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Events to look forward to this Homecoming week

October 22, 2018

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Events to look forward to this Homecoming week

Nicholls State University’s 2018 Homecoming Week is well on its way with various events occurring every day leading up to the Homecoming football game Saturday.


To kick off the week, a Man vs. Food wing eating contest will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the Colonel’s Retreat.

Later in the day, the Homecoming Breakfast and Dance will take place from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Late night breakfast will be served in Galliano Dining Hall. The festivities will then move to the Coalition Ballroom, where the Throwback Time Machine will be switching up music from different decades.

Grace Lacour, SPA entertainment chair, helped plan the breakfast, dance and many of the other activities throughout the week.

She said she is looking forward to the exciting and busy week that is yet to come.


From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pie Your Players is scheduled to take place in front of the Donald G. Bollinger Student Union. Students can pie their favorite Colonel football players for free in between class.

Then from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the Veterans-O-Course, hosted by the Nicholls Veteran Services, will take place in the Quad. Veteran-O-Course is open to all students, and participants have the opportunity to win a prize.


The Homecoming Picnic will take place at 4:30 p.m. on the field in front of the library.

Later that day, students can attend The Homecoming Fashion show from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Ballroom. The cost to attend is $5 for students and $10 for the general public.


Students interested in exchanging their university t-shirts for Nicholls t-shirts can look forward to a t-shirt exchange. Students can head to the Quad from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

At 5 p.m., Alive at 5, an outdoor concert at the Harold J. Callais Recreation Center, will feature the bands Brother Brother and The Mowgli’s.

There will also be tables representing different on-campus organizations, where they will host different activities and giveaways.

Caroline Jacobi, SPA president, said there were around 2500 people who attended Alive at 5 last year, and she hopes for continued growth and attendance from the students and the community.

Following the concert is the annual Homecoming Bonfire from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., also at the Recreation Center.


A pumpkin decorating contest will take place in Galliano Hall at noon Students must purchase and decorate their pumpkins beforehand and bring it to the dining hall.

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., students can participate or watch the Pirogue Races, located behind the Nicholls Fountain.

The Olympic Tailgating Games will take place at Guidry Stadium at 7:30 p.m.


To end the week, tailgating for the Homecoming game will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Students will find music, food and a pep rally at 2:15 p.m.

Later, the Nicholls football team takes on Incarnate Word at 3 p.m. The game is free for students with their colonel card.

Saurav Shrestha, SPA special events chair, said he encourages all students to participate in as many activities as possible.

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