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Howard: "No other homecoming compares"

Jenna Johnson

There are university homecoming celebrations -- and then there's homecoming at Howard University. It's an epic nine-day-long event that attracts more than 100,000 people each year, including a number of celebs.

"No other homecoming compares. Ours is the one that everyone tries to do; we are trendsetters," Homecoming Chair Brian Cox told the student newspaper, The Hilltop, as he explained this year's theme, "The Dynasty."

The Post's Going Out Guide sums it up this way: "Howard University's homecoming is about more than a football game. Would a mere college sporting event be immortalized in rhymes by Biggie and Ludacris, play host to live performances by Kanye West or P. Diddy and have thousands of non-alumni pouring into town to hit packed nightclub parties?"

This year's homecoming is already underway.

Last week Howard seniors Jeffrey Rashad Pugh and Adrian Pruett were crowned king and queen. Then there was a gospel show Sunday and a comedy show featuring professional and student comedians on Monday night. Tuesday night there was a poetry cipher (I really enjoyed reading snippets of poetry being live tweeted last night with the hashtag, #POETRYCIPHER).

Some of the many events still to come: A fashion show Wednesday night. A celebrity basketball game Thursday night. A Friday afternoon festival and concert. A Friday night R&B concert that's already sold out. Saturday brings a parade, football game and step show.

Check out Howard's Homecoming website,, for all the details.

By Jenna Johnson  | October 27, 2010; 9:20 AM ET
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Yes, Washington: get ready for tarted-up Howard graduates stumbling out of cabs on Capitol Hill, pointing to the dome looming in the west, and asking in their vernacular, "Is that the White House?"

Posted by: DannyPl | October 27, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Not including holidays and weekends, isn't a semester about 90 days long? If so, that means 10% of their semester is devoted to homecoming. Are they competing to get on that annual list of "best party schools"?

Posted by: blankspace | October 27, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Doubtful that an HU grad would not recognize the White House but it could be worse...they could be in their dorm rooms making designer drugs.

Posted by: HillHound528 | October 27, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

@HillHound528...Great Response!!

Posted by: CourtofPublicOpinion | October 27, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Howard University needs to get away from all this partying crap and focus on the Alumni returning back to campus. Many of the thugs or people that attended Howard's Homecoming are not Howard University graduates.

I hope no one will get shot, killed, or hurt.

Posted by: mmatthews1 | October 28, 2010 6:33 AM | Report abuse

To mmatthews1: When was the last time someone was shot or killed at a Howard University homecoming?

Posted by: linroy62 | October 28, 2010 8:48 AM | Report abuse

I really miss those wonderful times at HU, especially Homecoming!! I will definitely make that walk across "The Yard" this weekend!

Posted by: PepperDr | October 28, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

To mmatthews1:Shot, killed, or hurt! The article wasn't about the Terps winning a basketball game. Tell Catholic, GW, "Georgetown",and American Univ. to get away from the partying crap. You don't have to hate because you weren't invited.

Posted by: d_tom76 | October 28, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

yeah, they are majoring in partyin' for sure!!

Posted by: 10bestfan | October 28, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

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