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In the Crowd During Howard University’s 2023 Homecoming Yardfest Concert 

A woman dances as a crowd of students and alumni cheer her on during this year’s Yardfest held on October 20, 2023 (Nolan Baynes II/The Hilltop)

Alumni Sean “Diddy” Combs taking photos with the crowd at Yardfest. He presented a check for $1 million, fulfilling the promise he made more than a year ago at the 2022 BET Awards. (Keith Golden Jr./The Hilltop)

The Yard was packed with students and alumni, eagerly waiting for the show to start. (Keith Golden Jr./The Hilltop)

The cool air and rain did not stop students from coming out. Junior, Taylor Destin, and others stood in the rain with bubble coats and umbrellas as they waited for the performers to come on stage. (Nolan Baynes II/The Hilltop)

Including this woman, who sat underneath “The Caribbean Tree” wearing a poncho to protect herself from the elements. (Nolan Baynes II/The Hilltop)

Members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., including current Howard student Miles Hunt, pose in the rain during Yardfest 2023. (Nolan Baynes II/The Hilltop)

Many students start prepping their homecoming fits when they first touch down on Howard’s campus. Current Howard students (from left to right), freshman, Ameerah Thomas, sophomore, Zyon Meakans, and junior, Giovanni Toney Clark show off their looks for Yardfest 2023. (Nolan Baynes II/The Hilltop) 

A couple poses on the Yard during Yardfest 2023. (Nolan Baynes II/The Hilltop)

Once the rain stopped, students and alumni got hyped to the music and danced in the crowd. (Keith Golden Jr./The Hilltop)

Atlanta rapper, Offset, performing at Yardfest 2023. (Keith Golden Jr./The Hilltop)

Offset started on stage but moved his performance into a crowd of excited students. (Keith Golden Jr./The Hilltop)

The crowd cheers on student artist, Aisha June, who simply goes by her last name, June, during her Yardfest 2023 performance (Keith Golden Jr/The Hilltop)

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