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Johnson C. Smith University kicks off annual homecoming week
Events capped by parade, football game
Published Sunday, October 20, 2019 9:38 pm
by Herbert L. White | The Charlotte Post

Johnson C. Smith's University's homecoming parade along Beatties Ford Road is one of the annual highlights of the campus community and Historic West End.

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It's homecoming week at Johnson C. Smith University.

The annual rite of fall kicks off Monday with events for the campus community as well as the larger community, capped by the annual homecoming football game Oct. 26 against Shaw University.

Among the highlights are the Gospel Explosion with Melvin Crispell III, season nine winner of BET's "Sunday Best" gospel music showcase; FestiVille on the campus throughout the week and pep rally featuring hip hop artist Young Nudy on Oct. 25 at Brayboy Gym. Alumni events include the National Alumni Association meeting, Alumni Band block party and the Gold and Blue Soiree at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel on Oct. 26.

The homecoming parade Oct. 26 along Beatties Ford Road is one of the year's biggest events in Historic West End.

For more on homecoming, go online to www.jcsu.edu.

A list of JCSU homecoming events:

Oct. 21
• Lunch on the Block, The Block, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

• Gospel Explosion deaturing Melvin Crispell III, winner of BET's Sunday Best Season 9; Biddle Memorial Hall; 7-9 p.m.

Oct. 22
• Bull Break, Homecoming giveaways, Student Union, 12-2 p.m.

• Silent Headphone Sessions, Grimes Lounge, Student Union, 8 p.m.-12 a.m.

Oct. 23
• Student Affairs Panel, JCSU Experience: Life After College Rotunda, Student Union, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

• Midnight Breakfast, Millennium Cafeteria, 11 p.m.-1 a.m.

Oct. 24
• Student Entrepreneur Pop up Shop, Grimes Lounge, Student Union, 12-4 p.m.

• Royal coronation, Biddle Memorial Hall, 6 -8 p.m.

• Homecoming bonfire and fireworks, Greek plots area, 9 p.m.-12 a.m.

Oct. 25
• 100 Club golf tournament, Emerald Lake Golf Club, 7:30 a.m.

• Academy for Alumni Leaders, New Science Center, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

• Student Showcase, Grimes Lounge, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

• JCSU FestiVille, The Block, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

• National Alumni Association general meeting, New Science Center, 2-4 p.m.

• Homecoming pep rally featuring Young Nudy, Brayboy Gymnasium, 4-6 p.m.

• 1969 CIAA Football Championship Legacy Dinner, Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, 7 p.m.

• Gamma Delta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 75th anniversary celebration , Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, 7 p.m.

• Homecoming Gym Jam, Brayboy Gymnasium, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

Oct. 26
• Homecoming parade along Beatties Ford Road to campus, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

• JCSU FestiVille, The Block, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

• JCSU Golden Bulls take on Shaw University Bears at Irwin Belk Complex. Kickoff: 1 p.m.

• Alumni Band Block Party at the Band Room and Myers Hall lawn, 3-7 p.m.

• Soul Food Dinner, Millennium Cafeteria, 4-7 p.m.. Dinner: $17.

• National Pan Hellenic Council Step Show, Brayboy Gymnasium, 7-10 p.m.

• JCSU National Alumni Association Black Excellence: Gold and Blue Soiree, Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.. Admission: $35.

Oct. 27
Gamma Delta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority worship service, Biddle Memorial Hall, 10 a.m.


Please get the proper pair of dress socks.
Posted on October 26, 2019

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