WASHINGTON – Howard University homecoming festivities will be closed for Alumni this year due to COVID-19 concerns.
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The University says in-person events will be closed to alumni unless specified. This year's homecoming is called "Remember the Times" and will feature student-centered events, officials say, with limited in-person capacity.
The University will also broadcast various events live and host special events for alumni virtually.
"Howard is asking students, alumni, faculty and staff to remember his first Homecoming experience, his first Homecoming football game, and his enjoyable college experiences," Howard University President Wayne AI Frederick said in a statement. . "Coming home is an ideal opportunity to renew our commitment to navigate today's social landscape and build toward Howard's future."
While this year's festivities will not feature large-scale events, students will be able to attend the Bison Madness Rally, the Fashion Show, The Greek Life Show Step, a modified welcome concert, the annual Lavender (LGBTQ +) reception, and Welcome Service Day events.
Individuals will need to download the Bison SAFE app and complete the daily COVID-19 self-assessment before entering any Homecoming event that takes place in person.