Hornet Homecoming

Turkey Day Classic & Hornet Homecoming 2019

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. 28 at 2 p.m.

ASU will welcome a new opponent to the 96th Turkey Day Classic Homecoming Game, which will be played on Thursday, Nov. 28 at 2 p.m. in The ASU Stadium. The ASU Hornets will face off against the Prairie View A&M Panthers in what is one of the nation's oldest HBCU football classics.


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Homecoming Week Schedule

Browse all of ASU's exciting Homecoming events below!

Sunday 11.10

Gospel Explosion

Featuring campus and community artists and choirs!
4 p.m. | Ralph D. Abernathy Auditorium | Free

Thursday 11.14

National Pan Hellenic Council (NPHC) Step Show

7 p.m. | Dunn-Oliver Acadome
Advance: $10 Students, $15 General Admission; Day of Show: $15 Students, $20 General Admission; ASU Stadium Ticket Office

Friday 11.15

Homecoming Concert

Da Baby | Meg thee Stallion | Stunna 4 Vegas

Dunn-Oliver Acadome | 8 p.m. | Doors open at 7 p.m.
General Admission $40, Reserved Section B $55, Reserved Section A $65, Floor $85

ASU Stadium Ticket Office, Heritage Barbershop, etix.com, varietyent.net
ASU Clear Bag Policy Will Be Enforced.

11.19 - Friday 11. 22

“Gospel at Colonus”

7 p.m. | Leila Barlow Theatre
$6 Students (with I.D.), $12 General Admission; ASU Stadium Ticket Office or 334-229-6929

Saturday 11.23

An Evening with the ASU Theatre:
A Tribute to the Legacy of Dr. Tommie “Tonea” Stewart

6 p.m. | Leila Barlow Theatre | $50 includes VIP Reception and Performances by ASU Theatre and Dance Alumni and Special Guests | For tickets, text COVPA to 41444

Wednesday 11.27

Alumni Brunch

Celebrating the Classes of the 4s, 9s and Silver Class of 1994

10 a.m. | Student Center Ballroom | $50

For tickets, text TDC2019 to 41444

Alumni Mini Conference

12:30 p.m. | Student Center Theater

Hornet Club Meeting 

12:30 p.m. | Dunn-Oliver Acadome Sky Lounge

I Support the Athletic Program (ISTAP)

3 p.m. | John L. Buskey Building Auditorium


Party in the Union

Two musical experiences – live music in the Soul Lounge by Souled Out Groove and Friends
and the Top Flight Lounge curated by Montgomery's Bad Boyz. Cash bar, food and fun!

Presented by ASU | Hosted by Captiv8
J. Garrick Hardy Student Center
7 p.m. - midnight 
$20 early bird, $25 after Nov. 13;
For tickets, text TDC2019 to 41444

Thursday 11.28


9 a.m. | Downtown
To register parade entries, visit  www.alasu.edu/parade.
Application deadline: Nov. 1


Prairie View A&M Panthers vs Alabama State Hornets

Hornet Walk | 11:50 a.m. | Tailgate Area
Kick Off | 2 p.m. | ASU Stadium


Friday 11.29

10th Annual James A. Shannon Memorial Golf Classic

8 a.m. Shotgun Start | 6:45 a.m. onsite registration
Lagoon Park Golf Course
$100 entry fee