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Savannah State University Celebrates Homecoming 2013

SAVANNAH, GA -

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.

This week, the SSU Tigers celebrate Homecoming 2013 with events for students, alumni and the community with the theme: "Our Legacy, Your Future."

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.

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.

A full schedule of events and other Homecoming details are available at: savannahstate.edu.


Savannah State University
Homecoming 2013:  Our Legacy, Your Future
October 20-26


Sunday, October 20
Homecoming Worship Service
Guest speaker: Dr. Cheryl D. Dozier, SSU President
8 and 11 a.m., St. Paul CME Church, 1601 Barnard St.

Old School Step Show
6:30 p.m., Tiger Arena
$5 p/person; proceeds benefit the Closing the Gap Scholarship fund

Kick-off Party*
9 p.m.-midnight, Tiger Arena

Monday, October 21
Novelty Acts One*
noon-3 p.m., King-Frazier Student Center

Casino Night*
8-11 p.m., Student Union Ballroom

Tuesday, October 22
Meet and Greet*
noon-2 p.m., Student Union Ballroom

Fashion Show
8-11 p.m., Tiger Arena
SSU Students: $10 advance; $15 at the door (SSU ID required)
General Public: $15 advance; $20 at the door

Wednesday, October 23
Novelty Acts 2*
noon-3 p.m., King-Frazier Student Center

Laser Tag*
8-11 p.m., Willcox-Wiley Gym

Thursday, October 24
Alumni/Career Connection Session and Reception
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Student Union Ballroom B & C

Savannah State University National Alumni Association (SSUNAA) Registration
2 p.m., Hilton Savannah DeSoto, 15 E. Liberty St.  

Residential Step Show
2-4 p.m., Alexis Circle

Coronation of Ms. SSUNAA and Attendants
5 p.m., Gordon Library

Coronation of Miss Savannah State University
7 p.m., Tiger Arena

Friday, October 25
18th Annual Bill Davis Memorial Golf Tournament
7:30 a.m., Crosswinds Golf Club, 232 James B. Blackburn Dr.

SSUNAA Registration
8 a.m., Hilton Savannah DeSoto, 15 E. Liberty St.

President's Class Reunion Brunch
10 a.m., SSU Foundation House, 4724 LaRoche Ave.

Low County Boil by Thompson Hospitality
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Alexis Circle
$10 p/person

Carnival and SSUNAA Fish Fry
noon, Alexis Circle

Campus Parade
1 p.m., Starting location TBA

SSUNAA Information Session
2:30 p.m., Elmore Theater, King-Frazier Student Center

Young Alumni Greek Stroll-Off
TBA

SSUNAA Riverboat Dinner/Dance Cruise
6 p.m.
$80 p/person

Greek Step Show
8 p.m.-midnight, Tiger Arena
SSU Students: $15 advance; $20 at the door (SSU ID required)
General Public: $20 advance; $25 at the door

Saturday, October 26
Homecoming Parade
9 a.m., Downtown Savannah

Football game: SSU Tigers vs. North Carolina Central University Eagles
2 p.m., T. A. Wright Stadium
Tickets: $15-$30

SSUNAA Orange and Blue Dance
Featuring comedian Barbara Carlyle ('82) and Love on Music: Lavon Stevens Band                 
8:30 p.m., Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St.
$20 p/person

Concert
1O p.m. - 2 a.m., Tiger Arena
SSU Students: $30 advance; $35 at the door (SSU ID required)
General Public: $40 advance; $45 at the door


*Event open to SSU students only; SSU ID required

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