Let the games begin: Homecoming 2017


Megan McFarland

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Megan McFarland, Staff Writer

Homecoming events are happening around Durant starting Monday, Oct. 2. The theme this year is ‘Let the Games Begin,’ and with such a wide variety of activities going on, there is sure to be something for everyone.

Starting Monday night, the Student Government Association is working with the Alumni Legacy Leaders to host a street dance and game night in front of the Russel Building. There will be food and a DJ.

Senior Kelsi Rainwater, a liberal arts major, is a co-chair for the SE homecoming committee and works with the SGA. She said, “Tuesday is another game night in the Student Union, Wednesday we will be watching movies between the towers and the Russel Building, and Friday night there is a bonfire for the True Blue Rally at the amphitheater at 8:30.”

On Thursday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. the parade begins on Main Street. This year, due to coincidental football scheduling, Southeastern is partnering with Durant High School to put on a single homecoming parade.

Immediately following the parade, the Alumni Association is sponsoring live music, food trucks, and a life-size Monopoly game until 9 p.m. at Market Square.

Friday’s festivities begin with the 31st Annual Whang Bang Golf tournament held at the Chickasaw Pointe Golf Course. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and rounds begin at 9 a.m.

On Saturday, alumni will be gathering across from Paul Laird Field at Alumni Alley around 11 a.m. to begin their tailgating celebrations.

Finally, the football game between Southeastern and Southwestern will begin at Paul Laird Field with pre-game starting at 1:50 p.m., just before for the official kick-off at 2 p.m.

For those high school students looking to join the SE student body, campus tours will still be available at the Welcome Center on Saturday morning at 11. In addition to the tour, students will receive a ticket to the game.