Words by: Tauheedah Crenshaw
Florida A&M University (FAMU) will kick its Homecoming week festivities off on Sunday, Oct 8th. This year’s Homecoming theme is “A FAMUly Reunion: Celebrating 130 Years of Excellence with Caring” in honor of the university’s 130th birthday. The city of Tallahassee is currently preparing for thousands of alumni from across the nation to start flooding the streets.
It’s no secret that FAMU’s Homecoming is the place to be, even our Wildcat nemesis make their way to our turf to experience what a real Homecoming experience is like. According to Bossip.com, “FAMU’s Homecoming has the best band/game experience and the trillest parties”.
FAMU’s Homecoming is filled with family, food, and fashion. Homecoming brings people together, young and old that all has something in common, love for their university. “I’m expecting Homecoming to be lit! All the alumni will be back and bringing a good aura that we need on campus right now. It’s going to be a good vibe.” said Osnise Milord. The National Alumni Association will be throwing a free tailgating party on Friday the 13th, tailgating is a great opportunity to score a free meal, network, and catch that good vibe the alumni bring all at the same time.
“This is my first Homecoming, I don’t know what to expect. The week’s events sound fun but I’m looking forward to the football game.” said Nirva Alcime. Expect for this week’s events to be unforgettable. People travel from near and far simply because of the memories they make during this week. The “Rip the Run Way Fashion Show” showcases the great styles and fashions we often see here on campus. Teen Vogue has traveled to our campus in the past to give their readers some fall inspiration that they described as “a fashion show for the age”. The SGA Block Party is known to bring out a huge crowd accompanied by great music.
The main event takes place on Saturday at 3p.m, as the Rattler Football team takes on North Carolina A&T. What’s more exciting than the game? That’s right you guessed it, half time, the Marching “100” draws thousands of people to the stadium just for their half time performance. “I’m in the band and we have a good show planned. From the music were playing, the formations, and the concert selections I’m really excited about what we have in store. It’s going to be a nice show.” said Andre St.Fleurose.
Without a doubt FAMU’s Homecoming is the place to be, a guaranteed week to remember.