A Different Morehouse Homecoming This Year Will Still Be One of the Nation’s Biggest
24 Oct 2013
Posted by Add Seymour Jr.
By ADD SEYMOUR JR. — One of the nation’s biggest homecoming weekends will be even bigger this year as Morehouse and Clark Atlanta University are holding homecoming at the same time this week, Oct. 20-27.
The two schools, along with Spelman College, have come together on three homecoming events that are usually held separately – the parade, step show and hip-hop concert.
“This is about collaboration among all the institutions of the Atlanta University Center.This is a first,” said Kevin Booker, associate dean of Student Life. “It will be a different looking homecoming and, from an economic standpoint, a feasible homecoming because if we had to do it all on our own, we couldn’t have done all the activities that we traditionally do.”
But aside from those events, the Morehouse homecoming will look much the same for alumni and students as in previous years with the popular Homecoming Tailgate Experience along West End Avenue and Wellborn Street, the Homecoming Crown Forum, the Coronation Ball and other activities.
Morehouse’s 77th Miss Maroon and White, Jasmine Walker, and her court will be in the spotlight during the Coronation on Oct. 25.
Nearly 2,000 students, faculty, staff and friends of the College watched as R&B star Avant headlined the Neo-Soul Concert on Tuesday, Oct. 22, in the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel.
Morehouse’s official sister school, Bennett College, will send its queen and her court, along with a number of their student government representatives.A reception will be held in their honor on Oct. 25.
Benedict College will be the opponent during the 2 p.m. football game at B.T. Harvey Stadium.(Clark Atlanta’s homecoming game against Albany State will be at the same time).
And the week ends on a spiritual note with the annual Homecoming Closing Worship Service on Oct. 26.
“This is a weekend alumni have been excited and talking about ever since homecoming last year, “ said Henry Goodgame ’84, director of Alumni Relations, Annual Giving and Special Events.“With both homecomings on the same weekend, this promises to be a memorable experience.“
For the full Morehouse Homecoming 2013 schedule, go to http://www.morehouse.edu/events/2013/pdf/Homecoming-Schedule.pdf