The National Alumni Association of The University of Alabama invites all alumni and friends to celebrate Homecoming 2017 “Sweet Home Capstone” with us, Saturday October 14, 2017 as Alabama takes on the Arkansas Razorbacks.

The Homecoming parade will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 14. The 2017 Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal is John Parker Wilson. John Parker Wilson was a three-year starter for Alabama as a quarterback from 2006-09. During his sophomore season, he threw for over 200 yards in the first seven games of the season, setting a new school record, and finished with a school record nine 200-yard games. In his senior season, Wilson led the Crimson Tide to a 12–2 season. In the regular season finale, he led Alabama to 36–0 victory over in-state rival Auburn, ending a six-game losing streak to the Tigers. When his career at Alabama ended, Wilson held every significant passing record in Alabama school history and still holds the record for completions in a single-season. He was signed as a free agent in 2009 and spent four years in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars and Pittsburgh Steelers. He currently lives in Birmingham with his wife, Tyler and their son and is a financial adviser.


The Association will host Tailgating with the Tide brought to you by Westgate Luxury Condominiums under the Big Top on the southwest corner of the Quad. Tailgate admission includes a game day BBQ buffet, Quad stage entertainment and parade viewing, ‘Bama swag, and more! Lunch will be served at the Tailgate from 12-3 p.m., and the tailgate will remain open until 5:15 p.m.

Tickets for our Homecoming tailgate can be purchased here.

Information about other Homecoming activities can be found at

Many of the academic colleges are hosting events for alumni at Homecoming.

Nursing: Tailgate at the Capstone College of Nursing (650 University Blvd. East) two and a half hours prior to kickoff.

Honors College: Tailgate on the Quad three hours prior to kickoff at site B4

Engineering:  Tailgate on the Quad in tents D2 & D3 three hours prior to kickoff.

Arts & Sciences: Tailgate on the Quad next to Denny Chimes across from Rose with tables/booths for various A&S departments

Communication:  Tailgate at Reese Phifer by invitation only to members of the C&IS Capstone Communication Society.

Education: Homecoming parade breakfast and a tailgate BBQ outside of Graves Hall on the lawn. Alumni Awards Reception in the Graves Hall Courtyard on October 13th.

HES: Coffee in the Alumni Room of Doster Hall on Saturday morning, October 14th from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Attendees are cordially invited to view the parade from the Doster front porch.

Law: Annual alumni tailgate from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Camille Wright Cook Plaza.