The AUC is known for being home to many notable trademarks. It’s home to three of the greatest HBCUs to exist, countless notable alumni, such as Martin Luther King, Jr. before he was the civil rights powerhouse he came to be, and the greatest homecoming to ever exist. SpelHouse Homecoming comes by only once a year and it is definitely worth the wait. The week of homecoming is filled with events for the students of Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Clark Atlanta University. Events are open to all that wish to come and see how the AUC does. And best believe we gets busy down here. The week is filled with fashion shows, concerts, and parties both in and outside of the schools. Students of all classifications come out to socialize and indulge in the festivities as they take a much needed break from studying so frequently. The hip hop concert is usually the event that brings out the largest amount of students from other schools as well. Many artists come to preform including a different headlining artist every year. This year’s headliner was the Mo City Messiah better known as Travis Scott in what could only be described as the wildest concert I’ve ever been to in my life. After being graced by other opening artist such as Lil Baby, Lil Durk, & Roscoe Dash, La Flame came onto the stage and instantly set the gym ablaze with incredible crowd control and emphatic energy. Even telling the crowd that he wanted to attend Morehouse when he was applying for colleges, but sadly they denied him. But now that he was here, that was all that mattered.
Yet as magnificent as that may sound, none of them could ever hold a candle to the mother of all homecoming events: tailgate. It’s the one day where alumni from all three schools come from far and wide back to the places that they once called home to reunite with old friends, indulge in the festivities, and simply have a good time at schools where they had some of the best years of there life. A SpelHouse tailgate is like no other in that you’re able to see people from all walks of life and different institutions come back together after all these years to show what true AUC unity should look like. Another benefit of attending is seeing all the members of each divine nine fraternity and sorority in one place. In my opinion, it’s truly an underrated sight as I don’t think many people recognize how lucky they would be to see something like that. Although I don’t belong to a fraternity myself, I walked by the Greek tents with my friends that Saturday and just stopped and took a moment to analyze where I was at. Being able to be in Atlanta on my own, surrounded by all this black excellence spoke to my core at it’s deepest and most sentimental part. I did not identify with any of them and yet I felt as if I was surrounded by family that came from the same place that I was at as they saw an opportunity to make something of themselves and grabbed that bull by the horns. And after doing whatever was expected of them, they all came to one place to party and throw their cares away as the reunited with their brothers as the danced, grilled, and strolled the whole day away. The AUC is a magical place. It’s home to many notable figures in all aspects of life, the future of this country’s examples of black excellence, and the greatest homecoming ever. P.S. Sorry N.C. A&T