Utah State University welcomes Aggies back to campus for Homecoming 2019 the week of September 23-28. The biggest alumni weekend of the year features the usual Aggie traditions, but with some notable enhancements. While student-focused events occur Monday through Thursday, alumni activities officially kick off Friday, Sept. 27, with USU’s “A Day of Giving,” a 24-hour period in which alumni can combine their focus and have a significant impact on the programs they love at USU. This year’s area of focus is the Student Hardship Fund.
For Cache Valley locals or alumni staying in Logan for the weekend, Friday, Sept. 27, is the third-annual “Aggie Family Reunion,” from 6-8 p.m., in downtown Logan. The free, carnival style event has been greatly expanded to include many campus groups and local vendors. Saturday, Sept. 28, events follow a similar schedule to past years and culminate with the big football game against Colorado State University.
As part of USU’s “Year of the Woman,” the university will honor several influential women in the parade and at the football game. Three of the university’s former first ladies will serve as the Grand Marshals: Billie Emert (1992-2000), Phyllis Hall (2000-2005) and Joyce Albrecht (2005-2016). Becky Andrews ’87, MS ’97, has been named Alumna of the Year. Theresa Foxley ’04, has been named Young Alumna of the Year.
A day-by-day breakdown of homecoming activities are outlined below. Details and on these and other activities, including registration or ticket information, are listed on homecoming.usu.edu.
Monday, September 23
Join USU in kicking-off Homecoming Week and paint the streets at the TSC Loop, on the corner of 700 N. (Aggie Blvd) and 800 E. at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, September 24
Powder-Puff Preliminaries begins at 4 p.m. at the Legacy Fields with Powder-Puff finals at 8 p.m. at Maverik Stadium.
Wednesday, September 25
Do you like Chocolate? Join USU for its First Annual Aggie Chocolate Expo from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Take part in a chocolate creation competition and short chocolate presentations throughout the day. Chocolate samples, including Aggie Chocolate, “The Scotchman” Aggie Ice Cream and new Cherry Chocolate Jam will be on hand.
USU’s most eligible bachelors will compete for the title of Mr. USU in the annual all-male pageant. Contestants will show off their incredible talents, impressive fitness and a formal question-and-answer session in the Daines Concert Hall on campus.
Thursday, September 26
Calling all students who love to sing in the shower! Calling all students who like to win things! Join in USU’s Karaoke Raffle Night at 7 p.m. in the Taggart Student Center lounges.
Friday, September 27
Join fellow alumni downtown for the third-annual Aggie Family Reunion from 6-8 p.m.. Festivities include a pep rally, local vendors, games, an outdoor movie, music, photos and fun. Free and open to all.
Homecoming week wouldn’t be complete without the Homecoming Dance at 8 p.m. in the Taggart Student Center Ballroom. Then take a walk over to the Block A on the Quad at midnight to become a True Aggie.
Don’t forget to join in on the very first “A” Day of Giving to celebrate and support USU. On this day, Aggies can make a gift of any size to the designation of their choice.
Saturday, September 28
Saturday traditions begin with a Running of the Bulls 5k fun run at 8:30 a.m., beginning at USU’s Welcome Center and ending at the Logan Tabernacle. Then join your neighbors and fellow Aggie fans for the annual Homecoming Parade at 10 a.m. on Main Street in Logan.
At 2:30 p.m., bring the crew to the Ag Day BBQ at Craig Aston Park and celebrate the university’s agricultural history. Then head up the street to the tailgate before cheering on the Aggies as they take on Colorado State at 5:30 p.m. Football tickets may be purchased in advance through the USU Ticket Office, 435-797-0305 or 1-888-878-2831, www.utahstateaggies.com.
For a more detailed schedule of events, visit www.usu.edu/homecoming.