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Howard homecoming in person — for now

The 2021 Howard homecoming plan is to be in person this October. But government restrictions due to COVID-19 could shift to virtual.

WASHINGTON – Howard University is pleased to announce the 2021 Homecoming dates, scheduled in person during the week of October 16-24, 2021. The Howard University Homecoming football game will take place Saturday, October 23 in Greene Stadium at 1 p.m. EDT against the Norfolk State University Spartans.

The University is planning exciting and informative events to kick off the Homecoming celebrations, beginning Saturday, October 16. These on-campus experiences will engage the Howard community and family while reconnecting us all after more than a year of virtual interaction.

The University will also require health and safety precautions at all in-person events; those details along with the event theme and further information regarding Homecoming will be announced at a later date.  

While we are excited to plan for an in-person Homecoming, we must remain vigilant to changing health conditions due to COVID-19. If health conditions deteriorate or the large group gathering guidelines from the district government become more restrictive, we will have to pivot back to a virtual event. 


About Howard University

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue more than 140 programs of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced one Schwarzman Scholar, three Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows and more than 165 Fulbright recipients. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, visit

Howard homecoming in person — for now
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