Let’s be honest, we miss seeing each other! So many of us were patiently awaiting 2020 homecomings because it was supposed to be a good year! Right? Wrong. Thankfully, with vaccinations up and rates of COVID-19 down, outside is opening back up. 2021 homecomings are being planned all over the country!

If you attended an HBCU homecoming, whether it was in the Virgin Islands, along the east coast, or in the south, we’re sure you have an anecdote from your most memorable experience. But who can blame you? There’s food, connections, good music, great vendors to buy para from, and on top of that, people you haven’t seen in months if not years! Among this year’s homecoming events are we all are looking forward to are #GHOE, also known as the Greatest Homecoming on Earth at North Carolina A&T State University; the rival #NOHOE, or Number One Homecoming on Earth at Fayetteville State University; the block-party style Set Friday event at Florida A&M University; the homecoming game at The Shed at Tuskegee University; and Howard University’s Yardfest performances featuring top-tier artists and entertainers.

Credit: Prairie View A&M University

We can’t forget about the classics, like the Black College Football Hall Of Fame Classic. On September 4th, Grambling State and Tennessee State will battle at the Tom Benson Hall Of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.

There are unique parts of homecoming that especially have us ready to go outside. For one, this year’s homecoming at Jackson State University will be like none other. With Hall of Famer Deion Sanders coaching the football team and multiple 4-star recruits, nobody is going to want to miss that homecoming game against Alabama State University. And if we’re talking real reunions, the ATL homecomings in the AUC (Atlanta University Center) area are purely unforgettable. The Spelhouse Homecoming centers around Morehouse College’s game, and then Clark Atlanta University brings a re-up with its own events! Students, alumni, and friends of the whole AUC community can be found turning up to festival vibes. Additionally, a homecoming that’s really on our minds is the one at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. With the city’s history of recovering from Hurricane Katrina with a bang, we can’t wait to see how NOLA emerges from COVID at homecoming!

Look below for our complete 2021 homecoming list. We hope to see you!

September 25, 2021
Saint Augustine’s University Chowan University
October 2, 2021Bowie State UniversityJohnson C. Smith University
October 2, 2021Central State UniversityAllen University
October 2, 2021Mississippi Valley State UniversityNorth Carolina Central University
October 2, 2021Texas Southern UniversityNorth American University
October 9, 2021Alabama A&M UniversityBowie State University
October 9, 2021Alabama State UniversityUniversity of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB)
October 9, 2021Albany State UniversityEdward Waters University
October 9, 2021Bethune-Cookman UniversityMississippi Valley State University
October 9, 2021Bluefield State CollegeFt. Lauderdale
October 9, 2021Hampton UniversityKennesaw State University
October 9, 2021Kentucky State UniversityLane College
October 9, 2021Livingstone CollegeSaint Augustine’s University
October 9, 2021Miles CollegeBenedict College
October 9, 2021Virginia Union UniversityLincoln University PA
October 16, 2021Fayetteville State UniversityJohnson C. Smith University
October 16, 2021Grambling State UniversityAlcorn State University
October 16, 2021Jackson State UniversityAlabama State University
October 16, 2021Langston UniversityTexas Wesleyan University
October 16, 2021The Lincoln University of PAElizabeth City State University
October 16, 2021Morehouse CollegeFort Valley State University
October 16, 2021Norfolk State UniversityVirginia University of Lynchburg
October 16, 2021Savannah State UniversityClark Atlanta University
October 16, 2021South Carolina State UniversityMorgan State University
October 16, 2021University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB)Southern University
October 16, 2021West Virginia State UniversityThe University of North Carolina at Pembroke
October 23, 2021Delaware State UniversitySouth Carolina State University
October 23, 2021Edward Waters CollegeCentral State University
October 23, 2021Elizabeth City State UniversityChowan University
October 23, 2021Fort Valley State UniversityClark Atlanta University
October 23, 2021Howard UniversityNorfolk State University
October 23, 2021Morgan State UniversityNorth Carolina Central University
October 23, 2021Shaw UniversityJohnson C. Smith University
October 23, 2021Southern UniversityPrarie View A&M University
October 23, 2021Tuskegee UniversityLane College
October 23, 2021Virginia State UniversityLincoln University (Pa.)
October 23, 2021Winston-Salem UniversityLivingstone College
October 30, 2021Harris-Stowe State University(HSSU doesnt have a team)
October 30, 2021Clark Atlanta UniversityBenedict College
October 30, 2021Florida A&M UniversityGrambling State University
October 30, 2021Johnson C. Smith UniversitySt. Augustine;s University
October 30, 2021North Carolina A&T State UniversityMonmouth University
October 30, 2021Tennessee State UniversityMurray State
November 6, 2021Florida Memorial UniversityWebber International University
November 6, 2021North Carolina Central UniversityNorfolk State
November 13, 2021Fisk UniversityMorris College
November 13, 2021University of Maryland, Eastern Shore (UMES doesnt have a team)
November 20, 2021Claflin University (CU doesnt have a team)