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B-CU 2014 Homecoming Set for Oct. 5 to12

Bethune-Cookman University campus will be overflowing with excitement as alumni, students, and friends enjoy a fun-filled week of Homecoming activities Oct. 5-12. This year’s theme is “110 Degrees of Wildcat Fever: Celebrating 110 years Of Greatness and the Legacy Continues.”

Homecoming week buzzes off Sunday Oct. 5 with a community service project entitled ‘Homeless for a Night’ in which students and campus organizations gather on the quad overnight to put themselves in a homeless person’s situation. A busy week of activities will lead up to the annual homecoming parade at 9 a.m. and the football game at 4 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 11.

The grand marshals of the parade are Albert Bethune; The grandson of Mary McLeod Bethune, Joseph Petrock, whose name graces the School of Health Sciences at B-CU and Fedrick Ingram, president of United Teachers of Dade. All events are open to the public.

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Homecoming events include:

*Sunday Oct. 5

Community service project:

Homeless for a night


*Monday Oct. 6

Mr. and Miss Homecoming Pageant:

Royal Wildcat Fever

7 p.m. –Free                                  

Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Centre

*Tuesday Oct. 7

All White Party Featuring KCamp

8 p.m.- Free

Center For Civic Engagement

(Pick up ticket @ Box Office)

*Wednesday Oct. 8

Cultural Extravaganza:

The Cultural Experience


Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd

*Thursday Oct. 9

Homecoming Step Show:

Featuring Young Jeezy

Throne of Fire

6 p.m.

Daytona Beach Ocean Center

Students: $25 in advance/$35 dollars at the door

Non-students: $35 in advance/$50 at the door

*Friday Oct. 10

Open House at Alumni Center

12 p.m. 

558 Oak Street

Family Reunion BBQ

Grilling Out

12 p.m.-Quad

$8 non-students & visitors

Homecoming Pep Rally:

110 degrees

7 p.m.-$5 non-students

Daytona Beach Ocean Center

*Saturday Oct. 11

Homecoming Parade:

 9 a.m.

Homecoming Tailgate:

Reigniting the Wildcat Flame

12 p.m.

Daytona Municipal Stadium

Homecoming Football Game

Vs. Howard University

4 p.m.

Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium

Post Game Victory Jam Session

Center for Civic Engagement

$10 in advance /$15 at the door

*Sunday Oct. 12

Gospel Concert

Feat. Tye Tribbett

Spirits Ablaze-PAC

Concert 8 p.m.

Students’ $5

Non-students $20


Bethune-Cookman University was founded in 1904 and serves the community via three campuses in Daytona Beach, Deltona and Hastings. For more information, visit

Institutional Advancement

Beverly James
Director of Communications
PH: 386-481-2991
FX: 386-481-2973

About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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