Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s annual Homecoming celebration will run from Monday, October 19th through Saturday, October 24th.
The theme this year is “Red Tie Affair.” For additional information on Homecoming events, as well as registration and ticket information, visit www.apsu.edu/student-life/aphomecoming
The main event of this year’s Homecoming takes place Saturday, October 24th, as APSU football hosts nationally ranked Jacksonville State University. Kickoff time is scheduled for 4:00pm at Governors Stadium.
The game is only one event on Saturday, as the day kicks off with a Homecoming Parade at 10:00am. A showcase for both APSU and the Clarksville community, the Homecoming parade begins on North Eight Street and will weave its way through town in a celebration of Austin Peay spirit.
At noon, the 2015 Alumni Awards Lunch will be held in the Morgan University Center Ballroom. Meet and mingle with other alumni and friends as we honor this year’s selection of outstanding alumni award recipients, including Maggie Kulback (’77), Mike O’Malley, Michael Wall (’00), Chad Kimmel (’02), Fred Landiss (’69) and Dr. Joe Greer (’70). Tickets are $25.00 per person. Advance reservations required by Wednesday, October 21st. Contact Alumni Relations Office, 931.221.7979 or 1.800.264.2586.
To cap off the evening, the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) will present its Homecoming Step Show at 7:30pm in the Foy Fitness Center.
The week’s festivities begin Monday, October 19th, with a Student Government Association t-shirt giveaway at 11:00am in the Morgan University Center plaza. Later that evening, a fight song competition is scheduled for 5:00pm at the Foy Fitness Center. Students will compete to sing their best takes on APSU’s fight song, “Smash! Bang!,” with a bonfire and announcement of the Homecoming court taking place immediately after in the Dunn Bowl.
On Tuesday, October 20th, the Morgan University Center will host a Red Tie Food Drive to benefit the APSU SOS Food Pantry. At 7:00pm that evening, the AP Apollo 2015 talent contest takes place in the Foy Fitness Center.
First place in the competition takes home $500.00 for showcasing their skills. For more information on AP Apollo, visit www.apsu.edu/student-life/ap-apollo
A Campus Cookout & Red Tie Giveaway at 11:00am in the Morgan University Center Plaza kicks off festivities on Thursday, October 22nd. Later that evening, at 4:00pm in the Intramural Fields, students will compete for prizes and athletic glory in the Governator Competitions.
On Thursday, October 22nd, the Throwback Thursday Mystery Event gets underway at 12:30pm in the Morgan University Center Plaza. But that’s just setting the stage for the evening’s headliner, as internationally recognized music duo MKTO, featuring special guest Muddy Magnolias, rocks the Foy Fitness Center at 7:00pm
Capping off the evening is the Block Party in the “Alley,” from 8:00pm-11:00pm in Strawberry Alley, downtown Clarksville. Celebrate APSU Homecoming 2015 to the sounds of Neil Brock and the Cover Ups, sponsored by Budweiser of Clarksville, Edwards Steakhouse and Section 125. Tickets are $3.00 per person, with wrist band and first beverage included in price. Must be 21 and over, and show a valid I.D. Contact Alumni Relations Office, 931.221.7979 or 1.800.264.2586.
Before the Governors take the field on Saturday against Jacksonville State, Governors will gather on the links for the 37th Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament, sponsored by Budweiser of Clarksville, at Swan Lake Golf Course. The event begins at 10:00am and is $60.00 per person. Fee includes ditty bag, refreshments and light lunch. Contact Alumni Relations Office, 931.221.7979 or 1.800.264.2586.
All Homecoming entry forms, including banners, are due by October 15th at 4:00pm in the Morgan University Center, room 211. For more information on any or all events, contact APSU Student Life and Engagement at 931.221.7431.