Halloween Tricks, Homecoming Treats- Campus Prepares for Oct. 31 Homecoming


Cocky leads the way at the Gamecock Walk. (Steve Latham/JSU)

The weather may be cooling down, but Jacksonville State University is turning up the heat during October to prepare for one of the most important weeks of the football season—Homecoming! And this year there’s a special treat: Homecoming falls on Halloween. But the football game is only one element of the homecoming tradition. Before you come out and help the Gamecocks “Curse the Colonels” of Eastern Kentucky at JSU Stadium on Oct. 31, make sure to check out some of the other great homecoming events that are sure to delight students, alumni and families!

Here's the full schedule:

Wednesday, October 14
• Homecoming Pageant, Leone Cole Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Thursday, October 22
• Homecoming Top 5 Elections (online), 12:01 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday, October 29
• Homecoming Elections (online), 12:01 p.m. - 5 p.m.
• Calhoun County Alumni & Friends Wine Tasting, Zoe’s on the Lake, 6 p.m.
• Homecoming Pep Rally, JSU Stadium, 8 p.m.

Friday, October 30
• SGA Shirt Swap, TMB Lobby, 11 p.m. - 2 p.m.
• Class of 1965 50-Year Golden Gamecock Reunion, Houston Cole Library, 12 p.m.
• 60s Group Annual Reunion, McClellan, 5:30 p.m.
• ROTC Alumni Banquet, Houston Cole Library, 6 p.m.
• STAT/SAA (Students Today Alumni Tomorrow/Student Alumni Association), 10-Year Reunion, Alumni House, 6:30 p.m.
• NPHC Step Show, Leone Cole Auditorium, 7 p.m.$5 admission in advance, $10 at the door)

HOMECOMING DAY Saturday, October 31
• 1955 Refrigerator Bowl Team Reunion, Alumni House, 8:30 a.m.
• Alumni Association General Membership Meeting, TMB Auditorium, 8:30 a.m.
• Departmental Open Houses at CCBA, Communications, and Honors House, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
• Homecoming Open House at Alumni House, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
• Homecoming Parade, 10:30 a.m.
• SGA Tailgate, Dillon Field, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
• SGA Family Day, TMB Lawn, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tactical Laser Tag, Construct a Bear, Sand Art, Wax Fun, Photo Booth, Caricature Artist
• JSU Encore Show Choir and Gospel Choir Combined Performance, Mason Hall Performance Center, 10 a.m.
• SGA Tailgate Concert, Matt Carroll and the Browncoats, Dillon Field, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
• JSU Gamecocks vs. Eastern Kentucky Colonels, Burgess-Snow Field, 1 p.m. 

Sunday, November 1
• U.N Day Tea, International House, 2 p.m.