Hampton University Students Share Their Favorite Homecoming Memories

Homecoming at Historically Black Colleges and Universities around the country have been the latest trending discussion on social media. Students and alumni are not pleased with recent announcements to cancel this year's celebration due to Covid-19. The recent pandemic has shifted many people of all backgrounds and all ages into a new normal. Just like the spring semester, every student who attends an HBCU looks forward to the fall semester. Everyone is happy to be back, walking in the yard, conversating, and preparing for HOMECOMING! One of the best filled weeks that everyone can participate in. 

No HBCU student or Alumni could picture a year without homecoming. There won’t be any big concerts, day parties, cabarets, tailgates, fashion shows. Hampton University students shared their favorite homecoming memories down below: 

“I think my favorite memory would be the outdoor concert with Kash Doll or the one-party with no phones, Anti Social. That was nice because we were just able to stay in the moment and not worry about posting everything,” said Kaelin Graham.

“The tailgate from freshman year was my favorite memory of homecoming so far because I was able to try different foods and drinks. Also, I loved spending the entire day with my Hampton family,” said Romari Black.

“Our first block party after PNB Rock canceled the concert was my favorite memory because it felt like we were one big happy family,” said Tayliour Martin.

“The guy from Wild N’ Out with the two different color shoes. He was funny and I remember him calling us meatballs,” said Aniyah Olberlton.

“My first time experiencing the tailgate! I felt like I was at a family reunion,” said Llaran Turner.

“My favorite memory of homecoming would probably be introducing my sister, Heather to the Hampton culture for the first time and the day parties,” said Amber Wynne.

Hampton University’s homecoming is full of fun, memories, and vibes that everyone misses.