Troy University kicking off Homecoming with Phenix City torch run, lighting

Posted: Thursday, 29 September 2016

PHENIX CITY - Troy University's Riverfront Campus will host the kickoff event for the 2016 Homecoming Celebration with a community torch run and lighting ceremony on Monday, Oct. 3.

In Phenix City, an alumnus, student and a faculty member will carry the Homecoming Torch in a WhiteWater Express TROY boat down the Chattahoochee River, across the 14th Street Bridge and onto the TROY Riverfront Campus where it will be received by Campus Vice Chancellor Dr. David White and Phenix City Mayor Eddie Lowe. The event begins with the river run and will conclude with a ceremony on the TROY Riverfront Campus Plaza at 10 a.m. EDT, when the campus torch will be lit and the Troy University Phenix City Homecoming Representative will be crowned.

TROY's 2016 Homecoming theme is "The Trojan Games: A Beacon to the World," reflecting both the international spirit demonstrated by the Summer Olympics and the 50th anniversary of Greek life at the University. Similar torch lighting ceremonies are being held on TROY's Dothan and Montgomery campuses, concluding with a final torch lighting at the Troy Campus during Homecoming Week. Homecoming Week officially starts at the Troy Campus on Oct. 10, and the Homecoming game will be Oct. 15 against Georgia State.

Members of the public are invited to join the event at the TROY Phenix City Riverfront Campus located at 1510 3rd Avenue, Phenix City, AL 36867. For more information, please contact Brittany Zimdahl at 334-448-5211 or