From the President re: Homecoming and Family Weekend

October 5, 2023

Dear Colleagues,

There is much to be excited about as we approach Homecoming and Family Weekend, a great opportunity for us all to come together and celebrate Southern and our extended community. Please mark your calendars for October 12-14.

Our Alumni Office and Student Affairs teams have assembled an excellent schedule of events that highlight the spirit and energy of the University. With our athletics teams in action, and family-centered activities to add to the ever-popular Owl Town, food trucks and Homecoming tailgate - there is truly something to entertain attendees of every age.

For our faculty and staff members, the weekend is also a chance to reconnect with former scholars and their families, as well as interact with current scholars in an informal setting. Given our strategic emphasis on retention and persistence to graduation, the connections you make will increase our scholars’ sense of belonging on campus.

In addition, I encourage you take the opportunity to support Southern athletics during The Owl Way! Homecoming campaign. Your support will help provide a competitive academic, athletic, and social experience for our talented scholar-athletes.

I look forward to welcoming you and your family and friends to campus during Homecoming and Family Weekend and I thank you for your many personal contributions to the continued success of our Southern scholars.

Sincerely ,

Dr. D

Dr. Dwayne Smith
Interim President