A&T Homecoming Events Begin Oct. 19

The Greatest Homecoming on Earth is on par to live up to its name at North Carolina A&T with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry set to ascend onto the city of Greensboro.

Featured artists for the student concert, sponsored by the Student Government Association and the Student Union Activities Board, include Lil Boosie, Migos and Future. Headlining the alumni concert, sponsored by the North Carolina A&T University Foundation Inc., is Gladys Knight with special guests, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes.

Student events begin on Sunday, Oct. 19 with the coronation of Mister and Miss A&T in the Alumni-Foundation Event Center and end on Sunday, Oct. 26 with the Festival of Praise gospel concert featuring Donnie McClurkin, Fred Hammond and the N.C. A&T Fellowship Gospel Choir in Corbett Gym.

Alumni events begin on Thursday, Oct. 23 with Fall Convocation in Harrison Auditorium and end Sunday, Oct. 26 with the Alumni Breakfast and Affirmation Service at the Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons.

Sen. Joel Ford, D-Mecklenburg will be the keynote speaker for the Fall Convocation. Ford was elected to the N.C. Senate in November 2012 after securing more than 80 percent of the vote. Since taking office he’s been appointed to the Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources, Appropriations - Base Budget, Appropriations–Transportation, Finance, Insurance and Transportation committees.

This is a partial listing of this year’s events:

Sunday, Oct. 19

Homecoming Coronation for Mister & Miss A&T
Alumni-Foundation Event Center
Semi-Formal Dress
Free, tickets Required
5-8 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 20
GHOE Countdown
Moore Gym
Tickets: $5 N.C. A&T students
Valid ID required
9:30 p.m.-midnight

Tuesday, Oct. 21
Homecoming Tweet N’ Greet
Holland Bowl Patio
Free and open to the public
4-6 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 22
Homecoming Comedy Show
Corbett Sports Center
Performers: Rickey Smiley and friends
Tickets: $15.00 / $17.50 N.C. A&T students valid ID required, $22.50 public
7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 23
Fall Convocation, Sen. Joel Ford, speaker
Harrison Auditorium
10 a.m.

Pep Rally
Corbett Sports Center
Free and open to the public
6 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 24-26
Aggie Fan Fest
War Memorial Baseball Stadium
Free Festival Admission

Friday, Oct. 24
36th Annual Richard E. Moore Memorial Golf Tournament
Grandover Resort
8:30 a.m. shotgun start

Alumni Homecoming Concert
Featuring: Gladys Knight with special guest Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes
Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons Guilford Ballroom
Sponsored by: N.C. A&T Foundation
Tickets: Sold Out
7:30 p.m., doors open, 7:45 p.m., buffet reception, 8:30 p.m., show time

A full list of events is available on N.C. A&T’s website.