University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
(UAPB) will begin October 8 and end October 14. The theme for this year is
“Let the Good Times Roar,”
according to Dr. Charles Colen, Homecoming Committee chairperson.
The overview of activities includes events for students, alumni and the Pine Bluff community:
Sunday, October 8,
the celebration will begin with
at Full Counsel Church, located 517 S. Cherry Street in Pine Bluff. S. Vincent Johnson is the host pastor. Sponsored by the Word of Faith Student Fellowship – UAPB Chapter, the free, public event begins at 10:30 a.m. and will feature the
UAPB Vesper Choir
The day continues with the
at 7:00 p.m. in the J.M. Ross auditorium of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Building. Sponsored by the Student Government Association, the event will feature recording artists
The Walls Group
. Admission to the event is $3 for the general public and free to UAPB students with a valid ID.
Monday, October 9,
the momentum continues with the
Black and Gold Pride Rally
at 10:00 a.m. in the Kenneth L. Johnson, Sr., Health Physical Education Recreation (HPER) Complex. All attendees are invited to wear black and gold, bring their pompons and school spirit. The day will end with a comedy show at 7:00 p.m. Details of the show are forthcoming.
Wednesday, October 11,
Salonica Hunter will be crowned the 88th Miss University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
at 6:00 p.m. in the HPER Complex arena. The Coronation Ball will begin immediately after at the same location. Formal attire is required.
For alumni, the
Homecoming Alumni Scholarship Golf Tournament
will be held
Thursday, October 12,
at 8:30 a.m. at Harbor Oaks Golf Course. Registration information can be obtained by calling the Office of Alumni Affairs at (870) 575-8499.
annual Yard Jamz
will be held later that day from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. in the L.A. Davis, Sr. Student Union. Sponsored by Wal-Mart and the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, the event will include a variety of foods, vendors, and games.
The Marching Musical Machine of the Midsouth
(M4) marching band will conclude the day with a bonfire at 9:30 p.m. in the rear of the HPER Complex.
Friday, October 13,
Annual Alumni Assembly
will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the HPER Arena.
Following the assembly, the
National Alumni Association
will host a
Chapter Awards Luncheon and General Business Meeting
in the STEM building Conference Center. Tickets for the luncheon are $45 per person and can be purchased by calling (870) 536-2309.
doors will open at 5 p.m. in the HPER Complex arena for the
Sponsored by National Pan Hellenic Council, tickets are available for purchase at the UAPB bookstore. While supplies last, tickets will be $10 /person the week before the event, $15/person the week of, and $20 at the door.
Hall of Fame/King and Queen Banquet
will also be held
Friday at 7:00 p.m.
in the Pine Bluff Convention Center Ballroom. Tickets are $100/person and can be purchased by calling the National Alumni Association at (870) 536-2309.
Saturday, October 14,
Annual Homecoming Parade
will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Main Street in downtown Pine Bluff. Completed parade applications are due by September 29 can be picked up at the Welcome Center or downloaded via
will begin at 12:30 p.m. in Golden Lion Stadium. Kick-off time is 2:30 p.m. where the
Golden Lions will play the Marauders of Central State University.
Tickets for the game can be purchased by calling the ticket office at (870) 575-8601 or online at
2017 Homecoming Celebration
will conclude with the
at 6:00 p.m. in the HPER Arena. Sponsored by the UAPB Marching Band, more information is available by calling (870) 575-8919.