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 BisonHomecoming.com for more information.
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
Fashion Show I: Tempus-Eden To Exodus
Fashion Show II: Tempus-Eden To Exodus
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
8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Greek Step Show: Intransigent-The Battle of Dynasties
DAR Constitution Hall
Host: Kevin McCall
Guest Performer: Migos
10:30 p.m – 12:00 a.m.
R&B Show I: An Evening with Erykah Badu
Saturday Oct. 26, 2013
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Howard University Homecoming Parade: March of Pride
Grand Marshalls: Taraji Henson, Lance Gross
Grand Ambassador: Marlon Wayans
Ticket information: Free, open to public
Howard University Homecoming Football Game-
Howard vs. Morgan
Tickets available at Cramton Auditorium
R&B Show & Comedy Show- Eric Benet & Lil ‘Duval
Howard Theater (21 and over only)
R&B Show II: Trey Songz & Brandy
Sunday Oct. 27, 2013
Gospel Show: Revitalized- The Promise of New Beginnings
Guest: Mary Mary
Friday, October 25, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
HUAA Bison Give Back Capital Area Food Bank
Contact: Karen Parker, devessel@ gmail.com
11 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Bison Express Homecoming Kick Off & Reception
Keynote Speaker and Howard Alum Rock Newman
Contact: Bruce Williams, bhwilli1@ yahoo.com
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
CEACS Alumni Reception & Open House Reading Room LK Downing Hall
Contact: Dr. Mary Frances Stubbs, firstname.lastname@example.org, (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
College of Arts & Sciences Dinner Cruise Spirit of Washington
For info visit, www.coas.howard.edu/ 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
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
HUAA Tent UGL Rooftop
Contact: (202) 238-2346, e_d_diagne@ howard.edu
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
Contact: Paul W. Smith, (301)412-4103 email@example.com
7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Young Alumni Event
Westin Hotel, 24th & M Street NW
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Alumni Sunday at the Chapel