​ASU’s Fall Activities Usher in the Season

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By Hazel Scott/ASU

Spending your autumn days surrounded by beautiful fall foliage is an absolute must, and what better way to experience the season than to enjoy some fall activities that Alabama State University has selected for awe-inspired moments.

You might begin your journey by dancing your night away during President Quinton T. Ross, Jr.’s signature President Gala, and continue by attending the Magic City Classic, Homecoming, the Turkey Day Parade and the Turkey Day Classic.

Below are some fun fall activities that ASU has scheduled for Hornet Nation and its supporters.  


SEPTEMBER 1, President’s Gala

7 p.m., with VIP Reception at 6 p.m.

Dunn-Oliver Acadome



SEPTEMBER 2, Labor Day Classic

Alabama State Hornets vs. Southern Jaguars (White Out)

5 p.m.​, ASU Stadium, Montgomery, Ala.

Tickets: bamastatesports.com, ASU Ticket Office

Televised on ESPN

SEPTEMBER  9, Inaugural Run

Buzz Run 5K

Check-In 6:30 a.m.

Race Starts: 7:30 a.m.


Stinger’s Fun Run (for kids 4-12)

Check-In: 8 a.m.

Race Starts: 9 a.m.

Both races are part of ASU’s Military Appreciation weekend. For entry fees and to preregister for both races, visit www.alasu.edu/buzz.


SEPTEMBER 21, Fall Convocation

11 a.m. Dunn-Oliver Acadome

Public is welcome


OCTOBER 1-7, Homecoming Week


Student Concert -- Oct. 6

Featuring Live Performances by Glorilla, Boosie Badazz and Young Nudy

Dunn-Oliver Acadome, ASU Campus

Tickets: ASU Box Office, Heritage Barbershop, and online at www.varietyent.net or charge by phone: 1-800-514-3849


ASU vs. Bethune-Cookman -- Oct. 7 at 2 p.m.

ASU Stadium, Montgomery, Ala.

(Breast Cancer & Domestic Violence Awareness - Wear Pink & Purple)

Tickets: bamastatesports.com, ASU Ticket Office

Televised: HBCUGO TV


OCTOBER 3, Miss ASU Coronation

7 p.m. ,  Doors open at 6 p.m.

Dunn-Oliver Acadome

Open to the Public


OCTOBER 26-28, Magic City Classic


Parade, Oct. 28, 8 a.m.

Streets of Downtown Birmingham.

Televised Live: Fox6, as well as Gray Television affiliates in Huntsville, Montgomery, Dothan and Mobile


Coors Light Tailgate Party, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. Gameday

Outside of Gates on West Side of Legion Field

Entertainment, giveaways and more


ASU vs. Alabama A&M, Oct. 28 at 2:30 p.m.

Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama

Tickets:  1-877-332-7804

Televised: ESPN


NOVEMBER 4, Port City Classic

ASU vs. Grambling State (Gold Out)

4 p.m., Ladd-Peebles Stadium, 1621 Virginia St., Mobile, Ala.

Tickets: Stadium Box Office


NOVEMBER 23, Turkey Day Classic Parade & Game

Parade, 9 a.m.

Downtown Montgomery


99th Turkey Day Classic

ASU vs. Tuskegee University

2 p.m., ASU Stadium

Tickets: ASU Box Office


DECEMBER 1, Fall Commencement Convocation (In Person)

8:45 a.m. Ceremony

1:45 p.m. Ceremony

ASU Stadium