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Homecoming 2012

November 3rd – November 11th

With the theme,  “Reconnect, Reunite, Reminisce”, Allenites will gather to celebrate all the reasons students, faculty, staff, and alumni have to reminisce and reunite.  Homecoming is an exciting event because it provides an opportunity for alumni to reconnect with their alma mater and interact with students.

The festivities begin with the official Crowning of Miss Allen on Saturday, November 3, 2012. Here are some of the highlights, listed by day. For more information, contact the Offices of Student Affairs at (803) 255-4746 or Institutional Advancement at (803) 376-4728.

Monday, November 6

  • Greek Day — This is the official day to celebrate and recognize all Greeks at Allen University.  This will be a perfect opportunity to bring the unity that is needed among the Greeks here at Allen University.  This will also help develop leadership and character within our Greek organizations and help them to realize that they are ambassadors for our University.
  • Stroll Off –Beginning at 7PM in the Student Activity Center, this event is a miniature Step Show designed to help students with team building skills.  This event will also energize and excite students about the possibility of becoming a member of a Greek Organization at Allen University.

Tuesday, November 7th

  • Election Day Walk — Students and staff will meet at the JHA Gymnatorium at 9AM and march to the polls to make our vote count.  This event will show a united stand as a University, as a Community, and as Young responsible voters. 
  • AU Comedy Show – Beginning at 7PM, this event will feature up and coming comics who have performed at the Comedy House in Columbia.  It will provide students an opportunity to experience a live comedy show and an evening of fun and laughter.
  • AU Election Night Rally – Beginning at 8:30PM, students will watch and support their candidates in the Presidential Election on the Big Screen.  They will also learn the election process and the importance of their vote.   
  • Midnight Breakfast — This event will serve as a victory march to the café and celebration breakfast for the majority.

Wednesday, November 7th

  • BET Awards – Beginning at 8PM, this event is sponsored by Allen University Students, “Chic Republic.”   A combination of the ESPY’s and BET Awards, it celebrates the accolades of our students’ special and hidden talents.

Thursday, November 8th

  • Tacky Day — This day is to continue to show the spirit and sense of humor of our students. 

“Rewind/ Fast Forward” Poetic Event – Beginning at 6PM, this event is a cultural arts performance to bring our alumni base to interact with our current students.  In addition to performances by a local act and students at Allen University, this event will feature a professional group from the University of South Carolina who has performed throughout the country.

Friday, November 9th

  • Basketball Pep Rally – Beginning at 7:30PM, AU’s annual pep rally will demonstrate the school spirit of our students and give our Men and Women’s teams the confidence and support for the upcoming game on Saturday against Knoxville College.
  • Social – Beginning at 9PM, this event will give our students a private and safe venue to socialize and dance. 

Saturday, November 10th

  • Parade — Beginning at 10AM, this traditional event provides Allen University the opportunity to show school spirit to the City of Columbia. 
  • Tail gate & Campus Celebration – Beginning at 11AM, students, alumni and the community come together to enjoy food, face painting, music, games, and fun things for all. 
  • AU Basketball Games
    “Blue Out” – Everyone wear Allen Blue. Women’s game begins at 3PM followed by the Men’s game.

Sunday, November 11th

  • Homecoming Worship Service — “I’m on My Grind to Win This Race” Presented by SGA. This event officially ends Homecoming.