SC State Legacy Continues: Alumni and Friends Celebrate Homecoming 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

SC State University’s Homecoming returns with a week full of exciting and memorable events, from Monday, Nov. 4 – Sunday, Nov. 10.  The city of Orangeburg will be painted in garnet and blue as droves of SC State alumni, friends, supporters and prospective students come from near and far to celebrate another year of “coming home.”

Sunya L. Young, vice president of Institutional Advancement, is thrilled about her new role and her first few months at SC State. She is equally thrilled about the prospect of meeting as many SC State alumni as possible as they return to the university to fellowship and reunite with their peers during Homecoming.

“Homecoming is a rich tradition here at SC State University, and I am honored to be a part of this year’s festivities. As has been the case in years past, the excitement and enthusiasm surrounding Homecoming is almost palpable, and we are absolutely delighted that alumni will be returning to their alma mater,” said Young.

“It is our hope that SC State alumni will enjoy their time here immensely and that they will leave with a tremendous sense of pride,  duty and a renewed sense of optimism about SC State. More importantly, however, we hope that we can count on SC State alumni to support and sustain our efforts to move the university forward by contributing their time, talents and financial resources to provide opportunities for deserving students who have chosen to follow in their  footsteps here at storied SC State University,”  Young continued.

Among the events planned, the university is hosting the “Laff  Factory:” Comedy Show, featuring comedians Lil Duvual and Bengi Brown. The  entertainers will hit the stage at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7.

On Friday, Nov. 8, the SC State former athletes will present the President’s Golf Tournament. Sponsored by DTZ, the tournament will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Orangeburg Country Club (2745 Griffith Dr., Orangeburg).  Proceeds will support university athletics.

At 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, Bulldog supporters are encouraged to assemble at the  Oliver C. Dawson Stadium flag pole, across from the Ticket Office, to participate in what is sure to become a new tradition. For the “Bulldog Walk,” fans will form a “human tunnel” to cheer on members of the football team as they walk to prepare for the gridiron battle. Kick-off for the Homecoming game begins at 1:30 p.m., when the SC State Bulldogs will take on the Florida A &M Rattlers. 

At 8 p.m., widely renowned R&B and hip-hop artists will perform at the Homecoming concert, with  Tank, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh and Yo Gotti slated to perform in the Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission,  $5 for non-SC State students and free for SC State students with a valid campus ID.

For the full list of Homecoming 2013 events, visit