Delaware State University Homecoming 2023: Hornets Unite!
Homecoming Dates: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Get ready to unite and celebrate Del State University Homecoming 2023! It's that time of year when the campus buzzes with excitement, alumni return to their beloved alma mater, and everyone revels in the spirit of Hornet pride.
A Legacy of Hornet Resilience: Over a Century of Excellence
Founded in 1891, Delaware State University has a legacy of resilience and academic excellence that spans over a century. With a commitment to shaping future leaders and fostering a sense of community, DSU continues to make a significant impact. Homecoming is a time to reflect on this legacy and the profound influence DSU has had on its students.
Homecoming Extravaganza: A Week of Hornet Highlights
Homecoming week at DSU is no ordinary week. It's a vibrant celebration filled with events and activities that set the stage for a remarkable homecoming experience. From the maroon and grey parade that paints the town to the exhilarating football game that unites fans, there's something for everyone. Reconnect with old friends and create new memories at alumni gatherings and class reunions.
Surprises Await: Special Guests and Performers!
Anticipate a lineup of special guests and performers who will add star power to the festivities. Stay tuned for exciting announcements about who will be gracing stages and contributing to the electrifying atmosphere.
Tailgating Feast: Where Culinary Delights Meet Hornet Spirit!
Indulge in the beloved tradition of tailgating, where delectable food and the company of fellow alumni await. Savor local culinary delights that capture the essence of Delaware.
Maroon and Grey Chic: Showcasing Your Unique #DSUHomecoming Style
Express your Hornet pride in style! Explore our collection of DSU apparel and accessories, from classic T-shirts to cozy hoodies. Share your unique #DSUHomecoming fashion with the world and let your Hornet spirit shine.
Alumni Heartbeat: The Driving Force Behind DSU
At DSU, alumni are the heart of the homecoming celebration. Discover ways to engage with the Delaware State University Alumni Association and contribute to our beloved institution's continued success.
Community Engagement: Impacting Lives Beyond the Campus
Community engagement is a core value at Delaware State. Participate in initiatives that give back to the local community, showcasing the transformative power of Hornets' compassion and commitment.
Safety and Convenience: Your Guide to Homecoming Logistics
Your safety and convenience are our priority during homecoming week. Stay informed about essential safety measures, parking, transportation, and accommodations to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience.
Honoring Traditions, Crafting Memories: The Essence of Hornet Homecoming
As you partake in homecoming events, take a moment to honor the traditions that shape Delaware State. Share stories, reconnect with fellow Hornets, and craft new traditions that pay homage to our legacy.
HOMECOMING WEEK EVENTS
Get ready to experience an unforgettable week of fun, unity, and celebration at Delaware State University's Homecoming 2023! From spirited contests to electrifying performances, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Check out our exciting lineup of events:
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2023
Homecoming Decorating Contest Sponsored by The Office of Alumni Relations Location: Campus Wide Get into the Homecoming spirit by decorating your space! Residential areas, offices, and departments are encouraged to participate in the 2023 Homecoming Decorating Contest. Show off your creativity and make your area stand out. Contact The Office of Alumni Relations at (302) 857-6050 for details.
Fall Rec Fest 5K and 10K Sponsored by Wellness and Recreation Location: Alumni Stadium Start time: 8 a.m. Join the race for a good cause! The 5K and 10K races benefit Delaware State University student scholarships and wellness initiatives. Day-of-race registration is available.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2023
Coronation Ball Location: EH Theater Time: 4:00 p.m. Kickstart the Homecoming weekend with elegance and grace at the Coronation Ball.
Gospel Show and Brunch 2023 Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Center Parlors- Second Floor Time: Doors open at 10:00 a.m. / Show starts at 11:00 a.m. Enjoy a soul-stirring Gospel Show and Brunch, featuring guest performances and local artists.
SGA Inauguration 2023 Sponsored by the Office of Student Experience Location: Education and Humanities Building- DeLauder Auditorium Time: Doors open at 2:00 p.m. / Show starts at 3:00 p.m. Witness the inauguration of the Student Government Association for 2023.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2023
Lunchtime Fun! (Freshmen Class) Sponsored by the Office of Student Experience and the Freshmen Class Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Center- First Floor Time: 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. Enjoy a fun-filled lunchtime event with the Freshmen Class.
Block Party Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board Location: Wellness and Recreation Courts Time: 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Join the DSU Block Party for live DJs, giveaways, and an incredible atmosphere.
WELLREC DSU Annual Powder Puff and Student Vs. Alumni Football Game Sponsored by Wellness and Recreation Location: Alumni Stadium Time: Start time: 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Witness the showdown between students and alumni in the annual Powder Puff and Football Game.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2023
Lunchtime Fun! (Sophomore Class) Sponsored by the Office of Student Experience and the Sophomore Class Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Center- First Floor Time: 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. Join the Sophomore Class for a fun-filled lunchtime event.
DSU 'Hot Tuesday' Motion Picture Night Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Center- Parlors A, B, and C Time: Movie #1- 6:00 p.m. (Movie Title- TBA) Movie #2- 8:30 pm (Movie Title- TBA) Reserve your free ticket for DSU students and enjoy a movie night.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2023
Lunchtime Fun! (Junior Class) Sponsored by the Office of Student Experience and the Junior Class Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Center- First Floor Time: 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. Join the Junior Class for a lively lunchtime event.
DSU Homecoming Fashion Show Sponsored by The Campus Activities Board and 1 Entity Modeling Troup Location: Martin Luther King Student Center- Parlors A, B, and C Time: Doors open at 7:00 p.m. / Show starts at 8:00 p.m. Experience the intersection of school spirit, fashion, and tradition at the DSU Fashion Show.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2023
Meet Athletics Brunch Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Center Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lunchtime Fun! (Senior Class) Sponsored by the Office of Student Experience and the Senior Class Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Center- First Floor Time: 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. Join the Senior Class for a memorable lunchtime event.
Delaware State University Homecoming Concert Sponsored by The Campus Activities Board and Student Government Association Location: Memorial Hall Time: Doors open at 6:00 p.m. / Show starts at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy an unforgettable concert featuring incredible artists. Artists to be announced.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2023
Alumni Welcome Reception Special recognition of classes ending in 3 and 8, Alumni House Tent Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
70s/80s Throwback Party Location: 1412 College Rd. Dover, DE Time: 8:00 p.m. Presented by the Class of 1973 and the Office of Alumni Relations
Lunchtime Fun! (Royal Court Class) Sponsored by the Office of Student Experience and the Royal Court Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Center- First Floor Time: 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m.
National Pan Hellenic Step Show Sponsored by the National Pan Hellenic Council and the Campus Activities Board Location: Memorial Hall Time: Doors open at 7:00 p.m. / Show starts at 8:00 p.m. Experience the history and tradition of Greek-lettered organizations at the Step Show.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2023
Homecoming Parade Location: Loockerman Street, Downtown Dover Time: 9:00 a.m.
DSU Downtown Community Day Featuring a car show, food, games, and family fun! Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
DSU Hornets vs. South Carolina State University Bulldogs Sponsored by the Department of Athletics Location: Alumni Stadium Time: Doors open at 11:00 a.m. / Game starts at 12:00 noon
Young Alumni Sneaker Ball Location: 1412 College Rd. Dover, DE Time: 9:00 p.m.
Greek Plots Sponsored by the DSU National Pan Hellenic Council
Location: Greek Plots Time: 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Sharp
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2023
Homecoming Church Service Location: Education and Humanities Bldg. Theater Time: 10:30 a.m.
Alumni Brunch Location: Alumni House Tent Time: 11:00 a.m.
ALUMNI DSUAA EVENTS
Calling All DSU Alumni – Homecoming Tailgate!
Don't miss the ultimate DSU Alumni Homecoming Tailgate event! It's going to be a blast, and we've got all the details for you:
DSUAA Homecoming Tailgate
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Time: 11 AM
Location: DSU Campus
Get ready for an unforgettable tailgate experience catered by Philadelphia's very own DuchessXdiamond Food Truck. We've got your entertainment covered with music by DJ Boogz, ensuring the vibes are just right!
Join your fellow alumni for good food, great music, and an atmosphere filled with Aggie pride. It's a homecoming celebration you won't want to miss!
DSUAA Midnight Bowling Extravaganza!
Ready for some late-night fun? Join us for the DSUAA Midnight Bowling Extravaganza on Saturday, October 21st, from 10 pm to 2 am at the Dover Bowling Alley.
What's in Store:
- Fun and entertainment
- Unlimited bowling
- 2-hour open bar powered by Grand Manier (11 pm - 1 am)
- Music by DJ Boogz
- Late-night EATS by Philadelphia's own DuchessXdiamond Food Truck (12 am - 3 am)
Please note that no outside food or beverages will be allowed upon entry, and this event is exclusively for those aged 25 and over.
Back on the Yard - The Show
Join us for the highly anticipated "Back on the Yard - The Show" featuring silky soul, DJ Jammar, Blac Rock Star-Scooby, and hosted by NFL vet Darnerien McCants.
- Date: Friday, October 20th
- Time: Show starts at 8:00 pm
- Location: Coad Banquet Hall, 1243 College Park Drive, Dover, DE 19994
This show is set to be a night to remember, with incredible music and entertainment. Make sure to grab your tickets and get ready for an unforgettable evening!
Delaware State University Homecoming 2023 is a chance to unite with fellow Hornets, reconnect with your alma mater, and celebrate the enduring spirit of DSU. Mark your calendar, pack your maroon and grey attire, and prepare for a homecoming like no other. Together, we honor our past and pave the way for a brighter future at Delaware State University.