famu_band.jpgTALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) 2012 Homecoming, “Ignite the Strike: 125 Years of Excellence,” has been scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3 through Sunday, Nov. 11.

During the week of homecoming, FAMU will recognize 125 outstanding alumni during the President’s Gala, take on North Carolina Central University for the competitive football matchup at Bragg Memorial Stadium, and host the “Open-Air Concert” featuring singer Raheem Devaughn and rapper Doug E. Fresh

Other events include the highly anticipated fashion show, comedy show, parade and coronation.

The schedule of events for Homecoming 2012 is as follows:

Saturday, November 3
9 a.m. – noon
Rattler 5K Challenge/
Wellness Expo
Rattler 5K Registration: 7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
(Tookes Recreation Center)

Sunday, November 4
5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Kick-Off Community
Worship Service
Featuring Pastor Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago
(Gaither Gymnasium)

8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Mr. & Miss FAMU Coronation and Coronation Ball
(Grand Ballroom)

Monday, November 5
Noon – 4 p.m.
Spirit and Service Day
Hosted by The King &
Queen of Orange & Green
(The Set)
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Comedy and Talent
Featuring FAMU alum Roy Wood, Marvin Dixon and
Gary Owens
(Alfred L. Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium)

Tuesday, November 6
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lengthening Our Lives: Health and Safety Fair
Featuring FAMU alum and celebrity trainer Scott Parker
(Tookes Recreation Center)

Noon – 2 p.m.
Queen for A Day Luncheon hosted by Miss FAMU
(Invitation Only • Band
Rehearsal Hall)

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
A Blast from The Past
eaturing the University
Concert Choir
(Location TBA)

9:30 p.m. – Midnight
Election Night Watch Party
(Tookes Recreation Center)

Wednesday, November 7
(Orange Day)
Noon – 4 p.m.
Taste of The Hill
SGA Annual Homecoming BBQ
(FAMU Park)

7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Fashion Show • Fashion
Forward 125
Hosted by celebrity Fonzworth Bentley
(Gaither Gymnasium)

Thursday, November 8
(Green Day)
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Battle of the Classes
(Tookes Recreation Fields)

Friday, November 9
(Orange & Green Day)
10:10 a.m. –12:10 p.m.
Homecoming Convocation
(Gaither Gymnasium)

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Opponent Doesn't
Matter Pep Rally
(Wahnish Way)

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Judging of the Building
(Campus wide)

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday Night Strikes!!!
Snake Walk/Rattler Strike
(from The Set to Bragg

6 p.m. –10 p.m.
President’s Gala: Honoring 125 Outstanding FAMUANS
(Alfred L. Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium)

8:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m.
Homecoming Gospel Concert
(Gaither Gymnasium)

Saturday, November 10
8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
The Sound of Music: Rattlers on Parade/Judging of Floats

Noon – 2 p.m.
President's Pre-Game
Pep Rally
(Faculty Clubhouse)

Noon – 3 p.m.
Homecoming “Tailgate/
@ The Alumni Village
(Rattler Football
Practice Field)
3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Homecoming Game
FAMU vs. North Carolina
Central University
(Bragg Stadium)

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Arthur Thompson Scholarship Post-Game Barbeque
Faculty Clubhouse

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Backyard Party – Open Air Concert
Featuring Raheem Devaughn and Doug E. Fresh
(Rattler Football Practice Field)

10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
125 Super Fest featuring Rick Ross
Presented by ClubNet360.com
(Alfred L. Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium)

Sunday, November 11
Noon – 4 p.m.
Rattler Fever Clean-Up
(Bragg Stadium and The Set)