LSU Homecoming is an annual, time-honored tradition for alumni, students and members of the Tiger community celebrated with eight days of events Sunday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Oct. 1, including the Homecoming game Saturday, Sept. 30, against Troy University.
This year, the LSU Homecoming Committee, comprised of student leaders serving as ubcommittee chairs with a team of staff advisors has planned an exciting weekend of free events for LSU students, faculty, staff, alumni, high school students considering LSU, families of LSU Tigers, and the Baton Rouge community. Approximately 400 high school students and families will be visiting LSU at Kickoff LSU, an extended campus visit day. Approximately 700 families will also be on hand checking in for Family Weekend. The full list of 2017 Homecoming festivities is available at www.lsu.edu/homecoming.
Within Homecoming week, LSU will host one of the most anticipated events of the fall semester with Fall Fest taking place on Friday, Sept. 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the LSU Parade Ground. The LSU Fall Fest celebration ignites Tiger spirit in more than 30,000 new and returning students, faculty and staff to campus.
The annual event begins with entrance of The Golden Band from Tigerland, LSU Golden Girls and LSU Cheerleaders and food service at 11 a.m. LSU President F. King Alexander and Student Government President Jason Badeaux will follow the performance with a welcome from the Fall Fest stage.
Following performances by the band, spirit squads and the Tiger Girls, LSU will host several student organizations and independent solo and group performances for the last hour of the show.
More than 130 tables representing campus units, student organizations and area businesses sponsoring the event will be set up around the Parade Ground nearest the LSU Student Union. The booths provide information, demonstrations and giveaways. Several games and activities will also be available, including University Recreation’s archery demonstration.
Those in attendance will be served their choice of hamburgers, sausage po-boys, and vegetarian burgers at the Food Court located near the middle of the Parade Ground. Sponsors will also be providing various food and drink items and giveaways in their booths.
Continuing with the eco-friendly efforts of LSU Sustainability, Fall Fest participants will be encouraged to recycle their waste in marked receptacles.
LSU Fall Fest is made possible thanks to generous donations to the university by sponsors LSU Center for Academic Success, LSU Auxiliary Services, Campus Federal Credit Union and Coca-Cola.