Feb 7 2023

ADVISORY: Coppin State University Celebrates Homecoming 2023 with Week of Events February 12 -19

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Coppin State University Homecoming 2023 kicks off February 12, 2023, and we welcome all to join us in celebrating 123 years of Coppin State history, honoring the community we have built, and instilling pride in Eagle Nation through active engagement of students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of our illustrious institution.

Homecoming Theme

Our 2023 Homecoming theme is All In, echoing our new marketing campaign, inviting everyone in Baltimore and beyond to go All In for Coppin and experience Coppin State University for themselves.
“Homecoming is a sacred time and tradition here at Coppin. It is an opportunity to welcome back to campus alumni and friends to reflect on their experiences, reconnect with friends and show love to their alma mater,” said Coppin State University President Anthony L. Jenkins. “We invite everyone to come together across generations to celebrate the accomplishments of our dynamic university, continue our time-honored traditions, and witness the transformation of Eagle Nation as it unfolds.” 
There are nearly two dozen events scheduled during Coppin State Homecoming Week.  All are welcome to enjoy food and fun, celebrate Coppin’s history, community, and global impact.

Homecoming Event Highlights 
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•    Midnight Breakfast 
February 12 | 10 p.m. - 1a.m. | Talon Dining Hall 

Students enjoy music, food, fun, and giveaways as we kick off Homecoming Week. This event is for current Coppin students only.

•    State of the University Address
February 16 | 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. | James Weldon Johnson Auditorium
Coppin State University President Anthony L. Jenkins will deliver the State of the University Address. The Address will highlight the recent accomplishments of Coppin students, faculty, and staff, as well as lay the groundwork for our path forward over the next year. Stream Live

•    Homecoming Concert 
February 16 | 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. | James Weldon Johnson Auditorium
The Homecoming Concert will feature Supahbadd, Nardo Wick, and Shy Glizzy. The Homecoming Concert will be hosted by James Young IV (‘19) and Prophet (‘25). Open to the public. Tickets required.

•    2023 Commitment to Excellence Awards
Friday, February 17 | 4:00 p.m. | Tawes Ballroom
This event will celebrate our newest Foundation Merit Scholarship Endowment donors, alumni honorees, and student scholarship recipients. RSVP Requested 

•    Step Show/After Party
February 17 | 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. | James Weldon Johnson Auditorium

Two events with one ticket: six student step teams from Divine 9 sororities and fraternities at Coppin compete for a $1,000 prize each. 
o    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. - Pi Theta Chapter
o    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. - Delta Beta Chapter
o    Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. - Delta Delta Chapter
o    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - Epsilon Kappa Chapter
o    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Zeta Epsilon Chapter
o    Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. - Nu Gamma Chapter
Three exhibition teams will also perform. Open to the public.
Tickets required

•    Coppin State University Hall of Fame Breakfast
February 18 | 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Tawes Ballroom

Join us in celebrating and recognizing the newest inductees into the Coppin State University Athletic Hall of Fame.  Tickets Required.  

•    Homecoming Tailgate
February 18 | 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Lot F

Alumni tailgate ahead of the Coppin Men’s and Women’s Basketball facing Howard University. Free to attend. RSVP requested

•    Coppin State Women's Basketball vs. Howard University
February 18 | 2 p.m. | PEC Arena

Join Eagle Nation in cheering on Coppin State Women’s Basketball against Howard University. Tickets Required.

•    Coppin State Men's Basketball vs. Howard University
February 18 | 4 p.m. | PEC Arena

Join Eagle Nation in cheering on Coppin State Men’s Basketball against Howard University. Tickets Required.

•    Jazz Brunch 
February 19 | 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Tawes Ballroom

A traditional Sunday brunch and live entertainment. Cost: $50 
Tickets required

Visit www.coppin.edu/homecoming for a full list of events.
Embrace and showcase the spirit of Eagle Nation. Share your photos and video on social media with #CoppinHomecoming23 

Media with questions or interested in covering Coppin State University Homecoming are encouraged to reach out to Director of Communications, Robyne McCullough at 410.951.6546

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