Reunited This Homecoming


Sarah Shropshire, Student Writer

It is officially Homecoming week here at Averett University. Averett is having their traditional Homecoming for the first time again since the fall of 2018.

Due to COVID-19, homecoming was cancelled in the fall of 2019, and students are eager to bring this tradition back.

“I think it will be a new perspective for the underclassmen on campus since they have not been able to have a true college experience yet because there have been so many COVID restrictions,” senior Student Government President Zamyiah Mangum said.

Student Government and Student Engagement has spent a lot of time working and planning to pull together the events happening this week for students.

“I think it will be a successful Homecoming week because I know people are itching to get out of their rooms to meet new people on campus and with these events we have planned it creates the perfect opportunity,” Mangum said.

There is a list of the events and activities this week happening below:

Events being held this week by Student Government Association – Mardi Gras Themed


Sunday September 28th: Banner making Contest from 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. in the MPR.

  • Clubs and Organizations are the only ones able to participate in the contest
  • Winner will be announced during the third quarter of the football game
  • The banners will be hung at the football game and voted on
    • First Place Prize $100
    • Second Place Prize $75
    • Third Place Prize $50
    • Table will be provided for every club as well as supplies


Monday September 27th: Spirit Week Theme – Dress for Success

Block Party and Ice Cream Social from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. on Jordan Commons

Introduction of All Members of Homecoming Court

  • Freshman Homecoming Court
    • Xavier Majors
    • John Carneckis
    • Austin Long
    • Aidan Barber
    • J’Vionn Haley
    • Faith Bowlin
    • Hayley Smith
    • Carlie Deason
  • Sophomore Homecoming Court
    • Ben Norman
    • Amber Wrenn
    • Taila Prosper
    • Quiarse Stratton
    • Daizuane Giggetts
  • Junior Homecoming Court
    • Isaiah Sharper
    • Noah Williams
    • Morgan Dearing
    • Lauren Montren
    • Nakia-Lee Goodall
    • Ashley Navarro
  • Senior Homecoming Court
    • Brock Lucas
    • Isaac Mosby
    • Maleek Pulliam
    • Diaunte Neufville
    • Zamyiah Mangum
    • Sarah Shropshire
    • Morgann Dills
    • Genesis Weiters
  • DJ KFire will be performing
  • Cheer and Dance will perform routines
  • All Fall Athletics Teams will be introduced as well


Tuesday September 28th: Spirit Week Theme – Twin Day

Fat Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the Student Lawn

  • Students will be able to make their own License Plates, Street Signs, and participate in Axe Throwing, Kick it, and Meltdown Float

Wednesday September 29th:  Spirit Week Theme Hawaiian Day

Bingo Night at 8:30 p.m. in the Back Café

  • Students will be able to play bingo to win free prizes
  • Wing Night: The café will be serving wings


Thursday September 30th: Spirit Week Theme – Throwback Thursday (Decade Day)
Kona Ice Truck from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Outside of Success

  • Spike ball, Corn hole, Music!

Comedy Night at 8:30 p.m. in Pritchett Auditorium

Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior Class Princesses and Princes will be announced.


Friday October 1st: Spirit Week Theme – Blue and Gold

Bon Appetite on Bourbon Street Lawn from 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Cookout

Saturday October 2nd: Homecoming Game Day

Football Game starting at 6:00 p.m. on the Grant Daily Field

Masquerade Party from 10:00p.m.-12:00 a.m. in Carrington Gym

  • Performance by DJ KFire


Several alumni events will be held through the weekend as well.

Dan Hayes, the director of alumni relations, has been not only promoting the events that will be held for alumni this weekend, but reaching out to key leaders of the past classes to bring them back to reunite.

“I am looking forward to students being able to see how much fun alumni will be having over the events we will be holding this weekend, and hope that they see it as something to look forward to in the future,” Hayes said.