Albany State University Prepares for a Homecoming to Remember
Albany State University (ASU) is preparing to welcome thousands of alumni and friends to the Albany area for the annual Homecoming celebration held Sunday, October 9, through Sunday, October 16. This year’s theme, “Greatest of all Time: Remember the Time,” celebrates the special memories that are sure to be created and pays homage to the past memories and traditions of the institution.
Students, alumni, faculty, staff, community members, and fans are invited to enjoy various fun-filled activities. The week begins with the Royal Court Coronation on Sunday, October 9, at 2 p.m. at the Billy C. Black Auditorium. The Official Homecoming Kick-Off will be held the next day, October 10, at 5 p.m. at the C.W. Grant Student Union Amphitheatre on East Campus.
The week continues with the Homecoming Street Festival on Wednesday, October 12, in downtown Albany. Attendees can expect a night of fun, food, and music starting at 6 p.m.
Homecoming Convocation is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., Friday, October 14, at the Jones Brothers HPER Complex on East Campus. The University is proud to welcome musical artist and businessman Rick Ross as the guest speaker.
The weeklong Homecoming celebration will continue Saturday, October 15, for the community favorite Homecoming Parade at 9 a.m. on Pine Avenue. Fans will gather at the ASU Coliseum to cheer on the Golden Rams Football Team as they take on Benedict College at 2 p.m.
Game tickets are on sale for $25 for general access (ages five and up). Gates will open at 12:30 p.m. Advanced tickets can be purchased at www.asugoldenrams.com.
The University invites community members to come and enjoy the festivities while showing off their ASU Golden Ram spirit.
For additional information and the full schedule of events, visit www.asurams.edu/homecoming.