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September 23-24

Homecoming and Family Weekend 2022


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.


Friday, September 23

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 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! We ask that you RSVP online in order to prepare for the event. Free to attendees.

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.

Homecoming Tailgate
4:00pm | Soccer Field
Stop by the FYE tent at GSW Homecoming 2022 to grab additional GSW swag for the weekend! 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. *Details on how to reserve your tailgate space are coming soon!

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 Queen 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.

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.

Windsor Downtown

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!