NCCU 40 Under 40 FAQs

Do I have to purchase a ticket for the gala?
Honorees are not required to purchase a ticket. Tickets for all other attendees are $60 if purchased on or before August 28, and $70 if purchased after August 28.


Are children welcome to the gala?
We welcome all family members, however, please note that there is no children’s dining option available.


What do I wear to the gala?
The committee wants to celebrate in style and has deemed the event “black tie optional.”


Can I sit with family and friends who purchase tickets for the gala?
We will try our best to accommodate these requests if they are made and communicated in a timely fashion (by August 28).


Can I purchase a table for the gala?
To purchase a table for the event you simply need to purchase 10 tickets. Remember, honorees do not need a ticket for the gala. So if you are including yourself in the table you only need to purchase 9 tickets.


Is there anything else that I will need to do that weekend?
Honorees have been invited to attend the NCCU vs. Florida A&M home game on Saturday, September 29. Honorees will be recognized during the game, and asked to build the tunnel for the football team�s entrance.


Will I need to purchase a ticket for the football game?
Yes.  Please contact Devona Knight at 919-530-6530 to purchase discounted football game tickets ($10 each) for you and your family and friends by September 27. Identify yourself as a Forty Under 40 honoree to receive this special Forty Under Forty group rate.

What will I do as a member of the Forty Under Forty Class of 2018?
As a member of the class, we ask that you consider how you engage with the university and be open to continuing to build your engagement with NCCU. We will call on you to be a part of various activities sponsored by the university and ask for your ideas on how we can strengthen the involvement of young alumni. There are five subcommittees associated with the program, and we would love for you to join us.