GRAMBLING—-Grambling State University will celebrate homecoming week Oct. 31-Nov. 7 with activities and entertainment for students, alumni and friends of the university.
Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue established this year’s theme A New Beginning as a part of a renewed university commitment to reunite the entire Grambling State family.
This year’s activities will kick off with a community-wide picnic at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31, in the Quad on the Grambling State campus. This event is free and open to public.
At 7 p.m. Sunday, the Favrot Student Union Board and Campus Ministries will host a Gospel Explosion featuring local gospel choirs. This event is also free for the general public.
At 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, the Favrot Student Union Board will host a Comedy Show featuring Charlie Murphy, JJ, Tex, and Mama Michelle. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students.
Events on Thursday, Nov. 4, include an International vs. American DJ battle at 11 a.m., Car Show/Hair Show at 3 p.m. and Talent Show at 8 p.m. Tickets for the Talent Show are $10 for general admission and $5 for students. All other events are free and open to the public.
Friday, Nov. 5, festivities include two (2) showings of Stomp the Yard: Homecoming in the Favrot Student Union Movie Theatre at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. with special guest appearances by cast members Lamar Stewart and Terrance J of BET’s 106 & Park. Admission is free for students and the general public.
An Old School vs. New School Concert will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday in the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center featuring Zapp, SOS Band, Dondria, and Young Jeezy. Tickets are $30 for general admission and $15 for students.
Alumni festivities begin Fri., Nov. 5 with the Grambling University National Alumni Association (GUNAA) Scholarship Golf Classic at Trails End in Arcadia at 7 a.m. The cost is $75 per player, which includes ½ cart, green fees, food and drinks. For more information on the golf tournament, contact Fred Hearne, Jr. at (773) 218-4405 or (318) 259-2502.
An Alumni Convocation will be held on Friday from 10:00 a.m.-noon in the Floyd L. Sandle Theater located inside the Hutchinson Performing Arts Building. GSU alumnus Kerry Briggs (‘79), Founder/Owner of Briggs Field Services, Houston, TX is the featured speaker. This event is free and open to the public.
The Dunbar Art Gallery is hosting a special Welcome Home Art Exhibition on Friday from Noon-4 p.m. in the Dunbar Hall Art Gallery. This event is free and open to the public.
At 6 p.m. on Friday, a special football alumni reception will be held in the Eddie G. Robinson Museum for former football players. For more information on this event, contact Ray Higgins at (318) 274-2210.
Other alumni activities include: Registration/Hospitality at the Alumni Center; an Alumni Breakfast on Sat. from 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. in the President’s Dining Hall; and the Black and Gold Banquet (TBA).
This year’s homecoming parade begins at 9 a.m. in downtown Grambling, travels through the Grambling State campus and ends on South Main Street. Tailgating activities end at noon on Sunday.
The Greek Step Show will be held on Sat., Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. in the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. Admission is $15 for general admission and $10 for students.
The GSU Tigers take on Concordia College at 2 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 6 at Eddie Robinson Stadium.
Student and general admission tickets can be purchased on the 2nd floor of the Favrot Student Union or the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. All tickets will be sold in the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center are at the general admission price.
For a complete list of homecoming activities visit www.gram.edu and click on 2010 Homecoming Activities. Student information is available at the Favrot Student Union or by calling (318) 274-2205 or (318) 274-2702. For information on GSU alumni events, call (318) 274-6265.
Director of Public Relations
Grambling State University
GSU Box 4268
100 Robinson Street
Grambling, LA 71245
(318) 274-2560 Office