November 4th – 10th
Sunday, November 4
Huskies Fighting Hunger // 11:00 am, Curry Student Center Ballroom
Community Service Opportunity
Homecoming and the National Residence Hall Honorary are partnering with Rise Against Hunger (an international hunger relief non-profit organization that coordinates the packaging and distribution of food and other life-changing aid to people in developing nations) to bring NU students together to package 21,000 meals! This is a great event for your organization members to give back while showing their husky spirit.
**Registration required. Please visit here to register now before 11/2 @ Midnight. You must use your student husky email to sign up.
The Homecoming Flag Football Game // 3:00 pm, Cabot Cage
Announcing the official Northeastern Homecoming Football Game and we need you to play in it! Make a team of up to 12 with members of your Student Organization or friends, and come down to Cabot Cage to play your own Homecoming Flag Football game against other groups, tournament style. Prizes will be given to winning teams!
**Registration required. Please register your group here before 11/2 at Midnight. You must use your student husky email to sign up.
Homecoming Trivia // 6:00 pm, Afterhours
Join your fellow Huskies at the 8th Annual Homecoming Trivia Night! Put your knowledge to the test to show off your smarts and you’ll have the chance to win great prizes! Teams can consist of 4 to 5 players. Make a team with members from your Student Organization or friends! Bring your team name and knowledge; this is no trivial matter! Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis, so come early to grab a seat!
Monday, November 5
✳ 50th Anniversary: Cultural Life on Campus Panel Discussion // 11:45 am, Cabral
Hear about the history and future of cultural life on campus from representatives from the Institute, the African American Studies Program, Asian American Cultural Center, LatinX Cultural Center and the Center for Intercultural Engagement. (Moderated by Associate Dean Bob Jose and co-sponsored by NU Dream)
Homecoming Carnival // 4:00 pm, Curry Student Center Ballroom & Indoor Quad
Come by Curry Student Center to enjoy free food, games, giveaways, WRBB DJs, and a photo booth with your fellow Northeastern students! Get a photo taken with PAWS and stuff-a-husky while you’re at it! You won’t want to miss out!
Volleyball vs. UNCW // 8:00 pm, Cabot
Tuesday, November 6
✳ 50th Anniversary: Today’s African American Studies Program with Professor Eddie Glaude Luncheon // 11:45 am, Cabral
Northeastern’s African American Studies Program and the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute were one entity in the early years. Since their inceptions, each entity has made an impact in a unique way. Hear about the history and the new direction of the African American Studies Program under the new leadership of its director and Professor Nicole Aljoe.
Men’s Basketball vs. BU // 7:00 pm, Matthews Arena
Wednesday, November 7
Husky Spirit Day! // Everywhere!!
Show your husky spirit by wearing red & black throughout the day. Share your photos with us on social media. Catch Paws around campus to get some free husky swag for showing your spirit!
✳ 50th Anniversary: NU Prime and the Growth of STEM on Campus // 11:45 am, ISEC
The College of Engineering for many years has held “Engineering Wednesday” presentations and tours year-round starting from the Visitor Center. NU Prime [Northeastern University Programs in Multicultural Engineering] invites Northeastern’s Black engineering alumni to participate in this special “Engineering Wednesday.”
✳ 50th Anniversary: Community Conversation – The Legacy of John D. O’Bryant // 6:00 pm, Cabral
John D. O’Bryant, the first African American to be appointed a vice president at Northeastern University, served in that capacity from 1979 until his passing in 1992. During that period, he oversaw the workings of the African American Institute and provided invaluable leadership in what were often difficult times. John served as president of the Boston School Committee, as national chairman of the Council of Urban Boards of Education and founded a number of local and statewide education advocacy groups. Although he gained national prominence in the field of education, John maintained his humility and sense of humanity. This gathering will be an opportunity for all communities to discuss John O’Bryant’s legacy at Northeastern, throughout Boston and beyond.
Late Night @ Northeastern // 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Stetson West Dining Hall
Who doesn’t love a good late night visit to the dining hall? Join us for the 3rd annual Late Night at Northeastern, a husky spirit filled late night dining experience! Bring your appetite for special Northeastern tailgate food and lots of giveaways!!
*Meal swipe required. ** Don’t have a meal plan? Watch our social media for ways to win entry!
Thursday, November 8
✳ Understanding the 50th Anniversary Timeline and Exhibit // 11:45 am, Cabral
The history of the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute, more endearingly known as “the Institute,” at Northeastern University, is rich with student experiences, engagement, growth and opportunity. The 50th Anniversary Celebration will be marked by a comprehensive exhibit of some of the events, people and important moments that helped to define the Institute’s place in Northeastern’s long history. The Institute’s founding was based in the early years of student protest and remains a consistent presence and strong contributor to Northeastern’s incredible progress and success over the years. At this session, the director will walk the guests through exhibit and lead a discussion of what has transpired over the years since the Institute’s founding.
✳ 50th Anniversary: Welcome Ceremony with Former UMass Chancellor Dr. J. Keith Motley // 6:00 pm, Cabral
The fall of 2018 represents the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute (JDOAAI) on Northeastern University’s campus. Join us to celebrate the Institute’s rich history, highlight Black student presence on campus and dialogue about the Institute and the University’s future. This conversation will be informed by the history and importance of the Institute, emphasizing how the Institute got started, its strong presence on campus and how Black students have contributed to the success of the Institute and Northeastern.
Homecoming Headliner // 8:00 pm, Matthews Arena
Homecoming and the Council for University Programs (CUP) present… For more information about this event, please check our social media
**Tickets required. Tickets will be available on myTickets for $15 (student) and $25 (+1) on 10/24 at 9pm.
Friday, November 9
Women’s Basketball vs. BU // 12:00 pm, Cabot
✳ 50th Anniversary: College Receptions at Individual Colleges // 2:00 pm, Cabral
Each of the colleges on campus will be welcoming back the Black alumni from their respective colleges. This will be a wonderful opportunity for alumni to reconnect with classmates, colleagues and past professors.
✳ 50 Years of the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute: A Celebration // 4:00 pm, ISEC
Northeastern’s centerpiece event for the 50th Anniversary, open to the entire Northeastern community. Enjoy performances, speakers, food & drink, and special guests as we celebrate the Institute!
SGA & RSA Homecoming Tailgate // 5:00 pm, Curry Student Center Indoor Quad
Join SGA and RSA in the Curry Indoor Quad for some tailgate tacos, t-shirts, giveaways, music, and more! Bring your friends and stop by before the Men’s Hockey game against UConn!
✳ 50th Anniversary: Students and Alumni Reception // 6:00 pm, Curry Student Center Indoor Quad
Join us for a reception hosted by the current leaders of Black student organizations. This is an opportunity for students to connect and network with alumni.
Men’s Hockey vs Uconn // 7:00 pm, Matthews Arena
Saturday, November 10
✳ 50th Anniversary Institute Founders and Past Directors Brunch // 10:00 am, Cabral
Northeastern alumni are invited to a special welcome back brunch at the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute. This will be an opportunity for the founders and past directors of the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute to return to the place they built 50 years ago and discuss their original visions and the future of the Institute. Additionally, the current Institute director and staff will discuss the Institute’s 2025 vision and roadmap for the future.
✳ Legacy: The JDOAAI 50th Anniversary Celebration Step Show Competition // 12:00 pm, Blackman Auditorium
Greek life has played an important role in the Black student experience on Northeastern’s campus over the years. One of the signature events for Greek Life is the “Step Show.” Co-sponsored by the Northeastern and regional chapters of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), the organizations will represent and highlight honored members for their impact on the Black community.
Women’s Hockey vs. UNH // 2:00 pm, Matthews Arena
✳ 50th Anniversary: Reception for NU’s Back Alumni Athletes with Guest Host Sean Jones // 4:30 pm, Cabot
Northeastern’s Black athletes have been the source of much of Northeastern’s sports programs’ excitement and success. Many of the athletes have not seen their teammates in many years. This will be an opportunity to not only return to campus, but to the place, the Cabot Center, where much of their athletic foundation and success began. Many of these athletes went on to have wonderful professional careers, and a select few went on to participate in the Olympics.
✳ 50th Anniversary: An Evening with Wendy Williams // 7:00 pm, Blackman Auditorium
Join television host, actress, author, fashion designer and Northeastern alumna Wendy Williams as she discusses her life and success in the entertainment industry with her inimitable style and humor.
✳ 50th Anniversary: WRRB Reunion Party // 9:00 pm, Curry Student Center
WRBB, Northeastern University’s student radio station, was formed as WNEU in 1962 when a student group known as the Husky Hi-liters began broadcasting out of a small room in the basement of Ell Student Center. In 1970, the radio station moved to FM and changed its call letters to WRBB, the RBB standing for ‘Rock Back Bay.’ As a non-commercial station, it transmitted at 10 watts on 91.7 FM. In the 1980’s, WRBB became a powerful voice of Boston’s Black Community and was known as ‘Boston’s Spice.’ The call letters WRBB, later became known as ‘We Rock Boston Better!’
Sunday, November 11
Women’s Basketball vs Fordham // 1:00 pm, Cabot
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