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FAMU kicks off 2019 Homecoming week

Posted at 7:25 AM, Sep 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-30 07:25:46-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Students at Florida A&M University are full of school pride and ready to hit the ground running this week, celebrating just how far they've come and how far the university has come.

Sunday kicked off the 2019 Homecoming Week.

For students at historically black universities, this week is about school pride, family and traditions they will carry with them the rest of their lives. There was a packed house at the FAMU coronation with a tradition for a king and queen.,

"As a historically black college FAMU's homecoming is one of the staple events across the country," said Rochard Moricette, FAMU's student body president. "People from all across the world come to Tallahassee to celebrate."

Homecoming is more than a week of fun. It's a time where alumni come back and help clear a path for baby Rattlers.

"We have networking mixers so our undergrad and out graduate students can network with corporate executives," Moricette explained. "Your network is your net worth. and that's what FAMU homecoming does for you."

Zarria Hill is a first generation college student. The networking opportunities this week alone brings is very important to her and her future.

"You never know who you may run into," said Hill. "So its always good to be friendly and speak to a fellow Rattler because you never know how far that may take you."

With the spotlight on the Rattlers. Moricette hopes the week inspires future students to choose Florida A&M University.

"Itss an outstanding university and its the place to be. It's a premiere academic institution focused on research endeavors," said Moricette. "It has 59 different majors for our undergrad students to choose from."

This year marks Florida A&M University's 132th Homecoming. For a full list of events, click here.