USM student body hopeful for the return of Homecoming

Kyla Bolton shares her experience after winning Senior Maid Tuesday night.

By: Scarlett Gully, Sy Barnes, and Rachel Hernandez

September 23, 2021

The University of Southern Mississippi plans to announce their 96th edition of the Homecoming Court. While primary winners were announced Tuesday September 21st, run-off winners will be announced Thursday September 23rd at 8 pm.

Taylor Boykin campaigning Thursday after making run-offs for Miss Southern Miss.

The Student Government Association is hosting a three week homecoming celebration with hopes of rallying students together with school spirit.

SGA encourages students to participate in events like Go Gold Friday, Friday Night at Spirit Park, and Homecoming Parade and Tailgate.

Homecoming is expected to bring high spirits to students despite Covid 19 precautions still in place.

Jerry DeFatta, Executive Director of the Southern Mississippi Alumni Association says, ” After more than a year of not being able to host in person events for alumni and fans, Homecoming 2021 will be a particularly special time for golden eagles.”

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association will hold the 2021 Homecoming game Saturday October 9.

Carlisle Faulkner Field

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