Homecoming 2023 is set for Thursday, Oct. 26 on the Goodman Campus with activities starting at 8:30 a.m. and finishing up with live music after the football game against Northwest Mississippi Community College.
On Oct. 26, Homecoming festivities kick off with a Visual Arts Display in the McMorrough Library at 8:30 a.m. There will be an open practice for the softball and baseball teams at 9 a.m., which alumni and friends are welcome to enjoy. Academic Programs and Career Technical Education will be hosting their Career and Transfer Fair from 10 a.m. until noon and at the same time Workforce Development will host “Major’s Truck Expo” with all of the big industry vehicles on display for guests coming to campus. Women’s basketball will be holding an open practice at 9:15 a.m. followed by Meet the Bulldogs for both Men’s and Women’s basketball.
Honorees for 2023 include: Alumna of the Year, Maggie Garrett of Goodman; Distinguished Service Award, Jackie McKinney of Vaiden; Young Alumnus of the Year, Greg Holloway of Madison and Veteran of the Year, Dr. Sam Massey. The honorees will be recognized in McDaniel Auditorium at 10 a.m. followed by the debut performance from the Holmes Connection! and Coachmen at 10:30 a.m.
The mid-day activities include: lunch (available in several locations this year- the Carroll Cafeteria, Lorance Student Center and Food Trucks in front of McDaniel), fun and games in the Grove accompanied with live music by the Steel Drum Ensemble. At noon, the Holmes Chorale will perform a variety of their music in the Chapel on the Hill and Men’s Basketball will host an alumni game in Frank Branch Coliseum.
The Holmes tailgating experience will kick off at 1 p.m. on the practice field adjacent to Ras Branch Field.
The annual Holmes Alumni Association meeting will be held at 1:45 p.m. under the alumni tent in the Homecoming tailgating area (see map for details). The pep rally will be held at the tailgate area at 2 p.m. followed by the Holmes Marching Band entering the stadium. The alumni honorees will be recognized at 2:55 p.m and the Holmes Chorale will perform the national anthem prior to kickoff with Northwest at 3 p.m. In addition, the presentation of the 2023 Homecoming Court is set for halftime following a performance by the Holmes Marching Band.
McMorrough Library will be open to all guests who might need a cool place to sit and guest are encouraged to visit the newly renovated space. The live music schedule will be released on our Homecoming events page closer to the date of the event:
For any questions regarding Homecoming please contact Katherine Ellard 662-472-9134 or firstname.lastname@example.org.