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‘Trojans Unite’ for Homecoming 2018 in Troy

October 23, 2018

Troy University will celebrate Homecoming the week of Oct. 29 with a litany of activities honoring this year’s theme of “Trojans Unite.”

The Trojans take the field Saturday, Nov. 3 against the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns. Kickoff is at 2:30 p.m. in Veterans Memorial Stadium.

The festivities kick off Sunday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. as students “Chalk the Quad,” putting football players’ names and numbers around the Bibb Graves Quad.

“This year’s theme of ‘Trojans Unite’ is really about celebrating the fact that we are an international campus with students from all over the Southeast, the country and even the world,” said Morgan Long, Vice President of Campus Activities. “Homecoming is about all our alumni coming together with current students and supporters, and we wanted to emphasize that.”

Student-centered events include a talent show on the Bibb Graves Quad on Monday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. and the Haunted Arena on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 5:30 p.m. in Trojan Arena.

TROY alumni also have several events scheduled, including the annual World War II alumni reunion, the Spirit Day contest for faculty and staff, and the Alumni Scholarship Ball after the game.

“We think this is going to be our best year yet for these events,” said Faith Ward, Director of Alumni Affairs. “We’ve got several great chapters reuniting this year, and Trojan Tailgaters’ ball raises money for scholarships and they are expecting the best Homecoming ever.”

For more information about alumni events, or to attend the Alumni Ball, contact Alumni Affairs at 334-670-3318.

Homecoming events include:

Monday, Oct. 29

UAC Homecoming event, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Bibb Graves Quad

Homecoming Commencement Event, noon, Bibb Graves Quad

Talent Show, 6 p.m., Bibb Graves Quad

Tuesday, Oct. 30

Day One of Blood Drive, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Trojan Center Ballrooms

Wednesday, Oct. 31

Day Two of Blood Drive, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Trojan Center Ballrooms

Dodgeball Tournament, noon-4 p.m., Rec Gym and Wright Gym

Haunted Arena, 5:30 p.m., Trojan Arena

Volleyball Game, 6 p.m., Trojan Arena

Thursday, Nov. 1

Faculty and Staff Superhero-themed Spirit Day Contest sponsored by TROY Alumni Association, call Loretta Clark (334-670-3915) for more information.

International Food Fair, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Trojan Dinning

Relay Race Down University, 5:30 p.m., Tailgate Terrace

Basketball Game, 6 p.m., Trojan Arena

Friday, Nov. 2

World War II-era Alumni Reunion, 5 p.m., Stadium Club

Pep Rally, 5:30 p.m., Janice Hawkins Park

Dance, 7 p.m., Trojan Arena

Downtown Concert, 7 p.m., The Square in Downtown Troy

Saturday, Nov. 3

Homecoming Parade, 10 a.m., Downtown Troy

Homecoming Game, 2:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Stadium

Trojan Tailgaters Alumni Scholarship Ball, 7 p.m., Trojan Center Ballroom (tickets available at Alumni House)