Homecoming 2022 predicted to have higher-than-normal attendance

Homecoming 2022 predicted to have higher-than-normal attendance

T re’ Johnson, assistant director, Awards, Collaborations and Reunions, expects Homecoming attendance to be one of the highest ever. The event takes place Feb. 25 - 26, 2022.

“Since Homecoming 2020 was the last major alumni event held before the Covid-19 pandemic shutdown, and Homecoming 2021 was virtual—this has only fueled the fire for many alumni to be back on campus,” he said. “The biggest benefit of attending Homecoming is alumni reconnecting with their alma mater.” 

Homecoming 2022
Homecoming 2022

Georgia College alumni from all over the country travel to Milledgeville to connect with former classmates, friends and colleagues while also interacting with students.

The university is excited to bring back a few annual, in-person events, starting with the Homecoming concert. Although the headliner has not yet been announced publicly, Johnson thinks alumni will enjoy the performance.

On Saturday, Georgia College will host its annual alumni tailgate during Tent City. The university’s tent is catered by Amici complimentary of its owner Jonathan “Bob” Ewing, ’06. Alumni who register for this event get great food, plus admission into the Men’s and Women’s Homecoming basketball games. 

“Based on our Alumni Week attendance, it seemed our alumni really missed campus and in-person interactions. That will only continue to grow with warmer weather and the typical buzz about Homecoming.”
– Tre' Johnson

The final event of Homecoming is “Taste of Milledgeville”—an annual event hosted by the Young Alumni Council. Some of Milledgeville’s finest eateries will be in attendance vying for the Taste of Milledgeville Champion trophy. This year, there will be different categories, so more than one establishment can take home a prized award.

“I’m excited to have this event in person once again, because it’s an affair that the whole community of Milledgeville can enjoy,” Johnson said.

There will be some additional reunions and exclusive alumni events throughout the weekend, including reunions for the 1996-1997 Men’s and 2001-2002 Women’s Basketball teams who won the Peach Belt Conference Championship. These groups are celebrating their 25th and 20th reunions, respectively.

“Based on our Alumni Week attendance, it seemed our alumni really missed campus and in-person interactions,” Johnson said. “That will only continue to grow with warmer weather and the typical buzz about Homecoming.”

To register for events throughout the weekend, visit:  http://alumni.gcsu.edu/alumni-hc2022.

The registration deadline is Feb. 17, 2022.

For any questions, please email: alumni@gcsu.edu.