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Welcome to THE NCCU Ultimate Homecoming Experience! As a loyal member of NCCU's Alumni Association (or future member), we'd like to share information about where you need to be Thursday, November 2 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 (the hotel is sold out) 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. 

For the latest event and ticket information, visit nccu.edu/homecoming.

Campus Security 


The safety of NCCU's community and guests at the 2023 Ultimate Homecoming Experience is the University’s top priority. NCCU Police will enforce the University’s policies and regulations, and North Carolina State general statutes, including those related to alcohol, illegal substances and weapons. Those who violate these rules will face consequences, either permanent trespass from NCCU, probable cause search or arrest.

The following security updates will be implemented to provide a safe and enjoyable week of Homecoming festivities:


 NCCU Police will partner with the North Carolina Alcohol Law-Enforcement (ALE) and the Anti-Counterfeit Task Force from the North Carolina Secretary of States Office to reduce illegal alcohol violations and the sale of counterfeit merchandise during homecoming festivities. All violations will be handled according to the law. 


 Large and medium-sized bags, including bookbags and purses,  will not be permitted into the Library Bowl area. All individuals are required to use CLEAR BAGS ONLYIndividuals found carrying prohibited bags will be escorted off campus.


Game-Day Parking and Road Closures

Lawson, Fayetteville and Cecil streets will close at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, to accommodate the flow of the Homecoming parade and other activities. Fayetteville Street will be closed from Timothy Avenue to Lawson Street. Please use Apex Highway/Alston Avenue and Roxboro Street to access campus. Fayetteville Street will reopen after the parade at 12 p.m. on Nov. 4.

Lawson Street will remain closed between Fayetteville Street and Apex Highway/Alston Avenue until after the Homecoming football game. Cecil Street will also be closed except for ride-share pick up and drop off,
which is located at the side entrance of the NCCU Student Center.   

Visitors can purchase game-day parking permits for the Latham Parking Deck at https://app.parkmobile.io/venue/o-kelly-riddick-stadium/events. The cost is $28.00 with credit or debit cards as forms of payment.   


The Mary Townes Science Lot is reserved for students with a valid NCCU parking decal. Students should closely monitor their Eagle email for further information from Transportation and Parking (parking@nccu.edu). 


Satellite parking is available at St. Joseph AME Church (2521 Fayetteville St.)
and James E. Shepard IB Magnet Middle School (2401 Dakota St.).

City street parking is welcomed at Dunbar Street, Price Avenue,
Massey Avenue, Linwood Avenue, Martha Street,
Burlington Avenue and Hope Avenue.


 Eagle Shuttle Service 

Free shuttle service for NCCU alumni will operate on the hour, between NCCU (Student Center, Cecil Street entrance) and University partner hotels, on (1) Thursday, Nov. 2, 4 p.m. - midnight; (2) Friday, Nov. 3, 8 a.m. - midnight; and (3) Saturday, Nov. 4, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 5 - 7 p.m.

The NCCU partner hotels are:

DoubleTree Suites RTP (4810 Page Creek Ln.)
DoubleTree Suites Raleigh - Durham (2515 Meridian Pkwy.)
Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh - Durham RTP (4620 S. Miami Blvd.)
Sheraton Imperial Hotel (4700 Emperor Blvd.)
Spring Hill Suites Marriott Raleigh - Durham Airport / RTP (920 Slater Rd.)

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 is a free social for NCCU Alumni and Friends.  Limited Tickets are available. 


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.



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9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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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: House Party Edition, 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).  

2008 Fayetteville Street

Durham, North Carolina 27707

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