Thanks to a second showtime for this year's Air Jam performances, no groups will be turned away from participating in the popular homecoming event.

The reason for the change, said Air Jam chair Catherine Burgess, is due to the constraints of construction in John R. Emens Auditorium. 

“After receiving over 20 group entries, we decided to conduct two separate shows to be as inclusive to the student population as possible,” Burgess said. “This annual tradition has continued to prove its popularity by these eager groups and we are happy to be able to allow each one of them to perform at Emens.”

Awards will be given at each show — division winners, overall winner and crowd favorite — and the group with the highest score between both shows will be announced over the Homecoming social media sites within a half hour after the second show’s conclusion. The same judges will also be present at both shows, Burgess said.

The Air Jam 2016 shows will be Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.. Tickets for both shows go on sale Oct. 6 at 8 a.m. at the Sursa Box Office.

7:00 p.m. Show (listed in alpha order, picked at random)

Alpha Gamma Delta & Lambda Chi Alpha

Black Student Association

DeHority Complex

Delta Zeta & Sigma Chi

Epsilon Sigma Alpha & Sigma Nu

Operation Blackout


Phi Mu & Phi Sigma Kappa

Rhythms Dance Troupe

Sigma Kappa & Phi Delta Theta

9:00 p.m. Show (listed in alpha order, picked at random)

Alpha Chi Omega & Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Alpha Kappa Alpha & Alpha Tau Omega

Alpha Omicron Pi & Delta Tau Delta

Alpha Phi & Sigma Phi Epsilon

Association of Collegiate A Cappella

Dance Marathon

FIJI & Chi Omega

Kappa Delta & Phi Kappa Psi

Pi Beta Phi & Theta Chi

Pi Kappa Phi & Delta Sigma Pi

University Singers