TSU's epic Homecoming 2016 only days away, purchase your tickets today
Come home TSU, and ReMember The Times! Alumni, students, and former students - it’s ReMember the Times – your TSU Homecoming 2016. October 16-22 will be a homecoming week packed with plenty of exciting Tiger action to power up that back in the day nostalgia in all of us. You will need tickets to the following alumni events.
Swinging in Thursday, October 20 is the 2016 Tiger Paw Golf Tournament at Herman Park. Teams are being formed now for the two-person Florida Scramble featuring contests including Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Best Dressed Team, and Thanks for Participating. First, second and third place awards will be presented to the lowest team score during. There is an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start. Rates are: Title Sponsor, $5,000; Platinum Sponsor, $3,500; Gold Sponsor, $2,000; Silver Sponsor, $1,000; Bronze Sponsor, $500; Team Entry, $300; Golf Hole Sponsor, $250; and Individual Golfer, $150. Visit https://tsu.thankyou4caring.org/tigerpaw2016 to register your team or call 713-313-1363 for more information.
Join us for the largest soul train line ever in the Student Center Friday, October 21 at one of the best homecoming events ever – the ReMember the Times Concert and Homecoming Party featuring a live tribute remembering the king Michael Jackson; the queen Whitney Houston; and the prince Prince Roger Nelson. Then, followed by the KTSU DJ Showcase, the one and only DJ Doug E. Fresh, also known as the “Original Human Beatbox”, “The World’s Greatest Entertainer and “The Originator” will perform his catalogue of hits to party to. There is nothing like coming home to TSU and nothing like this TSU homecoming party live tribute concert. Tickets are going fast so make plans to attend today. Rates are: Platinum Cabana (includes bottle service), $2,500; Maroon VIP Table, $1,000; Grey Seats, $75; and General Admission, $50. A special Lights of Havana Cigar Lounge will be set up for cigar connoisseurs to enjoy. Visit https://tsu.thankyou4caring.org/rememberthetime to purchase tickets or call 713-313-1861 for more information.
Your Texas Southern Tiger football team will take on the Tigers of Jackson State Saturday, October 22 for a SWAC showdown. Game time is 2:00 p.m. at BBVA Compass Stadium, 2200 Texas Avenue at Dowling Street. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.bbvacompassstadium.com/ or by calling 713-313- 4355.
There is plenty of free fun planned. Homecoming events that do not require a ticket include TSU’s National Alumni Association chapter members’ annual Alumni Welcome Reception in the Sterling Student Life Center Thursday, October 20. The Alumni General Body Meeting is Friday, October 21. A complimentary breakfast will be served at 9:00 a.m. At 11:30 a.m. alumni can express their ideas on the state of TSU at the Presidential Listen and Learn Tour with TSU’s 12th president, Dr. Austin A. Lane. Classes of the Decades will be recognized then alumni can attend their College or School’s Open House, the Yard Fest or the BBQ Festival.
The Grand Tiger Parade will return to Third Ward Saturday, October 22. The Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. and will travel down Cleburne, Almeda, and Blodgett streets. Local bands and bands from around the country, car clubs, walking units, dignitaries and numerous floats have already signed up, so be sure to secure your seat along the route early. Visit http://www.tsu.edu/about/administration/university-advancement/communications/media-forms.php to sign up your organization and to view the complete route.
Hotel discounts are available for alumni traveling into town at the Sheraton Suites near the Galleria (713-586-2444) or at the Holiday Inn Medical Center (877-834-3613). The group block code is SUA.