Alumni & Public Homecoming Events
Friday, Oct. 19, 2012
8:30 a.m. -- Shell Finish Line/Alumni Association Homecoming Golf Tournament
The 2012 Homecoming Golf Tournament will take place at the Hattiesburg Country Club. All proceeds from the tournament go toward the Pierce Legacy Scholarship Endowment to provide scholarships for children and grandchildren of alumni. Registration begins at 7 a.m., with the shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Following the tournament, a lunch catered by Strick's will be served. The cost is $150 per player and includes golf, tee gift, beverages, lunch, two mulligans, entry into the 5/5/5, and the putting contest. For more information, contact Jennifer Payne at 601.266.4095 or Jennifer.L.Payne@usm.edu, or Dane Reiter at 601.266.4859 or Kristopher.Reiter@usm.edu.
10 a.m. -- Dixie Darling Alumni Refresher Practice
New Dixie Darling alumni will meet at the Payne Center on basketball courts 3 and 4 to prepare for Homecoming weekend activities. For more information, contact Melissa Lyman at 228.383.0740 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
11:30 a.m. -- Dixie Darling Lunch
The Dixie Darlings will meet at the Power House for lunch following the beginners' practice session. For more information, contact Melissa Lyman at 228.383.0740 or email@example.com.
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Football Friday Luncheon
Join Head Football Coach Ellis Johnson in the Trent Lott Center (map) for a pre-game luncheon. $10. For more information, contact the Athletic Department at 601.266.5017.
1-5 p.m. -- Dixie Darling Alumni Registration and Practice
Registration for Dixie Darling Homecoming events will take place in the Payne Center on basketball courts 3 and 4. Following registration, Dixie Darlings alumni will practice from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., also in the Payne Center. Following the alumni practice, Dixie Darlings will then practice with current DDs on Pride Field from 3:15-5 p.m. For more information, contact Melissa Lyman at 228.383.0740 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:30 p.m. -- Southern Miss Alumni Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony
The Southern Miss Alumni Association will induct seven outstanding alumni into the Hall of Fame. The banquet and ceremony will be held in the Grand Ballroom in the Thad Cochran Center (map). For tickets or more information, contact Rene Trigg at 601.266.5013 or email@example.com.
7 p.m. -- Dixie Darling Reunion Dinner
The Dixie Darling Alumni will hold a reunion dinner at Southern Oaks House and Gardens. Dress is cocktail / casual attire. For more information, contact Melissa Lyman at 228.383.0740 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
7 p.m. -- Friday Night at the Fountain
Friday Night at the Fountain kicks off with a band at 7 p.m. on the Centennial Green (map). The band will play from 7 to 9 p.m., and the pep rally will begin at 9 p.m. immediately following the band. For questions or more information, contact Student Activities at 601.266.5048.
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012
8 a.m. -- 17th Annual Homecoming Eagle 5K Run
The Exercise Physiology Club proudly presents the 17th annual Homecoming 5K Eagle Run. Check-in is 7 a.m. at the Human Performance & Recreation Building (map) near Eagle Walk. The race begins at 8 a.m. at the Freshman Quad (map). Pre-registration is closed. Race day registration is $20, $15 for ages 13 and younger. Runners with a USM student ID card or members of the Pine Belt Pacers will receive $5 off the entry.
10 a.m. -- Homecoming Parade
The 2012 Homecoming Parade will take place in downtown Hattiesburg (map). The parade will begin at 10 a.m. behind Sacred Heart School. After making a loop through downtown, the parade will end back at the school.
Noon -- Annual Alumni Association Awards Lunch and Business Meeting
The Alumni Association will recognize alumni who have given service to their alma mater at this Homecoming day lunch. Cost is $15 per person. For more information, contact the Alumni Association at 601.266.5013 or email@example.com.
1:30 p.m. -- Dixie Darling Scholarship Presentation
The Dixie Darlings will present their 2012 scholarship recipient in the College of Arts and Letters. For more information, contact Melissa Lyman at 228.383.0740 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2-5 p.m. -- Speech & Hearing Alumni Tailgate
The Speech and Hearing Sciences alumni group is hosting a tailgate on the Centennial Green (map). Guests are asked to bring a side dish, drinks, and a chair. For more information or to RSVP contact Victoria Finley at 601.266.6263 or email email@example.com.
2-5 p.m. -- College of Health Alumni Tailgate
Join the Master of Public Health, Speech and Hearing and Nutrition Alumni Groups for a tailgate party on the Centennial Green (map). Food and drinks will be available. To RSVP for the Nutrition Alumni Group, contact Kimberly Krapcha at firstname.lastname@example.org; for the Master of Public Health Alumni Group, Paul Hernandez at email@example.com; and for the Speech and Hearing Sciences Alumni Group, Victoria Finley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3-5 p.m. -- WUSM Tailgate Series
Southbound Crescent at Centennial Green (map). Buy raffle tickets -- $1 each or 10 for $5 -- for the WUSM 50/50 Drawing. The winner will be drawn at the last home football game Nov. 17 and will split the money with WUSM.
3:45 p.m. -- Dixie Darling / Dixie Darling Alumni Group Photo
All current Dixie Darlings will take a group photo in front of the Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Building. Following the picture, the Dixie Darling alumni will join current members for a group photo, also at the Administration Building. After the picture, the Dixie Darlings will participate in the Eagle Walk at 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Melissa Lyman at 228.383.0740 or email@example.com.
4 p.m. -- Eagle Walk
Join The Pride, cheerleaders, and Seymour as the football team heads to the locker room. The Eagle Walk begins on West Memorial Drive. For more information, contact the Athletic Department at 601.266.5017.
6 p.m. -- Marshall at Southern Miss
Marshall visits The Rock. For tickets or more information, contact the ticket office at 800.844.TICK. There will be a 5th Quarter concert by The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band following the game.