2013 SSU Homecoming – Theme: Our Legacy, Your Future

Dr. Cheryl Dozier shown with 2013 Parade Grand Marshal Laura K. Irwin
Dr. Cheryl Dozier shown with 2013 Parade Grand Marshal Laura K. Irwin

Established in 1890, Savannah State University is the oldest public historically black college or university (HBCU) in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. Thousands of SSU fans from across the country are expected to return to the area for the week-long celebration which kicked off Sunday with worship services at St. Paul CME Church featuring SSU President Cheryl D. Dozier as the guest speaker.

Savannah State University (SSU) will celebrate Homecoming 2013 Oct. 20-26 with a slate of events for students, alumni and the community. This year’s Homecoming celebratory theme is “Our Legacy, Your Future.” Festivities culminate Saturday, October 26, with the annual parade through downtown Savannah followed by the Homecoming football game, when the SSU Tigers take on the North Carolina Central University Eagles at 2 p.m. at Theodore A. Wright Stadium. General admission game tickets – $15 for youth, senior citizens and military; and $20-$30 for adults – may be purchased on the SSU athletics website: ssuathletics.com.

The annual parade through downtown Savannah beginning at 9 a.m. Marching bands, floats and decorated units will assemble on East Broad Street near Taylor Street and travel north on East Broad to Broughton Street, west on Broughton to MLK Jr. Blvd., south on MLK to Anderson Street and west on Anderson to Ogeechee Road where parade units will disband near the Economic Opportunity Authority building. This year’s parade grand marshal is Laura K. Irwin (’57) and the honorary parade marshal is Bernice Myers (’50), both of Dublin, Ga.

October 24

Savannah State University National Alumni Association (SSUNAA) Registration 2PM, Hilton Sav. DeSoto, 15 E. Liberty St. Residential Step Show 2-4PM, Alexis Circle Coronation of Ms. SSUNAA & Attendants 5PM, Gordon Library Coronation of Miss Savannah State University 7PM, Tiger Arena

October 25 18th Annual Bill Davis Memorial Golf Tournament 7:30AM, Crosswinds Golf Club, 232 James B. Blackburn Dr. President’s Class Reunion Brunch 10AM, SSU Foundation House, 4724 LaRoche Ave. Low County Boil by Thompson Hospitality 11AM-3PM, Alexis Circle Campus Parade 1 p.m., Starting location TBA SSUNAA Information Session 2:30 p.m., Elmore Theater, King-Frazier Student Center Greek Step Show 8 p.m.-midnight, Tiger Arena

October 26

Homecoming Parade 9 a.m., Downtown Savannah Football game: SSU Tigers vs. North Carolina Central University Eagles 2PM, T. A. Wright Stadium SSUNAA Orange and Blue Dance 8:30PM, Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Concert 10 p.m. – 2 a.m., Tiger Arena

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