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

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.

A scene from the 2012 Homecoming Parade.

A scene from the 2012 Homecoming Parade.

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

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.

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.