Alcorn State anticipating strong ‘Braves Family’ return for Homecoming 2018

Alcorn State University is buzzing with anticipation of welcoming thousands of students, alumni and fans to Lorman on Saturday, Oct. 6 for an exhilarating Homecoming game versus SWAC rival Alabama State Hornets. Along with the presentation of Miss Alcorn State University, the university will recognize and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Sounds of Dyn-O-Mite Marching Band Golden Girls Dance Troupe during halftime. All campus guests are encouraged to note the following when arriving to campus and during the day's festivities:

The annual homecoming parade is scheduled for 9 a.m. beginning on Alcorn Drive between Bowles Hall and E.E. Simmons Gymnasium. Parade participants should arrive on campus no later than 7 a.m. using the North Entrance (rear) to access the parade lineup location.

The game kick-off time is set for 2 p.m. CST, at Jack Spinks-Marino Casem Stadium, Dwight Fisher Field. Gates open at noon. An early ticket seller will be available at 7 a.m. at the Home Ticket Window. The Home Ticket and Will Call Office will fully open at 11 a.m. Remember to bring clear bags. 

Students' Vehicles and Parade Route

Students are requested to keep their vehicles parked at their respective residence halls from Midnight Friday, Oct. 5 through 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. To help accommodate Homecoming Parade participants and buses and keep the parade route clear, Campus Police is requesting all students, faculty, staff and visitors to refrain from parking at the Library, Student Union Building rear lot, along Fine Arts drive or around the horseshoe between Midnight Friday, Oct. 5 through Midnight Saturday, Oct. 6.

ADA and Construction Zones

The university has limited designated ADA/handicap parking spaces at the football stadium. The Agriculture Extension Building Parking Lot is designated for ADA overflow parking. Those with ADA needs may request transportation by notifying a lot attendant. Wait times vary for shuttle cart transportation. Please exercise patience as we try to accommodate requests. The transportation pick up location for those with ADA needs after the game is Gate 6. Please do not obstruct the entrances or park in a construction zone. 

Game Day Tailgating 

For the homecoming game, tailgaters are reminded that setup begins at noon on Friday prior to the game (October 5). Further, tailgaters must present and display a tailgate pass prior to being allowed to set up. General Tailgate areas will be marked with signage. The IT Parking Lot is designated a General Tailgate lot. Once filled to a safe capacity, tailgaters will be directed to other areas. All tailgating equipment (trailers, tents, grills, chairs, etc.) must be removed from the campus by midnight on game day. No caution tape, flags, or other cordoning devices are allowed.

Traffic Flow and Parking

Game Day patrons should familiarize themselves with the new traffic patterns and adjustments. The Special Event Parking Facility is designated as the General Event Parking Lot (Green) and the vehicle parking cost is $15. There are no reserved spaces in this lot and tailgating is not allowed in the facility. Grills, tents, lawn chairs, and unauthorized motorized vehicles and carts are not allowed in the parking lot. Additionally, no RVs, semi-trucks, travel trailers nor campers may park or overnight in the facility. 

Traffic adjustments will be approached in the safest manner possible through a collaborative effort between the Alcorn Campus Police, MDOT, Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol, and other local, county, and state law enforcement partners. Personnel will be present to assist in directing traffic. All traffic will proceed as signs and officials direct. Three lanes off Highway 552 Bypass will be utilized to enter the new Special Event Parking Facility.

Visitors approaching the campus who wish to use the General Event Parking Lot (Green – $15) should veer/keep right at the fork on to the Highway 552 Bypass to access the new Special Event Parking Facility.

The university has also adopted a new color code system and signage to help identify the various parking lots and entrances utilized on Game Day:


Gold                         VIP, Bus, and RV Parking                                   South (Main) Entrance   

Purple                     Purple Seat Parking                                            South (Main) Entrance

Blue                          Premium Reserved Parking                              South (Main) Entrance

Red                           Reserved Tailgate Parking                                South (Main) Entrance

Gray                          General Tailgate and Media                             South (Main) Entrance   

Green                      General Event Parking                                       Access Road/North (Back) Entrance         


NOTE:  Only General Tailgate (Gray – $40), General Event Parking (Green – $15) and Bus/RV (RV Gold – $60) parking passes are available for sale on Game Day. All Red and Blue Lots are sold out for the 2018 season.  


Additionally, all other existing gameday rules and regulations are still in effect. Fans are also reminded to review the Fan Guide to prepare and enjoy a successful homecoming experience. 


Please stay tuned to the University and Athletics websites and social media pages for any other updates or changes.