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USM celebrates Homecoming Week with multitude of festivities

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This is a news release from the University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi has a full slate of festivities planned this week in conjunction with its annual Homecoming celebration. The week culminates with the traditional Homecoming football game as the Golden Eagles host the Marshall Thundering Herd in a 6 p.m. kickoff at Roberts Stadium.

The following is a list of Homecoming events for the week of Oct. 24-29

Tuesday, Oct. 25

  • Lunch and Learn: “Voice of Southern Miss with John Cox.” 12:15 p.m., Hardy Hall Ballroom, Gulf Park campus in Long Beach

Wednesday, Oct. 26

  • The Legacy Student Alumni Association: T-shirt Swap and Paint the Little Rock. 12:15 p.m., Administration Building Plaza, Gulf Park campus in Long Beach

Thursday, Oct. 27

  • School of Mass Communication and Journalism Panel Discussion. 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Thad Cochran Center
  • School of Mass Communication and Journalism Hall of Fame Luncheon. 11:45 a.m., Thad Cochran Center
  • Sixth Annual Golf Cart Spirit Parade, 12:15 p.m., Gulf Park campus in Long Beach

Friday, Oct. 28

  • Shell Finish Line/Alumni Association Homecoming Golf Tournament. 8:30 a.m., Hattiesburg Country Club.
  • Football Friday Luncheon with Head Coach Jay Hopson. 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Visit www.southernmiss.com for details)
  • Southern Miss Alumni Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony. 6:30 p.m., Thad Cochran Center
  • Friday Night at the Fountain. 7-10 p.m. Centennial Green on the Hattiesburg campus. Homecoming Court, Seymour, cheerleaders, and the Dixie Darlings will be on hand. Concert to follow.

Saturday, Oct. 29

  • 20th Annual Homecoming 5K. 8:30 a.m., Pride Field on Hattiesburg campus
  • Homecoming Parade. 11 a.m., The Pride, Dixie Darling alumnae and current Dixie Darlings, current and former athletes and members of the Southern Miss student body will participate. John Cox, “Voice of the Golden Eagles,” is the Grand Marshal.
  • Annual Alumni Association Awards Luncheon and Business Meeting. Noon, Thad Cochran Center.
  • Southern Miss Choral Activities Homecoming Reunion Concert Presentation. 1:30 p.m., Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg.
  • Alumni Authors. 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Thad Cochran Center. Select alumni will be onsite to autograph and distribute copies of their published books.
  • Eagle Walk. 4 p.m., beginning on West Memorial Drive as the football teams heads to the locker room.
  • WUSM Concert Series featuring The Devil Music Co. 4:15 p.m., Centennial Green on Hattiesburg campus.
  • Tailgate Under the Oaks, 3 – 10 p.m., South Lawn, Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.
  • USM vs. Marshall in Conference USA football. 6 p.m., Roberts Stadium.

To learn more about Homecoming 2016 at Southern Miss, visit: https://www.usm.edu/homecoming

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