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September 19 - 24, 2022

Homecoming & Family Weekend


Couldn't make Homecoming 2022? Check out the highlights from this year's events celebrating our first Fall Homecoming and Family Weekend at Georgia Southwestern!



Homecoming 2022 Schedule

Monday, September 19

SGA Homecoming Kick-Off & Golf Cart Parade
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Wheatley Administration Building
Golf carts decorated by student organizations will parade around the Wheatley Administration Building loop, stopping at the Front Porch to drop off the Homecoming Court, where they will be introduced to the campus community. Following introductions, attendees will count down to the lighting of campus, officially kicking off Homecoming Week!

Tuesday, September 20

Women's Soccer
7:00pm | Soccer Field
The Lady Canes will take on Dalton State College. 

Glow Night*
9:00 pm – 12:00 am | Storm Dome
Light up the Storm Dome at the Silent Headphone Party (Storm Dome 1st floor) and Roller Rave (Intramural Gym) or show off your skills at Glow Blowing or Glow Mini Golf (Racquetball Courts).
*GSW students only.

Wednesday, September 21

Blue & Gold Picnic*
11:00 am – 2:00 pm | Canes Central Lawn
Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to have lunch, enjoy entertainment, and celebrate Homecoming Week together. Please note that the Cafeteria will be closed for lunch on this date. Students with meal plans will be able to use their swipes at the Picnic with their GSW IDs.
*GSW faculty, staff, and students only.

Think Fast Game Show*
5:00pm – 7:00pm | Storm Dome
Test your knowledge in this live, interactive trivia game show.
*GSW students only.

Wednesday Night Lights
7:00 pm | Intramural Field South
Enjoy the fall weather and cheer on our most competitive flag football teams. Women’s teams play first, with men’s teams following. Teams begin arriving at 6:30 pm.

Thursday, September 22

Gold Force Thursday
Wear your best gold gear!

Day of Giving
All Day | Participating local restaurants and
GSW’s fourth annual Day of Giving aims to raise $100,000 and receive gifts from all 50 states to support student scholarships. Those in the Americus area can participate by dining at one of our 16 participating restaurants, where a portion of proceeds will be donated back to GSW’s Day of Giving.

Taste of Sumter*
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Downtown Americus
This annual event hosted by Downtown Americus Main Street showcases the best our local restaurants and catering professionals have to offer, with sample size dishes available for purchase and live music.
*This is a community-hosted event. Any costs are not included as part of Homecoming attendance.

Homecoming Concert
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm | Centennial Plaza
Dance the night away as we kick off the weekend with a bang! DJ Smooth will kick things off at 7:30 featuring new R&B artisit T-Royal and GSW's very own Isaiah Dunschee and Justin Smith. Mr. Phat will take the stage at 8:30 and Cupid, of Cupid Shuffle fame, will "flex" in at 9:00.

Friday, September 23

Blue Friday
Wear your best blue gear!

Golf at Griffin Bell
8:00am - 5:00pm | Griffin Bell Golf and Conference Center
Book a tee time and enjoy an 18 round of golf at GSW's Griffin Bell Golf and Conference Center for $27 per person with cart. A tee time is required and may be reserved by calling (229) 924-2914. Make sure to mention the discount code "GSW Friends and Family."

Hurricane Happy Hour
5:00pm - 6:30pm | Wheatley Administration Building Rotunda
Enjoy hor d'oeuvres, grab a drink, and meet GSW staff, alumni, and other families! Grab dinner after at any of our delicious Americus restaurants. Free to all attendees.

Explore & Dine in Americus
6:30pm - until | Americus
Spend Friday night out on the town. Check out some of our amazing shops, enjoy dinner at one of our local restaurants, or take a twilight stroll around historic Downtown Americus.

Saturday, September 24

Canes Family Brunch
10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Wheatley Administration Building
Join the Office of First-Year Experience and the Office of Alumni Affairs for a brunch menu full of your favorites! **Registration for this event has met capacity. 

Paint, Play, or Par!
11:00am - 2:00pm | Various Locations on and off Campus

Paint a wooden door hanger, of your choice, to celebrate Family Weekend 2022! Spots are limited and reserved for those who registered for $30 per person. Register now!

Explore Downtown Americus by grabbing a local cup of coffee, grabbing a bite of lunch, visiting a local boutique, and immersing in the rich history of Americus.

Enjoy an 18-hole round of golf at GSW's Griffin Bell Golf and Conference Center for $35 per person with cart. A tee time is required and may be reserved by calling (229) 924-2914. Make sure to mention the discount code "GSW Friends and Family."

Plains Peanut Festival*
9:00am - 4:00pm | Downtown Plains
Attend the Plains Peanut Festival in downtown Plains, Georgia, and ride the Sam Shortline. Festival includes 5K and various activities for the entire family.
*This is a community-hosted event. Any costs are not included as part of Family Weekend attendance.

The Surge: Storm the Field
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Residence Halls to Soccer Field
Come dressed in over-the-top blue & gold and storm the field to kick off Tailgate festivities. The Surge will start at Oaks I and II, stopping to pick up students at Magnolia I and II and then at Pines.

Homecoming Tailgate
4:00pm | Soccer Field
Organizations are invited to reserve and set up their own space in true tailgate style. Bring your own tents, grills, chairs, couches, music, food and drinks, TVs, and don't forget to sport your blue & gold. There will be a DJ, inflatables for kids, face painting, Surge's Food Truck, and so much more. We invite you to create your desired tailgate space. This will be free of charge, but space must be reserved. Please sign up here

*The Dining Hall will be closed during Dinner for Homecoming festivities. 

Women's Soccer
5:00pm | Soccer Field
The Lady Canes will take on Lander University for the first time this season.

Homecoming Kings & Queens Reunion
Halftime of the women’s game | Soccer Field
Former Homecoming Kings & Queens from 1963 to 2022 will be recognized on the field. Former Kings and Queens should email for details and to confirm attendance.

Men's Soccer
7:30pm | Soccer Field
The Hurricanes will take on Lander University for the first time this season.

Mr. & Miss GSW Coronation
Halftime of the men’s game | Soccer Field
Candidates will be presented and new a Mr. & Miss GSW will be crowned.


**Schedule correct at date of release; subject to change.