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October 9-14, 2023

Homecoming and Family Weekend


Students celebrate being Hurricanes with others by welcoming parents, siblings, and loved ones to discover more about their life here at Georgia Southwestern. As part of the GSW family, we invite you to experience everything our beautiful campus has to offer from viewing our athletic events to participating in various planned activities. We also encourage you to explore the historic town of Americus and Sumter County by visiting our unique shops and restaurants including boutiques, local fair-trade coffee shop, gift shops, two national parks, and a state park.

Family Weekend coincides with the campus-wide Homecoming festivities. View the full Homecoming and Family Weekend schedule to plan your visit to Georgia Southwestern! 


Friday, October 13th

Hurricane Happy Hour | The Alley - Windsor Hotel
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Enjoy hor d'oeuvres, grab a drink, and meet GSW staff, alumni, and other families! The Alley is located on the ground floor on the side of the historic Windsor hotel next to the parking lot for the Americus Mainstreet. First two drink tickets free to each parent/guardian who is 21 years old and older to attendees for Family Weekend 2023. Please RSVP to save your spot!

Explore & Dine in Americus | Americus
6:30 pm - UNTIL
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, October 14th

Fall at the Market – Downtown, Americus
8:00 am - 12:00pm
Visit Lenny’s Market on Hampton Street in Downtown Americus to celebrate all things fall with fresh, seasonal produce. Kickoff is the usual 8 a.m. and the event runs until noon. For more information, call Americus Main Street at 229-924-4411, Ext. 235 or 247. 

Canes Family Brunch | Dining Hall
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Reservation required.
Join the Office of First-Year Experience and Student Success and the Office of Alumni Affairs for a brunch menu full of your favorites! A $10 fee for guests is required at the door, and students will be required to swipe their Canes Card. Please RSVP to save your spot!

Bingo | Canes Central Lobby
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Test your luck and join GSW staff and other families for Canes Bingo! All participants will have a chance to win. Students are welcome!

Women's Soccer Game | Soccer Field
5:00 pm 
Cheer on our Lady Hurricanes while they take on USC Aiken during an evening of Homecoming festivities.

Men's Soccer Game | Soccer Field
7:30 pm 
Continue watching our Hurricanes take on USC Aiken during an evening of Homecoming festivities.

students holding Hurricane gear

Hurricane Pride

Students, family members, and friends alike can show their school spirit with many new options available from the campus bookstore. Order online to have your gear ready!

Windsor Downtown

Explore Downtown

From locally brewed coffee to one of a kind gifts, our small businesses offer a mix of boutiques, gift shops, fresh produce and unique restaurants to enjoy while visiting.

Windsor Downtown

Griffin Bell Golf Course

Georgia Southwestern is home to a beautiful 18-hole golf course that is open to the public and is the perfect way to spend a weekend morning.