Saturday, September 20, 2014

GRU to celebrate Homecoming Feb. 18-23

Georgia Regents University will celebrate Homecoming Feb. 18-23, with a week-long celebration for students and alumni.

We Believe in The Jaguar Nation!  is the theme of this year’s celebration, which includes a Dance Marathon and the Jaguar Jam-a tailgate and bonfire. The week will culminate with the men’s and women’s basketball games and the crowning of the Georgia Regents University Homecoming King and Queen during halftime. Activities are scheduled on the university’s Health Sciences, Forest Hills and Summerville campuses.

Alumni Weekend, planned for April 26-28, will be reunion focused. More information and a schedule of events will be available in the coming weeks.

View the complete list of Homecoming Week events below:

Monday, Feb. 18

Wear Blue Get Food & Dance Marathon Kickoff

11:30 a.m., Jaguar Student Activities Center Breezeway and Ballroom (Summerville Campus)

All students wearing blue will receive free food and have a chance to participate in the university’s Dance Marathon Kickoff.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

Sidewalk Spirit Contest

4 p.m., JSAC Breezeway (Summerville Campus) and the Wellness Center (Health Sciences Campus)

Student organizations celebrate Homecoming by chalking designs in a square of sidewalk on either the Summerville or Health Sciences Campus.

Wednesday, Feb. 20

Jag-A-Lympics

1-3 p.m.,  Jaguar Student Activities Center Sports Field.  Rain location, Jaguar Student Activities Center Ballroom

Student organizations compete in relay competitions.

Thursday, Feb. 21

Jaguar Jam

7-9 p.m., Christenberry Fieldhouse (Forest Hills Campus)

Students will showcase their GRU spirit by decorating tables while enjoying food and live music, followed by the lighting of a bonfire. Admission is free with the donation of two canned goods. Otherwise, entrance into the event is $5.

Friday, Feb. 22

LipSync Concert

6:30 p.m., Wellness Center (Health Sciences Campus)

Students will perform dances, songs or skits to their favorite music.

Saturday, Feb. 23

Augusta State University  vs. Francis Marion

Women’s, 1:30 p.m.; Men’s, 3:30 p.m.

Men’s Halftime: Crowning of the GRU Homecoming King & Queen

Christenberry Fieldhouse (Forest Hills campus)

For more information, call GRU’s Office of Student Life and Engagement at 706-737-1610.

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