Syracuse University prepares for Orange Central Weekend

It’s homecoming weekend at the Dome and Syracuse University officials have been planning for the game against Clemson since July.

Posted: Sep 10, 2019 1:35 PM
Updated: Sep 10, 2019 4:08 PM

SYRACUSE – It’s homecoming weekend at the Carrier Dome and Syracuse University officials have been planning for the game against Clemson since July. The SU football team will face-off against No. 1 Clemson on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019.

There will be a sky-cam during the Orange Central Weekend and SU is focusing on maintaining a smooth operation as construction continues at the venue.

Fans are encouraged to wear their favorite orange 'Cuse gear for an “Orange Out.”

Head Coach Dino Babers is looking ahead after a loss to Maryland on the road.

“I’m excited that we're going to get a game nationally for our community, for our student body, for this university. I'm excited about that. Hopefully, we're going to play in such a manner that they're going to be proud of our performance,” said Babers.

Prior to the game, fans are invited to attend ‘Cuse on the Quad, a pre-game tailgate that features entertainment by Eric Chesser, hosted by Syracuse University football All-American Dwight Freeney, Class of 2002

Country Swagg will perform on Saturday at Skytop with other festivities planned from 3 to 6:30-p.m. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

See full Game Day timeline below:

Game Day Timeline

7 a.m.       

Orange Central shuttles from Skytop begin


3 p.m.         

Parking lots open for the football game


3 to 6:30 p.m.   

Country Swagg performs at Skytop


4 p.m.           

Shuttles from all parking lots and the North Campus shuttle begin

‘Cuse on the Quad opens

  • Entertainment: Eric Chesser
  • AFCA Trophy with host and Syracuse University football All-American Dwight Freeney ‘02


5:30 p.m.    

Carrier Dome gates open (all gates will be open)


5:45 p.m.       

Syracuse University Marching Band plays on steps of Hendricks Chapel (Quad)


7:05 p.m.     

Showtime in the Dome

  • Syracuse University Marching Band performance
  • Alma Mater
  • National Anthem
  • Orange Team entrance


7:30 p.m.              




Presentation of the AFCA National Champions trophy

  • Celebration of Syracuse University’s 1959 National Championship team
  • Hometown Hero celebration (end of first quarter)
  • 360 megapixel photo session (taken from the 50-yard line)
  • Jersey Retirement: Tim Green ’85 (halftime)

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