Gospel concert and comedy show among planned Homecoming activities

Posted on Oct 03, 2016

Fort Valley State University's Homecoming celebration is right around the corner. As the campus reflects on its historic accomplishments and promising future, all members of the Fort Valley State Family (alumni, students, faculty, staff, families and friends) are invited to visit campus and celebrate all things FVSU during October 16-22, 2016. This year's theme, "Wildcat Pride...The Greatest," pays homage to legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, who served as the university's parade marshal in 1989.

Homecoming activities include a gospel concert, kick-off celebration, community service projects, the royal coronation of Miss FVSU, a free comedy showcase, an annual golf tournament and a "Flashback" alumni day party. Don't miss Friday's step show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance.

On Saturday, Oct. 22, come out and watch FVSU's parade from downtown Fort Valley to the Wildcat Stadium. The O Network's and Tyler Perry's "The Have and the Have Nots" actor and 2005 FVSU alumnus Jon Chaffin will serve as the parade marshal. Following the parade, cheer on the Wildcats as they face the Central State University Pirates at 2 p.m., in the Wildcat Stadium.

Homecoming tickets are on sale now. Reserved admission is $35, general admission is $20, non-FVSU student admission is $15 and tickets for children age 6-12 are $10; 5 and under enter free. Advance tickets for the Homecoming football game are available for $15 until 11:59 p.m. Oct. 21. Parking is $10. Preferred payment methods are cashier's checks, money orders, cash, Master Card and Visa credit cards.Personal checks are not accepted. For ticket information, visit or call (478) 825-6522.

For more details, contact the Office of Campus Life at (478) 825-6292, or dial (478) 825-6347 for alumni-related events.

2016 Homecoming Schedule of Events:


Sunday, Oct. 16

6 p.m. Gospel Concert Featuring Destined for Greatness and Praise and Worship Leader Cameron Willis Pettigrew Center

Monday, Oct. 17

Noon Kick-Off Celebration Health and Physical Education Complex - UPDATE Free and Open to the Public

7 p.m. FVSU Night at Rigby's Meet at the Pettigrew Center Free w/ FVSU Student ID

Tuesday, Oct. 18

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Community Service Project Student Amenities Center

8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Skate Night Breakfast Woodward Gym

Wednesday, Oct. 19

Noon SGA Student Appreciation Student Amenities Building

7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Comedy Showcase Pettigrew Center Comedians: Cocoa, Nema Williams and Steve Brown

Thursday, Oct. 20 Noon Connie O. Smith Queen's Tea Student Amenities Building (Invitation Only)

4 p.m. FVSU NAA, Inc. Business Meeting Pettigrew Center Auditorium

7 p.m. Royal Coronation HPE Complex Free and Open to the Public

Friday, Oct. 21

8:30 a.m. FVSU National Alumni Association, Inc. Wildcat Classic Golf Tournament $100 per person or $200 per two-person team The Landing Golf Club 309 Stratham Way Warner Robins, Ga. 31088 Registration: 7:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m. FVSU Class of 1976 Registration/Meet and Greet Pettigrew Center

10 a.m. Family and Consumer Sciences Alumni Association Meeting FVSU Family Development Center Auditorium 478.825.6236

Noon Fish Fry - $10 Student Amenities Building

1 p.m. Gladyce C. Sampson Memorial Luncheon - $25 FVSU Family Development Center Across from Wildcat Stadium Parking Lot on Carver Drive 478.825.6236

3 -8 p.m. FVSU Homecoming "Flashback" Day Party Tickets: $20 Proceeds Benefit the Business and Economics Department Agricultural Technology Conference Center

5 p.m. FVSU NAA, Inc. New Membership Reception Student Amenities Building

5:30 p.m. FVSU Class of 1969 Reception Pettigrew Center

7 p.m. FVSU NAA, Inc. Hunt-Bond-Troup Scholarship Banquet $50 per ticket Student Amenities Building

8 p.m. Step Show HPE Complex

9 p.m FVSU NAA, Inc. Warner Robins Alumni Chapter "Old School Dance" - $20 VFW Corder Road, Warner Robins, Ga.

9 p.m. FVSUNAA, Inc. Carolinas Alumni Chapter Dance Ramada Inn, Perry, Ga.

Saturday, Oct. 22

7:30 a.m. 46th Annual FVSU Agricultural Alumni Breakfast Pettigrew Center

9 a.m Homecoming Parade with Jon Chaffin Downtown Fort Valley to the FVSU Wildcat Stadium

10:30 a.m. FVSU Class of 1964 Brunch Georgia Room, Food Center

11 a.m. FVSU ROTC Alumni Planning Meeting Gano Building

11 a.m. FVSU Alumni Meetings Classes of 1952, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1976,1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1986, 2006, Pre-Medical/Health Professionals Pettigrew Center

2 p.m. Homecoming Game FVSU Wildcats vs. Central State University Pirates Wildcat Stadium

8:30 p.m Stephanie Mills & The Whispers Concert Tickets Starting at $28, Available at Centerplex Box Office Proceeds Benefit FVSU National Alumni Association, Incorporated Macon Centerplex, Macon, Ga. (478) 501-7637

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