Savannah State University (SSU) will celebrate Homecoming Week from Sunday, October 23, to Sunday, October 30. Multiple events will take place on and near the campus. The week will be marked with music, lectures, networking events, a carnival, alumni gatherings and more.
The celebratory theme is “186 Miles: A Journey to Excellence” in honor of the distance Richard R. Wright, Sr., and his mother traveled for him to attend school. Wright was born into slavery in Cuthbert, Ga. He became the first president of Savannah State and was a prominent businessman throughout his life.
The alumni association will sponsor a walk on Thursday, October 27, 8 a.m., from Wright Stadium to Richard R. Wright’s bronze bust to commemorate his 186-mile journey.
Tee off with the annual homecoming golf classic on Friday, October 28, from 6:30 a.m. at Crosswinds Golf Course. Sign-up as an individual player or a get a group together and become a sponsor. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. A campus parade, carnival and fish fry will be held in Alexis Circle at noon on Friday, October 28.
The event is held in a family-oriented environment between faculty, staff, students and alumni by connecting generations of past and future Tigers.
The Homecoming Parade will be on Saturday, October 29, at 9 a.m. in downtown Savannah. The grand marshals are Clemontine Washington, Ed.D., and Cyrus Jackson, alumni of SSU. The parade will be followed by the football game at 2 p.m. against Howard University. Tickets are $15-$30. The popular Greek step show will be held Saturday, October 29, 8 p.m. in Tiger Arena and showcases the impressiveness of Savannah State’s Greek organizations. The week will wrap up with a gospel concert on Sunday, October 30, 5 p.m. at the Student Union. All events and details are listed at www.savannahstate.edu/homecoming.