Homecoming 2016 set
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.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers close to 200 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. 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.