It’s time for homecoming at NC State.
That’s because homecoming involves much more than next weekend’s football game against Georgia Tech. Homecoming is a full week of activities on campus, giving students and alumni a chance to get excited about being red and white for life.
The week gets started with Sunday’s Homecoming Kickoff at Carmichael Gymnasium. It’s a chance to enjoy some music and some food, take advantage of some Wolfpack giveaways and get a free homecoming t-shirt.
On Monday, homecoming will spill over onto Hillsborough Street, when student groups paint the windows of local businesses to spread their Wolfpack spirit. D.H. Hill Library will also get in on the act with the opening of a new exhibit on student leaders throughout the years at NC State. And students will also give back their community through a blood drive at the Talley Student Union.
On Tuesday (and throughout the week), students can get free food on the Brickyard. All they have to do is wear red. And if that’s not enough food, the State Club will host the third annual Red & White Food and Beverage Festival, featuring food, beer and wine from vendors with NC State alumni connections, at the Park Alumni Center. Click here to register.
On Wednesday, students will continue their efforts to give back, with a canned food drive to benefit local food shelters and a cupcake war — Kupcakes 4 Kay — to raise money for the Kay Yow Foundation.
On Thursday, students will join Student Government to paint the Free Expression Tunnel and enjoy a concert featuring Big Sean, with opening acts Jeremih and T Pain. Click here to purchase tickets. NCSU Libraries, in conjunction with the exhibit at D.H. Hill, will host a panel discussion by former student leaders.
On Friday, various colleges will host homecoming events for students and alumni before the Homecoming Parade makes its way down Hillsborough Street starting at 6 pm. The parade will be followed by a pep rally and concert on Hillsborough Street.
And then, on Saturday, the Wolfpack will take on Georgia Tech at Carter-Finley Stadium. Before the game, the Alumni Association will host tailgates for all alumni, including members of the Black Alumni Society, the Lawyers Alumni Society and the Young Alumni. Join us for barbecue, chicken (fried and grilled) and cold beverages, enjoy some music and get your face painted for the game. Click here to purchase tickets.
Of course, that’s just a small sample of everything that will be going on this week. To check out the full schedule, visit the university’s homecoming website. And, Go Pack!