MEDIA ADVISORY: LSU Homecoming Events for Friday, Oct. 25-Sunday, Oct. 27
BATON ROUGE – The following events related to LSU Homecoming will take place today through Sunday, Oct. 27:
• Greek Lawn Decoration Competition Display – Saturday, Oct. 26, and Sunday, Oct. 27. View the creative and spirited lawn decorations in front of Greek chapter homes along West Lakeshore Drive throughout the day. Student organizations will also have their artistic, spirited banners on display in front of the LSU Student Union. The event is free and open to the public.
• LSU Homecoming Parade – Saturday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m. In 1941, LSU held its inaugural Homecoming Parade as 52 campus organizations took part in the Tiger Parade. Don’t miss seeing this year’s Homecoming Court, bands and floats in the LSU Homecoming Parade. The parade goes through a 2.9-mile trek around campus starting near the LSU University Administration Building on West Lakeshore Drive, turning onto South Stadium Drive, turning again on Fieldhouse Drive, and traveling down Dalrymple Drive back to West Lakeshore Drive. To view the parade route, visit www.lsu.edu/homecoming. Grand Marshals for this year’s parade are Andrea Clesi McMakin (LSU ‘78 and ‘10) a 2011 LSU Manship School of Mass Communication Hall of Fame inductee, and her husband, Charles “Wally” McMakin (LSU '76), a 1996 inductee into the LSU Athletics Hall of Distinction and 2008 Inductee into the LSU Baseball Foundation All-Alex Box Team.
• LSU African American Cultural Center Tailgate – Saturday, Oct. 26, noon-4 p.m. The LSU African American Cultural Center is hosting a Homecoming tailgate at the new African American Cultural Center, located on the first floor of the LSU Parking Garage building on Raphael Semmes Road. This event is free and open to the public.
• Homecoming Tailgate – Saturday, Oct. 26, noon- 4 p.m. The winners of the Homecoming competitions will be announced at the tailgate, sponsored by the Homecoming Student Committee and held on the Parade Ground. Those who registered in advance for Family Weekend and students who show their Tiger Card LSU ID will have access to free tailgating favorites like hamburgers, hot dogs and jambalaya. Entertainment will be provided by country singer Canaan Smith and Zydeco band Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band. This event is free and open to the public.
• LSU Football vs. Furman University – Saturday, Oct. 26, 6 p.m. The 2013 Homecoming game is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. in Tiger Stadium and will be broadcast on 98.1 FM and on TigerVision. The Homecoming king and queen will be crowned on the field during halftime festivities.
• BOOzar – Sunday, Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m. At this special trick-or-treat hosted by the LSU Academic Center for Student-Athletes at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center’s plaza, LSU student-athletes from all sports will be on hand to distribute candy to trick-or-treating children. The center is requesting everyone who attends bring canned goods to benefit the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Admission is free and open to the public.
• LSU Volleyball vs. Arkansas – Sunday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m. Come cheer for the LSU volleyball team as it takes on the Arkansas Razorbacks at 1 p.m. in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center for this special Halloween event. Fans have the opportunity to win prizes and participate in the Halloween costume parade by being dressed up in their costume. Then post-match, fans can obtain autographs and candy from the volleyball team. Admission is free and open to the public. Canned food will be collected for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. For more information, visit www.lsusports.net.
• Trick or Treat on the Row – Sunday, Oct. 27, 3-5 p.m. The Panhellenic Council at LSU will host the annual Trick or Treat on the Row celebration. Local children and families are welcomed onto West Lakeshore Drive for free Halloween trick or treating at the sorority and fraternity houses.
• Black Student Union Gala, Sunday, Oct. 27, 7-11 p.m. The Black Student Union will host its annual gala in the Grand Salon of the French House, located on Highland Road at South Campus Drive, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. This event is a black and white semi-formal event. The Black Student Union is the third largest student organization on campus and is interested in working to improve the quality of life for African-American students by tackling issues that directly affect their community.
For more information about Homecoming events, including media requests, contact Margo Jolet in LSU Campus Life at 225-578-5955 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Aaron Looney
LSU Media Relations