Northwestern State University will celebrate Homecoming 2022 with a week of activities for students capped off with events for alumni and friends. Oct. 21-22.

Long Purple Line Luncheon 2022

10/21/2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT


Join us as we honor six alumni by inducting them into the University’s alumni hall of distinction, the Long Purple Line.

The 2022 inductees are Tommy Chester and Lola Dunahoe of Natchitoches, Dr. Johnny Cox of Coushatta, Tynes Hildebrand of Shreveport, Gail Metoyer Jones of Natchez, and Carlos Treadway of London, England. The inductees will be honored at a luncheon on October 21 at 12:00 p.m. at the Natchitoches Events Center.

The annual Homecoming parade will feature floats created by student organizations and riders throwing candy and trinkets to spectators.  The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, departing from NSU’s Central Drive/Second Street entrance and heading down Second Street, turning right on Rue Touline and proceeding to the riverbank’s Fleur de Lis Stage where a pep rally will take place featuring the presentation of the Honor Court and performances by NSU spirit groups.

Black Alumni Alliance

BAA Alumni Mixer Ft. On Point Band

10/21/2022 @ 8:00 pm CDT

The Black Alumni Alliance will host an alumni mixer featuring the On Point Band beginning at 8 p.m. Friday at Hana Sushi Bar, 750 Second St.

The N-Club Hall of Fame Ceremony

10/22/2022 @ 9:00 am CDT

The 2022 inductees are Kia Converse, O.J. King, Clifton Lee, Brittany Littlejohn, Roy Locks, Erin Mancuso, Craig Nall, Amanda Ortego, David Pittman and Trecey Rew-Hoover. Trailblazers Louise “Do” Bonin and Melvin Howard will be honored with the N-Club Pioneer Award.

A reception for six outstanding education professionals will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by an induction program at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Teacher Education Center commons and auditorium.  Honored with induction into the Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development’s Hall of Distinguished Educators will be Dr. Robert Gillan, Emilyn Horton, Dr. Patsy Sanson Jenkins, Lisa Blakeway Lohman, Walter “Willy” Paz and Sheila Kay Cole Warner.

You’re invited to join the NSU Alumni Association prior to the game at the Collins Family Pavilion.  Tailgating begins at 10am and will end at 1pm. Tickets can be purchased at the tailgate. Pricing and details are below:

Alumni Association members – $10
includes 1 trip to buffet + 2 drinks

Non-Alumni Association members – $15
includes 1 trip to buffet + 2 drinks

2 drinks – $5

Black Alumni Alliance

The BAA annual Business and Membership Meeting will take place at 10 a.m. in the President’s Room of the Student Union.

ROTC Homecoming Tailgate

10/22/2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT

ROTC’s Homecoming tailgate will begin at 11 a.m. at the NSU practice field.

NSU Football Players


NSU’s homecoming football game against Southeast Missouri will kick off in Turpin Stadium at 1 p.m. with the halftime ceremonies and presentation of the Homecoming Honor Court at approximately 2:30 p.m.

Black Alumni Alliance

The BAA Awards Reception will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Natchitoches Events Center – Ballroom B.

BAA Party with a Purpose Celebrating 30 years with Theta Labmda Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Spring ’92 “The Dirty Dozen” event will begin at 9 p.m. at the Events Center- Ballroom B.