It’s a sad time of the year for many, as realizations that homecoming events are really cancelled start to hit home. Many HBCUs have switched gears to offer virtual homecoming events instead. Events like virtual cookouts and concerts no longer sound foreign. On social media last night, North Carolina A&T University just debuted their alternative to virtual events: a whole documentary about their homecoming!
In an opening clip from the #StayatHomecoming trailer, you hear actor Brian Tyree Henry describe North Carolina A&T University’s annual homecoming as a transformative experience. “They call it GHOE, the Greatest Homecoming On Earth!” Being a North Carolina native himself, he just couldn’t hold back memories about the action-packed homecoming as a guest of James Corden’s The Late Late Show on CBS.
While the trailer doesn’t share too much information, we did learn a few things. For one, #StayatHomecoming premieres October 30, 2020. NCAT’s homecoming had been scheduled for October 25-November 1, but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We also learned that the film is being presented by From A2B Studios.
See what hyped students and alumni are saying about the documentary.
NCAT isn’t the only school giving us homecoming vibes from home. Check out this list of other virtual HBCU homecomings happening later this month.