It’s time to unleash your Viking Spirit! It’s time for Elizabeth City State University’s Homecoming 2019.
This year “Vikings Unleashed” will be a celebration of all things Royal Blue, and it kicks off Tuesday, Oct. 15, leading up to the big match-up with Lincoln University at Roebuck Stadium Oct. 19, and ending with a prayer breakfast and an evening gospel concert Oct. 20.
This year’s Homecoming Parade will start at the National Guard Armory and follow Ehringhaus Street to Southern Avenue to Parkview Drive, ending at the ECSU campus. The parade viewing stage will be located at Waterfront Park.
This year’s parade grand marshal is Dr. Catherine Edmonds, the recently appointed superintendent of Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools. Prior to being named the ECPPS superintendent, Dr. Edmonds served as the superintendent of the Bertie County Schools System.
The Homecoming 2019 schedule of events is as follows:
Tuesday, Oct. 15
- Homecoming Countdown, 10 p.m. to midnight, Vaughan Center.
Wednesday, Oct. 16
- Mr. and Miss ECSU Royal Coronation, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Burnim Fine Arts Center.
- The Royal Reception, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Ridley Student Center.
Thursday, Oct. 17
- Pride Day, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Vaughan Center.
- Emerging Leaders Forum, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Ridley Student Center.
- Mr. and Mrs. Alumni Coronation, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., K.E. White Center.
- Student Body Pre-Game, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Burnim Fine Arts Center.
Friday, Oct. 18
- Chancellor’s Donor Appreciation Luncheon, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., K.E. White Center.
- Paint the Town Blue Business Expo, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Ridley Student Center.
- Chancellor’s Homecoming Alumni Welcome Reception, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Chancellor’s Residence.
- Student Entrepreneur Expo, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Vaughan Center.
- Step Concert and Comedy Show, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Vaughan Center.
- ECSU Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, 6:30 p.m., K.E. White Center.
- Official Alumni Mixer, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., K.E. White Center.
- All Black Party, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Williams Hall.
Saturday, Oct. 19
- Homecoming Parade, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Student Tailgating, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Roebuck Stadium.
- Viking Alumni Tailgating, noon to 3 p.m., Roebuck Stadium.
- Football game: ECSU vs. Lincoln University, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Roebuck Stadium.
- Homecoming Block Party, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., promenade.
- Young Alumni Gym Jam: Silent Headphone Party, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Vaughan Center.
- Black Encore Party, 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., K.E. White Center.
- Pre-Dawn Party, 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., Williams Hall.
Sunday, Oct. 20
- Homecoming Prayer Breakfast, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., K.E. White Center.
- Gospel Concert, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., K.E. White Center.