FROM STAFF REPORTS
The Bethune-Cookman University family is gearing up for an action-packed Homecoming week, which takes place Oct. 5-12. This year’s theme is “110 Degrees of Wildcat Fever: Celebrating 110 years of Greatness and the Legacy Continues.”
Activities begin on Sunday with a community service project titled ‘Homeless for a Night’ in which students and campus organizations gather on the quad overnight to put themselves in a homeless person’s situation.
A busy week of activities will lead up to the annual Homecoming parade at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11.
The football game starts at 4 p.m.
The grand marshals of the parade are Albert Bethune, the grandson of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune; Joseph Petrock, executive director of Halifax Health – Foundation and Government Relations and a member of B-CU’s board of trustees; and Fedrick Ingram, president of United Teachers of Dade and B-CU grad.
Visit www.cookman.edu/homecoming for more information.
Roundup of events
All of the events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Mr. and Miss Homecoming Pageant, 7 p.m., Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center
All White Party featuring K Camp, 8 p.m. at the Center For Civic Engagement
Cultural Extravaganza: The Cultural Experience, 7 p.m., along Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd.
Step show featuring Young Jeezy, 6 p.m., Daytona Beach Ocean Center. Students: $25 in advance, $35 dollars at the door; Non-students: $35 in advance, $50 at the door.
Open house at noon, Alumni Center, 558 Oak St.
Family Reunion barbecue, noon, at the Quad on campus; $8 non-students and visitors.
Homecoming Pep Rally, 7 p.m., Daytona Beach Ocean Center. Free for students, $5 for non-students.
Homecoming parade: 9 a.m. The parade will proceed from the rear of the Daytona Mall, 100 North Nova Road. It will then travel east on Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard, turn right on to Walnut Street, turn right on Oak street and travel west across Martin Luther King Boulevard to enter the Bethune –Cookman University entrance way, south of Bronson Hall.
Homecoming tailgate parties start at noon at Municipal Stadium
Homecoming game: B-CU vs, Howard University, 4 p.m.
Victory jam session, B-CU Center for Civic Engagement, $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Sunday, Oct. 12
Gospel brunch and concert featuring Tye Tribbett and Spirits Ablaze at the B-CU Performing Arts Center. The brunch is at 2 p.m.; the concert starts at 4 p.m. Cost for students, $5 for concert and brunch; $20 for non-students.