Averett University Homecoming 2016: October 14-16

Posted on October 10th, 2016 by Cassie Jones

Averett North Campus StadiumAverett University celebrates its 2016 Homecoming, featuring a weekend of activities and events for the whole family. Themed “Making Dreams a Reality,” the fun of October 14-16 is sure to delight all.

On Friday, Oct. 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m., the university will host its annual Homecoming Hometown Party at the Danville Community Market, with a steak dinner courtesy of Gentleman’s Ridge and beverages from Lawrence Distributing. This year’s entertainment will be provided by DJ Larry Stamps. Those who have not purchased dinner tickets can get in for $15 after 8 p.m. at the door. Attendees must be 21 or older.

Festivities at the North Campus will take place at the new Frank R. Campbell Stadium beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, with a pregame tailgate party. Tailgate Alley has become a special part of Homecoming and the university encourages those who want to tailgate together to arrive together because spots will not be reserved. When the parking lot at the North Campus fills up, there will be overflow parking and shuttle service available at Abundant Life World Outreach Church (955 Mt. Cross Rd). Attendees are encouraged to arrive early, as parking is expected to fill up quickly.

Gates and concessions (Chick-fil-A, pizza and hot dogs) will open at 4:30 p.m. The Cougars will kick off at 6 p.m. against Greensboro College. Tickets for the game are $8 for adults, and children 6 and under are free. During halftime, the Homecoming Court and this year’s alumni award recipients and Athletics Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized.

Festivities will conclude on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m., when the university holds its annual Service of Remembrance in Blount Chapel. This special chapel service honors members of the Averett community who passed away in the last year. Following the chapel service, brunch will be served in the dining hall in the Student Center from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Dutch treat).

To see the full schedule of events, visit www.averett.edu/homecoming.