Homecoming Weekend to Coincide with Summer Commencement

Homecoming Weekend to Coincide with Summer Commencement

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Homecoming - Athens State UniversityAthens State University will host a series of Homecoming activities on Friday and Saturday, August 5-6.  Boots & BBQ, a barbecue dinner buffet, will be held on Friday evening in front of Founders Hall at 6:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Union County Line, featuring the 2011 National Banjo Champion and Athens State Class of 2012 alum Weston Stewart.  The band will play at 7 p.m. on the stage in front of Founders Hall.

“We look forward to celebrating our alums at Homecoming,” states Director of Alumni Affairs Trish DiLullo.  “Dinner on Friday night will be catered by Greenbrier Barbecue, an alumni-owned business, the band that night will feature a recent alumnus, and the guest speaker at Saturday’s commencement, Dr. Carl Evans, is also a graduate.”

The Summer Commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday morning at 9 am. The Athens College Class of 1966 has been invited back to campus to celebrate their 50th anniversary and they will participate in the commencement ceremony. Lemonade and cookies will be served under the Alumni tent following graduation. These events are complimentary and open to alums, students, faculty, staff and the Athens State community. RSVPs are requested at

Everyone is invited to bring their family and join us for a relaxed gathering Friday night and celebrate the Classes of 2016 and 1966 on Saturday.

Contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 256-233-8185 or for additional information.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]