As students have likely noticed, SGA has hosted many Homecoming events over the past few days.
Co-Director of Annual Events Sarah Waller organized several of the festivities “Monday we finished up kettle corn and the velcro wall. We also passed out free caramel apples, sold t-shirts and had trivia night in Harry’s.”
Karlie Calhoun, the co-director of annual events, also assisted SGA in planning the various events throughout the week.
SGA catered food and had exciting activities for students on Wednesday. “We had wing zone and there was a mechanical bull,” Waller said. “We also showed Ferris Bueller on the quad.”
On Thursday, delicious pastries were distributed. “We gave away a thousand Jim ’N Nick’s cheese biscuits, iced tea and lemonade,” Waller said. “Campus Rec. also hosted paintball on the intramural fields.”
The Homecoming festivities continue today.
“In Ben Brown from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. we will have a Samford theme. We are going to pass out cupcakes that are red and blue; we will also pass out Samford buttons, croakies and rallytales,” Waller said.
Students can also look forward to Samford’s annual bonfire Friday evening.
This event serves as more than a simple social gathering.
The band Caleb will be this year’s entertainment after the bonfire.
“The bonfire is a kind of pep rally before the concert. The marching band, cheerleader and Pat Sullivan will come up and talk for a couple of minutes,” Waller said.
Saturday, the Samford Bulldogs will be facing the Western Carolina Catamounts; students can anticipate more events beforehand and during halftime.
“Saturday we have the parade; the homecoming court, alumni and the Westmorelands will all be participating,” Calhoun said.
Student organizations will also be well represented during the parade.
“There are nine floats built by different student organizations, including The Panhellic Sororities, The IFC Fraternities and Samford Nursing,” says Waller.
The final Homecoming events will occur during halftime.
“It ends during the football game. We will present the Homecoming Court as well as the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen. That is kind of our big finale,” Waller said.