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Howard Homecoming Committee Introduces 2016 Theme: BLUEPRINT

By Paul Holston, Editor-in-Chief
Posted 5:00 PM EST, Weds. July 13, 2016
Updated 5:40 PM EST, Sun. Sept. 11, 2016

The 2016 Howard University Homecoming Steering Committee unveiled today the theme of this year’s homecoming entitled “BLUEPRINT.”

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According to Howard University’s official website, this year’s homecoming pre-events is scheduled to kick off mid-September, with actual events to start in early October. The homecoming pep rally is scheduled to occur on Tuesday, Sept. 18, and the biggest event that many of the Howard community will be preparing for is the “international” Yardfest that is scheduled to occur on Friday, Oct. 21. The homecoming game against North Carolina A&T University is scheduled at 1 p.m. EST for the following day on Saturday, Oct. 22, at William H. Greene Stadium.

(Courtesy of Howard University's official website)

(Courtesy of Howard University’s official website)

With this announcement, all eyes will be on this year’s homecoming committee, as previous years of Howard’s homecoming have been expressed with disappointment in resurrecting the “glory days” of Yardfest. Immediately after announcing the theme from Twitter, many students and alumni indicated concerns on the future of The Mecca’s well-recognized occasion.

https://twitter.com/_kaprisun/status/753295129667133440

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[HOMECOMING at Howard by Ta-Nehisi Coates]

As usual, specifics have not yet been released as to who all will be in attendance during this year’s BLUEPRINT homecoming, but a representative from the committee expressed their confidence in the upcoming year.

[UPDATE: #ExperienceBlueprint Homecoming 2016 – What Can We Expect? (Prelude)]

 

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