
Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project

Come see this exciting and inspirational way to play volleyball. Like many adaptive sports, sitting volleyball can be played with able-bodied friends who follow the sitting volleyball rules. A $1 donation gets you in the door and all monies benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Come out and see the demonstration and stay to watch our student organizations compete against each other playing this unique version of volleyball.


Sitting Volleyball Tournament ·  Campus Rec Center
Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project

Come watch student organizations compete against each other

Register for Sitting Volleyball Tournament

Thursday, November 12, 2015 

7:00 PM

Pep Rally  ·  PE Complex 
Open to the Public

Blazers, Cheerleaders, Red Hots, Blazin’ Brigade, Blaze, Black Lights and all of you coming together to celebrate the Blazer Nation. The evening is topped off with the annual Lip-Sync competition.


Lip Sync Competition  ·  PE Complex
Open to the Public

Following the Pep Rally, organizations will compete to showcase talents of our VSU students and staff. Event is open to the public. Register to participate in the contest through Student Life. 

 Register for Lip Sync Competition

Friday, November 13, 2015 

12:00 PM

Blazer Spirit March ·  Student Union

On the Fridays before every Blazer home football game members of the Blazin’ Brigade, Cheerleaders, Red Hots and Blaze will march through our campus spreading Blazer spirit and pride getting everyone excited and ready for our home game on Saturday.  

Saturday, November 14, 2015

11:00 AM

Homecoming Parade  ·  Around Campus

Make plans to bring the family and lawn chairs to watch the Homecoming parade, featuring the Blazin' Brigade, VSU Cheerleaders, Red Hots and floats entered by student and community organizations. Winning floats will be judged on spirit and incorporation of the Homecoming theme, "Ignite!" The parade will begin in the Oak Street Parking Lot, turn left onto Oak Street, right onto Georgia Avenue, right onto Patterson Street, right onto Brookwood and return to the Oak Street Parking Lot. 

Register for Homecoming Parade Float

Float Competition  · Around Campus

After the parade, the award for the best organization float will be presented. 

3:00 PM

VSU Blazers vs. Florida Tech  · Bazemore-Hyder Stadium

Event is open to the community. Tickets must be purchased by calling 229-333-SEAT(7328) or be emailing tickets@valdosta.edu. They are also available online here.

Blazer Gear

Buy all your VSU apparel and gear online through the VSU Bookstore or visit the remote bookstore at the stadium before and after the game.


Other Events Held in Conjunction with Homecoming

Alpha Phi Alpha Step Show
Saturday, November 14, 2015 · 7:06 PM · PE Complex
$15 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Featuring dynamic performances from National Pan-Hellenic Council Greek Organizations, the annual step show continues to enthrall VSU students, alumni, and friends. This event raises funds for various programs provided by the Mu Omicron Chapter as well as the chapter’s endowed Alpha Phi Alpha Memorial Scholarship. Brace yourselves for a great show!


Blazer Volleyball
VSU Blazers vs. University of North Alabama
Sunday, November 15, 2015  · 1:00PM · P.E. Complex
$5 adults, $3 students. Tickets may be purchased at the door





For more information about Homecoming, contact us at 229.333.5797 or alumni@valdosta.edu, or visit our homepage at www.valdostastate.org.