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The season of Homecoming is upon us. As the weather begins to cool down and the leaves start changing color, many Georgia Tech organizations such as the Student Center Programs Council (SCPC) and Ramblin’ Reck Club are working tirelessly to make the next two weeks unforgettable.
The theme this year is “Buzzing Into Fall,” and, with that, there are events ranging from a scavenger hunt to a banner competition. For a full listing of events, you can consult this guidebook. However, there are a few main staples to look out for this week.
The first major event is the Homecoming Carnival. This will be Tuesday, Oct. 26, from noon to 3 p.m. on Tech Green. There are many reasons to come out, whether it be the fall foods of apple cider and caramel apples or the games of human foosball and axe throwing.
The Mini 500 has been a tradition since 1969 where students use tiny tricycles to race around Peters Parking Deck. With four racers and a pit crew, this event is an intense competition. Although the period to sign up has passed, this is a great event to watch the night before the game on Friday, Oct. 29, at 5:30 p.m.
The Freshman Cake Race, Wreck Parade, and Homecoming football game all take place on Saturday, Oct. 30. The Freshman Cake Race is a century-old tradition among first years. While this began as a way to recruit for the school track team, it has since become an open race to get first-year students in the Homecoming spirit. The race begins at 6:30 a.m. It is a half mile long, beginning at Sixth and Fowler Streets. All participants get a free cupcake, and the male and female winners get a whole cake as well as halftime congratulations from Mr. and Ms. Georgia Tech.
The last event before the game is the Wreck Parade, which begins at 8 a.m. This event shows off three types of vehicles. Classic cars are over 25 years old and retain the spirit of the Wreck itself. Fixed bodies are built by students and based on the Homecoming theme. Contraptions are completely human-powered with the Homecoming theme in mind. All along Fowler Street, students will be able to watch the vehicles as they drive by.
All of these events culminate with the Homecoming football game against Virginia Tech. The kickoff time will be announced closer to the game.
The Alumni Association also hosts a slate of events that share the history and traditions of Georgia Tech and offer opportunities for those who “come home” to connect with each other. Students are welcome to also attend these spirit-focused events. Learn more and register for events.
Monday, Oct. 25
4 p.m.
Midtown II, Exhibition Hall
Tuesday, Oct. 26
Noon – 3 p.m.
Tech Green
Wednesday, Oct. 27
11 a.m.
Midtown V, Exhibition Hall
Wednesday, Oct. 27
7 p.m.
Ferst Center for the Arts
Thursday, Oct. 28
Noon – 5 p.m.
Locations across campus
Friday, Oct. 29
5:30 p.m.
Peters Parking Deck
Saturday, Oct. 30
6:30 a.m.
6th and Fowler Streets
Saturday, Oct. 30
8 – 9:30 a.m.
Fowler Street
Saturday, Oct. 30
Bobby Dodd Stadium
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