The Million Dollar Band march past Denny Chimes.

Celebrate ‘The Future is Crimson’ with UA’s Homecoming Lineup

Revised Oct. 11, 2023, to include updated information about the parade route.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Get ready to turn up the crimson pride as The University of Alabama kicks off homecoming week festivities Monday, Oct. 9, in the lead-up to the Crimson Tide taking on the Arkansas Razorbacks in Bryant-Denny Stadium.

The homecoming game will kick off at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, and broadcast on ESPN. Prior to the game, the homecoming parade will start at 7 a.m. with former Crimson Tide football player George Teague serving as grand marshal.

The community will be able to view lawns decorated by student organizations and businesses participating in the Paint the Town Red competition throughout the week. Each business and lawn display will have a QR code for voting.

This year’s theme is “The Future is Crimson,” and the UA homecoming board has several events planned where students, alumni and community members can show off their legendary spirit and skills.

The week’s events include:

Sunday, Oct. 8 – Thursday, Oct. 12

Cash for Cans fundraiser in collaboration with Beat Auburn Beat Hunger and an organ donor registration drive in collaboration with Student Organ Donation Advocates.

Sunday, Oct. 8

Roll Tide Run: Warm-up/check-in time starts at 3 p.m. Race begins at 5 p.m. Corner of the Quad near Autherine Lucy Hall. Ticket purchase is required. This event is open to alumni and community members.

Homecoming kick-off event: 6 p.m., University of Alabama Student Center Lawn. This is a free event.

Spades and lawn games tournament: 6 p.m., Student Center Lawn.

Monday, Oct. 9

Bowling competition: 6-8:30 p.m., Bowlero. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m.

Free open student bowling: 6-10 p.m. All UA students welcome.

Tuesday, Oct. 10

Dodgeball competition: 5:30 p.m., UREC Basketball Indoor Courts (South Gym).

Wednesday, Oct. 11

Flag football competition: 5:30 p.m., UREC Intramural Fields.

Thursday, Oct. 12

Choreography competition: 6 p.m., Coleman Coliseum. Tickets required. Open to alumni and community members.

Trivia competition: 8 p.m., Student Center Theater. Participants should register through the homecoming site.  

Friday, Oct. 13

Pep rally/bonfire and homecoming queen crowning: 6:30 p.m., the Quad.

Step show, sponsored by the National Panhellenic Council: 8 p.m., Coleman Coliseum. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are required and this event is open to alumni and community members.

Saturday, Oct. 14

Homecoming parade: 7 a.m., parade route will begin on the UA campus on 2nd Avenue, take a left on University Boulevard and head toward downtown, ending at 21st Avenue at Government Plaza.

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Arkansas Razorbacks: 11 a.m., broadcast on ESPN

Stay up to date with details on homecoming week events, registration and tickets by visiting the UA homecoming website.

For game day parking, transportation, tailgating and stadium info, visit

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