Morgan State University’s Campus Activities Board (CAB) announced the final events for Homecoming 2021. The eventful week will span from Oct. 16 to 23.
Despite the cancellation of the homecoming parade and alumni tent city, CAB plans to host a skating party, pep rally, homecoming concert and more.
With each announcement, CAB noted all homecoming events are subject to change due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Oct. 16: Alumni Association Homecoming Business Meeting
Homecoming week begins with the MSU alumni association homecoming business meeting, on Oct. 16. The meeting will take place virtually and is open to alumni only.
Oct. 17: Homecoming Worship Service
The alumni meeting is followed by the homecoming worship service on Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. in the University Chapel. Sunday’s service will also be live-streamed through the Office of Student Life and Development.
Oct. 18: Bears On The Block and Beyond the Lights Skating Party
The official homecoming week is kicked off on Monday with the Bears on the Block event. This block party will be in the University Student Center patio from 12-3 p.m.
The block party will feature student businesses on campus to build more exposure.
After the block party, CAB will host the Beyond the Lights Skating Party in the University Student Center ballroom Monday night from 7-11 p.m. The skating party is open to students only and tickets are $10.
Oct. 19: University Coronation
On Tuesday, the Mister and Miss Morgan State University Coronation will have a VIP screening in the University Student Center ballroom from 7-10 p.m. Although Tuesday’s coronation is invite only, there will be a public, yet virtual screening on Oct. 24.
Oct. 20: Homecoming Concert
The annual homecoming concert is set to take place on Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. in the Hill Field House. Concert tickets for students are $45 and $50 for general admission.
Despite the concert’s announcement, CAB has not released the guest performers at the event. The organization’s Instagram page wrote, “Tickets for the concert are not on sale yet because we have not released the lineup.”
Oct. 21: Sneaker Ball
CAB is hosting a Sneaker Ball in the University Student Center Ballroom from 7-11 p.m. on Oct. 21. This event is for student only and tickets are listed at $10.
Oct. 22: Calvin and Tina Tyler Hall Grand Opening, Volleyball Game, Homecoming Pep Rally and Homecoming Gala
Friday kicks off the weekend festivities with four different events. The Calvin and Tina Tyler Hall Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is scheduled at 10 a.m. in the newest addition on campus to celebrate its opening.
Later that afternoon is the volleyball game where the Bears will face the North Carolina Central Eagles in the Hill Field House. Shortly after the game, the annual Pep Rally will take place in Hughes Stadium at 7 p.m.
Finally, the 37th annual Homecoming Gala will return in-person Friday evening at Martin’s West in Baltimore. The gala will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $275 per person with eight guests permitted per table.
Oct. 23: Homecoming Day
The day of homecoming is filled with several events on campus, ranging from tailgates, receptions and the football game. In various parking lots across campus, tailgating will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Following the tailgate, the football game will begin at 1 p.m. in the Hughes Memorial Stadium as the Bears face the North Carolina Central Eagles.
Throughout the day, alumni receptions and reunions will occur in the University Student Center from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. On top of that, Vendor Village will be present throughout Morgan’s campus from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Although homecoming activities have physically returned for the first time in two years, safety measures will remain in place at the events on campus.
Facial coverings are required for all homecoming events and students must complete the Office of Student Life and Development’s contact tracing form.
The organization announced on their Instagram page students participating in events on campus must comply with the vaccine mandate.
CAB announced ticket sales for the Sneaker Ball, Beyond the Lights Skating party and Pep Rally would begin Tuesday, but the sales are currently not listed on Ticketmaster.
The MSU Spokesman made multiple attempts to contact the Campus Activities Board over the course of three weeks. However, the organization did not respond.