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October 26, 2023

Click on each event title for description, location, and other details.

8 a.m. Visual Arts Show

View a display of pieces from Holmes’ Visual Arts Students. The Freedom Rides: Journey for Change—an exhibit featuring photographs of the 1961 Freedom Riders journeying from Anniston to Jackson and their attempts to integrate interstate transportation. For more information, visit https://www.mdah.ms.gov/explore-mississippi/traveling-exhibits.

Also, stop by the Makerspace to create something with our high-tech tools!

LOCATION: McMorrough Library – No. 14 on map.

9 a.m. Baseball & Softball Highlight

Watch as our teams hold practices. Alumni and families are encouraged to attend.

LOCATION: 35 & 37 on map

9:15 a.m. Women's Basketball Open Practice / Holmes Basketball Poster Signing

See the Lady Bulldogs kick off their season with an open practice. All students, parents, faculty, and staff are invited to visit Frank Branch Coliseum for a glimpse of what you’ll see this upcoming season. Practice will be followed by a poster signing session with both the Men’s and Women’s basketball teams. 

LOCATION: 5 on map

10 a.m. Career & Transfer Fair

Find your next step at our career and college transfer fair for all Holmes students in the Grove.

LOCATION: Near the Grove – shaded purple on the map.

10 a.m. Major’s Truck Expo

Come to the Chapel parking lot to check out the big trucks that Holmes’ Workforce Development programs use in training.

LOCATION: Shaded blue on the map.

10 a.m. Honoree Recognition

Holmes will honor recipients of Alumnus of the Year, the Distinguished Service Award, Young Alumnus of the Year, and Veteran of the Year in McDaniel Auditorium.

LOCATION: McDaniel Auditorium – No. 15 on the map.

10:20 a.m. Coachmen & Connection! Performance

Join us in McDaniel Auditorium to watch the Coachmen & the Holmes Connection! – an exciting and energetic powerhouse pop ensemble that loves entertaining on stage.

LOCATION: McDaniel Auditorium – No. 15 on the map.

11 a.m. Fun and Games in the grove

Fun activities for all ages! Let the kids play in inflatables and more.

LOCATION: The Grove – Shaded brown on the map.

11 a.m. Lunch and Live Music

Get your fill at Carroll Cafeteria, the Lorance Student Center, or try one of the food trucks parked in the circle in front of McDaniel Hall. Enjoy live music from the Holmes Steel Band Ensemble.

To see food options, click here.

LOCATION: Carrol Cafeteria, Lorance Student Center, and the Circle in front of MCDaniel Hall

Noon Basketball Alumni Game

Frank Branch Coliseum livens up as former basketball players put on a show during an alumni game. 5

LOCATION: Frank Branch Coliseum – No. 15 on the map.

Noon Concert Chorale Performance

The Chorale performs music from all periods and styles.

Chapel on the Hill – No. 25 on the map.

1 p.m. Tailgating Experience

Set up a tent near the practice field! Gather your class, department, or Alumni group and tailgate with us. Feel free to unload your items until 1 p.m. then loading station will be closed.


LOCATION: Football Practice Field – Shaded Coral on map.

1:45 p.m. Annual Alumni meeting

If you are an alumnus, we would love for you to join us at the Tailgate area in the Alumni Tent.

LOCATION: Football Practice Field – Shaded Coral on map.

2 p.m. Pep Rally at Tailgate Area

Get fired up with the cheerleaders and band on the practice field as we prepare for the big game.

LOCATION: Football Practice Field – Shaded Coral on map.

2:30 p.m. Band Enters Stadium

Ras Branch Field – No. 22 on Map.

2:45 p.m. Live Music: Leith Lofton

Live music kicks off on the main stage featuring our first musical guest, Leith Lofton.

LOCATION: Football Practice Field – Shaded Red on map.

2:55 p.m. National Anthem

Performed by the HCC Chorale.

LOCATION: Ras Branch Field – No. 22 on Map.

3 p.m. Kick-Off!

Help cheer the Bulldogs to victory!

LOCATION: Ras Branch Field – No. 22 on Map.

Half-time Homecoming Court

Presentation of Homecoming Court and the crowning of the 2023 Homecoming Queen.

LOCATION: Ras Branch Field – No. 22 on Map.

5:00 p.m. DJ on the Main Stage

Holmes Community College is proud to present our main act by Style Entertainment DJ services to provide a memorable experience to get people off their feet.

LOCATION: Tailgate Area Main Stage – No. 22 on Map.

Enjoy the football game, homecoming court, and concert for one fee! Enter concert through football ticket gates located off of the main parking lot and Bulldog Circle (behind Grenada Hall).