Hornet Homecoming

Turkey Day Classic & Hornet Homecoming 2018

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, 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.

The Big Game: Thursday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m.

ASU will welcome a new opponent to the 95th Turkey Day Classic Homecoming Game, which will be played on Thursday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. in The ASU Stadium. The ASU Hornets will face off against the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils in what is one of the nation's oldest HBCU football classics.

Turkey Day Classic & Hornet Homecoming 2018

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Homecoming Week Schedule

Browse all of ASU's exciting Homecoming events below.

Friday, Nov. 9

Student Homecoming Concert
Featuring Lil Baby, Moneybagg Yo & Trina
TIME: 8 p.m.
LOCATION: Dunn-Oliver Acadome
COST: Student tickets $30 (with valid ASU student ID), General Admission $40, Premium Reserved $50, Floor $70

MORE INFO: Tickets are available at the ASU Stadium Ticket Office or call (334)229-4551.

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Saturday, Nov. 10

ASU vs Jackson State University
Military Appreciation Football Game
TIME: 2 p.m.
LOCATION: ASU Stadium
MORE INFO: For tickets, 
visit www.ticketreturn.com or call (334)229-4551.


Wednesday, Nov. 14

Get It In Walk with President Ross
TIME: noon
LOCATION: Councill Hall


Nov. 14 - 17

From Blues to Jazz to Soul" Dance Company Fall 2018 Concert
If you can sit still through this concert, you've got more control than we do! Dance faculty James Atkinson, Lindsay Benton, and Kavin Grant have set pieces that will make you leave shaking your shimmy! Guest choreographers join to make this a spectacular celebration & an exciting journey through music that has its roots in African American culture. This concert is not to be missed. Get your tickets today... so you can travel with us from Blues to Jazz to Soul.
TIME: TBA
LOCATION: Lelia Barlow Theater
COST: $12 General Admission, $10 for groups of 10 or more
MORE INFO:Tickets are available at the ASU Stadium Ticket Office or call (334)229-4551, (334)229-6929 or visit www.artsatasu.com.


Saturday, Nov. 17

National Pan Hellenic Council (NPHC) Step Show
TIME: 7 p.m.
LOCATION: Dunn-Oliver Acadome
MORE INFO:Tickets are available at the ASU Stadium Ticket Office or call (334)229-4551.


Wednesday, Nov. 21

Alumni Brunch
Celebrating the Classes of the 3s, 8s and Silver Class of 1983

TIME: 10 a.m.
LOCATION: Student Center Ballroom
COST: $50
MORE INFO: Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Hornet Club Meeting
TIME: 12:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Acadome Sky Lounge

National Alumni Association (NAA) Mini Conference
TIME: 12:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Student Center Ballroom

I Support the Athletic Program (ISTAP) Conference
TIME: 3 p.m.
LOCATION: Buskey Building Auditorium

First Family Alumni Reception
TIME: 5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: President's House

Party"Party on the Concourse"
The Ultimate Stadium Bash!
Presented by ASU, hosted by Captiv8. Featuring Raheem DeVaughn, Souled Out, DJ Boosie and other special guests. Two musical experiences – live music in the club lounge and a DJ on the concourse – cash bar, food and fun!

TIME: 7 p.m. - midnight
LOCATION: ASU Stadium
COST: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

MORE INFO: Click HERE to purchase tickets.


Thursday, Nov. 22

95th Annual Turkey Day Classic Parade
TIME: 9 a.m.
LOCATION: Downtown Montgomery

Hornet Walk
TIME: 11:50 a.m.
LOCATION: ASU Stadium Tailgate Area

95th Annual Turkey Day Classic Game
Mississippi Valley State University vs. Alabama State University
TIME: 2 p.m. kickoff (Gates open at noon)
LOCATION: The ASU Stadium
MORE INFO: For 2018 Turkey Day Classic game tickets, visit www.ticketreturn.com or call (334)229-4551.


Friday, Nov. 23

10th Annual James A. Shannon Golf Classic 
TIME: 8 a.m., 6:45 a.m. onsite registration begins
LOCATION: Lagoon Park Golf Course
COST: $100 entry fee
MORE INFO: Contact Dan Harris at (334)239-7531.