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

11/03/2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 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.

Scholars’ College Homecoming 2023

11/03/2023 @ 4:00 pm - 11/04/2023 @ 2:00 pm CDT

Join us Friday, November 3, 2023 and Saturday, November 4, 2023 as we celebrate homecoming at NSU.

Friday, November 3rd

4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.-Join us at Mama’s Blues Room on Front St. for a pre-parade reception. Complimentary appetizers and beverages will be served.

5:30 p.m.– NSU Homecoming parade and pep rally on the downtown riverbank.

Saturday, November 4th

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Open house at Morrison Hall. Light breakfast refreshments will be served.

12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.- Tailgating near Collins Pavilion. Each guest will receive a complimentary wristband to the NSU Alumni tailgate at Collins Pavilion.

NSU Homecoming Parade & Pep Rally

11/03/2023 @ 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

11/03/2023 @ 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)

NSU Lady Demon Volleyball Reunion

11/03/2023 @ 7:00 pm CDT

Social at Mama’s Oyster House at 7:00 p.m.
Please contact Anastasia Aldredge,, for more information.

Black Alumni Alliance

NSU Black Alumni Alliance Social

11/03/2023 @ 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.

Punch, coffee and pastries will be served in Hanchey Gallery beginning at 8 a.m. The 12-member group will be inducted and honored at 9:00 a.m. on Nov. 4 ahead of the volleyball game against McNeese at 3pm.

Title IVE Child Welfare Scholars Appreciation Rally

11/04/2023 @ 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  at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 in the Teacher Education Center Commons.  The induction program will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Middle Lab Auditorium.

NSU Alumni Association Homecoming Tailgate

11/04/2023 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm CDT

You’re invited to join the NSU Alumni Association at the Collins Family Pavilion. Tailgating begins at 11:00am. 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

Annual NSU Department of Social Work Tailgate Party

11/04/2023 @ 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,

Tailgating Theta Chi Style

11/04/2023 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Tailgate and relive your glory days with alumni and active members. 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.

Black Alumni Alliance

NSU Black Alumni Alliance Tailgate

11/04/2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Spirit of Northwestern Homecoming Band Performance

11/04/2023 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm CDT

At 2 p.m., the Spirit of Northwestern Demon Marching Band will perform in Turpin Stadium, along with other spirit groups. Inductees into the School of Creative and Performing Arts Hall of Fame will be recognized. The band will then do a walk through from Turpin to Prather Coliseum.

Lady Demon Volleyball VS. McNeese

11/04/2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm CDT

The Lady Demon Volleyball team will play McNeese beginning at 3 p.m. in Prather Coliseum. Former volleyball players will be recognized at the game.

Between sets 1 and 2, inductees into the Hall of Distinguished Educators will be recognized. Between sets 2 and 3, Mr. and Miss NSU and inductees into the N-Club Hall of Fame, the Long Purple Line and the Hall of Distinguished Educators will be presented.

Theta Chi – 50th Golden Celebration Banquet

11/04/2023 @ 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

11/04/2023 @ 9:00 pm CDT

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

Black Alumni Alliance

NSU Alumni Sunday Funday Brunch & Day Party

11/05/2023 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST

Theta Chi – Alumni Corporation Meeting

11/05/2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CST

Alumni initiated brothers only – Student Union President’s Room

Initiated brothers only – see you at the house!