LSU Homecoming, an annual, time-honored tradition for alumni, students and members of the Tiger community, will conclude with its final events Sunday. Among the highlights will be the Homecoming game slated for 6 p.m. Saturday, against the Mississippi State Bulldogs. The game will be televised on ESPN.
Other activities will include:
- Visitors to campus can view the lawn decorations at the Greek sorority houses along West Lakeshore Drive throughout the day. Student organizations will also have their artistic, spirited banners on display in front of the Union.
- At 9 a.m., the LSU Salutes program will take place at the LSU War Memorial on the Parade Ground. Twelve LSU alumni, who have distinguished themselves in their military, professional and personal endeavors, will be inducted into LSU’s military Hall of Honor. The ceremony will include a military parade, static displays, a wreath-laying ceremony and a 21-gun salute. The LSU Corps of Cadets and students in the Southern University Navy ROTC program will participate. The LSU Corps of Cadets consists of LSU Army and Air Force ROTC students, and Southern Navy ROTC consists of LSU and Southern students.
- The Homecoming Parade is scheduled to roll at 11 a.m. The 2.2-mile route winds through campus beginning near the LSU System Building on West Lakeshore Drive, turning onto Dalyrmple Drive, traveling down Tower Drive to Stadium Drive and back to West Lakeshore Drive.
- From noon to 4 p.m., the African-American Cultural Center will host a tailgate in Free Speech Plaza in front of the LSU Student Union. The Homecoming Student Committee will also host a tailgate from noon to 4 p.m. on the Parade Ground. Winners of the Homecoming competitions will be announced at the event.
- During halftime of the Homecoming game, the Homecoming king and queen will be crowned on the field.
- The LSU Women’s Basketball team will play Wichita State at 2 p.m. at the Maravich Center. For more information, visit http://www.lsusports.net.
- The Black Student Union will host its annual semi-formal gala in the Union Ballroom from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. 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.