The Greatest Homecoming Of All Time

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Alcorn State University (ASU) hosted its 2021 Homecoming between Sunday, October 3rd – Saturday, October 9th. This year’s theme was “The Greatest Homecoming Of All Time”. Alumni and students gathered to celebrate 100 years of football at Alcorn.

Homecoming started off Sunday, October 3rd with “Campus Chapel Service” at 10:00 am in the Oakland Memorial Chapel. At 11:00 am “Gospel Brunch In The Café” was hosted in the Dr. Clinton Bristow Dining Hall followed by the “Brave BTC: Bike, Truck and Car Show” from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm around the Horseshoe/Loop. At 4:00 pm “Tomachalk The Walk & Greek Sidewalk” was held on the Campus Green and from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm the “Brave Art Exhibit Showing” was hosted at the Oakland Memorial Chapel. The day ended with “Get In The Zone” at the Campus Computer Labs from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Monday, October 4th started with “Kick Off “The Ghoat” from 7:00 am – 8:30 am at the Campus Welcome Center Entrance. There was music, passing out balloons, etc. “Destress Stations” from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm were held in the James L. Bolden Campus Union. Also, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm was the “Brave Art Exhibit Viewing” in the Oakland Memorial Chapel. There was a “Door Decorating Contest” at 5:00 pm at all residence halls and office doors across campus. Lastly, “Get In The Zone” (Study Halls) were held from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm in the Campus Computer Labs.

On Tuesday, October 5th the festivities began with “A Brave Start” Coffee and Donuts from 8:00 am – 10:00 am at all classroom buildings. Following that at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm was “Brave Art Exhibit Viewing” at the Oakland Memorial Chapel. Later during the day was the “Inauguration Of The 64th Student Government Association” at 6:00 pm at the Dr. Clinton Bristow, Jr. Dining Facility Gold Room. The day concluded with “Braves Got Talent (Talent Show, Modeling Squads)” from 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm at the Davey L. Whitney HPER Arena Complex.

Wednesday, October 6th began with “The Campus Kickback Yard Fest with DJ Caliboy” from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Bowles Hall Terrace and the Campus Green. Also, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm was “Fried Chicken Wednesday with DJ T-Money” at the Dr. Clinton Bristow, Jr. Dining Facility. Later during the day at 5:00 pm was the “Door Decorating Contest Judging Ends”. It took place in all of the residence halls and office doors across campus. Finally, there was the “Block Party On The Green (Student Organization Fundraiser)” from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm at The Yard/Campus Green.

On Thursday, October 7th the events began with “AIR- Alcorn Inaugural Run (15- Mile Run)” from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Davey L. Whitney HPER Complex. Later “The Coronation Of The 1st Mister and 95th Miss Alcorn State University” was held at the Davey L. Whitney HPER Arena Complex beginning at 7:00 pm. Afterwards there was a “Move In Silence Party” from 9:00 pm – 12:00 am in E.E. Simmons Gymnasium.

Friday, October 8th was Alcorn’s Spirit Day upon which people were encouraged to wear Purple and Gold. There was a “Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand Opening For New Faculty and Staff Housing” at 10:00 am at the New Faculty and Staff Housing Complex. Following that was the “Pep Rally” starting at 12:00 pm at the Bristow Knoll Sidewalk/ The Yard/ Campus Green. At 2:00 pm the “Selfie Challenge Scavenger Hunt” was held in various campus historical sites. From 6:00 pm – 2:00 am the “ASUNAA Homecoming Welcome Reception” was held at the Holiday Inn on Cypress Carter Boulevard in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Finally, the day ended with a “Greek Step Show” which was hosted by Will Speed” at 7:00 pm at the Davey L. Whitney HPER Arena Complex.

On Saturday, October 9th the “Homecoming Parade” started the day off at 9:00 am at the Oakland Memorial Chapel/Campus Horseshoe. Following that was the “100 Years Of Alcorn Football Presidential Reception” held at the President’s Home which was by invitation only. Later at 2:00 pm was the “Homecoming Football Game: The Purple Out” held at Spinks–Casem Stadium. The Braves secured the Homecoming win by beating Grambling State University, 24-20.  

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