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.”
Expected to attract thousands of Tiger fans from around the country, Homecoming week culminates with the annual football game on Oct. 26, 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 week-long celebration week begins Oct. 20 with worship services at St. Paul CME Church, located at 1601 Barnard St. SSU President Cheryl D. Dozier will be the guest speaker at the 8 and 11 a.m. services. On Sunday evening, Greek alumni will assemble for the Ole Skool Step Show at Tiger Arena. Admission for the show, which begins at 6:30 p.m., is $5 per person and proceeds will benefit the Closing the Gap Scholarship fund.
Homecoming day starts with 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.
A full schedule of events and other Homecoming details are available at savannahstate.edu.