‘Leaving a Crimson Legacy’ Theme of UA’s 2013 Homecoming Week

A scene from the 2012 Homecoming Parade.
A scene from the 2012 Homecoming Parade.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama’s Homecoming Week 2013 will be from Sunday, Sept. 29, to Saturday, Oct. 5. This year’s theme is “Leaving a Crimson Legacy.”

The highlight of Homecoming Week will be the UA football game against Georgia State University at 11:21 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.

The Homecoming Parade will also take place at 7 a.m. Oct. 5.  The parade will proceed westward from the UA campus to downtown.

All Alabama alumni, friends and fans are invited to attend Tailgatin’ with the Tide BBQ Under the Big Top brunch on the Quad three hours before kickoff. Tickets are $15 each and may be bought in advance at alumlive.ua.edu/2013-tailgatin-tide.

The week will begin with the 25th Annual Roll Tide Run Sunday, Sept. 29. Registration and check-in will be at the rear of Gorgas Library at noon, and the race will begin at 1 p.m. on Capstone Drive on the UA campus. The Crimson Kickoff Powder Puff Football Competition, benefiting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, will be from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at UA Recreation Fields.

Paint the Town Red will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30.  Students may show their UA school spirit across Tuscaloosa.  Students may pick up materials at the Ferguson Center SGA Office. The Bowling Tournament will be at 9 p.m. Sept. 30 at AMF Bama Lanes.

Homecoming Queen Elections will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1. A basketball tournament starts at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Student Recreation Center. In addition, the LifeSouth Blood Drive will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Oct. 1-2, behind Gorgas Library or in room 301 of the Ferguson Center.

The CanFormation event and judging will be from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 2, in the Ferguson Center Ballroom. At 7 p.m. Oct. 2, students may participate in a dodgeball competition at the Student Recreation Center. The Choreography Contest will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 3, in Coleman Coliseum. Tickets for the Choreography Competition will be available here.  

The annual Homecoming Pep Rally and Bonfire will be at 7 p.m. Oct 4, on the Quad. The NPHC Step Show will be at 8 p.m. Oct. 4 in Foster Auditorium.


Ashley Clayton, alumni events coordinator, 205/348-5958, aclayton@alumni.ua.edu


Richard LeComte, media relations, rllecomte@ur.ua.edu, 205/348-3782

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.