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Homecoming 2021: Get ready for events, employee spirit contest and more

This year’s homecoming will be held the week of Feb. 21 with the theme “The Take Off.” View the featured events schedule below, with more details available on the Homecoming website.

Featured events

Additional events can be found on JagLife.  

Prepare for Take Off: Homecoming Kickoff Fireworks Celebration 
When: 6 p.m. Feb. 21
Where: Summerville amphitheater

A fireworks celebration will take place at the Summerville amphitheater with a live DJ and food. Fireworks will start at 7:30 p.m.

Seat Backs and Table Trays: Wear Blue, Get Food 
When: Noon-1:30 p.m. Feb. 22
Where: Summerville amphitheater

Students will receive a boarding pass to enter the amphitheater to visit various spots for free food and special giveaways.

Entering Turbulence: Organization Family Feud
When: 6-8 p.m. Feb. 22
Where: Summerville amphitheater

Student organizations will compete in a trivia-style game show for Pass the Paw.

Top Flight Lunch: Lunch with AU PD
When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 23
Where: Health Science Campus at Jaguar Field

Come enjoy a free Chick-fil-A lunch with the AU Police Department. Download the RAVE Guardian app to receive your lunch.

COVID-19 Vaccine Discussion: Perspectives of the Black community on the COVID-19 Vaccine 
When: 6 p.m. Feb. 23
Where: WebEx

Join the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement on the historical context of the Black experience in the health care arena and how it has impacted their views on the medical field.

Fasten Your Seat Belts: Comedy Show  featuring Arvin Mitchell
When: 8 p.m. Feb. 24
Where: Maxwell Theatre
Watch party locations: JSAC Ballroom and Ed Commons 1110-C

A night of laughter with the comedian, Arvin Mitchell, will take place at the Maxwell Theatre. Streaming watch parties will be provided in the JSAC Ballroom and Ed Commons 1110-C. Students must sign up in advance.

Baggage Claim: Paint the Town Blue/Wings for Wings
When: 5-7 p.m. Feb. 25
Where: Georgia Cyber Center Lobby and Broad Street

Students will participate in a scavenger hunt down Broad Street to collect giveaways. After the scavenger hunt, teams will arrive back to the starting location to earn their pilot wings and an order of wings from a local vendor.

Hold on for Landing: Homecoming Concert and Coronation
When: 7 p.m. Feb. 26
Where: Summerville amphitheater
Rain location: Maxwell Theatre
Watch party locations: JSAC Ballroom and Ed Commons (subject to change)

During a live concert in the amphitheater, featuring A Nickel Bag of Funk, Student Life and Engagement will announce the Homecoming Court and the winners of the Pass the Paw Competition. King, Queen, Duke, and Duchess will be announced during intermission.

Faculty and staff spirit competition

Departments across campus are invited to participate in this year’s Homecoming Departmental Office Decorating Contest.

Decorating will begin Feb. 15, and departments must be ready for judging by Feb. 23. The winner of this contest will receive a trophy that will travel to winning departments from year to year.

Official judging will take place from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23. Interested departments can sign up here. Further instructions are provided on the sign-up form.

Questions about the competition can be directed to LaTisha Joiner, program coordinator for student involvement in the Department of Student Life and Engagement.

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