Top HBCU Homecomings 2016
At a historically black college and university (HBCU), few moments top the experiences gained during homecoming festivities. Not only is this celebratory period a time to gather in the name of school spirit, black pride, and fellowship.. it is a time for undergraduate and graduate students to fall deeper in love with their campus, a time for proud alumni to reunite, a time for prospective students to get a taste of life on campus, and it is a time where the entire African American community is encouraged to convene for a great day of fun. Homecoming events typically feature big name artists — though they do not have to have a celebrity to be a phenomenal experience. In addition to a concert, HBCU homecomings typically feature a fashion show, greek-letter organization step show, scholarship or alumni banquet, the football game, and of course — tons of parties.
From campus to campus, homecomings are revered but it is that time of year where we ask you… which HBCU has the best homecoming? Population has nothing to do with it. Neither do celebrities. It is about the experience in its entirety. The band. The students. The alumni. The football game. The HBCU pride in the air..
In past years, nearly 100,000 votes were collected where Alabama State University was named number one in 2015 and North Carolina A&T State University came out supreme in 2014‘s poll. Check out 2016 below.
Prairie View A&M University
This video sums up this years Top HBCU Homecoming with 19% percent of the vote!
North Carolina A&T State University
Last years winner dropping to 2nd place “GHOE,” a pseudonym for the Greatest Homecoming on Earth, had over 13% of the votes accounted for on the Top 5 HBCU Homecomings poll. This video by HBCUGameday sums it up!
Florida A&M University
Besides beating Hampton University a the homecoming game FAMU gives everyone a reason to visit Tallahassee next year during homecoming. Kiera Holiday gives a walk through of homecoming at FAMU below.
Tennessee State University
With the 4th slot on the Top HBCU Homecoming poll is Tennessee State University. Check out a video of there Residence Hall Battle
Alcorn State University
This video sums up the livelihood of Alcorn State University homecoming.