We Like To Partay! 7 Best Things About Black Homecoming

October 19, 2012 ‐ By T Hall

By T. Hall

It’s autumn, which is my favorite time of year for three reasons:  sweater dresses, the pumpkin patch, and HOMECOMING SEASON!!! As an HBCU alumni (go Hampton!), homecoming has a special place in my heart – it’s a time when I can reunite with friends who knew me back when I had a terrible perm and braces, and reflect on how far we’ve all come. For those of you that don’t know (and even those of you who do), here are the seven bomb-est aspects of an HBCU homecoming.

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  • anony

    Can someone click through these pages and just tell me what they say?! #tiredofclickingallthesepages

  • Dawnn

    It ain’t nothing like a HBCU homecoming. It is electrifying. Amazing people and food. NCCU home coming is Oct 29th – Nov 3. Please HBCU alumni, I know somebody is going to get upset and I am going to burst the bubble, we also need to financially support the HBCUs. Please also keep in mind with all the budgets cuts, and I do understanding SOME schools has poor customer service, squandering the funds, (this is going on at the mainstream schools as well you don’t hear about these cases) please, we still need to support the HBCUs with our money. We have to in order to compete in getting quality people who really wants to attend an HBCU. We have folks that want to attend an HBCU but sadly they don’t give out enough money for these folk to come there. Instead, the mainstream school are stepping up and giving more money, we have to step up as well. All HBCUs have slamming homecomings!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Trisha_B

    My homecoming was last week. (school set us up, by having midterms the same week). At our concert, we had 2Chaniz, Miguel, & Elle Varner. There were parties every day of the week lol. Our pep rally is a real big deal for my school. The frats & sororities, get shout-outs & they’ll step & show what their working with. I only go to the football games to see our halftime & see all the old heads. They are the cutest, they are always telling their stories of when they attended Morgan & i love how a lot of them are still married to the person they met at Morgan…& yes people be on the prowl! lol. I had my eyes on a few Q’s lol. But my fav part was the food trucks/vendors that were lined up outside the football game. The food was amazing! lol…I always wanted to go to a Howard homecoming

    • Anon

      I am a proud Morgan Alum! The absolute best time of my life and some off the best friends and people I have ever met. Morgan is a special place.

  • diggy.p

    My alum is in New Orleans! Xavier. I will try to go this year but it is so darn far!!

  • afroveda

    NCA&T’s homecoming is next weekend. I’m soOoOoOoOoO excited and I’m not even in school (graduated 2 years ago).

  • brandy

    This article made me sad! My homecoming is this weekend and I may not be able to go….still working on a plan. Love JSU.

  • Charla

    I went to a pwi but loved going to hbcus homecomings! My school had a large band but its proudest moment was playing the theme song to the movie incredibles (side eye). And the biggest entertainer they had for homecoming was Wayne Brady (another side eye). So I always went to Howard’s yard fest and homecoming activities!