Photo of Homecoming Royal Court

Homecoming

Homecoming at Georgia State University is a tradition of bringing former and current Panthers together to celebrate. When you become a Panther, you carry on the tradition forever. Show your support by using the hashtag #GeorgiaStateHC21 when participating in any of the events below!

Modeled after the iconic television series, America’s Got Talent, Spotlight Programs Board (SPB) will set into motion a talent competition that will allow students to showcase their talents and gifts through a unique, enjoyable, and inspiring process. Acts are encouraged to utilize creativity with musicality, choreography, vocals, setting development, comedy, and/or costumes. This is open to many interpretations. As with America’s Got Talent, there will only be one winner.

Rules and Regulations

  • There will be a total of 10 acts that will perform.

  • Each performance will have a limit of 5 minutes.

  • Each performance will be allotted a 1 minute grace period for set up of props, etc.

  • Performances that exceed the time limit by more than 1 minute will be disqualified from the competition.

  • All participants of Georgia State’s Got Talent must be current Georgia State University students.

  • An individual student may perform in or direct as many Georgia State’s Got Talent acts as desired.

  • There will be NO VULGARITY or PROFANITY allowed. Failure to adhere to this will result in immediate disqualification.

  • No more than ten (10) people are allowed to perform at one time.


Members of the Georgia State Royal Court serve as ambassadors and hold some of the most prestigious student positions at the university. Apply to become one.


Join us for the 19th annual Homecoming parade, one of the university’s most significant traditions and a great chance to promote your organization and school pride.


Speaker's Auditorium, Student Center East
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Attend this event to learn who is on the Royal Court!
Kick off Homecoming week with Panther Activities Council, Spotlight Programs Board and University Events! Bring your friends and get your brunch on bright and early for this great event!
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Collage of photos from Good Morning Georgia State

Alpharetta: AA Lobby
Atlanta: Unity Plaza
Clarkston: CN Cafe
Decatur:  SC Café
Dunwoody: NB Lobby 2nd Floor
Newton: 1N Lobby

12 - 2 p.m.
Photo of previous Spirit PlazaCome by and celebrate day 2 of Homecoming week!
Join Spotlight Programs Board in Unity Plaza for Spirit Plaza to get excited about the rest of the Week! There will be music, fun, and dancing in Unity Plaza. Panther Activities Council will be hosting Panther Fest at the same time in the following locations:
Alpharetta: AA Lobby
Clarkston: CN Cafe
Decatur:  SC Café
Dunwoody: NB Lobby 2nd Floor
Newton: 1N Lobby
Location: State Ballroom, Student Center East or Atlanta campus and Clarkston Gym for Perimeter College
Collage of photos from GSU's Got TalentDoors open at 6 p.m.
Show starts at 7 p.m.
Modeled after the iconic television series, America’s Got Talent, Spotlight Programs Board and Panther Activities Council will set in motion a talent competition. Georgia State's Got Talent, literally! Watch as talented students take the stage to showcase unique and amazing talents. Students are free and can bring one guest! Panther ID's are required at the door.

12 - 2 p.m.
Location: Decatur Gym
Decatur campus presents Homecoming Field Day, a time to show your competitive side with relay games, tug of war, prizes and more.
Sponsored by Panther Activities Council and Spotlight Programs Board
Location: State Ballroom, Student Center East
Time: 8 - 11:45 p.m.

Step back in time into the Harlem Renaissance for a night on the town at the Georgia State Ball with a special performance by your Homecoming court.

The social hour will begin at 7 pm.

Ticket Price

  • Students -  $10 and $20 starting October 17 until the day of the event  (Panther ID required)
  • Guests - $20 (limit 1 guest per student)

Purchase tickets here.

Downtown Atlanta
Photo of Homecoming Parade12 p.m.
Come out and join Spotlight Programs Board for one of the most anticipated Homecoming events! Best of all, it is back on a Thursday! Join the Georgia State community to take on the city of Atlanta with golf carts, cars, walking groups and more! The parade will begin on Gilmer/Courtland Street and travel all through Downtown Atlanta. Bring family, friends, coworkers, classmates, and everyone you know! If you would like to be a part of the parade, please visit our forms page for more info.
Gilmer Street and Unity Plaza
7 – 10 p.m.
Photo of balloons spelling "Block Party"It's a party, it's a party, it's a party! Join Spotlight Programs Board on Unity Plaza and Gilmer Street for a night of fun, food, music and more. All Georgia State students are free with a Panther ID and can bring up to one guest. See you there!
at Half-time
Photo of crowning at Homecoming gameCenter Parc Stadium
Come out to watch the Panthers play Texas State University and the crowning of your Homecoming Royal Court.