Northwestern State University alumni and friends should mark their calendars for 2023 Homecoming festivities set to take place Friday, Nov. 3 – Saturday, Nov. 4.

Long Purple Line Luncheon 2023

November 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT


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

The 2023 inductees are the late businessman Johnny Antoon, State Senator Louie Bernard and Judge Van Kyzar, all of Natchitoches, and law professor Gail Stephenson of Baton Rouge. The inductees will be honored at a luncheon on November 3, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. at the Natchitoches Events Center.

NSU Homecoming Parade

November 3 @ 5:30 pm CDT

The NSU Homecoming parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, beginning on the NSU campus and proceeding to the downtown riverbank for a pep rally that will include spirit group performances and an introduction to the Honor Court.

Theta Chi – Friday Night Brotherhood

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT

Sample Wildcat Brothers’ Rum or just relax amongst brothers. Dr. Jones, 20th President of NSU, graciously has opened the doors to his home to welcome Theta Chi alumni back to NSU (sponsored event by Wildcat Brothers and Sodexo)

Black Alumni Alliance

NSU Black Alumni Alliance Social

November 3 @ 7:00 pm CDT

A quartet of All-American football players, a Southland Conference women’s basketball Player of the Year and a trailblazing basketball team highlight the Northwestern State N-Club Hall of Fame Class of 2023.

The 12-member group will be inducted and honored at 9 a.m. on Nov. 4 ahead of the Demons’ Homecoming football game against Houston Christian. Kickoff for the game is set for 2 p.m.

Title IVE Child Welfare Scholars Appreciation Rally

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Former and Current Title IVE Child Welfare Scholars, DCFS Field Supervisors, and students interested in becoming a Title IV E Scholar are invited to rally in the Child Welfare Room located in room 345B of Kyser hall.  This is a time the NSU Title IVE will show appreciation to the important work done by Child Welfare Workers, Our Alumni, and field supervisors that help our students learn in the field.  It is a great time to meet others and learn about the experiences of students that have come before you.  Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.  All participants are encouraged to come dressed in your Homecoming Attire and join us directly afterward at the Northwestern State University Department of Social Work Tailgate Party. 

If you have any questions contact Professor Mount,

A reception to honor 2023 inductees into the Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development Hall of Distinguished Educators will take place from 10:30-11 a.m. in the Teacher Education Center Commons.  The induction program will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Middle Lab School Auditorium.

You’re invited to join the NSU Alumni Association prior to the homecoming game at the Collins Family Pavilion. Tailgating begins at 11am. Food tickets can be purchased at the tailgate. Pricing and details are below:

Non-Alumni Association members
*Includes 1 trip to buffet plus 2 drinks

Alumni Association members
*Includes 1 trip to buffet plus 2 drinks

Children 12 and under
*Includes 1 trip to buffet plus 2 soft-drinks

2 drinks – $5

Tailgating Theta Chi Style

November 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT

Tailgate and relive your glory days with alumni and active members before the football game on the tailgating field. Food and fellowship at the Collins Family Alumni Pavilion. We’ll have an adjacent spot next door with games and drinks. Tickets are $15 per person at tailgates and that includes 1 trip to the buffet and two beverages. You can purchase additional beverages (2) for $5.00 during the event. For kids 10 and under, it is free and kids 11 to 18, it is $10.00. Ticket sales will end on Wednesday prior to event.

Annual NSU Department of Social Work Tailgate Party

November 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT

Alumni, current students, and future students are invited to join the NSU Department of Social Work Faculty in celebrating Homecoming at the annual Northwestern State University Department of Social Work Tailgate Party. Hosted by the NSU Department of Social Work, NSU Title IVE Child Welfare Scholars Program, and The NSU Social Work Club. Come out and show your school spirit, have some food, and learn about the updates in our department, the Title IVE Scholars Program, and the Social Work Club!

If you have any questions contact Professor Mount,

ROTC Tailgate

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT

ROTC alumni and friends of the Demon Battalion, join us!

We’ll be set up on the practice field (across from the Alumni Affairs’ tailgate at the Pavilion).  Please let us know you’re coming: 318-357-6951 or

Black Alumni Alliance

NSU Black Alumni Alliance Tailgate

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

NSU Football Players

Kick-off for the Homecoming game vs. Houston Christian University will be at 2 p.m.  The NSU Honor Court will be recognized at halftime, approximately 4:30 p.m.

Theta Chi – 50th Golden Celebration Banquet

November 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm CDT

Relive great memories with brothers from different decades, celebrate accomplishments with awards, and hear from members of our Grand Chapter. Hosted at Merci Beaucoup Restaurant, tickets are $70 per ticket.

Theta Chi – Brotherhood at the Loft

November 4 @ 9:00 pm CDT

Celebrate the Demon Victory at the Loft on beautiful downtown Natchitoches.

Theta Chi – Alumni Softball Tournament

November 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am CST

It’s 1973 to 1988 vs. 1989 to 2023, for all the bragging rights and of course, a trophy. See you at the softball field on campus!

Black Alumni Alliance

NSU Alumni Sunday Funday Brunch & Day Party

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST

Theta Chi – Alumni Corporation Meeting

November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CST

Alumni initiated brothers only – Student Union President’s Room

Theta Chi – Chapter Meeting

November 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm CST

Initiated brothers only – see you at the house!