Fisk University celebrates Homecoming 2019 November 3-9

Helping Hands, by Fisk Alumna Viola Burly Leek, will be on exhibition in the Van Vechten Gallery at Fisk during Homecoming.

Fisk University celebrates Homecoming 2019 Sunday, November 3 through Saturday, November 9, with the theme “Operation: Homecoming.” Fisk has activities for returning alumni, current and future (prospective) students and friends of the historic school, Nashville’s first University. Homecoming week celebrates long-standing traditions with a Royal Coronation and Ball, concerts, sports events, a fashion show, art exhibits, and of course, parties.

Festivities begin Sunday morning, Nov. 3 with family worship at 9am in the Fisk Chapel, with a Gospel Explosion in the Chapel from 5:30pm – 8:00pm. Homecoming Kickoff on The Yard runs 9pm – midnight.

Monday’s activities include Fisk Family Reunion “One Fisk/Employee Engagement” on The Yard 11am – 3pm, and a 2000’s Party in New Livingstone (Dance Hall) 9pm – 1am. Tuesday’s Oratorical Contest in the Appleton Room runs 12 noon – 1:30pm; Fisk Day of Service from the Multipurpose Room; and a Fashion Show in Jubilee Hall 7pm – 9 pm. Wednesday’s Pop Up Shop is in Crosthwaite Hall Glassbox for Ladies and in the New Livingstone Lobby for Men 9am – 6pm; and Mr. & Miss Fisk Coronation and Coronation Ball 6pm – 1am in the Henderson A. Johnson Gymnasium.

Thursday begins with Miss Fisk Tea, 2:00 p.m in the Appleton Room of Jubilee Hall; Mr. Fisk Smoker, 5pm in the Art Gallery; and Fisk Sports Hall of Fame Reception in The Lounge of Adam K. Spence Hall 6-8pm; Comedy Show, 7pm in the Appleton Room. The Gold & Blue Scholarship Bash: A Benefit for Fisk University by the Nashville Fisk Alumni Association is 7pm until at Horton’s Events, 660 Lafayette St.

Friday’s special attraction is Social Justice Through Film: “Where’s Daddy?”, documentary film by Rel Dowdell, Fisk Alumnus ’93, award-winning screenwriter, film director, film producer, and educator; FREE, open to the public, 11am in Park-Johnson Hall, Room 122. The Fisk Sports Hall of Fame Luncheon is 11am– 1pm in the Appleton Room of Jubilee Hall. A Pep Rally at 2pm in the Gymnasium, followed by a Day Party at 4pm in the Cravath Hall Courtyard, hosted by Rich Dollaz w/DJ TRAUMA. Finish the day with the Step Show at 8pm, Gymnasium, $20 advance / $25 door.

Saturday’s events start with an event for the new Fisk University Social Justice Institute, entitled Social Justice and Social Change: The Lessons and the Legacy by Keynote Speaker Ilyasah Shabazz, the Award-winning author, activist, professor and daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz at 9am in Chapel, FREE and open to the public. Brunch with Fisk Dr. Kevin D. Rome, Sr., for Fisk alumni follows from 11am-1pm in the John W. Work home; advance RSVP required. Also at 11am tailgating commences on The Yard, before the Homecoming basketball games ($10 admission) – Women’s 3 pm and Men’s 5 pm in the Gymnasium.

View the complete Homecoming 2019 Schedule via the website at www.fisk.edu/ Additionally, throughout the weekend, various Fraternity and Sorority groups will be celebrating, as well, and there will be private events at locations throughout the Metro area. Have a Happy Homecoming, Fiskites!