2017 Homecoming Schedule



Homecoming Worship Service
Kick off the Ultimate Homecoming Experience at the 2017 Homecoming Worship Service with praise, song and fellowship. Featuring Minister Manny Arango, and praise and worship by Kelontae Gavin.
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: B.N. Duke Auditorium
Admission: Admission is free.
Homecoming Soul Food Dinner
Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Friends are invited to join us for Sunday dinner. Meals will be available for purchase in the dining hall.
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: W.G. Pearson Dining Hall
Admission: Meal plan accepted. Cash and cards accepted.

Homecoming Community Service: Eagle Habitat Walkathon
A family-oriented walk to support the mission of Habitat for Humanity and the Student Chapter of Habitat at NCCU. This educational fundraising event will showcase the homes of Eagle Village and help to build House #6

Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: L.T. Walker Complex
Admission: Donations are being accepted.
Paint The Town, Maroon and Gray
Decorate the campus and the city. Hall/Office/Local Vendors
Time: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: NCCU Campus; Various locations in Durham, N.C.
Admission: Free
Ultimate Praise | NCCU Homecoming Gospel Concert
Featuring Fred Hammond and Le’Andria Johnson
Time: 3:30 p.m. (Doors open) / 4 p.m. (Show starts)
Location: McDougald-McLendon Arena
Admission: Student GA $16/GA-Pre $27/GA Door $32; Student GA $20 (Ticket Office)/GA-Pre $31/GA Door $36 (Online)

Day with the Eagles
NCCU welcomes high school students to experience the Ultimate Homecoming

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: McDougald-McLendon Arena
Admission: Free
The Ultimate Talent Show
Students will showcase their talent with a variety show featuring R&B, gospel and contemporary music.
Time: 6 p.m. (Doors open) / 7 p.m. (Show starts)
Location: B. N. Duke Auditorium
Admission: Free

The Ultimate 10:40 Break
Eagle traditions at NCCU continue at the Ultimate 10:40 Break. Winners of the Residence Hall Decorating Contest and Office Decorating Contest will also be announced.

Time: 10:40 a.m.
Location: Library Bowl
Admission: Free
Get LIT / Stay Woke | National Action Network Youth Move College Tour
Featuring the Rev. Al Sharpton, civil rights leader, activist, and founder and President of National Action Network.
Time: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: A.E. Student Union
Admission: Free
Eagle Pride Amplified Networking Social
Join the Office of Career Services for a meet and greet to discuss the importance of mentoring. *By invitation only
Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: A.E. Student Union, Main Lobby
Admission: Free
Mock Funeral of the Delaware State University Hornets
Join us for a mock funeral for the Delaware State University Hornets. Hosted by the Student Activities Board and Department of Theatre.
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: McDougald-McLendon Arena
Admission: Free
Late-Night Breakfast
The tradition continues with the annual late night breakfast. Enjoy a night of fun, live DJ and good food.
Time: 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Location: L.T. Walker Complex
Admission: Meal plans accepted. Cash and cards accepted.

Homecoming Community Service: The Power of Reading
NCCU family will spend the morning reading to three local elementary schools. To register, go to: https://goo.gl/forms/yUdxfcLmHJEGSLPb2.
Time: 8 a.m. – Noon
Location: Various elementary schools in Durham, N.C.
Admission: Free
It's All About Royalty!
Meet the Royal Court and receive royal treatment from faculty and staff servers in the W.G.           Pearson Dining Hall. Become a king or a queen for the day, take a photo and walk the red carpet in true Eagle fashion. Special gifts for guests.
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: W.G. Pearson Dining Hall
Admission: Meal plans accepted. Cash and cards accepted.
Mister and Miss NCCU Coronation and Ball
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: McDougald-McLendon Arena (Coronation)/A.E. Student Union (Ball)
Admission: Free

10:40 A.M. Break | Old School Throw Back Thursday and Greek Stroll Off
Witness the highly-anticipated Old School Greek Stroll-Off comprised of members of the NCCU faculty and staff.
Time: 10:40 a.m.
Location: Library Bowl
Admission: Free
The Chancellor's Faculty/Staff Homecoming Appreciation and Celebration Reception
Toast to Homecoming 2017 over fellowship and fun. Winners of the Residence Hall Decorating Contest and Office Decorating Contest will also be announced.
Time: 12 p.m.
Location: McLean Residence Hall Lawn
Admission: Free
Eagle Fest Street Festival and K97.5 Live Broadcast
The Ultimate Homecoming Experience will get event better during this afternoon of fun contests, on air interviews, campus pep rally, inflatables, food and a free official homecoming T-shirt! Featuring a special performance by Paid in Full Tour.
Time: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Brant Street Plaza
Admission: Free
Society of Golden Eagles All-Class Reception
A special welcome reception for the Society of Golden Eagles.
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, 4700 Emperor Blvd., Durham, N.C.
Admission: Included in package
Ultimate Tent Party
Back by popular demand! Let the cool midnight air get you hype for an incredible dance party inside this ultimate tent experience.
Time: 11 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Location: Outdoor Recreational Complex – Tent
Admission: Student GA $8/GA-Pre $11/GA Door $16 (Ticket Office); Student GA $12/GA-Pre $15/GA Door $20 (Online)



Founder’s Day Convocation | Class of 1967 Induction Into Society of Golden Eagles

Celebrate Founder’s Day and the induction of the Class of 1967 into the Society of Golden Eagles.

Time: 9 a.m.
Location: McDougald-McLendon Arena
Admission: Free
NCCU Alumni Association Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament Scholarship Fundraiser
The NCCU Alumni Association will host its annual Homecoming Golf Tournament. Teams can be formed. Visit http://www.nccualumni.org for more information.
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: The Crossings Golf Course, 4023 Wake Forest Highway, Durham NC 27703
Admission: $65 per person
Wreath Laying Ceremony
Pay tribute to the legacy of NCCU founder, Dr. James E. Shepard.
Time: 10:45 a.m.
Location: Hoey Administration Circle
Admission: Free
Society of Golden Eagles Luncheon
A special luncheon for the newly-inducted class of Golden Eagles.
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, 4700 Emperor Blvd., Durham, N.C.
Admission: $50
Forever Excellence Tea | Former Queens, Kings and SGA Presidents Brunch
*By invitation only
Time: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: W.G. Pearson Dining Hall, Chancellor’s Dining Room
Queercoming 2017
LGBTQIA alumni and friends! Stop by the LGBTA Resource Center to chat and network with current students and Lavender Liaisons. Enjoy a taste of our “mock”tails and hors d’oeuvres and help kick off the 2017 Homecoming Weekend.
Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: A.E. Student Union
Admission: Free
Chancellor’s Donor Reception – Presentation of Class Gifts
Celebrate North Carolina College/NCCU classes ending in 2s and 7s as they return to present their class gifts to the Chancellor and their alma mater.
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, 4700 Emperor Blvd., Durham, N.C.
Admission: Included in reunion package
The Ultimate Homecoming Step Show
It’s a night of precision, high-volume stepping, and bragging rights for who runs the yard. Join The National Pan-Hellenic Council as they showcase best steps.
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: McDougald-McLendon Arena
Admission: Student GA $20/GA-Pre $24/GA Door $29 (Ticket Office); Student GA $20 /GA-Pre $28 /GA Door $33 (Online)
Alumni Scholarship Concert, featuring Gladys Knight and Marcus Anderson [SOLD OUT]
All NCCU alumni and friends, this is your night! Enjoy this intimate concert with Gladys Knight and special guest, Marcus Anderson; Sponsored by PNC.
Time: 8 p.m. (Doors open); 9 p.m. (Show starts)
Location: Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, 4700 Emperor Blvd., Durham, N.C.
Admission: Concert is SOLD OUT

The Ultimate Homecoming Parade
Gather on Fayetteville Street to cheer on parade participants and gear up for the game.
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Fayetteville Street
Admission: Free
Chancellor’s Donor Tailgate
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Practice Field, O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium
Admission: *By invitation only
Homecoming Vendor Village
Check out the host of vendors at NCCU’s Homecoming. Eat, shop and share your Eagle Pride with friends and family at this year’s Vendor Village.
Time: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Street
Admission: Free
NCCU vs. Delaware State University Homecoming Football Game
Time: 2 p.m. *Gates open three hours before game
Location: O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium
Admission: Adults $35 / Staff & Military $25 / Child and Students $15
Post-Game Social Featuring DJ Mic Check
The NCCU family will gather at the Library “Greek” Bowl and celebrate the Eagle win!
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Library Bowl
Admission: Free
An Evening of Elegance Homecoming Dance
Featuring The Peace & Love Band
*Visit http://www.nccualumni.org for more information.
Time: 7 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Location: Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, 4700 Emperor Blvd., Durham, N.C.
Admission: $50
Homecoming Hip-Hop Concert
Featuring Boosie BadAzz, Tee Grizzley and H.E.R.
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: McDougald-McLendon Arena
Admission: Student GA $54/GA-Pre $65/GA Door $75 (Ticket Office); Student GA $58/GA-Pre $69 /GA Door $79 (Online)
The Grand Finale
Featuring Doug E. Fresh and Friends Live
Time: 9:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
Location: Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, 4700 Emperor Blvd., Durham, N.C.
Admission: $25
*Visit http://www.nccualumni.org for more information.
The Ultimate Pre-Dawn Costume Party
It’s not over! Join NCCU students for the hottest party in town. The last official event of the Homecoming season. You don’t want to miss it.
Time: 9:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
Location: L.T. Walker Complex
Admission: Student GA $13/GA-Pre $16/GA Door $22 (Ticket Office); Student GA $17/GA-Pre $20/GA Door $26 (Online)