Homecoming Week at KSU


As fall begins to settle in, Kennesaw State’s campuses are revving up this week for the annual Homecoming celebration. It is an exciting time of year, as students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, friends and members of the community come together to celebrate Kennesaw State. Homecoming is unlike anything else KSU has to offer, because it gives our entire community the opportunity to celebrate what it means to be an Owl.

While Homecoming is an opportunity for us to welcome back our alumni and gives them a chance to reconnect with their colleagues and the university, many of this week’s Homecoming activities are focused on giving our current students the chance to display their spirit.

Throughout the week, the Homecoming Spirit Competitions are bringing together campus student groups to celebrate Owl Pride. Students in both Kennesaw and Marietta are participating in fun activities such as the annual lip sync competition, window decorating, team trivia, the cardboard boat regatta, and the parade banner and float competition.

In addition, the Department of Student Leadership and Service is organizing activities on both campuses as part of the Homecoming Service Project, which brings students together for hands-on volunteer opportunities. This year’s projects include making dog toys for the Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue, as well as creating thank-you cards for active-duty service members.

Students will also enjoy a concert on the Kennesaw Campus Green, and a pep rally and bonfire at the Marietta Campus Amphitheater. And, the Homecoming week festivities culminate on Saturday with the Homecoming Parade, a football game against Presbyterian College, and the Homecoming Court Presentation.

The Homecoming experience promises to be an unforgettable week for our students, and our entire community. Join me in showing your pride and celebrating Kennesaw State and our Owl Nation!

Pamela Whitten


Written By Whitten