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Southern Miss Alumni Association Announces Date for 2016 Homecoming

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 09:11am | By: Nicole Ruhnke

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association has announced that festivities for Homecoming 2016 are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29, when the Golden Eagle football team battles Conference-USA rival Marshall at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

A highly anticipated university tradition, Homecoming at Southern Miss includes activities that begin as early as Monday and continue through the weekend with events highlighting all areas of campus.

“This year's celebration capitalizes on the excitement surrounding the University's many successes,” said Jerry DeFatta, executive director of the Southern Miss Alumni Association. “Homecoming at Southern Miss serves as an invitation for all Golden Eagles to return home to their alma mater, and we look forward to connecting with alumni in a way that encourages a renewed commitment to Southern Miss.”

Included in the Homecoming 2016 events are the 18th Annual Southern Miss Alumni Homecoming Scholarship Golf Tournament, the prestigious Alumni Hall of Fame Banquet, the annual Awards Ceremony and Business Meeting, the African American Alumni Brunch, Homecoming parade and much more.

Nominations for the annual alumni awards are now being accepted online at These awards are presented to distinguished alumni and faithful servants to the University and Alumni Association.

Golden Eagle alumni and fans are encouraged to visit for a full list of Homecoming events and to view the week's schedule. The site will continue to be updated as Homecoming events are finalized. For more information on Homecoming 2016, contact the Southern Miss Alumni Association at 601.266.5013 or alumniFREEMississippi.