FAMU prom debuts next month

Photo Coutesy of FAMU's Campus Activities Board.

Just a few years ago — or months for some — FAMU students dressed up in fancy clothing and celebrated what is known as the “best night in high school” at a prom.

Most high school students looked forward to this day because it gave them the opportunity to express themselves through style while building long-lasting memories with friends and classmates.

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like having prom in college?

Your opportunity to find out is in the works.

The university’s Campus Activities Board will be hosting the school’s inaugural college prom. Music, food, dancing and more will take place in the Grand Ballroom from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. April 20.

The event will be free of cost, but students must RSVP to attend. There will be a red carpet and a beautiful backdrop, similar to an award show for students to take photographs and capture this breathtaking memory. Commentators will also attend CROM, the name the board has given this event, to highlight the different looks while making sure everyone knows how fabulous they look.

The attire is formal, so no club wear. If you have an old prom dress, feel free to wear it if it still fits, and if not, dress in your favorite dashing dress or suit. Make sure you are comfortable.

“The thought of a college prom seems so silly to me. But FAMU is live so I know for sure the students will come out and make this an event to remember. I hope CROM can be a new tradition and something I can look forward to attending my last year in college since I won’t be able to attend this year,” junior general health major Shania Stevenson said.

While CROM is open to all FAMU students, the event is catered to seniors as they finish off their final year.

Senior political science major Ekaya Ellis said, “I think the college prom is a good way to get FAMU19 together before they graduate. Prom is one of the most memorable events in high school, so why not bring that same tradition to college? I think it is a good idea to bring old and new friends together before people go their separate ways. Yes, you can catch me at CROM and I am sure it will be a great event.”

Students are also invited to showcase their business at the event. So, if you have a business that you would like to share with colleagues at CROM, there will be an Eventbrite for students to sign up for a $5 fee.

“I did not attend my senior prom in high school because my parents wanted me to save for college. I was kind of sad, but I knew they were looking out for me. When I heard of CROM I immediately got excited because I can bring out one of my old dresses and get cute with my friends. I can’t wait,” said junior pharmaceutical sciences major Ashley Foster.