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 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!