Homecoming 2018

FVSU Wildcats vs. Lenoir-Rhyne Bears, October 20, 2018

Homecoming 2018: FVSUnited

Together, Wildcats are unstoppable. For 123 years, the FVSU family has shared love, laughter, and loyalty, even as they have gone forth to change the world. Come home this year to celebrate FVSUnited.

You won’t want to miss one of the nation’s most amazing celebrations of pride and tradition on Saturday, October 20, 2018, as the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears visit Wildcat Stadium for Homecoming 2018.

Get ready for the food, the music, the reunion, and the victory, as Wildcat Nation returns to renew the FVSU spirit.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14

GOSPEL CONCERT

6:00 P.M., Pettigrew Center Auditorium
FREE
Also accepting non-perishable food items for local food banks.

Peformances by:
FVSU Faculty and Staff Gospel Choir
Concert Choir
Voices of Faith
God’s Chosen Angels

For more details, call (478) 825-6292.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15

KICK-OFF

Noon, HPE Complex

YARD PARTY and CHALK WALK

6:00 P.M., Student Amenities Center

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16

STUDENT APPRECIATION

Noon, Student Amenities Center

COMEDY SHOW
featuring Darren ‘Big Baby’ Brand, Benji Brown, and Desi Banks

7:00 P.M., Pettigrew Center
Cost: $5.00
Purchase Tickets

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17

HOUSE PARTY: FVSU EDITION
Performances by
TRAVIS PORTER, RICH KIDS, YOUNG DRO

9:00 P.M., Woodward Gymnasium

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

CONNIE O. SMITH QUEENS LUNCHEON

Noon, Student Amenities Center Banquet Room
(Invitation only. Elegant attire with hat and gloves)

CORONATION OF MR. AND MISS FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY

Miss FVSU Tanzania Walker and Mr. FVSU Corey Greer

Free and open to the public
Doors open- 6:30 P.M.,
Processional- 7:00 P.M. sharp
HPE Complex
(Business attire)

Alumni Events:

FVSU NAA, Inc. Business Meeting
3:00 p.m., Pettigrew Center, Free
Sponsored by FVSU NAA, Inc.

FVSU Class of 1978 40th Reunion Registration / Meet & Greet
6:30-9:00 p.m, Perry Comfort Inn (Host Hotel), cost included with registration
Sponsored by Class of 1978/ Office of Alumni Relations

FVSU Class of 1968 50th Reunion Meet and Greet Reception
7:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Ballroom, Macon, GA, cost included with registration
Sponsored by Class of 1968/ Office of Alumni Relations

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

SGA STUDENT TAILGATE

Noon, Student Amenities Center

HOMECOMING STEP SHOW

8:00 P.M., HPE Complex

Purchase Tickets

Alumni Events:

FVSU Class of 1978 40th Reunion Registration 
8:00-10:30 a.m., Pettigrew Center, cost included with registration
Sponsored by Class of 1978/Office of Alumni Relations

FVSU Class of 1978 40th Reunion Meet & Greet Continental Breakfast Bash
9:00-10:30 a.m. , Pettigrew Center, cost included with registration
Sponsored by Class of 1978/Office of Alumni Relations

FVSU NAA, Inc. Golf Tournament
9:00 a.m., International City Golf Club, 72 Play Golf Dr., Warner Robins, GA
Costs: Team- $300, Single player- $75
Sponsored by FVSU NAA, Inc.
Purchase tickets

Family Sciences Alumni Meeting   
10:00 a.m., Family Development Center, cost included with registration
Sponsored by Family Sciences

Fish Fry
12:00 noon, Student Amenities Center
Cost: $10.00
Sponsored by: Office of Alumni Relations
Purchase tickets

Gladyce C. Sampson Memorial Scholarship Luncheon
12:00 noon, Family Development Center
Cost: $35.00
Sponsored by Family Sciences
Call 478-825-6234 for more information

FVSU Alumni Flashback Day Party
2:00 p.m., Agricultural Technology Conference Center
Cost: $20.00 in advance $25.00 at the door
Sponsored by: Business & Economics Alumni

CDEP Alumni
2:00 – 6:00 p.m., Pettigrew Center, cost included with registration
Sponsored by CDEP/Office of Alumni Relations

FVSU NAA, Inc. Life Members Induction Reception   
5:00 p.m., Student Amenities Center
(Inductees and guests only)
Sponsored by FVSU NAA

FVSU NAA, Inc. Hunt-Bond-Troup Scholarship Awards Banquet
7:00 p.m., Student Amenities Center
Cost: Table- $700.00, Individual ticket- $100.00
Sponsored by FVSU NAA, Inc.
Purchase Tickets

FVSU Class of 1969 Reception     
5:30 p.m., Pettigrew Center, cost included with registration
Sponsored by Class of 1969/Office of Alumni Relations

FVSU Class of 1977 Mixer   
8:00 p.m., Pettigrew Center
Cost: $20.00
Sponsored by Class of 1977/Office of Alumni Relations

FVSU Class of 1968 Reunion 50th Reunion Banquet & Dance 
7:00 p.m., Holiday Inn Ballroom, Macon, GA
Sponsored by Class of 1968/Office of Alumni Relations
Cost included with registration

FVSU Warner Robins Alumni Chapter “Old School Jam”
9:00p.m., Perry Arts Center, Perry, GA
Cost:   $35.00
Sponsored by FVSU Warner Robins Alumni Chapter

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

HOMECOMING PARADE

9:00 A.M. Free and open to the public.

The FVSU Homecoming Parade will begin near FVSU’s Evans Building, 100 East Main Street in Fort Valley. The parade will turn left down South Camelia Blvd., and then left again down State University Drive to Ira Hicks Blvd.

The following streets will be closed at 6 p.m. on Friday October, 19th to prepare for the Homecoming Parade on Saturday morning. Streets will re-open on Sunday, October 21st 12:00 a.m.

  • Friendship Circle at State University Drive
  • Stanley Street at State University Drive
  • Jones Alley at State University Drive
  • Rayfield Wright Drive at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at State University Drive
  • Spruce Street at State University Drive

Details for Parade Participants

FVSU VS. LENOIR-RHYNE BEARS

2:00 P.M., Wildcat Stadium

Game Day Information

Tickets
Reserved admission, $35; General Admission and Tailgate, $20; Non-FVSU Student, $15; Children (age 6-12), $10; Children (5 and under), Free
Purchase Tickets

Traffic Pattern Changes:

Fort Valley State University’s traditional tailgate space on Carver Drive has moved to Ira Hicks Boulevard at the Health and Physical Education Complex. Individuals tailgating and those with handicapped parking decals at Wildcat Stadium are advised to take Highway 49 or Highway 341 to Ira Hicks Blvd. adjacent to campus.

Individuals who have VIP/Reserved parking may enter Wildcat Stadium via Carver Drive to utilize stadium parking. Details here: https://wildcatticketoffice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/HPE_TailGate.pdf

Clear Bag Policy

Fort Valley State University has enacted a clear bag policy for all FVSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics home events throughout the 2018-19 academic year. Bags that are non-clear and/or are larger than those outlined in the policy will not be allowed in the stadium. This will be strictly enforced at Wildcat Stadium. Details are available here: http://www.fvsu.edu/clear-bag-policy/.

Alumni Events:

47th Annual FVSU Agricultural Alumni Breakfast  
7:30 a.m., Pettigrew Center, cost included with registration
Sponsored by Ag Alumni

FVSU Class of 1964 Brunch 
10:30 a.m., Georgia Room, Hunt Memorial Library, cost included with registration
Sponsored by Class of 1964/Office of Alumni Relations

FVSU Ag Alumni Tailgate Party    
11:30 a.m., Cozy Ellison Engineering Building Front Lawn, cost included with registration
Sponsored by Ag Alumni

FVSU NAA, Inc. Tailgate Party   
10:00 a. m. to  2:00 p. m., Tailgate Area, free for alumni
Sponsored by FVSU NAA, Inc.

FVSU ROTC Alumni Reception
11:00 a.m.,  ROTC Headquarters Gano Building, free for ROTC alumni
Sponsored by ROTC Alumni

FVSU Class Meetings and Reunion Planning:
Classes of ’48,  ’66, ’67, ’68, ’69, ’70, ’72,  ’73, ’74, ’78, ’79, ’80, ’82, ‘’84. ’88, ’89,  ’90, ’94, ’98, ‘’99,  ’08, ’09, ‘10 ‘14
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Pettigrew Center
Sponsored by FVSU NAA, Inc./Office of Alumni Relations

FVSU NAA, Inc. Blue & Gold Dance         
8:00 p.m., Curtis Office Suites & Events Center, 2050 Watson BLVD. Warner Robins, GA
Cost: $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door
Sponsored by FVSU NAA, Inc.
Purchase tickets

FVSU Class of 1968 50th Reunion Victory Celebration Sock Hop 
7:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Ballroom, Macon, GA, cost included in registration
Sponsored by Class of 1968/Office of Alumni Relations

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21

Alumni Events:

FVSU Class of 1968 50th Reunion Breakfast          
7:30 a.m., Holiday Inn Ballroom, Macon, GA, cost included in registration
Sponsored by Class of 1968/Office of Alumni Relations