FAMU-HOWARD WEEKEND Events for the Highly Anticipated FAMU vs. Howard Game Weekend


Thursday, October 4

HAPPY HOUR KICKOFF: An unforgettable kickoff happy hour at The Park at Fourteenth. This event will be hosted by 50 Florida A&M University and Howard University alumni. The happy hour kickoff will be sponsored by popular spirits companies Moet Hennessy USA and feature food & drink specials.

Friday, October 5

WELCOME TO DC: A late night “Welcome to D.C.” happy hour-turned-party. At Tabaq Lounge, the Howard University School of Law and 25 celebrated alumni will serve as official hosts. Friday night’s event is sponsored by The Lip Bar, a new entrant to the D.C. market. The Lip Bar will premiere its new Fall 2012 lipstick collection during a special VIP Happy Hour from 9-10 p.m., which includes complimentary signature cocktails and admission. DJ Square Biz of Grits & Biscuits, fresh from a sold-out performance at the 930 Club, will spin the latest jams for late night partygoers.

Saturday, October 6

GAME DAY: A post-game dash to the new Eden Lounge. Immediately following the FAMU vs. Howard football game, Rattlers and Bison will “Turn Up” at Eden Lounge. Alums will flock to the renovated venue, which features a rooftop and three floors. Guests will be able to mingle, dance to the tunes of DJ Square Biz, DJ Suave & DJ Double Down. Each floor will be dedicated to each generation of graduates. There will also be a live performance by D.C.’s award-winning The Future Band. Later that night, Florida Legend DJ Demp, DC’s #1 Party DJ Quicksilva & DJ Casper will come together under one roof for SCHOOL DAZE.

This exciting week is made possible through the support of sponsors and event partners including: Moet Hennessey USA, Hennessy VS, AlumniRoundUp, DigitalGuestlist, The Smugger, Wylie K & Friends, Crown Royal, The Lip Bar, SendHub, and Courvoisier VS.

Campus Life

Dr. Rhadi Ferguson Wraps-Up The 2011 Atlanta Football Classic

First and foremost let me say this…
“This ain’t no doctoral dissertation or no scholarly journal. I’m just gonna keep it real! And tell the story as an HBCU alumni would tell it.”


Two FAMU Alumni Serving As Chiefs-of-Staff in Congress

Florida A&M University (FAMU) graduates Virgil A. Miller and Tasha Cole are both serving as the chiefs-of-staff for two political figures in Congress.

Miller, a Palm Beach, Fla. native, works for Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-New Orleans). He says his daily routine consists of briefing the Member on administrative matters, interacting with constituents, meeting with stakeholders and overseeing the overall direction of the office.


[Black History] A Brief History of Florida A & M University

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University was founded as the State Normal College for Colored Students, and on October 3, 1887, it began classes with fifteen students and two instructors. Today, FAMU, as it has become affectionately known, is the premiere school among historically black colleges and universities. Prominently located on the highest hill in Florida’s capital city of Tallahassee, Florida A&M University remains the only historically black university in the eleven member State University System of Florida.

Campus Life

Excellent. Emotional. Well done. The Homegoing ceremony for Dr. William P. Foster

“Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” – In Tribute to Dr. William P. Foster.
Stay through or skip to the 6:50 mark.


Black College Alumni Chapters donate Thanksgiving baskets to local residents

Members from four Historically Black Colleges and Universities(HBCU’s)alumni chapters set aside school rivalries, in the name of giving recently, if only for a day. Florida A & M Rattlers pitched in with Bethune Cookman Wildcats while Morehouse Tigers worked alongside Hampton Pirates during their annual Turkey basket give-away. This was the scene at the Northwest Federated Women’s Club last week, as all joined forces to insure local families were provided with all the fixings needed to have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

Campus Life

16-year-old scholar turns down Ivy League schools for FAMU

Florida A&M University (FAMU) freshman, Ralph Jones Jr., a 16 year old from Atlanta, Ga. turned down offers to Howard University, Fort Valley State University and Morehouse College to attend FAMU. In addition to these institutions, he also turned down prominent Ivy League institutions such as Harvard University to become a Rattler.

Campus Life Events

Photos From The Atlanta Football Classic

Atlanta, GA

Coming into this game Florida A & M had just come off of a monstrous win over Howard University just last week (50 – 7), to top that off, FAMU Alum and Celebrity Movie Producer Will Packer flipped the coin to welcome Tennessee State to Atlanta. TSU won the toss and commanded the speed of the game as they scored on their initial drive (:23 seconds in). TSU continued this roll and pulled off a win (TSU:29 FAMU:18).