Gospel concert and comedy show among planned Homecoming activities

Destined for greatness

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 WildcatTicketOffice.com 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

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

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
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

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

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