Posted by HBCU Pride & Joy on 10/9/2017
Alums of historically black colleges and universities look
forward to homecoming each year. Held over a weekend, most schools will host a
homecoming parade, homecoming king/queen coronation, pep rallies and tailgating
parties which all lead up to the much anticipated football game. After the
football game, some other activities might include a Greek step show, musical
concert, homecoming dance and alumni dinner.
All HBCU homecoming weekends however are not the same. Some
universities have created uncommon homecoming activities. These traditions have
gone on for decades and continue to this day. Following are a few exciting
customs that you might want to enjoy:
At North Carolina Agricultural and Technical
University, homecoming weekend includes a Praise Gospel Show. Held at the
Greensboro Coliseum, this year’s concert will feature Tamela and David Mann
along with the NC A & T Fellowship Gospel Choir.
Florida A & M holds a fashion show each year
during homecoming weekend. The show includes fashions designed and modeled by
Howard University has a 5K run and golf
scholarship tournament during homecoming weekend each year. Along with
promoting fitness and community, these events help to raise money for both
scholarship and university programs.
Alums who have made large donations to Morehouse
are invited to dine with the university president during homecoming weekend.
This brunch is held at Davidson House, home of the president, and is by
At Alabama State University, the drama club
features a theater production as part of the homecoming festivities. The play
typically serves as the weekend’s kick-off.
Whether you are an alum or just a supporter, attending
homecoming weekend at your favorite HBCU will be an unforgettable experience.
Other activities that you might be able to enjoy at homecoming also include
barbecue cook-offs, career fairs, wine sips and comedy shows.
What’s your favorite homecoming tradition? Sound off below.