Anticipation mounts for FAMU homecoming

Homecoming is a special time at FAMU.
Sydne Vigille | The FAMUAN

Every year Florida A&M University's (FAMU) homecoming brings in thousands of  of people, and it seems that this year will be no different. 

FAMU’s 2018 homecoming lineup has many people around the town talking about the upcoming events. From the comedy show to the multiple concerts, many are expecting this homecoming to be nothing less than outstanding.

The school announced the complete lineup earlier this month and it left people feeling eager to participate in the festivities.

“This is the best homecoming lineup I’ve seen from FAMU in a while,” said junior business administration major Jemere Plumer. “I feel like the homecoming team actually listened to what the students wanted and made it happen.” 

So far, artists Gucci Mane, Kodak Black, Fred Hammond, The Walls Group, City Girls, Chico Bean, Karlous Miller, Clayton English and B. Simone have all been announced as participating during the homecoming week. 

While there are events happening at the school, there are multiple events happening off the campus as well. 

It has been announced that there will be concerts from Lil Baby, Jacquees, and Moneybagg Yo and more taking place in various locations around Tallahassee.

“There is no way someone can be bored during homecoming week,” said senior healthcare management major Sierra Beard. “There's something going on every single night –  it’s crazy.”

FAMU alumni, students and future students will populate Tallahassee starting Saturday, as homecoming kicks off. Some call the week of homecoming the spring break of the fall because every night there is an event taking place.  

“I’m most excited about the game and set Friday,” said junior psychology major Sierra Beard. “I love to see all the alumi interact with the new students. It’s like the old school mixing with the new.” 

While current students are looking forward to the week of festivities, so are FAMU alumni. 

“I’m a old head so I don’t know exactly who everyone is coming for the events, but I do know that homecoming brings everyone out,” said FAMU grad Sheddric Isom. “During homecoming I get to see all my college friends and it’s nice to kinda relive my younger days as a Rattler.”

A lot of people have high expectations of what this year will bring. With so much anticipation mounting, many say homecoming can’t be anything other than fantastic.