NSU Homecoming set for Nov. 3-4

Northwestern State University alumni and friends should mark their calendars for 2023 Homecoming festivities set to take place Friday, Nov. 3-Saturday, Nov. 4.   

“Due to football scheduling, NSU Homecoming will take place slightly later in the fall this year, so we are announcing the dates early to allow friends to plan accordingly,” said Director of Alumni Danielle Cobb.   

The weekend will begin with the Long Purple Line luncheon, which will take place at the Natchitoches Events Center, 750 Second St., Natchitoches on Friday, Nov. 3. The luncheon will honor this year’s inductees into the university’s alumni hall of distinction. Check-in will start at 11 a.m. Doors will open at 11:30, followed by the program at noon. Inductees will be announced when selections are finalized.  

The NSU Homecoming parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, beginning on the NSU campus and proceeding to the downtown riverbank stage for a pep rally that will include spirit group performances and an introduction to the Honor Court.  

Saturday’s events will begin with the N Club Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Magale Recital Hall.  The tentative start time is 9 a.m. and will be confirmed when plans are finalized and inductees are announced.  

A reception to honor 2023 inductees into the Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development Hall of Distinguished Educators will take place from 10:30-11 a.m. in the Teacher Education Center Commons.  The induction program will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Middle Lab School Auditorium.  Inductees will be announced when selections are finalized.  

Tailgating in and around Turpin Stadium will start at 10:30 a.m. Kick-off for the Homecoming game vs. Houston Christian University will be at 2 p.m.  The NSU Honor Court will be recognized at halftime, approximately 4:30 p.m. 

Planning for events, reunions and other celebrations by individual groups is also underway.  Those dates and times will be announced as plans are finalized.   

To stay up to date on NSU’s 2023 Homecoming, visit northwesternstatealumni.com/homecoming-2023.