Homecoming at Dalton State College is a time for members of Roadrunner Nation past, present and future to come together and celebrate the pride they share.
This year's public festivities kick off Wednesday, Jan. 24, and wrap up at the 2018 homecoming basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 4 p.m. against Martin Methodist College. This year's theme is "Out of this World."
"Homecoming is one of the newer traditions at Dalton State," said Heather Williams, assistant director for leadership and civic engagement, who is also a DSC alumna. "We are hoping you will choose to come and experience this tradition firsthand and reconnect with old friends while making new ones. We really want to celebrate Dalton State's alumni and friends along with our students."
Homecoming kicks off to the public with a "Rage and Roar" pep rally behind Mashburn Hall at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Everyone is invited to enjoy a bonfire while hearing from the coaches and players. Play lawn games and meet the team, as well as current and former students. The event is free.
Join the DSC Roadrunner basketball team as they host Bethel University on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Mashburn Arena. General admission tickets are $5.
DSC hosts a "night under the stars" Friday, Jan. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the observatory at Beaverdale Elementary School, at 9196 Highway 2. Bring the entire family to enjoy space-related crafts, view the stars and learn from astronomy professors and students. The event is free and open to all ages.
There will be a tailgate for alumni and friends of the college in the Mashburn Arena parking lot at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27. There will be games and free food; those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP at http://bit.ly/dsc-alumni-friends-rsvp.
Homecoming T-shirts may be pre-ordered at https://squareup.com/store/dalton-state-college-student-life and picked up at the tailgate. Currently-enrolled students may pick up a free shirt with their ID at the launch party on campus.
Wrap up the celebration with the homecoming basketball game. Watch the Roadrunners for $5 for general admission tickets. The Homecoming court will be crowned at halftime.
For more information, visit www.daltonstate.edu/campus_life/home coming-2018.cms.