UGA Homecoming Week starts Monday

A week of University of Georgia homecoming activities will kick off Monday morning in the plaza of UGA’s Tate Student Center and spill over into downtown Athens with the annual homecoming parade.

 

That first event on Monday, the “Bulldog Bash,” features games, free food and giveaways for students.

UGA’s homecoming game against the University of Missouri is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

That evening, registered student organizations will be out as usual painting Sanford Drive, the road that runs beside Sanford Stadium, crossing the valley that separates UGA’s north campus and south campus.

Other homecoming activities include a Lip Sync competition Tuesday in the Tate Student Center’s Grand Hall, where student organizations will prepare three-minute acts of song, dance and lip syncing, with a panel of judges. Admission is free.

The UGA Homecoming Committee has scheduled more entertainment for Wednesday evening, but didn’t immediately offer any specifics.

On Thursday, the committee and the university’s Serve UGA will stage “Stop & Serve,” in which students will engage in quick service-related projects to help the Athens community.

The homecoming parade led by the Redcoat Band begins 6 p.m. Friday and winds through downtown Athens with officials, floats, cheerleaders, UGA athletes and others.

After the parade, students and others can participate in a carnival at Legion Field from 7-11 p.m. with games, midway rides and more free food. Admission is free for students and $5 for non-students.

All through the week students will be voting for this year’s homecoming king and queen, and all across campus on Saturday various student and alumni groups will stage tailgates, barbecues, reunions and more prior to the football game.

 

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