HU Homecoming 2021 “Remember the Times”

Washington, D.C. (Tuesday, October 12, 2021) – Howard University has released the theme and COVID safety protocols for Homecoming 2021.

This year’s theme is “Remember the Times” with activities being a combination of in-person smaller events for students and mostly virtual festivities of alumni.

Howard Homecoming festivities are scheduled for October 16-24. As a safety precaution, this year’s Homecoming in-person events will be closed to alumni unless otherwise specified. This year’s Homecoming will feature a variety of student-centered events with limited in-person capacity and options to view events via a livestream. A variety of special alumni events will also be hosted virtually.


“Howard is calling on students, alumni, faculty and staff to remember their first Homecoming experience, their first Homecoming football game and fond University experiences,” said Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick. “Homecoming is an ideal opportunity to recommit ourselves to navigating the current social landscape and building toward Howard’s future.”

Howard students will kick off Homecoming with the Bison Madness pep rally on Monday, October 18. This year’s Homecoming will also feature the Fashion Show, Greek Life Step Show, a modified Homecoming Concert, the annual Lavender (LGBTQ+) Reception, and Homecoming Day of Service events. In July, Howard University announced a modified Homecoming plan that placed large-scale events on hiatus due to COVID-19-related public health conditions.

Howard students will kick off Homecoming with the Bison Madness pep rally on Monday, October 18. This year’s Homecoming will also feature the Fashion Show, Greek Life Step Show, a modified Homecoming Concert, the annual Lavender (LGBTQ+) Reception, and Homecoming Day of Service events. In July, Howard University announced a modified Homecoming plan that placed large-scale events on hiatus due to COVID-19-related public health conditions.

As a safety precaution, individuals will be required to download the Bison SAFE app and complete the daily COVID-19 self-assessment prior to entering any Homecoming events held in-person. Bison SAFE is the official safety app of Howard University. Read more here

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