Utah State Homecoming Week is September 19-25
As traditions on college campuses go, Homecoming remains one of the biggest events of the year. With a combination of the old and the new, Aggies, alumni and friends of Utah State University are welcomed home for events throughout the week of Sept. 19-25.
Long-time Aggies will recognize staples of the week including:
- Homecoming Parade, Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m., on Main Street in downtown Logan with awards for the best “Aggied” float.
- Utah Agricultural Products BBQ, Saturday, Sept. 24, tentatively scheduled from 4-6 p.m.
- Homecoming Game in the new Maverik Stadium, USU vs. Air Force, Saturday, Sept 24. Kickoff at 8:15 pm; tickets are on sale now at utahstateaggies.com).
- True Aggie Night on the Block A on the university Quad at midnight Friday, Sept. 23, and into the early morning hours of Sept. 24.
New events for 2016 include:
- A live concert featuring pop superstar Charlie Puth the evening of Friday, Sept. 23 —tickets on sale at utahstateaggies.com.
- The “Running of the Bulls” 5K Saturday, Sept. 24, at 9 a.m., beginning at the USU Credit Union/University Welcome Center on the USU campus.
- A Virtual 5K for out-of-state alumni who wish to run with other Aggies in their areas. Participants receive a free t-shirt with their registration.
- VIP seating to view the Homecoming parade for 5K participants in front of the Tabernacle on Logan’s downtown Main Street.
- Caine College of the Arts entertainment throughout the week on campus and downtown
“Homecoming is one of our favorite weeks of the year,” said David Clark, associate vice president for advancement and alumni relations. “It’s a pleasure to work closely with the groups on campus and in Logan; there is a lot behind the scenes and it makes for a successful and engaging week for students, alumni and friends of the university.”
The 2016 Homecoming awardees are Stan and Joyce Albrecht, USU’s president and first lady, as Grand Marshals; Lieutenant General James C. King, Alumnus of the Year; and Justin and Jocelyn Hamilton,Young Alumni of the Year.
“While it’s unusual to have the Grand Marshal of the parade be the university president, the committee found it a fitting tribute to President Albrecht and Joyce and the work they have done for USU in the last 11 years,” said Scott Olson, Homecoming committee chair.
Homecoming week begins Monday, Sept. 19. Times and events are subject to change. Those interested in participating may visit usu.edu/homecoming for updates. Registration is open and tickets for Charlie Puth and the USU vs. Air Force game are on sale at http://www.utahstateaggies.com/.