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Back home at East Tennessee State University. A seasonal tradition, Homecoming celebrations will accompany the red, yellow and orange hues that adorn the Appalachian highlands this fall from October 17-23. This year’s theme was coined, “Let’s Boogie, Bucs”, as attendees can expect aesthetics, activities and clothing that aligns with the disco-saturated era of the 1970s.

“We chose disco as a unique, funky and exciting theme that anyone could participate in,” said Sadie King, Secretary of State for the ETSU Student Government Association and Homecoming Chair. “There were so many opportunities to have fun with the disco theme, like the roller skate party and the disco dance. Of course, groovy outfits just add a bit of sparkle and sparkle – ‘Let’s Boogie, Bucs!’ »

Events will begin on Monday, October 17 with the Marsh Regional Blood Drive, where the Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement, ETSU Volunteer and the Marsh Regional Blood Center will join forces to help save Lives. It will be located in the third floor ballroom of the DP Culp Student Center and will be operational from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

That same day, students can anticipate the “Pep Rally Reunion and Skate Party” an event. The cheer rally begins at 6 p.m. at the Amphitheater. At the end of the cheer rally, participants will go as a group to the Johnson Family Skate Center, 930 W. Watauga Ave., to skate The event is free to all ETSU students, who are encouraged to dress in accordance with the disco theme.

On Tuesday, October 18, the second day of homecoming activities, students will be treated to “Movie Night: ‘Dirty Dancing'”. Personal.

Activities for Wednesday, October 19 start early with “Homecoming Canned Food Creationsto be held outside William B. Greene Jr. Stadium from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Student organizations will build reunion-themed structures using non-perishable food items that will then be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank. That evening, from 5 to 8 p.m., the “Disco Cardio Dance Party and Mixer” will take place in Studio A at the Basler Center for Physical Activity (CPA).

The fourth day of homecoming celebrations – Thursday, October 20 – begins at 11:30 a.m. with a cornhole tournament at University Commons. Then, from 7 p.m., ETSU will host the traditional “Homecoming sketch partyin Martha Street Culp Auditorium. The event is free and open to all students, faculty, staff and the community.

On Friday, October 21, the “Big Pink Volleyball Tournament” event is presented. The event begins at 5 p.m. at the CPA. There “ETSU Gatton College of Pharmacy Homecoming Reunionwill be organized for all Gatton alumni and will include a free dinner, tours, networking opportunities and children’s activities. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. and participants must register for the event. Later, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., the “Boogie in Brooks” comeback dance will take place at Brooks Gymnasium. There “Sigma Kappa Homecomingalso invites all ETSU Sigma Kappa sorority alumni to a two-day reunion that extends through October 22. Those interested in attending should Register online.

Back-to-school game day will take place on Saturday, October 22. ETSU will face Samford at 3:30 p.m. During halftime of the match, the Homecoming King and Queen will be announced, along with the winners of the Homecoming Contest. Match tailgating will be accompanied by music performed by a live DJ. Before the match, “ETSU’s Annual Homecoming Luncheon in the Tent“, sponsored by the National Association of University Graduates, will take place at 2 p.m. in the courtyard of the CPA. This event will be supported by Firehouse Restaurant. The cost is $25 per adult and $10 per child. At 7:30 p.m., the “Homecoming Step/Stroll Off” will take place in Culp Auditorium, sponsored by the Black Affairs Association and ETSU’s National Panhellenic Council. The event is free and open to the community.

The activities end on Sunday, October 23 with the “Gospel choir concertat Culp Auditorium. Featuring guest artist Kenny Curry, the event begins at 3:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

For full Homecoming event details and schedule, visit etsu.edu/homecoming.

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