This year’s theme for homecoming is The Rattler Renaissance: A Rebirth of Rattler Pride and Spirit.
As homecoming approaches, the university’s student government association, in a combined effort with the Office of Student Activities, has planned several events for the occasion including a dorm step show, a comedy/talent show and a fashion show.
Tickets for each of the three events will be available in bundles. Bundles are free of charge to students, with a new Rattler Card, starting on Oct. 17-18 at the Rattlers Den each day from 9a.m. until they are gone.
Only 3000 tickets are available to be given out, 1500 per day. Ticket supplies are expected to be exhausted so students are encouraged to act fast in securing a seat at these activities.
There are also limited VIP tickets available for students.
James Bland, student body vice president, said planning for the various events started in April. Although there are a lot more students than tickets, Bland said there is a limited number of tickets for the event because of the size of the venues being used.
“We have to abide by the safety regulations, so [the] capacity of available venues was important,” Bland said.
Students familiar with homecoming week are gearing up for the planned activities.
Jose Sanabria, 19, a sophomore criminal justice student from Orlando said he recalls last year’s events and plans to take part in this year’s homecoming activities.
“I have plans to attend the block party this year and the step show,” Sanabria said.
Although the number of available tickets raised some concern among the student body, Tarone Cowan, 19, a sophomore business student from Orlando said he understands the circumstances surrounding ticket availability.
“Buildings can only hold so many people so I guess its first come first served,” Cowan said.
In addition to the three events there will also be a host of block parties, cookouts, the Essence College Tour, the BET College Tour and a variety of other events.
The football game will put Florida A&M University’s Rattlers against North Carolina A&T University’s Aggies. Rattler cards will be used for entry into the game.
Tickets for the homecoming concert, featuring performances by Tallahassee native T-Pain, Musiq Soulchild, Lil Wayne, Webbie, Lil Boosie and Plies, are available at the student union building in the old recreation center’s box office.
The price is $25.00 for floor seats and $20.00 for general seating, with a $1 to $2 convenience fee. The concert’s organizers are still looking for acts to audition for the concert’s opening acts on October 19 in Lee Hall.
For more information on the auditions or the concert contact Tyler Cheatham at (786) 229 8451/TJcheat@gmail.com or Karla Black at firstname.lastname@example.org. And for a complete schedule of all events during the homecoming week and more information visit the FAMU website or call the Office of Student Activities at 599-3400.