Homecoming 2010 at Florida State: 'United Now, United Then'
Homecoming at The Florida State University has always been an exciting time for returning alumni to join current students in celebration of an extraordinary institution and its unconquered spirit, and soon they'll be celebrating again during Homecoming 2010. The theme for this year's weeklong slate of events Oct. 30-Nov. 6 is "United Now, United Then."
The Alumni Association and Student Government Association (SGA) Homecoming Executive Council are promising a spirited lead-up to the Homecoming football game on Nov. 6 as the Florida State Seminoles take on the University of North Carolina Tar Heels at Doak Campbell Stadium.
"To understand the importance of Homecoming to the Florida State experience, one need only look at photos from our old yearbooks," said FSU Alumni Association President Scott Atwell. "Traditions like the parade and Chief and Princess are timeless and remain the same today, connecting generations of alumni with current students. We are all one Seminole family."
Homecoming began Saturday, Oct. 30, when Service Day volunteer activities had FSU students lending a helping hand throughout the Tallahassee community. In the afternoon, they tackled the Torch Pursuit and the "Odds and Evens Sports Competition" — a new twist on an event from FSU's days as the Florida State College for Women.
Service to the community is a recurring Homecoming theme. The proceeds from Sunday's FSUCares 10th Annual Homecoming 5K Run/Walk will help provide medical equipment and medical education supplies for local and international underserved populations. At Renegade Recess, FSU students will supervise playtime fun for 350 elementary school-aged students from the local Boys and Girls Clubs.
Among the many other Homecoming week events — both perennial and newer favorites — are the Homecoming Parade (Nov. 5); Pow Wow (Nov. 5); and the Alumni Association Homecoming Awards Breakfast (game day, Nov. 6), at which honors are bestowed on distinguished alumni and staff. Alumni also are encouraged to visit the Alumni Association Open House (Nov. 5) and join the game-day All-College Alumni Tailgate, hosted by FSU President Eric Barron and his wife, Molly.
The following list provides additional details on key Homecoming events planned for Oct. 30-Nov. 6. (For a complete roster of activities sponsored or co-sponsored by the SGA, visit the Homecoming 2010 website at homecoming.fsu.edu. To learn more about Alumni Association events, go to alumni.fsu.edu. For information on special activities that each of FSU's 15 colleges may be planning for their own alumni and students, visit the individual college websites; links to them can be found here.)
"Traditions like the parade and Chief and Princess are timeless and remain the same today, connecting generations of alumni with current students."
Florida State University Alumni Association President