Community is Invited to “The Experience 2019”
Hip-Hop artist Lil Baby is among the headliners for the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Homecoming 2019 activities, which also feature a women’s forum with alumna Rashan Ali and Converse CEO G. Scott Uzzell serving as the convocation speaker.
Lil Baby, Kash Doll and Ball Greezy are booked for the ticketed hip-hop concert scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the Al Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium.
The week of activities kicks off Sunday, Sept. 29 with the Miss and Mr. FAMU Coronation and wraps with the Homecoming Game against North Carolina Central University, Saturday Oct. 5 at Bragg Stadium followed by the McDonald’s Gospel Concert Saturday night at the Lawson Center. The concert will feature Donald Lawrence, Keke Wyatt, Kierra Sheard, Sir the Baptist, Tye Tribbett, DJ Standout and, host Lonnie Hunter.
During the Homecoming Game, the University will recognize five FAMU alumni who are college presidents. A day earlier, FAMU alumnus Uzzell, who became CEO and president of Converse in January, will be the keynote speaker for the Homecoming Convocation.
A new addition to the Homecoming schedule this year is “An Empowering Experience: State of the FAMU Woman,” featuring actress and FAMU alumni Rashan Ali and artist and entrepreneur Melissa Mitchell, whose designs have been sold by Spanks.
Homecoming is expected to attract thousands of alumni and other visitors to “the Hill.” Many events are free and open to the public.
Below are some of the Homecoming highlights:
Sunday, September 29
Mister and Miss FAMU Coronation and Gala at 6 p.m. in Lee Hall
Tuesday, October 1
Comedy Show featuring Karlous Miller and Chico Bean from Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘n Out at 7 p.m. at the Al Lawson Center
Wednesday, October 2
Hip-Hop Concert featuring Lil Baby, Kash Doll and Ball Greezy at 7 p.m. at Al Lawson Center. This is a ticketed event.
FAMU’s Birthday Block Party at 11 p.m. on Wahnish Way
Thursday, October 3
FAMU Founder’s Day Wreath Laying Ceremony at 10:10 a.m. at the University Quadrangle
An Empowering Experience: State of the FAMU Woman featuring Rashan Ali and Melissa Mitchell.
National PanHellenic Greek Step Show at the Al Lawson Center at 5 p.m. This is a ticketed event.
Fashion Show at Gaither Gymnasium at 7 p.m.
Friday, October 4
Homecoming Convocation featuring FAMU Alumnus G. Scott Uzzell, President and CEO of Converse at 10:10 a.m. at the Al Lawson Center
Rattler Ol’ Skool Experience Party at the Al Lawson Center at 7 p.m. This is a ticketed event.
Saturday, October 5
Homecoming Parade at 8 a.m., beginning at the intersection of Wahnish Way and Orange Avenue
Rattler Strike Zone (Campus Tailgate) at the Football Practice Fields at noon
Florida A&M Rattlers vs North Carolina Central Eagles at 2 p.m. in Bragg Stadium
McDonald’s Gospel Concert at 7 p.m. at the Al Lawson Center
For a full list of events and more information on tickets, visit homecomingonthehill.com.