UGA Homecoming Week features events for students, alumni and fans


Writer: Mickey Y. Montevideo, 706/583-0913, mickeym@uga.edu

Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia will celebrate Homecoming Week beginning Oct. 30 with various student activities and culminating Nov. 5 with the Georgia vs. New Mexico State football game. The theme "History is Made on Saturdays" will headline the week's celebration, which will include events for students, alumni and fans.

The Homecoming Committee of the University Union Student Programming Board will sponsor numerous campus activities during the week. These events are free to UGA students with a valid ID. The general public is invited to participate; however, there may be a minimum associated fee.

• Student organizations will compete in a street painting contest Oct. 30 from midnight - 2 a.m. on Sanford Drive in front of the Tate Student Center. • Tate Student Center Plaza Extravaganza with games, free food and giveaways will be held Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the plaza. • Students will vote for Homecoming king and queen on OASIS from Oct. 31 at 8 a.m. - Nov. 4 at noon. • The American Red Cross Homecoming blood drive will take place in Memorial Hall Nov. 1 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Local Laughs Live! will feature student comedians Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. in the Tate Theater. • The Homecoming Concert on Legion Field featuring Chiddy Bang, Cool Kids and Hoodie Allen is planned for Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. There is a $10 fee for non-students. • The Homecoming Movie in the Tate Theater on Nov. 3 will begin at 8 p.m. The movie is Little Giants (1994). There is a $5 fee for non-students. • The Homecoming parade through downtown Athens, with Charlie Trippi as the grand marshal, will be held Nov. 4, with step-off at 6 p.m. A two-time All-American, Trippi played for UGA's football team in the mid-1940s. • A carnival on Legion Field will be held Nov. 4 from 7-11 p.m. There is a $5 fee for non-students. • Tentative kickoff of the UGA vs. New Mexico State football game is Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. The Homecoming king and queen will be crowned during halftime.

Along with events taking place on campus during Homecoming Week, several schools and colleges will hold various alumni activities during the weekend.

The School of Law will host reunions for graduating classes celebrating significant anniversaries. On Nov. 4 at 7 p.m., these classes are invited back to the Law School for a reception and dinner. The next day, all School of Law alumni, students, faculty and staff are invited to the 21st Annual Law School Homecoming BBQ, which will begin at 9:30 a.m. Pre-registration for these events is required. For more information or to register, see http://www.law.uga.edu/events/10519.

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences will host its sixth annual tailgate luncheon in partnership with the UGA at Oxford Program on Nov. 5, two-and-half-hours before kickoff on the patio of Park Hall. Contact Hollis Yates at hpy@uga.edu for more information about this event, which is by invitation only.

The Terry College of Business will host a homecoming tailgate Nov. 5 three hours before kickoff on the lawn of Brooks Hall. The tailgate will include a buffet and live music. Tickets are $25 for adults, $12 for children ages 6-12, and children under 6 are free. Prepaid reservations are requested by Oct. 27. For more information, see http://www.terry.uga.edu/alumni/tailgate/.

The Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources will host a variety of events for alumni and friends throughout the weekend. On Nov. 4, a golf tournament on the UGA Golf Course will get underway at 8:30 a.m.; sporting clays will take place at the Brush Creek Sporting Club in Colbert at 10 a.m.; tours of the Warnell facilities and grounds will begin at 2 p.m.; and the Whitehall Mansion will host an open house from 4 - 5 p.m. The annual alumni association meeting at Flinchum's Phoenix will begin at 5:15 p.m., followed by the alumni dinner at 6:30 p.m. On Nov. 5, the game day brunch and barbecue will be held from 9 a.m. - noon at Flinchum's Phoenix. A ticketed shuttle will be available to and from the game, and those without tickets may watch the game on a big screen at Flinchum's Phoenix. For more information, see http://www.forestry.uga.edu/alumni/homecoming.php.

The Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication is planning a full schedule of Homecoming events, starting Nov. 3 with its annual Alumni Authors Showcase at 4 p.m. in the Miller Learning Center's reading room. On Nov. 4, the Grady Society Alumni Board and the Grady Board of Trust will meet jointly at the college. On Nov. 5, the annual Homecoming Tailgate will be held two hours before kickoff on the Grady lawn. Alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends are invited to enjoy barbecue and live music. Tailgate tickets are $20 per person (children 5 and under are free) and can be purchased online at http://www.grady.uga.edu/alumni.php?al1=Alumni&al2=Homecoming&page=alu_h....

The College of Pharmacy will host a tailgate lunch and reunions for various classes on Nov. 5. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with tours of the Pharmacy South and Wilson Pharmacy buildings from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m., with door prize drawings at noon. All events will be held on the Brooks Mall in front of the Wilson Pharmacy Building. For more information, see www.rx.uga.edu.

The Agriculture Honorary Society or AGHON will host its annual Alumni Breakfast Nov. 5 at 7:30 a.m. at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel. AGHON is the highest honor a student in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources or the College of Veterinary Medicine may attain while at UGA.

The poultry science department will hold a tailgate for alumni Nov. 5, three hours before kickoff on the patio between the poultry science and food science buildings. Food and soft drinks will be provided, and families are encouraged to attend.

For updated UGA Homecoming information, see http://calendar.uga.edu/.