The theme for Fort Hays State University’s 2017 Homecoming has been selected through a survey of students, faculty, staff and community members. “Tigers Through the Decades” was the theme selected. According to FHSU’s Coordinator of Student Involvement and Chair of the Homecoming Committee, Brittney Squire, “the theme was selected to commemorate the history of the university, and honor alumni and friends.”

An inspirational theme is selected each year for Homecoming, but this year’s theme was the first to be selected based on a survey. Squire also stated “the survey, conducted by the committee annually after Homecoming, is sent to students, faculty, staff, and the community members with the intention of improving the slate of Homecoming activities.” This year, survey participants also had the opportunity to select one theme from a list of 10 options which they believed best conveyed Tiger spirit.

Aside from the theme, the events for 2017 Homecoming are also set. Homecoming activities will take place Thursday, October 5 through Sunday, October 8. Events are as follows…

  • Thursday, Oct. 5 – Tiger Bonfire, sponsored by Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Tigers Forever
  • Friday, Oct. 6 – Oktoberfest, hosted by the Volga-German Society
  • Saturday, Oct. 7 – 5K Tiger Run/Walk hosted by Alumni Association
  • Saturday, Oct. 7 – Homecoming Parade
  • Saturday, Oct. 7 – FHSU football and the coronation of Homecoming royalty

Student competitions, alumni reunions, and other athletic events are hosted throughout the week. For more information, visit the official Homecoming website at http://www.fhsu.edu/homecoming/ .

The Homecoming Coordinating Committee coordinates, promotes, and evaluates all activities associated with Homecoming. Representatives are included from the Center for Student Involvement, the student body, the Department of Music and Theatre, University Relations and Marketing, the FHSU Alumni Association, athletics, the Office of the President, and the Hays community.

For more information, please contact Brittney Squire at 785-628-44664 or at bmsquire@fhsu.edu.

 

For TMN, I am Tristan Sasse.

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