FAMU Homecoming Celebration Starts on Sunday

FAMU Campus
Posted at 7:49 PM, Oct 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-14 19:49:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Florida A&M University is scheduled to kick off its Homecoming Week on Sunday and they said they expect some of today's brightest stars to make their way to Tallahassee.

To help FAMU celebrate its rich legacy during the university's Homecoming, the schedule has been jam-packed with artists like R&B singer Jeremih, comedian Rickey Smiley, and some of FAMU's most celebrated alumni, including producer Will Packer.

Titled, "A Different World: FAMU Pride, FAMU Tradition," organizers said that this year's theme will pay homage to the classic television show "A Different World."

For the first time, the university announced that alumnus Leo Bennett, founder of Variety Entertainment, will bring the nationally renowned, "Funk Fest" to FAMU's campus. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the University.

"Funk Fest is committed to positively impacting the communities we visit, which has resulted in us donating more than $100,000 in scholarships and resources to deserving students and organizations over the last two years," Bennett said. "FAMU was an integral part of my success, and I am grateful for the opportunity to invest in the next generation of Rattlers."

For the full schedule of events and ticket information, click here. An abbreviated schedule is listed below.

Schedule of Events

Sunday, Oct. 16

3 p.m. - Homecoming Kickoff Worship Service featuring Wess Morgan - Lee Hall

7 p.m. - Mr. & Miss FAMU Coronation - Gaither Gym

Monday, Oct. 17

7 p.m. - Housing Step Show - Lawson Center

Tuesday, Oct. 18

9:30 a.m. - Health Fair - Recreation Center

10 a.m. - FAMU Law Day - Lawson Center Concourse

7 p.m. - The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show - Lawson Center

Wednesday, Oct. 19

12 p.m. - SGA's "Taste of a Rattler" - Gaither Gym Parking Lot

7 p.m. – Will Packer Presents "Almost Christmas" Screening – AMC Theatres

Thursday, Oct. 20

3 p.m. - Entrepreneurial Summit - Grand Ballroom

6 p.m. - National Pan-Hellenic Council Greek Step Show - Lawson Center

6:30 p.m. - National Alumni Association Historical Book Unveiling - Black Archives

9 p.m. - Block Party featuring celebrity DJ Metro Boomin - Intramural Fields

Friday, Oct. 21

10:10 a.m. - Homecoming Convocation (feat. actress/screenwriter Kelsey L. Scott) - Gaither Gym

12 p.m. - National Alumni Association Tailgate – Lawson Center Lawn

1 p.m. - Set Friday Live - Gibbs Hall Parking Lot

3 p.m. - Rattler Strike Band Festival - Lawson Center

6 p.m. - FAMU Funk Fest featuring Jodeci, T-Pain, Fantasia, Jeremih, BBD, 69 Boyz and Friends, JT Money, 95 South and Uncle Luke – Between Recreation Center Intramural Fields and FAMU DRS

Saturday, Oct. 22

8:30 a.m. - Homecoming Parade - Intersection of Wahnish Way and Orange Avenue

3 p.m. - FAMU vs. Hampton Homecoming Game - Bragg Stadium

8 p.m. - Homecoming Gospel Concert featuring FAMU's Gospel Choir - Lee Hall

Sunday, Oct. 23

1 p.m. - Rattler Fever Campus Cleanup - Bragg Stadium and Wahnish Way