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100th anniversary of Homecoming

Alan Flurry

This year, the University of Georgia celebrates the 100th anniversary of Homecoming. UGA’s first formal Homecoming event was held on Nov. 18, 1922 when alumni and students gathered on a Friday evening to listen to speeches from faculty, coaches, members of the football team and visiting alumni. This rally was followed by an evening of entertainment and dancing. 

Welcome back to all of our alumni friends and families to what should be a fun weekend on campus. To get you int he mood, check out this Homecoming special feature:

On game day – Saturday, Sept. 23 – students sang college songs and performed comic sketches. Alumni enjoyed a luncheon at Denmark Hall, then made their way downtown for the first Homecoming parade. Later that day, the football team beat Vanderbilt 12-0 and secured its first Homecoming victory. 

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