TSU celebrates homecoming, ‘Tiger Dynasty’

Texas Southern University will observe homecoming 2017 with the theme “Tiger Dynasty: 90 Years, the Reign Continues.” Homecoming week will be held Oct. 7-14 and promises to be packed with lots of Tiger action. Alumni are invited to reconnect with their alma mater and join in commemorating 90 years of education and service.

The coronation ceremony of Miss TSU Tramauni Brock and Mr. TSU Chad Zeno will be held Saturday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center, and is the first of 22 scheduled student activities. Alumni events will begin Wednesday, Oct. 11 with an Old School vs. New School Game Night.

The annual Tiger Paw Golf Tournament is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 12 at Hermann Park Golf Course. This year’s format is a two-person Florida Scramble that will feature Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin and Best Dressed Team contests. First, second and third-place awards will be presented to the lowest team score. There is an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fees are $300 per team or $150 per person for individual golfers.

It’s a SWAC Showdown on Saturday, Oct. 14. The Tiger football team will face the Alabama State Hornets at BBVA Compass Stadium, 2200 Texas Ave. at Dowling Street. Game time is 2: p.m. Tickets can be purchased at www.bbvacompassstadium.com/ or call 713-313- 4355 for more information.

Alumni can reunite and reconnect with a slate of events including the TSU National Alumni Association Chapter’s annual welcome reception in the Sterling Student Life Center on Thursday, Oct. 12 and an alumni general body meeting on Friday, Oct. 13.

A complimentary breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. before the general meeting. Alumni can spend the afternoon attending an Open House at their respective college or school or enjoy other alumni-focused events, including Yard Fest and the BBQ Festival.

The Grand Tiger Parade is a celebration of the Third Ward community. The parade will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14 beginning at 10 a.m. Local and national bands, car clubs, walking units and dignitaries are scheduled, so secure your seat early along the route. Visit www.tsuhomecoming2017.com/event-registration to add your organization to the parade and view the complete route.

The Tiger Tailgating Experience is an all-day event on Oct. 14, featuring a festival-style atmosphere for the TSU community. Campus gates will be open at 5 a.m. to accommodate tailgaters.