A “Golden Family Reunion” is the theme for The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) 2019 Homecoming, when alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of the university join to celebrate being of Golden Eagle stock.
With a lineup of activities that includes a pep rally and parade; outstanding music from the Pride of Mississippi; tailgating; organization reunions; induction of the newest members of the Alumni Association’s Hall of Fame; and a Conference USA football showdown between the Golden Eagles and the Mean Green of the University of North Texas, there will be something for everyone throughout the week of Oct. 6 – 12.
Highlights of USM Homecoming 2019 include:
Thursday, Oct. 10
*Dixie Darling Alumnae Social Event
6:30 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, Hattiesburg; for information, visit http://www.dixiedarlingalumnaeassociation.org/homecoming-reunion.html.
Friday, Oct. 11
*SGA Homecoming Court Presentation and pep rally at Live At Five
5 p.m., Town Square Park, downtown Hattiesburg
*Dixie Darling Alumnae Practice Session and reception
1 – 5:30 p.m., practice session, St. Thomas Catholic Church and Pride Field; reception to follow at the Camellia House from 7 – 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.dixiedarlingalumnaeassociation.org/homecoming-reunion.html.
*21st annual Alumni Homecoming Golf Tournament
8:30 a.m., Hattiesburg Country Club. Register at https://www.southernmissalumni.com/s/995/bp18/interior.aspx?sid=995&gid=1&pgid=2448&cid=4238&ecid=4238.
Saturday, Oct. 12
*24th annual USM Homecoming 5K
Registration, 7-8 a.m., Payne Center, Hattiesburg campus; race begins at 8:30 a.m. For more information, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/MS/Hattiesburg/22ndAnnualHomecoming5k?remMeAttempt
*SGA Homecoming Parade, 10 a.m. (Travelling east down Hardy Street from the Midtown Shopping Center to the USM Hattiesburg campus main entrance)
*Southern Miss Alumni Association Annual Awards Lunch & Business Meeting
Noon, Thad Cochran Center Ballrooms
*Dixie Darling Tailgate
Immediately following the homecoming parade; for more information, visit http://www.dixiedarlingalumnaeassociation.org/homecoming-reunion.html.
*Spirit Park LIVE
1-3 p.m. Spirit Park, featuring food trucks and Junior Eagle Funland, with its interactive games, inflatables and activities for fans 12 and under; 2:30 p.m., Countdown to Kick Off Show with Tom Colt on Rock 104.5; 3 p.m., live concert featuring Adam Doleac.
*Southern Miss Alumni Association Membership Appreciation Tailgate
3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Ogletree House, Hattiesburg campus; register in advance at https://www.southernmissalumni.com/s/995/bp18/interior.aspx?sid=995&gid=1&pgid=2460&cid=4258&ecid=4258.
*Honors College pregame tailgate
3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Honor House, Hattiesburg campus
4 p.m., Hattiesburg campus, featuring members of the USM football team and coaches, Dixie Darlings, cheerleaders and Pride of Mississippi Marching Band
*USM vs. University of North Texas, homecoming football game
6 p.m. kickoff at M.M. Roberts Football Stadium, “The Rock”; for ticket information, contact the USM Ticket Office at 601.266.5418.
For more information about USM 2019 homecoming, contact the USM Alumni Association at email@example.com.