Howard University Homecoming 2013

The nation’s capital will turn Bison Blue when Howard University holds iats Homecoming activities Oct. 22-27, with a star-studded cast of alumni returning to lead the festivities.

Academy Award-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson (B.A. ‘95) and actor Lance Gross (B.F.A. ‘04) will team up as grand marshals of Homecoming, while comedian Marlon Wayans, who began his college career at Howard, will serve as the grand ambassador.

“Thank you, Howard, for bringing me home again,” said Henson, star of the CBS drama “Person of Interest.”

Howard University’s Homecoming is a celebration of the institution’s rich history and the community. Each year, alumni, faculty, students, family, friends, and the surrounding community journey faithfully to the Capstone to reminisce and renew their connection in celebration of Howard’s legacy.

“As a proud alumnus, I am honored to be a part of Howard’s Homecoming,” said Gross, who recently starred in the Tyler Perry movie Temptation. “Each year I return to the campus, the pride and love I feel for HU grows even stronger.”

The theme of this year’s celebration: “Epic: The Saga Continues” will include a mix of events including the step show and new events such as the Entertainment Power Summit.

Wayans said he is excited about getting back on campus, “I’m happy to return to the Mecca and proudly participate in the Howard events. It’s gonna be a blast!”

Tickets to select 2013 Howard University Homecoming events are available at Cramton Auditorium on the campus of Howard University and at TicketMaster.Com. Visit for more information.


Student Events

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

6:30 p.m.

Fashion Show I: Tempus-Eden To Exodus

Cramton Auditorium

Tickets $30

9:30 p.m.

Fashion Show II: Tempus-Eden To Exodus

Cramton Auditorium

Tickets $35


Friday Oct. 25, 2013

12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

International Yardfest: F.A.M.E. Forever A Memorable Experience

The Main Yard

Performers: Big Sean, Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony, Juicy J, A$AP Ferg

Tickets $5

8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Greek Step Show: Intransigent-The Battle of Dynasties

DAR Constitution Hall

Host: Kevin McCall

Guest Performer: Migos

Tickets $45

10:30 p.m – 12:00 a.m.

R&B Show I: An Evening with Erykah Badu

Cramton Auditorium

Tickets $60


Saturday Oct. 26, 2013

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Howard University Homecoming Parade: March of Pride

Georgia Ave.

Grand Marshalls: Taraji Henson, Lance Gross

Grand Ambassador: Marlon Wayans

Ticket information: Free, open to public

1 p.m.

Howard University Homecoming Football Game-

Howard vs. Morgan

Greene Stadium

Tickets available at Cramton Auditorium

7 p.m.

R&B Show & Comedy Show- Eric Benet & Lil ‘Duval

Howard Theater (21 and over only)

Tickets $50

10 p.m.

R&B Show II: Trey Songz & Brandy

Cramton Auditorium

Tickets $60


Sunday Oct. 27, 2013

8 p.m.

Gospel Show: Revitalized- The Promise of New Beginnings

Cramton Auditorium

Guest: Mary Mary

Tickets $35


Alumni Events

Friday, October 25, 2013

8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

HUAA Bison Give Back Capital Area Food Bank

Contact: Karen Parker, devessel@

11 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Bison Express Homecoming Kick Off & Reception

Keynote Speaker and Howard Alum Rock Newman

Burr Gymnasium

Contact: Bruce Williams, bhwilli1@

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

CEACS Alumni Reception & Open House Reading Room LK Downing Hall

Contact: Dr. Mary Frances Stubbs,, (202) 806-5876

* Event replaces the Saturday After-the-Game Reception

5 p.m. – Midnight

College of Dentistry Class of ‘98 and ‘99 Happy Hour

Chez Billy Bistro 3815 Georgia Ave., NW

Contact: Dr. Donna Grant-Mills (202) 806-0361

7 p.m.

College of Arts & Sciences Dinner Cruise Spirit of Washington

Tickets $150

For info visit, homecoming/index.html


Saturday, October 26, 2013

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

School of Social Work Alumni Association Tailgate

School of Social Work

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

College of Arts & Sciences 7th Annual Alumni Pre-Game Reception

Main Campus

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

HUAA Tent UGL Rooftop

Contact: (202) 238-2346, e_d_diagne@

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Alumni Relations Pavilion Tailgate

Howard Center Lot

5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Class of 60’s 9th Annual Homecoming Reunion Party

Blackburn Center Restaurant

Tickets $50

Contact: Paul W. Smith, (301)412-4103

7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Young Alumni Event

Westin Hotel, 24th & M Street NW


Sunday, October 27, 2013

11 a.m.

Alumni Sunday at the Chapel

Cramton Auditorium