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Homecoming 2022 set for Oct.17-23

Let the Good TIimes Roar Eblast pic

Jaguars are slated to “Let the Good Times Roar” at Homecoming 2022, with a week's worth of excitement and events including the Annual Chicago Southland International Film Fest, friendly competitions, a 5k run, a Gospel celebration and more.

The fun kicked off on Oct. 17, when community members wore their best animal prints during a Safari-themed day. The afternoon was also jam-packed with chances to win prizes and bragging rights at a Cornhole tournament, Club Wars and a Jaguar treasure expedition. 

The Annual Chicago Southland International Film Festival (CSIFF) will take place online all week and will feature five short film programs including international films selected for the CSIFF Short Film Competition. Jaguars who rate the films after they watch them can help select the Audience Choice Award Winner!

On Tuesday Oct. 18, Jaguars will have a chance to update their professional headshots from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. in E-Lounge. Community members are also invited to Engbretson Hall to play a variety of games like Flip Uno, Xbox World, Giant Jenga and Connect 4. 

Ready to show your Jaguar spirit? Come down to the Hall of Governors at 1 p.m. on Oct. 20 for a pep rally featuring a live marching band, an acrobatic team and GSU athletics. At 7 p.m., cheer on GSU’s Women’s Volleyball Team as they face off against Olivet Nazarene at the GSU Gymnasium.

Dress to impress on Oct. 21 at GSU’s Sneaker Ball, a formal dance where students can show off their moves wearing sneakers. The event is free for students, who may invite two guest for $20 per person. 

The week will be rounded off on Oct. 23 as community members run and walk through the university campus at 9 a.m for a 5k. Later that day local and national gospel artists will perform at the Celebration of Gospel: Homecoming Concert.

Dr. Konya Sledge, Director for the Center of Student Engagement and Intercultural Programs (CSEIP), said the week is an excellent opportunity to interact with fellow students, faculty members, staff and alumni.

“Events and activities are designed to create a sense of togetherness and welcome GSU alumni back on campus,” she said. During this weeklong celebration, the university creates a festive environment that continuously builds on the cohesiveness of our community and Jaguar pride.”

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