What if we told you that you didn't have to wait until Fall to experience the love and fellowship of an HBCU Homecoming?
What if we told you that for the THird STRAIGHT year, New York City will host a special Spring Homecoming for graduates of HBCUs?
Last year, graduates from all over the nation, draped in school colors, poured their school pride all over NYC in a weekend full of events that felt like being back on the yard! Filled with opportunities to both party and network, HBCU SpringComing, slated to draw a national audience of influencers from across the country, should not be missed!
INNOVATION LAB - In Partnership with Amplify 4 Good -- HOSTED BY TWITTER
FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017 -- 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM **RSVP CLOSED**
TWITTER - 249 WEST 17TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10011
Calling all creatives, engineers and project managers...everyone loves a good group project! Imagine if some of the brightest minds in the class were assembled and challenged to tackle one shared problem that impacts HBCUs. Join us in making a lasting impact on our HBCU community.
SOUTH'N THE CITY
FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017 -- 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM (FREE BEFORE 6:00 PM)
SPACE IBIZA - 637 WEST 50TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10019
The first chance to clink a glass, this Friday welcome event should be thought of as Orientation. It will be your first chance to meet everyone that is enrolling in the weekend. Come celebrate SNTC's 6th Anniversary, and kick things off in style.
Mind YOur Business
SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017 -- 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
FORTUNE ACADEMY - 625 WEST 140TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10031
Better than Convocation or advice from any academic advisor, this panel will leave you empowered to take the next steps in your personal business development. Join us for an in-depth discussion on Entrepreneurship, Ownership and Community Building.
School Daze (The Yard)
SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017 -- 12:00PM - 4:00 PM
RIVERSIDE PARK (LOWER LEVEL AT 145TH STREET & RIVERSIDE DRIVE)
This is The Yard. This is campus. This.is.SpringComing! If Saturday was a movie, it would be School Daze! Think Saturday of Homecoming! Trust us, between the guest performances, grilling stations, spades and basketball tournaments and sponsored tents you won't even realize there wasn't a halftime show!
THE KICKBACK: A Block Party Experience -- PRESENTED BY DIAGEO
SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017 -- 6:00PM - 10:00 PM
**SECRET LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED AT SCHOOL DAZE**
What’s an HBCU SpringComing without a few surprises? You’ve left the yard after the game and want to figure out the next move? Consider this our version of “something to get into”. Details coming soon.
SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017 -- 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
FIRST CORINTHIAN BAPTIST CHURCH - 1912 ADAM CLAYTON POWELL JR. BLVD., NEW YORK, NY 10026
Come celebrate and fellowship at one of Harlem’s most fulfilling worship services!
SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017 -- 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
SOLOMON & KUFF - 2331 12TH AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10027
Complete with amazing food and a musical turn up reminiscent of freshman year, you are guaranteed to get more than your stomach, liver, and IG stories can handle! This will be the quintessential farewell brunch of the weekend!
HBCU SPRINGCOMING '17 RSVPs ARE CLOSED!
WANT TO JOIN THE WAITLIST FOR NEXT YEAR?
In 2012, five HBCU grads set out to shatter the perception that black alumni don’t give back to their alma maters. Lauren Legette, (Hampton ’11), Alize Beal (Howard ’12), Brendan Francis (Howard ’12), Roger Rojas (Morgan State ’01), and Anastazia Neely (Hampton ’12) founded the Puissance Scholarship, to aid in offsetting the cost of college tuition for high school seniors bound for an HBCU. Scholarships are solely awarded thanks to generous monetary donations of fellow HBCU graduates and sponsors. Outside of the scholarship, the team develops programs to increase awareness about the benefits of HBCU for prospective students and to provide a network of support for the alumni they will become.
Thanks to the Puissance Scholarship and the HBCU Family at HBCU SpringComing 2016, I can achieve my dream of earning my degree at a Historically Black University. I can’t wait to move further towards my career and grow in my culture at Norfolk State University. Behold the green and gold!
- Dominique Allen, Class of 2020