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.
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 PARTNERSHIPS
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 ONLY. Individuals 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.)