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Dawn Dance is traditionally an event held Saturday night until dawn that is included in a week of events for alumni. Dawn Dance was created because Wilberforce is a small liberal arts institution without a football team to host a traditional Homecoming. For many years, Dawn Dance was the opportunity for alumni to visit the campus, reconnect with former classmates, and recall the wonderful memories of their time at Wilberforce. The ultimate goal this year is to return events to campus to generate a revenue source for the University, support the revitalization of the campus culture, support our initiative to increase enrollment by inviting graduating seniors to campus to experience alumni weekend, and encourage alumni to stay connected and engaged.

  • Drive Enrollment: Showcasing our historic campus through Student Preview Day and various campus events
  • Engage WU Alums: Campus events are designed to connect alumni to their Alma Mater and inspire pride and a culture of philanthropy
  • Revive Campus Culture: The WU community is excited to return to in-person events that engage our current and prospective students, parents, and alumni as well as the surrounding community in the legacy and mission of Wilberforce University following the global pandemic


Wednesday, March 29th
Doors Open: 6:30 PM | Show Starts: 7:00 PM
Alumni Multiplex | Gym

Celebrating 20 years of fashion

Nubiance Fashion Show 2023

Thursday, March 30th | 11AM
Alumni Multiplex | Aerobics Room

Join us for a special Dawn Dance Chapel Service featuring our guest speaker Ms. Rodnisha Anderson from Chicago. Join us for an uplifting afternoon or praise and worship with the Wilberforce students, staff, faculty and alum.

Wilberforce University has been a launching pad for the nation’s leaders for over 167 years, and thanks to the power of God. We are “More than Conquerors.” All are welcome to attend.


Friday, March 31st | 4PM – 7PM
Allen Commons

The Wilberforce University Delta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., invite you to a block party to kick off the Dawn Dance 2023 weekend . Alumni will have the opportunity to mingle with former classmates, current students, faculty, and staff in a complete day of fun.

Friday, March 31st | 5PM
Wolfe Admin Building

The Pre-alumni social during Dawn Dance 2023 is dedicated to all Wilberforce University graduating seniors. The pre-alumni social  is designed to engage the graduating senior, share pertinent information about the Wilberforce University national association, provide contact information to their local chapters and fellowship with fellow alumni. The graduating seniors will also learn about volunteer opportunities that include the Office of Admissions, Athletics and the Office of Student Engagement.

Saturday, April 1st | 9:00 AM

Call all High School Seniors THE DAY WILL BE YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO EARN about our academic programs and financial aid opportunities
MEET the Wilberforce Royal Court
HEAR the Hounds of Sound Marching Band
WATCH the Greeks Step on the Yard and…



Saturday, April 1st | 11:00 AM
Alumni Multiplex – Gym

The Hounds of Sound will take the field during Dawn Dance weekend to showcase their precision, percussion and flawless rhythm.
You don’t want to miss this amazing experience.

Saturday, April 1st | 1PM
Allen Commons 

Join the men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. and ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. for a Dawn Dance block party celebration.

Saturday, April 1st | 2:00 PM
Wilberforce Fountain

Join us as we celebrate the lives and legacy of Wilberforce University alumni who have passed on.
Meet us at the Fountain for a special lantern release ceremony as we share fond memories.

Saturday, April 1st | Doors Open: 7 PM
Show Starts: 8 PM
Alumni Multiplex | Gym

Who Runs the Yard at the WU?!
The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) includes the Historically Black Fraternities and Sororities. The NPHC includes Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity. Whether you’re interested in fraternity/sorority life or not, the Divine 9 Step Show is a fun way to see in part what it means to be a member of the NPHC. Join us for the NPHC live performances, a DJ and music, judges, engaging hosts, and more! At the end, we will find out “Who Runs the Yard!?!”


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