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Homecoming Feb. 27, 2016

Homecoming is always memorable!  Mark your calendar and plan to return to Austin for a weekend of activities.  Basketball game against Wiley College with the women starting at 5:30 p.m. and the men at 7:30 p.m. Be on the lookout for more information!

Worship at Wesley United Methodist Church
Sunday, Feb. 21
10 a.m.
1164 San Bernard Street
Start your Homecoming celebration with worship and service. Pastor Sylvester Chase and members welcome all.

Savant Sunday II: The Block Party (SGA)
Sunday, Feb. 21
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
HT Residence Halls
Savant Sunday serves as the kickoff event for Homecoming 2016. This student led event is filled with music, food, fun, and is intended to encourage social interaction between students. This year’s Savant Sunday features Zydeco music, as well as Swing Out and Line dancing. Students are encouraged to dress to impress, however, no one will be turned away.

Brown Bag Special Part I – Community Service Project
Monday, Feb. 22
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Center for Religious Life
1001 Chicon Street
Students will help prepare brown bag meals for the homeless in the East Austin area.

Laser Tag/Call of Duty Tournament and Carnivale
Monday, Feb. 22
3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
HT Athletic Field
This multi-station event features “Call of Duty” on a 10 ft x 6 ft high definition projection screen with a professional sound system! This event features 6 Battle Rifle Pro Laser Guns and Headsets 8 Super Laser Barricades Projecto Movie Experience Package w/ X-Box & Call of Duty Black Ops Game Velcro wall, Bunjie Jump, and Obstacle Course. Students will battle it out during this interactive tournament style game while enjoying food, music, and fun.

Brown Bag Special Part II – Community Service Project
Tuesday, Feb. 23
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Center for Religious Life
1001 Chicon Street
This community service project continues with HT students delivering brown bag meals for the homeless in the East Austin area. Wear your HT gear and join us.

“Life is a Great Big Canvas” Homecoming King/Queen
Tuesday, Feb. 23
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
HT Athletic Field
Join the outgoing Homecoming King and Queen as they celebrate the uniqueness of our campus. Students will be given the opportunity to express their individual creativity and celebrate their unique personalities through art.

Def Ram Comedy Jam
Tuesday, Feb. 23
7 p.m.
Mary E. Branch Gymnasium
This event debuted during last year’s Homecoming and quickly became a campus sensation. The Comedy Show is the lead to HT’s traditional Wednesday night Rammy Awards. This year’s HT Live Comedy Show features comedian, actor, and RAM friend Billy Sorrells. Sorrells was the headline comedian for Homecoming 2015 and is best known for his work on TBS, BET, CENTRIC, VH1, and MTV.

Homecoming King/Queen Elections
Wednesday, Feb. 24
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Agard-Lovinggood Auditorium
Voting begins. Make your selection for the 2016-2017 Homecoming King and Queen.

Rammy Awards
Wednesday, Feb. 24
7 p.m.
King-Seabrook Chapel
See who will earn campus honors during this popular peer selected and talent event.

Chalk of the Walk
Thursday, Feb. 25
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
HT Campus
Paint the Town is a staple in the lineup of Homecoming events. Each year, student organizations come together to decorate the windows of the Davage-Durden Student Union. Due to the renovation currently under way in the union, this year’s Paint the Town has been changed to “Chalk the Town”. Student organizations will be allowed to represent their organization within a pre-determined section of the sidewalk. All entries will be judged to see who will take the title of “Chalk of the Walk”!

Homecoming Chapel Service
Thursday, Feb. 25
11:30 a.m.
King-Seabrook Chapel
Chapel remains a campus staple, although it was once mandatory for students to attend the weekly service. Now, students voluntarily gather to praise God and share the Word. Plan to participate in this special Homecoming worship.

Movie Night
Thursday, Feb. 25
7 p.m.
Agard-Lovinggood Auditorium
Join the RAM FAM as we enjoy free popcorn, refreshments, and a movie in the A-L Auditorium. In keeping with this year’s 90s theme, “House Party” is the movie of choice, which is an American comedy film released by New Line Cinema. It stars Kid and Play of the popular hip hop duo Kid ‘n Play, and also stars Paul Anthony, Bow-Legged Lou, B-Fine from Full Force, and Robin Harris. You know the movie. Come join the fun.

Homecoming Pep Rally
Friday, Feb. 26
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Mary E. Branch Gymnasium
Cheerleaders, dance team, and the basketball teams will be on hand for this Friday pep rally. Stay for the Friday usual catfish feast in the cafeteria.

Homecoming Concert
Friday, Feb. 26
11 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Mary E. Branch Gymnasium
This will be a great concert lineup in celebration of Homecoming 2016. Plan to purchase your ticket for this event.

Alumni Social Hour
Friday, Feb. 26
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Goodnight
2700 W. Anderson Lane
Sponsored by the Huston-Tillotson University International Alumni Association and the Office of Alumni Affairs. Fun for all.

Homecoming

Homecoming Cook Off/Tailgating
Saturday, Feb. 27
10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Huston-Tillotson University Campus
The DJ will pump up the music when you gather with your classmates for a day of reminiscing while you sample the barbecue from the alumni cook off. Got barbecue pit skills? Sign up now for the “Cook Off” to be judged by HT President and CEO Colette Pierce Burnette, Alumni Eddie Roland of Roland’s Soul Food Restaurant, and Jasper Manuel, Ala Carte Menu Services, Inc. Reserve your space now. First come, first served basis only. Contact Chelsea Piper, Media Specialist/Special Events Coordinator, 512.505.6417, for more information and your tailgating confirmation. Remember, HT is a tobacco-free campus.

President Colette Pierce Burnette’s Meet and Greet
Saturday, Feb. 27
10 a.m.
Davage-Durden Student Union

Meet and Greet
Meet and Greet RSVP now to drbowman@htu.edu

Homecoming Stroll Off

Saturday, Feb. 27
11:30 a.m.
HT Campus
All Greeks and non-Greeks are invited to the “Stroll Off.” What fun as you gather to connect with college friends.

Homecoming Basketball Game
Saturday, Feb. 27
5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Mary E. Branch Gymnasium
Place yourself in the middle of the excitement during both men’s and women’s basketball games against Wiley College.

Tickets for Homecoming basketball game are $20 for general admission; $10 for students with identification; $5 for children 6-12. Order tickets through EventBrite. No tickets sold the day of the game, placed on hold or reserve.

Additional Saturday, Feb. 27 Events
17th Annual African American Community Heritage Festival

and Preview Day

Huston-Tillotson University Preview Day
Register now for Preview Day 2016.

HT Official Alumni After Party
Saturday, Feb. 27
Holiday Inn Ballroom
6000 Middle Fiskville Road

Homecoming

Sponsored by the Huston-Tillotson University International Alumni Association with 100% of the proceeds benefiting HT. Make your hotel reservation at the Holiday Inn and plan to attend the after party.

Suggested Homecoming Hotel
Holiday Inn
6000 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, TX 78752
512.451.5757
Complimentary onsite parking.
Call for rates and reservations.

Contact Bridgett Lee, Director of Alumni Affairs, 512.505.3074, for more Homecoming 2016 information.

Huston-Tillotson University Car Raffle

Huston-Tillotson University

You can be among only 1,000 ticket holders to win a luxury 2016 car. Your $100 purchase supports Huston-Tillotson University’s greatest need areas. You may purchase tickets on the campus during the Homecoming festivities. Plan to leave Austin with your chance to win a BRAND NEW CAR!