Classes have been in session for the last two months, the weather is getting cooler and we all know what that means… homecoming season has arrived!
Specifically we’re talking about HBCU homecomings. The holy grail of seeing old classmates, tailgating and attended all those homecoming events around the area.
HBCU homecomings is different type of special. Homecoming is more than just a gathering of Black folks to have fun and and get down; it’s a celebration of the Black experience, pride and fellowship at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs); it’s an autumn family reunion with buffets, sporting events, parades, step shows and so much more.
We’re here to put you on to the top 5 HBCU homecomings you can attend this year.
- The MECCA – HU, DC’s own Howard University! Taking place this year during the week of October 16-24, 2021.
- The Howard University Homecoming football game will take place Saturday, October 23 in Greene Stadium at 1 p.m. EDT against the Norfolk State University Spartans. The University is planning exciting and informative events to kick off the Homecoming celebrations, beginning Saturday, October 16. These on-campus experiences will engage the Howard community and family while reconnecting us all after more than a year of virtual interaction. The University will also require health and safety precautions at all in-person events; those details along with the event theme and further information regarding Homecoming will be announced at a later date. While the school is excited to plan for an in-person Homecoming, they remain vigilant to changing health conditions due to COVID-19.
- Jackson University!
- The Sonic Boom of the South is headlining their homecoming the weekend of October 16th. This year’s homecoming at Jackson State University will be like none other. With Hall of Famer Deion Sanders coaching the football team and multiple 4-star recruits, nobody is going to want to miss that homecoming game against Alabama State University.
- Spellman, Morehouse & Clark!
- We had to loop the AUC in one! Is there’s one thing about Atlanta, it’s we gets busy. the ATL homecomings in the AUC (Atlanta University Center) area are purely unforgettable. The Spelhouse Homecoming centers around Morehouse College’s game, and then Clark Atlanta University brings a re-up with its own events! Students, alumni, and friends of the whole AUC community can be found turning up to festival vibes.
- Morgan State University
- It’s the Orange and Blue , MSU for me! The national treasure eventful homecoming week will span from Oct. 16 to 23. From the homecoming concert, to coronation , the the skate party and balls, this is the homecoming you don’t want to miss!
- Florida A&M University
- FAMU !!- There’s something about that orange and green that alumni’s of FAMU get too excited about. We can’t blame them. The weekend of October 30th they’re are taking on Grambling State University! Get ready Florida!
Now if your school didn’t make the list, tell us which one’s we’re missing by commenting down below