Homecoming 2019 set for Oct. 7-12

Owls football game, concert, parade and bonfire top celebration

KENNESAW, Ga. (Oct 4, 2019)KSU Flag at Homecoming 2018Homecoming 2019 kicks off at Kennesaw State University Monday for a festive week of celebration, including a parade, concert, bonfire and an Owls home football game.

The week celebrates Kennesaw State University by uniting students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, community members and organizations in anticipation of Homecoming Day on Oct. 12.

On Saturday, the annual Homecoming Parade will begin at 12:45 p.m. showcasing the Marching Owls, student-built floats and the KSU Homecoming Court, followed by the Owl Walk, a tailgate tradition where fans welcome Coach Brian Bohannon and the team two hours before kickoff just outside of the stadium. The Owls will take on Charleston Southern at 3 p.m. at Fifth Third Bank Stadium, and the Homecoming Court will be presented during the game’s halftime festivities.

The week’s activities kick off with field day on the Kennesaw Campus and a life-size cardboard boat regatta in which students compete to paddle their student-built boats across the Recreation and Wellness pool on the Marietta Campus.

Throughout the week, students can participate in a service project, “All Paws on Deck!” a toy craft project to benefit rescue cats of Good Mews and rescue dogs of Mostly Mutts, as well as a pep rally, cookout and team trivia night. Alumni are invited to a Scrappy Hour at Red Hare Brewing on Tuesday night. 

Among other festivities scheduled this year will be a Thursday night KSU Live Concert with musical artists Max and Megan Thee Stallion at the Convocation Center at the Kennesaw Campus. Friday night events will include a pep rally and lip sync, an annual contest featuring talented performances by KSU student organizations, followed by an outdoor bonfire and food trucks at the Marietta Campus amphitheater. 

The weeklong celebration schedule includes:

Monday, October 7

  • 3 p.m. – Field Day, Campus Green (Kennesaw)
  • 6 p.m. – Carboard Boat Regatta, Recreation and Wellness Center (Marietta)

Tuesday, October 8

  • Noon – Homecoming Service Project (Marietta)
  • 4 p.m. – Cookout and Tailgate Games, Campus Green (Kennesaw)
  • 6 p.m. – Alumni Scrappy Hour, Red Hare Brewing 

Wednesday, Oct. 9

  • Noon – Homecoming Service Project (Kennesaw)
  • 6 p.m. – Team Trivia, University Rooms (Kennesaw) and Student Center Atrium (Marietta)

Thursday, Oct. 10

  • 6 p.m. – KSU Live Concert featuring Max and Megan Thee Stallion, Convocation Center (Kennesaw)

Friday, Oct. 11

  • 6 p.m. – Lip Sync, Bonfire and Pep Rally, Amphitheater, Norton and Howell field (Marietta)

Saturday, Oct. 12

  • 12:45 p.m. – Homecoming Parade, begins at KSU Center
  • 1 p.m. – Owl Walk, Fifth Third Bank Stadium area
  • 3 p.m. – KSU vs. Charleston Southern, Fifth Third Bank Stadium
                  Homecoming Court presentation during halftime festivities

For a complete KSU Homecoming 2019 schedule: homecoming.kennesaw.edu.


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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-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 92 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, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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