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It's almost your favorite time of the year - NCCU's Ultimate Homecoming. As a loyal member of NCCU's Alumni Association, we'd like to share information about where you need to be starting on Wednesday, November 1 through Sunday, November 5. There will be a lot of events during the week and weekend but please try to support events that are supporting NCCU or NCCU students directly. Below are the events we recommend you attend and support.  

NCCU's Office of Alumni Relations will host multiple events for Class Reunions and the Alumni Concert.  If your graduation year ends in a 3 or 8, click here. 

Host Hotel: The Sheraton Imperial-RTP is the host hotel and the main location for all events that will take place away for the sloping hills and verdant green of NCCU. 

Wednesday, November 1

Join us for the exciting 2023 Homecoming Cycling Kickoff event! Get ready to pedal your way to fun and adventure as we kick off the homecoming festivities. This in-person event will take place on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 8:00 AM at Durham Bulls Stadium.

Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or just starting out, this event is perfect for all skill levels. Grab your bike and join us for a ride and a chance to connect with other cycling enthusiasts.



Thursday, November 2

8 a.m. - Roger R. Gregory Golf Tournament, Hillandale Golf Club 

Gather your team and come support NCCU students and their future. By participating in this tournament, you will not only enjoy a day of golf and networking but also contribute to a notable cause. This event is held annually to fundraise for the Roger Gregory scholarship offered through the National Alumni Association, Inc. We have been able to assist several students, including three this academic year! This is due to the support and sponsorships made toward this event. We hope that you can join us and kick off (or putt) your way into a full weekend of 2023 Homecoming events. If you are unable to join us, please consider donating to this great cause.


10 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Sheraton Imperial Hotel 

Reunion check in at the Sheraton Imperial opens. This year we are celebrating classes ending in 3's and 8's. Click on the link above to locate your class reunion.


6 p.m. - 10 p.m.







This event is by invitation only.  


Friday, November 3

9 a.m. - Founder's Day, McDougald-McLendon Arena

North Carolina Central University's 76th Founder's Day Convocation recognizes the life and contributions of the university's founder Dr. James E. Shepard.

The class of 1973 will be inducted into the Society of Golden Eagles. Immediately following the Convocation, a wreath-laying ceremony will also be held as part of the celebration.

This free event will be held at McDougald-McLendon Arena.



1 p.m. - NCCU D9 & Association Scholarship Day Party, 21c

The NCCU D9 Alumni and Alumni Association Scholarship Day Party is SOLD OUT.  Don't fret, you can still support this worthy cause. Make a donation in the amount of $19.10 or give more toward NCCU Scholarships, please use the donation button below. 


8 p.m. - Alumni Concert, Sheraton Imperial Hotel 

Join us for our 2023 Ultimate Homecoming Experience Alumni Concert with Will Downing and special guest Alex Bugnon. Enjoy a lovely evening of music, food, drinks, and fellowship with alumni, friends, and guests. Doors open at 8 p.m. Please hover over your desired table area to view the best seat available.

Reserved seats are available at the levels listed below and by calling the Office of Alumni Relations at (919)530-6363.

Platinum Level (Tables 1-6 ) $5,000

Maroon Level (Tables 7-12) $2,500

Black Level (Tables 13-30) $1,750


Saturday, November 4

9 a.m. - Homecoming Parade, Viewing Area on the lawn of McLean Residence Hall

Festivities will continue with the pre-game Ultimate Homecoming Parade, starting at 9 am, on Fayetteville Street, beginning at Cornwallis Road. 2022-23 Ms. & Mr. Alumni will be the on the mic announcing each participants. 


3:30 p.m. - Homecoming Game, O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium

NCCU Eagles will take on the Norfolk State Spartans.

Note: Lawn seats do not include a seat in the stadium; however, you make bring a lawn chair to watch the game from the track.


Saturday Night After the Game


8 p.m. - Alumni Affair Party, Sheraton Imperial Hotel 

Eagles and Eagle Family - Join us for an Alumni Affair you will not want to miss. Entertainment will be provided by our very own NCCU alums: Epitome, the band, and DJ CK.


9 p.m. - Southern Hospitality Party, Sheraton Imperial Hotel 

Do you remember the Bowl the sweatbox, financial aid lines, the Caf, the Student Union.....and of course the Patio at 10:40 Break.. Join us and some of your favorite alumni as we curate that SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY....


Sunday, November 5

10 a.m. - Sunday Jazz Brunch, Sheraton Imperial Hotel 

Let's wrap up NCCU's Homecoming by indulging in a Sunday morning as we combine brunch with the smooth sounds of jazz, creating an atmosphere that is sure to uplift your spirits and tantalize your taste buds. Whether you are a jazz enthusiast or an NCCU alum/friend simply join us for brunch.


NCCU Alumni Association

NCCU Alumni Association is a registered nonprofit organization, under the section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and therefore all charitable donations are deductible to the full extent allowed by law. The NCCU Alumni Association, Inc. supports NCCU, students, and its local chapters (located across the United States).  

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Durham, North Carolina 27707

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