Homecoming Week: South Alabama vs. Louisiana- Monroe 

Date:  October 15-21, 2017
Location:  University of South Alabama 


The University of South Alabama is excited to announce our Homecoming festivities for 2017 will kick-off on Sunday, October 15th. This year's Homecoming theme is 54 Years: Roaring Through the Decades. Homecoming at South Alabama is the university's annual tradition that brings together our community of student,  faculty, staff, alumni and fans to celebrate Jaguar pride and spirit. The experience features a lineup of events that will unite students, alumni, faculty, and staff to participate in exciting activities! The Homecoming festivities will commence Saturday at Ladd-Peebles Stadium Stadium when our football team battles against the Warhawks of Louisiana-Monroe! 

Monday, October 16th 

Junk the Jungle 
Location: USA Traffic Circle
Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

To open Homecoming Week, we are starting with everyone’s traditional program, Junk the Jungle! Junk the Jungle will take place in the traffic circle and students are encourage to toss tissue in “the jungle.”

Sponsored by: Student Government Association, Maintenance Department


Homecoming Bonfire and Outdoor Movie: Wonder Woman
Location: Intramural Fields 
Time: 7:00 p.m.

SGA is sponsoring a night at the movies! We will continue to kick off homecoming week with a bonfire and the featured film, Wonder Woman! We encourage students to come by the intramural fields, bring their blankets, and enjoy, free food, warm fire, with a movie!

Sponsored by: Student Government Association


Tuesday, October 17th 

Homecoming Shirt Swap
Location: Student Center Mall
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

In an effort to give students opportunity to receive homecoming t-shirt, students are encouraging to exchange their other school paraphernalia in for homecoming t-shirt.

Sponsored by: Student Government Association


Battle of the DJ’s
Location: Student Center Ballroom
Time:  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Show: 6 p.m.


5 DJ’s representing different areas of the South will come and compete. The Winning DJ receives $350 cash and the title of “Hottest DJ in the South!” Hosted by Dirty Dan from 93 BLX

Doors Open at 5:30 p.m.

Admission: $5 at the door

Sponsored by: Collegiate 100, Women of Excellence, and the Student Government Association


Wednesday, October 18th 


#JagWEARwednesday Photobooth
Location: Student Center Mall
Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

A new twist on an old favorite. Come have your photo taken with SouthPaw and Miss Pawla during Pawparrazi or select one of our Homecoming-themed green screen backgrounds

Sponsored by: Student Government Association


Fun Fest
Location: USA Student Center
Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Our annual Homecoming celebration bringing students together to enjoy a night of live music, food, attractions, shirts, giveaways and more! Join us in the Student Center as we ROAR through the decades!

Sponsored by: Jaguar Productions and Student Government Association



Thursday, October 19th

Ice Cream Social
Location: Student Center Mall
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m

This event is #seriouslysweet! SGA is sponsoring a ice cream sundae social during the the day for students to enjoy.

Sponsored by: Student Government Association


NBA 2K18 Tournament
Location: Student Center Room 146
Time: 4 p.m.

Sign up in the Student Center Mall starting October 17. Open to first 32 slots on a first come first serve basis.

Sponsored by: Intramurals

Homecoming Comedy Show featuring Marlon Wayans and Jay Pharaoh
Location: Mitchell Center
Time: TBA

Tickets on sale September 29

www.southalabama.edu/mitchellcenter for tickets

Sponsored by: Mitchell Center


Golden Jaguar Alumni Dinner
Location: USA Student Center
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

A dinner honoring the 50th anniversary of the Class of 1967, the first graduating class of the University of South Alabama. Invitation Only 

Sponsored by: Office of Alumni Relations

Friday, October 20th

Joey Jones Luncheon
Location: USA Football Field House
Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Alumni and Friends are invited to join the University of South Alabama National Alumni Association for the Joey Jones Lunch sponsored by Alabama Power. Coach Jones will will an update of the season and share new about the South Alabama Football Program.

Tickets $25

Sponsored by: Office of Alumni Relations & Alabama Power

Alumni Lawn Party
Location: Alumni Hall Front Lawn
Time: 5:00-7:00PM

Alumni, friends, faculty and staff are invited to join the University of South Alabama National Alumni Association for a family-friendly party on the lawn of Alumni Hall.  Food and entertainment provided.  

Sponsored by: Office of Development & Alumni Relations

Homecoming Parade 
Location: USA Drive South
Time: 6:00

Down South Drive ending at The Mitchell Center.

Students, faculty, staff, alumni and the public are invited to the parade featuring the Jaguar Marching Band to role on USA South Drive, between the Administration Building and the Mitchell Center. The Pep Rally immediately follows.

Sponsored by: Homecoming Committee

Women’s Volleyball Game vs Little Rock
Location: Jag Gym
Time: 6:35 p.m.

Sponsored by: USA Athletics

Homecoming Pep Rally
Location: Mitchell Center North Plaza
Time: 6:45 p.m.

Pep Rally will start immediately after the parade on the steps of The Mitch. You’ll meet the Homecoming Court plus the Jaguar Marching Band and team captains will get you psyched for the game!

Sponsored by: Homecoming Committee

NPHC Homecoming Step Show: Greek TV
Location: USA Mitchell Center
Time: Door open at 7 p.m.; Event: 7:30 p.m.

Performance step competition between the NPHC Chapters. Performances will consist of step, dance, costumes, skits and stunts. Intermission performance by the African American Student Association Dance Team.

Step Show Tickets Online

Tickets on Sale at the Mitchell Center Box Office

Advance Tickets: $12 for USA Students, faculty, and staff w/ID; $15 for general public.

Day of Show Tickets: $20 at the door

Sponsored by: NPHC and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs


Saturday, October 21st

Homecoming Football Game

South Alabama vs. Louisiana-Monroe
Location: Ladd-Peebles
Time: TBA

Stadium Gates Open at 8 a.m.

Jaguar Prowl 2 hours, 20 minutes before kickoff

Presentation of Homecoming Court at Halftime


Helpful Links 

Ticket Information

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Step Show Tickets

Homecoming at a Glance 

Homecoming Poster