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Monday, October 18

Dress to Impress: Nature's Homecoming King & Queen hosted by Oxbow Meadows
12:00 PM | Facebook Live

Join Oxbow Meadows for a homecoming live stream with natures’ Homecoming King and Queen! Learn more about the event on Facebook here


Tuesday, October 19


This is your opportunity to be part of a celebration of student success and support the area that is meaningful to you! This is also your opportunity to give and receive special CSU swag in celebration of Homecoming Week. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks and get ready to celebrate CSU with fellow alumni and friends. Learn more here.


Great Minds Do Not Think Alike hosted by the Leadership Institute
12:00 PM | Virtual

Our background, experiences, and genetic blueprint all play a role in the way we prefer to think and perceive. Some may think more socially and conceptually, others may prefer to think more analytically and structurally. This tends to cause an intent impact gap which can lead to conflict and misunderstandings. It’s essential that we understand the melting pot of perception and gain a greater awareness of cognitive diversity. Great minds do not think alike and becoming knowledgeable of thinking preferences will minimize the intent impact gap, support us in valuing, appreciating, and taking care of ourselves and help us to communicate not only to others but for others. Register for our virtual events here.


Creating a Valuable Resume hosted by the Center for Career Design
1:00 PM | Virtual

Get the help you need to have a professional resume that really stands out and showcases your skills and strengths. By attending this workshop you will become equipped with the tools and strategies to create a stronger profile and story of your professional journey through your resume. Register for our virtual events here.


Dare to Dialogue: Cultivating Mentorship hosted by the Black Alumni Council
6:00 PM | Virtual

Join the Black Alumni Council as we discuss the importance of cultivating mentorship and what it looks like within the black community. Register for our virtual events here.



Senior Toast
12:00 PM | Clock Tower

This celebratory toast recognizes and photo with President Markwood celebrates our soon to be graduates and their accomplishments! This event is for all December 2021 graduates. Register here.


The Power of LinkedIn hosted by the Center for Career Design
1:00 PM | Virtual

What are the benefits of LinkedIn? You'll find a number of reasons in this list, but let's start at square one: LinkedIn hosts more than 600 million professional profiles, which means nearly an unlimited supply of network connections and job opportunities. From seeking a new job to maintaining your personal brand, using LinkedIn is an important part of being a full-fledged professional in any industry these days. This workshop will focus on the Power of Linkedin and how life-long relationships are easy to come by. Register for our virtual events here.


Houseplant House Party hosted by Continuing & Professional Education
6:00 PM | Virtual

Plants are the best! They can boost your mood, reduce anxiety, and improve indoor air quality. If you want to learn more about houseplants and what they can do for you and your lifestyle, then join Samantha Gurski and Michelle Repass of CSU Continuing & Professional Education for a virtual Houseplant House Party on Wednesday October 20th at 6pm! We’ll discuss plant care, play fun games, share tips and tricks, and show off our favorite plants. So get comfy, pour yourself something herbal to drink, and join the plant party! Hope to see you there! Register for our virtual events here.



Graduate School Information Session
12:00 PM | Virtual

Join the Office of Admissions over Zoom to learn more about the different Graduate programs offered at Columbus State University. RSVP via email to Learn more about our Graduate programs here.


Connecting with CSU Students hosted by the Center for Career Design
1:00 PM | Virtual

Maintaining good relationships with CSU over time is crucial to the success of our students. CSU alumni help students create their future through mentoring, providing internships, and career opportunities. With these few things in mind, the Center for Career Design wants to make sure you know why alumni are important to ensuring current students launch their careers successfully. Join us as we showcase a few ways alumni can connect with current students. Register for our virtual events here.



2021 Alumni Recognition Awards Program & Lunch
12:00 PM | Cunningham Center

Join us as we celebrate and honor CSU alumni who are doing great things in their community. CSU and the Alumni Association will present its highest recognition: Thomas Y. Whitley Distinguished Alumni Award and the Frank D. Brown Achievement and Leadership Excellence Award. Other awards will be given in the following categories: Alumni Service, Young Alumnus, and Distinguished Alumnus in Military/Public Service. A full list of this year's honorees can be found here. Registration for this event is now closed, a livestream link is available on our website

Downtown Domination
CSU Homecoming Parade
6:30 PM | Broadway

Line up on Broadway to celebrate our students, alumni, and community through a colorful and spirited parade. Wear your red, white, and blue! The parade will conclude with a concert as a part of Uptown's Fall Concert Series.


Saturday, October 23rd

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM| Walden Soccer Complex Parking Lot

Inspired by Oktoberfest, CougarFest will feature selections of craft beer from around the country. The guys from Maltitude will be on site to help expand your knowledge of craft beer! For $10, each attendee will receive sample tickets and a commemorative beer glass. Tickets for food only are available for participants under the age of 21 for $5. Register here.


As a part of CougarFest, pack a cooler and join the fun! Alumni are invited to tailgate at the Walden Soccer Complex prior to the women's soccer game. Come join the fun and bring your family! 

Homecoming Women's Soccer Game vs Georgia Southwestern!

Cheer on the Cougars! The Homecoming King & Queen will be announced at halftime of the game. 

Sips Before Steps Brunch
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM| Greek Center

Join the Black Alumni Council and CSU Fraternity and Sorority Life to celebrate 50 years of our FSL Community and to network with alumni and current students. Tickets are $5 and include brunch and two drink tickets. All ticket fees will be donated to the CSU Food Pantry. Register here.

Roaring on the River
7-10PM | Hotel Indigo

New for 2021, alumni and guests are invited to cap off a successful Homecoming Week in the exclusive River Room at Hotel Indigo! This 1920s-style event will feature drinks, remarkable views of the river, and good company. 2020 and 2021 graduates are invited to a pre-party from 6-7PM. This event is free for 2020 and 2021 graduates, all other alumni and guests are $10. Each ticket includes a drink and appetizers. Register here.



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