All Roads Lead Home: WU Homecoming, 2022
When the author Thomas Wolfe wrote the novel, “You Can’t Go Home Again”, we know he was not referring to the Wilberforce University Homecoming 2022. Because in late October, alumni, students, faculty, staff and community friends will converge on the southwest Ohio campus to celebrate the nation’s first, private historically Black college/university (HBCU).
The exciting events will begin Monday, October 24th. The remainder of the week’s celebrations include a parade featuring the Wilberforce University Marching Band with the Bulldog Hounds of Sound and the well choreographed Royal Desires, a pep rally, Battle of the Bands, coronation of the royal court, a basketball game and tailgate party, and a fashion show, concluding with a traditional HBCU Sunday praise and worship service.
The community is invited to celebrate the time honored tradition of a college homecoming beginning October 24th, at Wilberforce University, 1055 N. Bickett Rd., Wilberforce, Ohio, 45384.
Happenings at Homecoming:
Monday, 10/24, 6pm:
GenWUine Healing; Mental health support for students, faculty and staff; massages, oxygen bars, etc., Multiplex aerobics room
University Pep Rally | 6pm-9pm | Alumni Multiplex
Nubiance Fashion Show | Doors open 6:30pm, Show Starts 7pm | Alumni Multiplex
Royal Court Coronation | 6pm | Alumni Multiplex |
WU Family Day | 12pm – 3pm | Outside Student Union|
Marching Madness or Band Blast | 6pm – 8pm | Alumni Multiplex
Alumni party | 10pm – 1:30am| Alumni Multiplex
Preview Day | 8am – 11am | Multiplex & Various Locations
Parade | 11am – 12pm | Old Barn – WU – Alumni Multiplex
Battle of the Bands & Tailgate | 12pm -1pm | Aerobics Room Field
Basketball Game | 1pm & 3pm | Alumni Multiplex |
Food Truck & Vendors | All day | Side of Alumni Multiplex
National Pan Hellenic Council Stepshow| Doors open 6:30pm, Show starts 7pm | Gym
Praise and Worship Service | 4pm-6pm | Alumni Multiplex