At Southeast, traditions are more than just annual celebrations. They have shaped Southeast.
Homecoming has been a proud tradition since the early 1920s.
For nearly 100 years, Southeast has celebrated a crowning ceremony during Homecoming
- The last Sagamore Queen was crowned in 1971
- The last time a Homecoming Queen was crowned was at the 1987 Homecoming, alongside a Man of the Year.
- At the 1988 Homecoming, a “Woman of the Year” was crowned for the first time.
- During the early years of crowning Queens and Man of the Year, the election process was different than it is today. The faculty had control of the situation and took advice from the students compared to the students voting themselves.
Besides the football game, one of the highlights is the Homecoming parade
- Starts at Capaha Park and proceeds down Broadway to Main Street.
- Over 600 hours of construction go into the completion of the largest floats that are entered into the parade
- Floats represent different student organizations on campus with a strong representation of Greek Life
Homecoming is about more than just the Southeast community.
- Each year collections are organized to support local non-profit and service organizations as part of Homecoming
- Participating groups are encouraged to donate at least 1 pound of food or other supplies per person involved in their Homecoming team
Throughout the history of Southeast, there has only been seven alumni directors. They organize homecoming events from tailgating to class reunions and special recognition of our alumni.
Only Two Rained Out Homecomings
It was the first year to plan a Homecoming for two of the alumni directors.
- 1973 – Jane Stacy
- 2019 – George Gasser
3rd Times the Charm?
George has been Alumni Director for almost three years and has not had a Homecoming, but he's hoping to see you all in-person this year on Oct. 30.