The Doll House with Babydoll

The Doll House with Babydoll

Big Sean, center foreground, hangs out with students participating in the 4th annual Moguls in the Making program, hosted by Ally Financial and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Sixty students from 15 HBCUs visited Charlotte Sept. 15-18, with Morehouse College taking home the top prize.

‘Tis the season – homecoming season, that is! In North Carolina, the pride and tradition of HBCUs run deep, and they shine brightly during the annual Homecoming festivities. These esteemed institutions are renowned for their academic excellence and their ability to foster a strong sense of community, cultural pride, and deep connections among students and alumni. The Homecoming celebrations embody these cherished values, creating an atmosphere that extends far beyond the academic year, forging lifelong bonds among those who have walked the hallowed campuses.

Homecoming at North Carolina’s HBCUs is much more than a mere reunion; it is a tradition steeped in history, community spirit, and culture. These celebrations serve as a powerful testament to the resilience and achievements of historically black colleges and universities in the face of adversity. The parades, alumni gatherings, concerts, and football games combine to create an unforgettable experience that strengthens the ties among participants and amplifies the sense of pride in the rich cultural and academic legacy that these institutions uphold.

The tradition of Homecoming serves as a beacon of HBCU pride, illuminating the path for generations of students to forge ahead, carrying on the legacy of excellence, community, and cultural celebration. Homecoming at Historically Black Colleges and Universities is a vibrant tapestry of camaraderie, pride, and cultural celebration, complete with amazing concerts and parties. Even if you are not an alumnus, I highly recommend immersing yourself in this incredible experience. So, without further ado, let’s take a glimpse at the 2023 Homecoming dates and festivities at North Carolina’s HBCUs: 9 out of the 12 that you won’t want to miss!

  • Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville

    FSU’s Broncos Homecoming is set for November 12th to 18th, 2023. Events will include a parade, alumni mixers, a homecoming concert, and the Broncos football showdown.
    Each of these HBCU homecomings is a unique experience that celebrates the enduring spirit and achievements of these proud institutions and their alumni.

  • North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro

    The Aggie Homecoming, known nationally as the “Greatest Homecoming on Earth,” is planned for October 29th to November 4th, 2023. This week-long event features a comedy show, concert, fashion show, Greek step show, parade, and the much-anticipated football game.

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  • Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City

    ECSU’s Viking Homecoming will occur from November 5th to 11th, 2023. Key events include an alumni dinner, step show, parade, and the decisive Viking football game.

  • North Carolina Central University, Durham

    Scheduled for October 1st to 7th, 2023. The week-long celebration will feature a parade, alumni reunions, tailgating, and the definitive Eagle football game.

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  • Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem

    The Rams will host their Homecoming from October 15th to 21st, 2023. The festivities include a concert, parade, alumni gatherings, and the climactic WSSU Rams football match.

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  • Saint Augustine University, Raleigh

    The Falcons of Saint Augustine University will celebrate their Homecoming from September 24th to 30th, 2023. The week is packed with a variety of events ranging from alumni gatherings, a parade, to the much-awaited Falcons football game.

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  • Shaw University, Raleigh

    Shaw University’s Homecoming is slated for October 8th to 14th, 2023. The Bears have a lineup of exciting events including a concert, parade, and alumni reunions, all culminating in the exhilarating Shaw Bears football match. It appears Shaw and St Aug have teamed up for the Kash Doll & Toosii concert on October 6th.

  • Johnson C Smith University, Charlotte

    JCSU’s Golden Bulls will host their Homecoming from November 19th to 25th, 2023. The week’s events include a concert, parade, alumni gatherings, and the climactic Golden Bulls football game.

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    IAMSMITH #welcomehome #welovetheesmith #HOCO@JCSU #100BeattiesFordRoad 2023 Homecoming Parade Participation We love a good parade and hope that you will join us on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 10 a.m.! This year's Homecoming Parade will once again kick off at the United House of Prayer for All People, located at 2321 Beatties Ford Road.

  • Livingstone College, Salisbury

    Livingstone College’s Blue Bears Homecoming will happen from October 22nd to 28th, 2023. The event-packed week features a comedy show, parade, alumni mixers, a homecoming concert, and the thrilling Blue Bears football matchup.

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