FAMU Homecoming 2017

October 9, 2017 Students FAMU Homecoming, FAMU Student Blog, Tallahassee Student Blog

FAMU Homecoming Fans

The time of the year we’ve all been waiting for: FAMU Homecoming 2017

It would take me by great surprise if you’ve never heard of one of the most spirited and invigorating times in Tallahassee, FL, FAMU’s infamous homecoming week celebration.

Alumni, students, and others come from all over to experience this magical moment. Floods of exhilarating orange and green crowd the corners, enticing aromas fill the streets, and the atmosphere is set!

Not only does the football game draw the attention of the majority but there’s a whole week dedicated to our homecoming!

Scheduled for October 8th – 15th, “A FAMUly Reunion” is the theme for this year’s homecoming celebration.

A number of block parties, concerts, and other school events are planned to reiterate why we unite for this very special occasion.

The Game/The Band

FAMU Homecoming Crowd

Homecoming Game: Oct, 14th Florida A & M Vs North Carolina A & T

The most anticipated game here on the highest of 7 hills in fact, is our annual homecoming game! October 14th, 2017 none other than our very own Rattlers will be taking on North Carolina A & T’s Aggies. Thousands of Rattlers old and new will come together supporting our home team, with hopes for the big “W”!

FAMU Marching Band

Let’s not forget about those who assist in making halftime the most magnificent show in HBCU history, the marching 100! From performing in huge influential settings (performing for President Barack Obama in 2007), to present day, being invited to the Rose Bowl in 2019.

Are you excited for The Marching 100 experience yet?

The Vendors

FAMU is known for the most unique creations when it comes to school paraphernalia! Quotes like “FAMU made me”, “Straight from FAMU” or “FAMU way” exemplify the innovative way vendors use the very things that surround us as well as popular culture to illustrate school spirit!

FAMU Homecoming Food

The exposure to different foods is nothing short of amazing! We can hold Perry St. and Wahnish Way accountable for the most traffic on foot! Ribs, Chicken, Frozen lemonade, Sausages and Burgers, you name it! HBCU’s are known for the best meals at the most reasonable prices. Who can resist a good ol meal at a good ol price? The countless aromas captivating everyone’s nose, makes it extremely hard not to fall prey.

FAMU Homecoming Stop Sign

The Campus Experience

FAMU Homecoming Campus

Aside from game day and what others may have to offer as far as entertainment, during our week long Homecoming celebration, the campus is also filled with events that illustrate our unity and commodore.

The Homecoming experience is meant for all to enjoy, most importantly the students housed on campus. What other way to accommodate everyone, than to offer events and activities off campus as well as off? It’s a celebration for us all!

Here is a full schedule of the Campus Showcases and Events all week long:


  • The Coronation Ball for Mr. & Miss FAMU
    • Sunday, Oct. 8, 6-11 p.m., Lee Hall Auditorium
      • *Free and open to the public


  •  The Housing Step Show
    • Monday, Oct. 9, 7-10 p.m., Al Lawson Center and Gymnasium
      • *Free and open to the public


  •  Community Health Fair
    • 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Tookes Recreation Center
      • *Free and open to the public
  •  Art Talks, African Art and Visual Arts Collection Exhibition
    • 6-8 p.m., Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery
      • *Free and open to the public
  •  Free­­­style Funny Comedy Show Featuring Comedian Kountry Wayne and the Plastic Cup Boys
    • 7-9 p.m., Al Lawson Center and Gymnasium
    • *No cost for FAMU students. Tickets available at ticket master/FAMU Box Office for non-FAMU students.


  • Taste of a Rattler and BET Lounge
    • 12 – 4 p.m., Gaither Gymnasium Parking Lot
      • *Free and open to the public
  • Homecoming Concert featuring 2 Chainz and 21 Savage
    • 7-10 p.m., Al Lawson Center and Gymnasium
      • Tickets available: Ticketmaster/ FAMU Box Office

FAMU Homecoming Concert 17


  • Rip the Runway Fashion Show
    • 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Tookes Recreation Center
      • *Free and open to the public
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council Greek Step Show
    • 6-9 p.m., Al Lawson Center and Gymnasium
      • Tickets available: Ticketmaster/FAMU Box Office
  • Student Government Association (SGA) Block Party
    • 9:30 p.m. -12 a.m., Greenspace area of Gaither Gym
      • *Free and open to the public


  • Homecoming Convocation with Speaker, Alumnus and Actor Montrel Miller
    • 10:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m., Al Lawson Center and Gymnasium
      • *Free and open to the public
  • National Alumni Association Tailgate
    • 12-2 p.m., Al Lawson Center and Gymnasium
      • *Free and open to the public
  • Young Alumni Giving Brunch (Fundraiser for Scholarships)
    • 12-3 p.m., Grand Ballroom
      • *Tickets available: https://my.famu.edu/event/yagbrunch
  • Marching “100” Band Showcase
    • 3-5 p.m., Gaither Gymnasium
      • *Free and open to the public
  • President’s Gala: FAMU Nights Masquerade (Fundraiser for Scholarships)
    • 6:30 -10 p.m., Al Lawson Center and Gymnasium
      • *Tickets available at Ticketmaster and Eventbrite


  • Homecoming Parade
    • 8:30-11 a.m., Campus Route
      • *Free and open to the public
  • Strike Zone Tailgate
    • 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Football Practice Field
      • *Free and open to the public
  • Football Game: FAMU vs. North Carolina A&T
    • 3-7 p.m., Bragg Memorial Stadium
      • *Tickets available at Ticketmaster/ FAMU Box Office
  • Post-Game Tailgate
    • 8-10 p.m., Howard Hall
      • *Free and open to the public


  • Gospel Concert featuring the FAMU Gospel Choir
    • 7-11 p.m., Lee Hall Auditorium
      • *Free and open to the public


The Nightlife Experience

  FAMU Homecoming Concert 2017

Years prior to, FAMU has been home to the best nightlife experience in all of Florida. Considering the university is often labeled “A Party School”, it often lives up to its name.

We’ve housed some of the biggest names in Comedy, Music, and Hollywood. This year’s lineup is one like no other! If you haven’t rsvp’d or purchased tickets, it isn’t too late.

You do NOT want to miss out on Florida A & M’s nightlife experience this year!

Note that the events that are being listed are in no way affiliated or endorsed by Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University.

Here is the schedule for the Nightlife Experience


“Kick-Off Social” at Eugenia Street [5PM-10PM]


HomeComing Block Bash at 1540 South Adams Street


FAT Tuesday at PLAY Sports Bar


LiL Boosie & Webbie Concert at the Moon


Roof Top Pool Party at Recess

ChillMatic 2k17 at the Moon


FAMU Alumni Party @ The Moon

NoCrowdControl 18+ Party at BAJAS Beach Club


Jeezy Concert at Bajas Beach Club

Grown Folks Night 21+ Adult Party at The Moon


Homecoming Car Show at The Antique Car Museum

Car Show After-Party & MONEY MAN Concert @ PLAY Sports Bar

FAMU Farewell

FAMU Homecoming Mascot

Remember to always be aware of your surroundings, drink responsibly, and if you can be sure to keep your location on (As much as you wouldn’t like mom to know how you’ll be spending your homecoming, it’s been proven to help in emergencies).

Safe travels & Happy Homecoming!

Article Written By:

Oriana Plummer FAMU Student Blog







Oriana Plummer, Florida A&M Correspondent

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