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Fun for the Whole Family

The University is exctied to welcome home thousands of faithful alumni back to campus, and we have planned an exciting week full of Homecoming events featuring a vareity of fun for all ages.

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A highlight of Homecoming 2015, the Classic Cabaret will feature live music, heavy hors-d'oeuvres, Vegas-style games, a late-night breakfast buffet and much more.

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Gridiron Intensity

Led by Head Coach Brian Jenkins, the Hornets football team is pumped and ready to Swarm and Sting the Miles Golden Bears during this year's Turkey Day Classic football game.

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Ultimate Tailgating Party

This year's Homecoming will feature the Coca-Cola Zero/Ford Pre-game Tailgate Party, with live musical performances and other great attractions in the ultimate tailgating experience.

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Turkey Day Classic Parade

One of the most beloved traditions of ASU's Homecoming festivities, the annual Turkey Day Classic Parade draws thousands to downtown Montgomery for a morning of pageantry, music and fun.

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Best Band in the Land

From the high-stepping drum majors, to the amazing Stingettes to the always entertaining Honey Beez, the Mighty Marching Hornets band is always a crowd-pleaser during the Turkey Day Classic football game!

That Ole 'Bama State Spirit

That "Ole 'Bama State Spirit" is what sets our fans apart from all others. Our most treasured tradition, that "Ole Bama State Spirit" is the sense of pride that comes with being part of the Hornet Nation.

Turkey Day Classic & Hornet Homecoming 2015


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Welcome Home

The Alabama State University campus is buzzing with anticipation as O' Mother Dear prepares to welcome home thousands of faithful alumni back to campus for the beloved Turkey Day Classic and Hornet Homecoming tradition. While the event has welcomed new changes during recent years, including new rivals and a new Saturday game-day, Homecoming and the Turkey Day Classic always will be an opportunity for reunion, rivalry and celebration of that Ole ‘Bama State Spirit!

The University has planned an exciting week full of Homecoming events, with a host of fun for all ages. From a Student Awards Gala, Step Show and free Winter Carnvial, to the Alumni Scholarship Brunch and this year's premier event, the Classic Cabaret, Homecoming 2015 boasts something for everyone! 

The Big Game: Saturday, Nov. 21 at 3 p.m.

ASU will welcome a new opponent to the 92nd Turkey Day Classic Homecoming game, which will be played on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. in The ASU Stadium. The Miles Golden Bears will make their debut as the rival team in what is one of the nation's oldest HBCU football classics.

Another exciting debut in this year's football game is first-year Hornets Head Coach Brian Jenkins in his first Turkey Day Classic coaching experience. The Hornets, boasting Jenkins' signature Swarm and Sting strategy, entered the final two games of the regular season winners of three straight games, and five of the last six contests overall.

Homecoming Week Schedule

Browse all of ASU's exciting Homecoming events below, with links to detailed event information. A complete downloadable version of the Homecoming schedule also is available (see "Download Schedule" option at right).

  Monday, November 16

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Kickoff Mixer

1 p.m. - Campus Decoration Kickoff (Judging)

7 p.m. - Student Talent Show

  Tuesday, November 17


8 p.m. to Midnight - Hornet Choice Awards - Student Gala

  Wednesday, November 18

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Hornet Nation Mix & Mingle

6 p.m. - ASU's Got Talent Faculty & Staff Talent Show

  Thursday, November 19

6 p.m. - Step Show

  Friday, November 20

10 a.m. - Alumni Scholarship Brunch

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Winter Carnival

1 p.m. - National Alumni Association Mini Conference

3 p.m. - ISTAP Meeting

4 to 6 p.m. - Welcome Home Reception and 90.7 Perspectives (Special Edition)

8:30 p.m. - Classic Cabaret

  Saturday, November 21

9 a.m. -  92nd Annual Turkey Day Classic Parade

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Coca-Cola Zero/Ford Free Tailgate Concert

12:45 p.m. -  Hornets Legends Walk

3 p.m. - 92nd Annual Turkey Day Classic




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