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‘Welcome to the Meccaverse:’ 2022 Homecoming Theme Celebrates the Past, Present and Future of the Howard Community

In the multiverse that is Howard University, we honor the many sons and daughters who have come to the Mecca for training and matriculate as superheroes

Welcome to The Meccaverse #HowardHomecoming2022

WASHINGTON – Howard University Homecoming is a time to celebrate all that Howard is, has been and will become. This year, Howard University dubbed the 2022 Howard University Homecoming “The Meccaverse,” a theme that honors the many generations who have contributed to the creation of the special universe we call Howard University.  

Talk to any Howard alumni and they will tell you about that surreal experience of arriving to Howard’s campus and being amazed by the discovery of a whole new world characterized by Black excellence, bold leadership and an immense history that connects them to the past while simultaneously igniting the spark that set them on a path to discover their future. To put it in fewer words, Howard is its own universe. 

“Our ability to use the lessons, the successes and the struggles of our past to build a legacy that will sustain future generations is a part of what makes Howard University unique,” said President Wayne A. I. Frederick. “The Meccaverse highlights the long-lasting experiences that shape us and strengthen our community. I am excited for the return of a fully in-person Homecoming celebration because this gathering always serves as an opportunity for reflection and innovation – a reminder of why we call Howard home.” 

This year’s Homecoming celebration will be held entirely in-person the week of October 15-23, a shift from the virtual celebrations of the past two years. The University is excited to welcome Howard University students, alumni, staff and friends to its campus for several key Homecoming events including the Homecoming football game and Bison Pep Rally, the Fashion Show, Greek Life Step Show, Homecoming Day of Service, Lavender Reception, and the iconic Yard Fest Concert.  

The University will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 status on our campus and in the Washington, D.C. area and will provide updates and guidance around health and safety protocols for University events. While wearing a mask is optional inside University-owned or -operated buildings, we strongly encourage the use of N95 or KN95 masks indoors. Vaccinations are the most effective measure in preventing serious COVID-19 cases and decreasing the risk of hospitalization. 

The complete schedule of events will be released as information becomes available. Visit homecoming.howard.edu for event updates and news about Homecoming.  

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About Howard University 

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 14 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 www.howard.edu

Media Contact: Misha Cornelius; misha.cornelius@howard.edu