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  • Welcome Home - Homecoming October 21-28
  • Welcome Home Shaw Bears!

    Students, Alumni and Friends - Are you ready? Join us for "The EPIC Experience" as celebrate 153 years of glorious Shaw U during our 2018 Homecoming Week - October 21-October 28, 2018

    We’ve planned a week full of activities that will bring back fond memories while creating new ones to last a lifetime. 

    Don’t delay! Make your reservations and get your tickets today. See you in October!

  • Homecoming Schedule of Events

    Date Time Event (ShawU mark indicates Student-Centric Events)
    Oct. 19 10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. 2018 Homecoming KickoffCollegiate Icon
    C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium
    Oct. 20 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  2018 Homecoming Gospel Concert Collegiate Icon
    C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium  
    Oct. 21 12:00 p.m. Opening Worship Service
    Thomas J. Boyd Chapel
    Oct. 21 7:00 p.m. Miss Shaw University Coronation
    Collegiate Icon
    C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium
    Oct. 22 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Collegiate IconGo Go Band
    C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium
    Oct. 23  7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Talent ShowCollegiate Icon
    C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium
    Oct. 24 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Collegiate IconFashionShow
    C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium
    Oct. 26 10:00 a.m. Founder's Day Memorial Service
    Tupper Memorial Garden
    Oct. 26 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Alumni Ticket Pick Up
    Tyler Hall
    Oct. 25 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Collegiate Icon2018 Homecoming Day Party (Bear Break)
    The Quad
    Oct. 25 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Vendor Village
    The Quad
    If you are interested in being a vendor, download vendor packet.
    Oct. 25 7:00 p.m.

    Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet
    C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium | $60 | Purchase Tickets | Advertise in Souvenir Journal

    Oct. 25  10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.  Midnight Breakfast: Chicken and WafflesCollegiate Icon
    Under Tent (The Quad) | Shaw students ONLY, meal plans will be validated
    Oct. 26 8:00 a.m. Class Reunion Breakfast (Classes ending in 3 and 8)
    Estey Hall Auditorium

    To attend you must RSVP to alumnirelations@shawu.edu by Friday, October 19.
    Oct. 26 10:00 a.m.Founder's Day Memorial Service
    Tupper Memorial Garden
    Oct. 26 11:00 a.m. Founder's Day Convocation
    Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Memorial Auditorium
    Oct. 26 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Vendor Village
    The Quad
    If you are interested in being a vendor, download vendor packet.
    Oct. 26 12:30 p.m. Shaw Family Reunion
    The Quad
    (Entry to the Family Reunion is free) $10 for meal | Students: meal plan required
    Oct. 26 3:00 p.m. National Alumni Association Business Meeting
    Thomas J. Boyd Chapel
    Oct. 26 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. EPIC Gala

    Raleigh Marriott City Center, Downtown Raleigh

    • (Early Bird) Individual Tickets: $175 per person until September 27
    • Individual Tickets: $200 per person after September 27
    • (Early Bird) Gala + VIP Reception Tickets: $225 per person until September 27
    • Gala + VIP Reception Tickets: $300 per person purchased after September 27

    Purchase Tickets

    Oct. 26 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Collegiate Icon2018 National Pan Hellenic Council Step Show
    C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium
    Oct. 27 8:00 a.m. Homecoming Tailgate
    Durham County Stadium | (Entrance into tailgate area is included with purchase of game ticket)
    $100 (Parking Spot) | $200 (RV/Campers) Contact Cashier's Office to Purchase at 919-546-8455.
    Oct. 27 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Collegiate Icon2017 Student Government Association Breakfast with WSSU SGA
    Wille E. Gary Student Center Ballroom | Free for Shaw University students with ID Cards
    Oct. 27 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Willie E. Gary and Lorenzo Williams Homecoming Reception
    Sheraton Capital Center Hotel | 421 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh 
    Oct. 27  12:00 p.m. HOMECOMING GAME
    Shaw Bears vs. WSSU Rams
    Durham County Stadium | $30 (General Admission includes entrance to tailgate area) | $20 (Visiting Students with ID/High School Students) | $15 (Military/Seniors)
    $10 (Youth 6-14) | Free youth under 5 years old
    Oct. 27 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Collegiate Icon2018 Homecoming Party/Concert
    C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium | Price TBD
    Oct. 28 12:00 p.m. Homecoming Closing Worship Service
    Thomas J. Boyd Chapel