Homecoming 2013: A Legendary Spirit

Performances by comedian Nick Offerman and country duo Florida Georgia Line and a gridiron matchup with the Syracuse Orange will be three highlights of Florida State University’s 2013 Homecoming celebration, “A Legendary Spirit,” which takes place from Sunday, Nov. 10, to Saturday, Nov. 16.

While most events are intended for students or alumni, the Tallahassee community also is encouraged to participate in the following events of general interest.

“Homecoming 2013 is an exciting opportunity to bring the university and Tallahassee communities together to celebrate the legendary spirit of Florida State. From the Warchant Concert to Pow Wow, and spirited events throughout the week, we hope everyone will join us in the celebration,” said Allison Black, assistant director for Homecoming and Event Planning, Florida State University Oglesby Union.

SUNDAY, NOV. 10

  • The Warchant Concert, featuring Florida Georgia Line (Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard), will take place at 7 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center at Florida State University, 505 W. Pensacola St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets for the general public are sold out. The event is free for Florida State students with a valid Gold FSU ID at the door. A two-can donation to benefit local food banks is suggested.

FRIDAY, NOV. 15

  • The Homecoming Parade will begin at 2 p.m. from the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. From there, it will proceed north along Martin Luther King Boulevard, turn west along College Avenue, and turn south onto Copeland Street. The Alumni Association Homecoming Parade faculty grand marshal will be College of Criminology and Criminal Justice Assistant Professor Billy Close, and the Alumni Association Homecoming Parade grand marshal will be former Florida State Head Football Coach Bobby Bowden. The parade will be webcast at www.alumni.fsu.edu/community/parade for those unable to attend.
  • Pow Wow, a pep rally held the night before the Homecoming football game, will take place at 8 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. Comedian Nick Offerman of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” will headline the show. Comedian Retta (Marietta Sirleaf) also will perform. In addition, there will be performances by the FSU Cheerleaders, the Golden Girls, the Marching Chiefs and members of the Flying High Circus. Tickets can be purchased at the Civic Center and from Ticketmaster. Tickets for the general public, on sale through Ticketmaster, are $24 in advance + service fees and $26 + service fees the day of the show. The event is free for Florida State students with a valid Gold FSU ID at the door. A two-can donation to benefit local food banks is suggested.

SATURDAY, NOV. 16

  • The FSU Alumni Association Homecoming Awards Breakfast will begin at 9 a.m. in the Alumni Center Grand Ballroom (doors open at 8:30 a.m.). The Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society and the Alumni Association will honor three alumni as Grads Made Good — Judy Bense (B.A. ’67; M.S. ’69, Anthropology/Archaeology), president of West Florida University; Meg Crofton (B.S. ’74; M.B.A. ’75), president of Walt Disney Park and Resort Operations; and James “Jimi” Cook (B.S. ’88, Mathematics), a professor and eminent scholar at the University of Missouri. The Alumni Association will honor university trustee William “Andy” Haggard (B.A. ’64, History) with the Bernard F. Sliger Award. The Friends of the FSU Libraries will honor Florida State College of Music Professor Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (B.M. ’60, Music) with the Alumni Award for Distinguished Writing. Tickets for this event are $15 and can be purchased online from www.alumni.fsu.edu or by contacting Whitney Powers at (850) 645-9530 or wpowers@fsu.edu. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, Nov. 8.
  • The Florida State Seminoles will play the Syracuse Orange at 3:30 p.m. at Doak S. Campbell Stadium.

More information: www.homecoming.fsu.edu or www.alumni.fsu.edu.

Originally from http://www.fsu.edu