Welcome Home, Owls!

Owls, your nest is calling you home! We missed you.

It’s time to make your plans to come back to Kennesaw for Homecoming 2019. It’s a chance to reconnect with your college friends and share what you’re doing now.

Your alma mater has an exciting mix of events on tap for the week of October 7-12, so plan to join us and share that Black and Gold, Proud and Bold spirit with your KSU community once again.

Featured events include a Cardboard Boat Regatta, a brewery event, the Homecoming Parade, an Alumni Tailgate and the gridiron showdown against Charleston Southern at Fifth Third Bank. It will be a full week of fun, as you renew that familiar Owl Pride!

Register Here for Alumni Homecoming Events

KSU Homecoming


  • Friday, October 4th

    • Hanging Banners (both campuses) 12noon

    Monday, October 7th

    • Cardboard Boat Regatta (Marietta campus pool) 6:00pm

    Tuesday, October 8th

    • Homecoming Service Project, 12:00pm-2:00pm, Field across from Stingers (Marietta Campus- lawn between Stingers and the J building). Join the Department of Student Leadership and Service (SLS) and your fellow KSU Owls in this fun, hands-on volunteer opportunity as we transform old t-shirts into rope toys for the dogs of Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue.
    • Scrappy Hour at Red Hare Brewing, 5:30pm-8:30pm, Red Hare Brewing. Join fellow alumni and guests at Red Hare Brewing for a night of fun and reminiscing of college days gone by! Register Here
    • Team Trivia, 6:00pm, Student Center University rooms, (Kennesaw campus). Team Trivia is a free event for students that includes food and giveaways for our top performing teams. Space is limited based on the number of teams who have registered in advance (as a part of the spirit competitions) and available seating on either campus.

    Wednesday, October 9th

    • Homecoming Service Project, 12:00pm-2:00pm, Kennesaw Campus Green (Kennesaw campus). Join the Department of Student Leadership and Service (SLS) and your fellow KSU Owls in this fun, hands-on volunteer opportunity as we create thank you cards for deployed soldiers.

    Thursday, October 10th

    • KSU Live Homecoming Concert, 6:00pm-10:30pm, (Kennesaw Campus Green).

    Friday, October 11th

    • Lip Sync, Bonfire and Pep Rally, 6:00pm, Marietta Campus Amphitheater, (Marietta Campus). Lip Sync is an annual competition hosted during the week of Homecoming featuring the talents of our student organizations. Be sure to stick around after the performances for an outdoor bonfire and food trucks.

    Saturday, October 12th

    • Homecoming Parade, Time: 12:45pm, from KSU Center toward The Perch, with Owl Walk at 1pm. Come out and see the Homecoming Parade featuring the Marching Owls, floats, the Homecoming Court, and more. Parade Route
    • KSU vs. Charleston Southern Tailgate, Saturday October 12, 12:30pm - 2:30pm, Owl's Nest. Join us under the black and gold tent at the Owl's Nest located at 3220 Busbee Dr., NW, Kennesaw, Ga 30144 for food, drinks and pregame fun. Register Here
    • Football Game:
      Time: 3pm, Fifth Third Bank Stadium. Football Tickets
    • Homecoming Court Presentation, Fifth Third Stadium. The 2019 Homecoming Court will be presented during the halftime festivities during the game.
  • The Homecoming Spirit Competitions are a series of team-based events that celebrate OWL PRIDE! Events include window decorating, team trivia, the annual lip sync competition, and the parade banner/float competition. These competitions are an opportunity for students and student organizations to compete in various events and activities in which participants have the opportunity to gain points and be recognized as the Homecoming Spirit Competition winners! Don't want to participate? No worries! Come out and watch!

  • The Homecoming Court and Homecoming King and Queen are a part of the annual Homecoming festivities at KSU. The purpose of the court is to recognize members of the student body who make invaluable contributions to the KSU community and represent the core ideals of Kennesaw State University as student leaders. Throughout the week of Homecoming, they serve as ambassadors of school spirit and pride as a Kennesaw State Owl. Voting for the King and Queen will take place during the week of Homecoming, and the winners will be recognized at the Homecoming football game against Charleston Southern.

    2018 Winners

    King and Queen

    Jon Pierre and Kelsey Jones

    Jon Pierre and Kelsey Jones


  • The Homecoming Parade is an annual tradition that features the KSU Marching Owls leading a procession of floats, banners, decorated vehicles, golf carts, and the Homecoming Court. This year, the parade will be Saturday, October 12th, and will start approximately three and half hours before kickoff for the Homecoming football game.

    Route (Route Information)
    The route for the 2019 Homecoming Parade will start from KSU Center down Busbee Drive taking a right on George Busbee Pkwy and a right on Big Shanty Road.  The parade with take a right into the Black Lot and end back at the KSU Center).

    For guest who are parking for the football game, all of the lots adjacent to the stadium will be convenient for viewing the parade along Busbee Pkwy (Fanzone) or down Busbee Dr. If you are not parking in one of the stadium lots for the football game, the best viewing area would be down Big Shanty between the intersection with Busbee Pkwy and the Black Lot.

    Groups that are interested in participating in the 2019 KSU Homecoming Parade will need to fill out a Participation Form by Sunday, September 29th at 5:00pm. For questions about participating in the parade or the form, please contact either Ron Lunk (rlunk@kennesaw.edu) or Tonya Baker McPherson (tmcphe11@kennesaw.edu).