Homecoming 2023 Diamonds are forever 60 years of South Alabama

Homecoming Week: South Alabama vs. Central Michigan University

Date:  September 18 - 23, 2023
Location:  University of South Alabama

South Alabama vs. Central Michigan

Homecoming 2023

Homecoming at South Alabama is our annual tradition to celebrate Jaguar pride and spirit! This year, Homecoming week is Sept. 18-23 and features a lineup of events, including a Friday evening bonfire, pep rally, fireworks and concert. On Saturday, there will be pre-game tailgating before the Jags football team takes on Central Michigan in Hancock Whitney stadium.

Homecoming Office Decorating Contest

  • Please use this year's theme in your decorating ideas; Diamonds are Forever...60 Years of South.
  • Decorations need to be non-flammable and in compliance with fire code. Please do not block exits, cover sprinklers, or block walkways. Please contact Safety & Environmental Compliance with any questions about this topic. 
  • All decorations need to be in place and set by Friday, Sep. 15th at 5 p.m. 
  • The judging committee will make their way around campus on Tuesday, Sep.19th. The committee will be made up of students, faculty and staff. Judging will be based on:
    • Creativity 
    • Use of Homecoming Theme
    • Jag Spirit 
    • Design
  • The winners will be announced at the Bonfire & Pep Rally on Friday night. 
  • Please make sure that your supervisor/department head is aware of your participation. 
  • HAVE FUN!!!!


September 18

Junk the Jungle

6-7 p.m.
USA Traffic Circle

Get ready to roll! Join the Student Government Association for this annual Homecoming tradition as we TP the traffic circle. Toilet paper provided. The traffic circle will be closed during the event so plan accordingly.

Major Connections: Academic Tailgate

1-3 p.m.
USA Student Center Amphitheater and East Lobby

Come and eat some jambalaya or veggie stir fry and learn about the majors, minors, and concentrations available at South! Departments will have exhibits and other engaging activities to showcase different fields of study in a fun and unique way.


September 19

Fun Fest

6-9 p.m. 
Student Center Amphitheater

The Carnival has come to town! Jaguar Productions is putting on our annual Fun Fest, and we aren’t clowning around. Join us on Tuesday, September 19th for one of our biggest events of the year. Whether you’re coming for the funnel cake or the dunk tank, we have something for you!

September 20

Custom Leather Keychains

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Student Center Mall

Be sure to join the Student Government Association and make your own custom leather keychain.

Battle of the DJs

6-9 p.m.
Student Center Ballroom

DJs will go head to head for the title of "Hottest DJ in the South" along with a cash prize. Sponsored by Collegiate 100, Women of Excellence and the Student Government Association.

$10 at the door.


September 21

Custom Street Signs

11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Student Center Mall

Don’t miss your chance to make a personalized street sign! Supplies are limited and are on a first come, first served basis. Sponsored by the Student Government Association.

Wall of Honor
National Alumni Association Lifetime Members - Invitation Only

5:30 pm
Moulton Tower & Alumni Plaza 

Miss Pawla’s Animal Kingdom Block Party

5:30-8:30 p.m. 
Fresh Food Company

The block is hot and so is the grill. Join Jaguar Productions on Thursday September 21, 2023 for the Homecoming 2023 Block Party featuring the grand opening of Miss Pawla’s Grill. We will have free food, live music, a dj, snow cones and much much more.

September 22

Culinary Medicine

10 a.m.
University Commons


Homecoming Bonfire & Pep Rally

Intramural fields
Tailgating policies apply

  • 5 p.m.
    Car Show
  • 6 p.m. Cooper Trent Concert 
  • 6:45-7 p.m. Bonfire and Pep Rally
  • 7:15-8 p.m. Cooper Trent's second set
  • 8 p.m. Fireworks

National Pan-Hellenic Council Homecoming Step Show 

8 p.m. 
USA Mitchell Center

The theme for the 2023 USA NPHC Homecoming Step Show is “MTV”, "Battle of the Greeks".

Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Students - Free 
General - $20
Day of Show - $25

Advance tickets can be purchased at the Mitchell Center Box Office or online.


SGA & Jaguar Productions Reunion


3-4 p.m. Student Center Tour
4-6:30 p.m. Reception
Sponsored by Burr & Forman LLP
Student Center Ballroom



September 23

Alumni Homecoming Tailgate

Registration Page

1-3 p.m.
Hancock Whitney Stadium

The Prowl | Homecoming Parade

Tailgating and Football Game
USA Jags Vs. Central Michigan University


Jaguar Cheer Alumni Game

Register to get a Football Game Ticket, Cheer T-shirt, and access to a Cheer Alumni Tailgate

Cheer alumni will receive on-field recognition

4 p.m.
Hancock Whitney Stadium