Aggie Pride! NC A&T Homecoming 2016 Underway

NC A&T Homecoming Tailgates

GREENSBORO, NC -- "It's homecoming, y'all!" That's a phrase reverberating across North Carolina A&T State University this week during 2016 homecoming celebrations!

Many people in the Triad community call NC A&T Homecoming "the greatest homecoming on earth." It is a week-long celebration, culminating with Fan Fest -- the city of Greensboro's largest city-managed event that 50,000 people enjoy.

The Aggie football team is on a winning streak, and their homecoming game is Saturday at 1 p.m. against Florida A&M.

NC A&T police chief Charles Wilson says safety is top priority this year. He says the campus police department is partnering with Greensboro police and a handful of other local law enforcement agencies to ensure all events run smoothly. He encourages everyone to download the NC A&T Live Safe App, on which anyone can submit a safety complaint or concern.

WFMY News 2's Good Morning Show spent Wednesday morning with the spirited Live Wires pep crew and Aggie cheerleaders. Check out the following videos to get pumped up about homecoming!


All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.

Event: Fall Convocation
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Harrison Auditorium (on-campus, corner of Nocho and Bluford Streets

Bluford Library
Event: Celebrating the Library’s 25th Anniversary    
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: F.D. Bluford Library, First Floor

College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Event: Welcome Home Alumni Cookout
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Location: Webb Hall Lawn

College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Event: “Meet and Greet” Homecoming Celebration
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: General Classroom Building – First Floor Lobby

College of Business and Economics
Event: Annual Alumni Reunion and Soul Food Cookout
Time: Noon – 3 p.m.
Location: Merrick Hall – Lawn

College of Engineering
Event: Alumni Welcome Back Luncheon with the Dean, sponsored by Toyota
Time: Noon - 2 p.m.
Location: McNair Front Lawn

College of Health and Human Sciences
Event: Floating Homecoming Reception
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: F.D. Bluford Library Building, Office of the Dean, Suite 100

College of Health and Human Sciences – Department of Human Performance & Leisure Studies
Event: First Annual Homecoming Celebration
Time: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Corbett HPER Center, Lobby, Lawn and Gym

College of Health and Human Sciences – School of Nursing
Event: Alumni Group Meeting (SONAG) & Open House
Time: Meeting: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Open House: 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: Meeting- Noble Hall Room 311; Open House – Noble Hall

College of Health and Human Sciences - Department of Psychology
Event: Alumni Reception
Time: Noon – 3 p.m.
Location: New Science Building, Conference Room 360-B

College of Health and Human Sciences – Department of Social Work and Sociology
Event: Social Work and Sociology “Aggies DO!” Opening Program and Luncheon
Time: Program: 11 a.m.; Luncheon: 1 p.m.
Location: Gibbs Hall, Room 242

College of Science and Technology
Name: Alumni Luncheon
Time: Noon to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Barnes Hall - Lawn

Event: Official Aggie Wear
Time: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Barnes & Noble Campus Bookstore (on-campus, corner of Laurel and Bluford Streets)

Event: 38th Annual Richard E. Moore Homecoming Golf Tournament
Time: 8 a.m. Shotgun Start
Location: Bryan Park Golf Course, 6725 Bryan Park Road
Admission: Call (336) 334-7686 for more information

Event: Alumni Information Desk
Time: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Greensboro – First Floor (across from Hotel Registration Desk)

Event: Homecoming Vending Area sponsored by N.C. A&T Alumni Association, Inc.
Time: 1 – 10 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons – Pre-Function Area, Third Floor
Shop for Aggie gear, Greek paraphernalia, jewelry and other great merchandise.

Event: Aggie FanFest presented by City of Greensboro in partnership with 90.1 WNAA-FM
Time: 4 – 10 p.m.
Location: War Memorial Stadium, 501 Yanceyville Street

Event: Alumni Sound Stage sponsored by N.C. A&T Alumni Association, Inc.
Featuring: TBA
Time: 4 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Location: Sheraton Greensboro – Pre-Function Area, Third Floor

Event: Aggie Talent Showcase hosted by WNAA Street Team and DJ Rio 336
Featuring: A&T students performing Hip Hop, R&B and spoken word
Time: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Location: War Memorial Stadium, 501 Yanceyville Street

Event: Donor Appreciation Reception                   
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Greensboro – Imperial Ballroom
Admission: Invitation Only

Event: “It Just Gets Better With Time” Aggie Alumni Homecoming Concert sponsored by N.C. A&T Real Estate Foundation, Inc.
Featuring: The Whispers with Special Guest Stephanie Mills
Time: 7:30 p.m. – Doors open; 7:45 p.m. – Buffet Reception; 8:30 p.m. – Showtime
Location: Koury Convention Center, Guilford Ballroom
Admission: Call (336) 433-5560 for ticket information

Event: Aggie FanFest presented by City of Greensboro in partnership with 90.1 WNAA-FM
Time: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: War Memorial Stadium, 501 Yanceyville Street

EVENT: HOMECOMING PARADE                                                                     

Time: 8 a.m.
Location: Start – Murrow Boulevard; End – Aggie Stadium

Event: WNAA Homecoming Parade Stage
Hosted by: Wild Irish Rose, Keith Mac & Jimmy Jam
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: Intersection of East Lindsay and Yanceyville Streets

Event: WNAA Aggie Fan Fest Block Party

Hosted by: DJ Fire Que, DJ Precise, DJ B-Stupid and DJ Rio
Time: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: War Memorial Stadium, 501 Yanceyville Street
Enjoy live R&B, Go-Go and Reggae bands: Imani, Alter Egos Band, R’Mone Entonio & The Shursoundz Band and Sahara Reggae Band


Florida A&M Rattlers vs Aggies
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Aggie Stadium
Admission: Call N.C. A&T Ticket Office at (336) 334-7749 or go to
Event: Aggie Alumni Homecoming Party sponsored by N.C. A&T Alumni Association, Inc. with partners Alumni Band, Class of 2006 and the Young Alumni Council
Time: 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Location: Koury Convention Center – Sheraton Greensboro
Admission: Advance/online - $25 until Oct. 26 at, ‘Buy Tickets’; and Brown Hall Ticket Office at (336) 334-7749; After Oct. 26 - $35 at the door only
Enjoy live 80s/90s R&B and Hip Hop in a grown, chilled environment.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30                                                                                 
Event: Homecoming Alumni Affirmation Service presented by N.C. A&T State University Alumni Association, Inc. and Mount Zion Baptist Church of Greensboro, Inc.
Time: 9 – 11 a.m.
Location: Sheraton Greensboro - Imperial Ballroom A

Event: Aggie FanFest presented by City of Greensboro in partnership with 90.1 WNAA-FM
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: War Memorial Stadium, 501 Yanceyville Street 


Friday, October 28 -- Road closures begin at 4 p.m.

  • Perkins Street and E. Washington Street between S. Benbow Road and S. Booker - closed to traffic and parking
  • No on-street parking in S. Booker Street between McConnell Road and the northern cul de sac. 
  • Road closures lifted by 6 a.m. Sunday, October 30
  • No parking on Yanceyville Street between Homeland and Lindsay Street, and on Dudley Street between Salem and Lindsay Street. The restriction will be lifted after the parade. 

Saturday, October 29 -- Road closures begin to prepare for the parade and football game. 

  • 5 a.m. - Murrow Blvd closed between Gate City Blvd and Friendly Avenue in order to stage the parade. 
  • Drivers will see a sign on westbound Gate City Blvd east of Bennett Street telling them to use the right lane and for thru traffic to use the left lane. 
  • Roads in parade route close at 6 a.m. - North on Murrow from Friendly Avenue to Lindsay Street; East (right) on Lindsay to Laurel Street; South (right) on Laurel to John Mitchell Drive
  • Parade route (with exception of Lindsay Street from Yanceyville/Dudley to Headquarters Drive) should reopen by 2 p.m. 
  • For football game, car access to the A&T campus will be limited beginning at 5 a.m. 
  • Streets closed 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Sullivan Street from Benbow Street to Lindsay Street; Lindsay Street from Yanceyville/Dudley to Headquarters Drive
  • Shuttle services: Free busses run from Koury Convention Center to the downtown area from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The drop off/pick up point downtown is at the intersection of Lindsay Street at Sullivan Street. 
  • University shuttle from on campus parking to the stadium; shuttles pick up on campus lots and drop-off/pick up at intersection of Benbow Road at Sullivan Street. 
  • End of game - traffic exiting stadium lots will be directed east onto Lindsay Street. Traffic exiting on Benbow Road will be directed south on Benbow Road toward Gate City Blvd or east on Market Street. 
  • February One will be closed from 10 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday to vehicular traffic. 
  • Vehicles parked on private property/commercial property parking lots subject to towing at the request of the owner of the tenant.

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