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Homecoming Parade Application Updates

Fort Valley State University and the City of Fort Valley invite you/your organization to participate in the 2016 Homecoming Parade. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, October 22, 2016.

Grab your spot on Main Street and State University Drive to watch the Homecoming Parade with your friends and family! The parade will feature floats designed by Fort Valley State University departments and clubs, and members of the community.

Each entrant is responsible for securing their own parade mobility, whether by foot or vehicle. Signs and/or banners are also the responsibility of the entrant. Parade entries are welcome to pass out your organization’s promotional items and/or candy to the parade spectators, both children and adults. All entries should be in good taste and not make any reference to alcohol, drugs or other distasteful or offensive behaviors.

Judges will select the top three floats and award 1st place - $300.00, 2nd place - $200, and 3rd place - $100. Floats will be judged based on the following criteria: Originality – 35 points, Theme: 30 points, Structural Integrity – 25 points, General Appearance – 10 points for a total of 100 points.

Gospel concert and comedy show among planned Homecoming activities

Fort Valley State University’s Homecoming celebration is right around the corner. As the campus reflects on its historic accomplishments and promising future, all members of the Fort Valley State Family (alumni, students, faculty, staff, families and friends) are invited to visit campus and celebrate all things FVSU during October 16-22, 2016. This year’s theme, “Wildcat Pride…The Greatest,” pays homage to legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, who served as the university’s parade marshal in 1989.

Homecoming activities include a gospel concert, kick-off celebration, community service projects, the royal coronation of Miss FVSU, a free comedy showcase, an annual golf tournament and a “Flashback” alumni day party. Don’t miss Friday’s step show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance.

On Saturday, Oct. 22, come out and watch FVSU’s parade from downtown Fort Valley to the Wildcat Stadium. The O Network’s and Tyler Perry’s “The Have and the Have Nots” actor and 2005 FVSU alumnus Jon Chaffin will serve as the parade marshal. Following the parade, cheer on the Wildcats as they face the Central State University Pirates at 2 p.m., in the Wildcat Stadium.

Homecoming Street Closures

Traffic Advisory

The Fort Valley State University Office of Campus Police and Safety announces the following traffic advisory for street closings and detours during Homecoming Week 2016, Oct. 16 - 22.

    Friday, Oct. 21

  • State University Drive – The street will close at 6 p.m., Oct. 21, and reopen again at 12 a.m., Oct. 23.

    Saturday, Oct. 22

  • State University Drive – The street will close at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, and reopen 12 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 23.
  • Carver Drive - The northern portion of Carver Drive will also be closed at Mollette Street to through traffic traveling to the Wildcat Stadium.

Individuals traveling to campus on Oct. 21-22, should take Highway 49 to Ira Hicks Blvd., or Highway 341 to Ira Hicks Blvd, and drive to campus.

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