October 16, 2018

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

VSU Invites Community to Homecoming Festivities Oct. 20

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VALDOSTA — Blazer Nation friends across South Georgia and North Florida are invited to join Valdosta State University students, faculty, staff, retirees, and alumni in celebrating Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 20. 


Themed “Blazers Rewind to the ’90s,” Saturday’s Homecoming festivities kick off with a parade at 11 a.m. around VSU’s main campus — from the Oak Street parking lot to Georgia Avenue to Patterson Street to Brookwood Drive to the Oak Street parking lot.

This much-anticipated annual tradition is the perfect opportunity to say hello to Dr. Richard A. Carvajal, university president; catch a glimpse of Blaze; enjoy the sounds of the Blazin’ Brigade; share some Blazer team spirit with the football team, cheerleaders, and Red Hots; meet the Homecoming court; and check out the creative floats created by some of the university’s student organizations, as well as administrative and academic offices and departments.


Homecoming festivities continue from noon to 3 p.m. with the alumni tailgate party. Alumni and friends are encouraged to bring their favorite tailgate gear and grab a spot in Drexel Park. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. The VSU Alumni Association will have a tent in the Blazer Booster parking lot on the Williams Street side of Bazemore-Hyder Stadium and will be giving away free swag and a chance to win a tailgate basket full of VSU gear. Food trucks will be set up throughout the area for pre-game concessions.


VSU football fans have an opportunity to come face to face with their favorite athletes, coaches, and more during Blazer Walk at 1:30 p.m. The route begins at the main tailgating area along Brookwood Drive, near the University Center, and travels through the Blazer Booster parking lot to the Bazemore-Hyder Stadium entrance on Williams Street.


The Blazers play the North Greenville University Crusaders at 3 p.m. at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. Admission is $18 for reserved seating and $10 for general admission seating. VSU has won seven football games in a row, scoring 50 or more points during six of those games.

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