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Save the Date: October 16–21, 2023

Homecoming Events

Friday, October 20th

The Presidential Investiture of Dr. Stuart Eddings Rayfield
Columbus State University‘s Sixth President
10:30 AM | Frank G. Lumpkin Jr. Center, CSU Main Campus

Students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to attend the Investiture Ceremony.
If you have a class during this time, please check with your faculty member if an alternative assignment will be available to allow you to attend.

Downtown Domination
CSU Homecoming Parade
6:30 PM | Broadway

Line up on Broadway to celebrate our students, alumni, and community through a colorful and spirited parade. Wear your red, white, and blue! The parade will conclude with a concert as a part of Uptown's Fall Concert Series.

Saturday, October 21st

12 p.m. | Walden Soccer Complex Parking Lot

Inspired by Oktoberfest, CougarFest will feature selections of craft beer from around the country. The guys from Maltitude will be on site to help expand your knowledge of craft beer! For $10, each attendee will receive sample tickets and a commemorative beer glass. Tickets for food only or for participants under the age of 21 are $5. Tickets are available online until September 29. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

12 p.m. | Walden Soccer Complex Parking Lot

As a part of CougarFest, pack a cooler and join the fun! Alumni and students are invited to tailgate on CSU‘s main campus prior to the women‘s soccer game. Come join the fun and bring your family!

Homecoming Women's Soccer Game
2 p.m. | Walden Soccer Complex

Cheer on the Lady Cougars as they take on USC Aiken with the whole family! The Homecoming King and Queen will be announced during halftime of the game. The game is free and open to the public.

Club Football v Central GA Tech Game
4 p.m. | Kinnett Stadium

Cheer on the CSU Club Football team as they take on Central GA Tech! Free and open to all students; $5 admission for all other attendees.

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