This morning, North Carolina Central University announced that it is cancelling homecoming scheduled for this fall. This comes days after 3 other historically-Black universities in the state announced the cancellation of their homecoming celebrations as well. The announcement reads:

Due to current COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and the university’s desire to ensure the health and safety of all planned attendees, all in-person events for the 2020 #NCCU Ultimate Homecoming Experience have been cancelled.

The Homecoming football game will proceed as planned with reduced spectator capacity. The Division of Athletics will provide further information at a later date.

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to your return to the sloping hills and verdant green for the 2021 Ultimate Homecoming Experience!

We look forward to homecoming in 2021!