Homecoming 2016 set

 2015 KSU Homecoming Parade and Rally

Owls football homecoming game, concert and bonfire top the weekend festivities

KENNESAW, Ga. (Sep 29, 2016) — Homecoming 2016 will be a nearly weeklong celebration for Kennesaw State University students and alumni, including a pep rally, bonfire, blockbuster concert and an Owls football homecoming game.

Festivities kick off early in the week, when volunteers will gather for Volunteerism and Service Learning Support’s Day of Service project, “Seeds of Hope” on Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. in the Student Center University Rooms on the Kennesaw Campus. Later in the week, Kennesaw State will host a panel discussion, “Founders Day Big Conversation: Civility and Civic Engagement,” on the Kennesaw Campus on Thursday at 12:30 p.m.

Among the many Homecoming 2016 festivities scheduled this year will be the Lip Sync and Bonfire on the Marietta Campus Thursday night. The Homecoming Parade begins on Friday at 4:30 p.m., and a half-hour later at the Campus Green on the Kennesaw Campus, a huge pep rally will round out the afternoon. In the evening, Kennesaw State volleyball will host USC Upstate at 6 p.m. in the Convocation Center on the Kennesaw Campus. Then, at 9 p.m., the KSU Live Concert, featuring Lupe Fiasco, will rock the crowd at Fifth Third Bank Stadium.

Homecoming 2016 pre-event activities will kick things off Saturday afternoon, before the Owls take on the Flames from Liberty University in KSU’s football homecoming game at 7 p.m. at Fifth Third Bank Stadium.

Thursday, October 13

Student Open House, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Alumni House, Kennesaw Campus

“Founders Day Big Conversation: Civility and Civic Engagement,” 12:30 p.m., Student Center, Kennesaw Campus

SPSU Alumni Reunion, 5:30 p.m., Red Hare Brewing Company, Marietta

Lip Sync and Bonfire, 7 p.m., Amphitheater, and between Howell and Norton Halls, Marietta Campus

Friday, October 14

Homecoming Parade, 4:30 p.m., Kennesaw Campus

Pep Rally, 5 p.m., Campus Green, Kennesaw Campus

Volleyball Game, 6 p.m., Convocation Center, Kennesaw Campus

Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner, 6 p.m., Renaissance Waverly Hotel

KSU Live Concert, featuring Lupe Fiasco, 8 p.m., Fifth Third Bank Stadium

Saturday, October 15

Volleyball Game, 5 p.m., Convocation Center, Kennesaw Campus

Homecoming Tailgate and Competition, 3 p.m., Kennesaw Campus

Homecoming Football Game, 7 p.m., Fifth Third Bank Stadium. For more information: ksuowls.com/gameday.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu