UDC News


October 12 , 2007

University of the District of Columbia Homecoming Week 2007 – “Celebrating 30 Years of Excellence”



What:             University of the District of Columbia Homecoming 2007


Who:               UDC Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff


When:            Sunday, October 21 – Monday, October 29, 2007


Where:           Various Locations, primarily on the UDC Campus

                        University of the District of Columbia

                        4200 Connecticut Ave, NW

                        Washington, D.C.


Washington, D.C. — The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) is inviting its alumni, as well as friends of the University, to join students, faculty, and staff for Homecoming 2007 at UDC October 21 to October 29, 2007.  “Celebrating 30 Years of Excellence” is the theme for this year’s exciting line-up of entertaining and thought-provoking events and programs that will primarily take place on the University’s Van Ness Campus, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. 


The University’s Division of Student Affairs, Office of Alumni Relations, and Student Government Association collaborated for this weeklong homage to the University’s rich academic legacy while charting a fresh course as the District’s only public university and the nation’s only urban land-grant institution. 


            Because the University of the District of Columbia is a composite of a diverse populace, so too will be the UDC homecoming celebration.  There’s something for everyone.  Highlights of this year’s homecoming include UDC Day at Church on Sunday, October 21, at 11 a.m. (St. Luke Baptist Church, 1415 Gallatin St. NW, UDC Alumnus Reverend Aubrey Lewis presiding, {please wear UDC Red}).  UDC poets take the stage on Wednesday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Poetry Slam, while steppers step forward at the 2007 Homecoming Step Show in the UDC Gymnasium Friday night, October 26 at 7:00 p.m.  The Homecoming Parade gets underway on Connecticut Avenue at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 27 while a Red & Gold Reception” in the lobby of the University Auditorium Monday, October 29, at 6:30 p.m. preceding the Jazz Alive Concert at 8 p.m. wraps up Homecoming events. 


            A complete listing of Homecoming events includes:


Sunday, October 21st  



Monday, October 22nd



Tuesday, October 23rd



Wednesday, October 24th



Thursday, October 25th



Friday, October 26th



Saturday, October 27th



Monday, October 29th



            For more information about the University of the District of Columbia’s Homecoming 2007 special events and for costs for certain homecoming activities, contact the UDC Division of Student Affairs at (202) 274-5210 or the Office of Student Life on (202) 274-6330.  Alumni interested in staying connected with their Alma Mater are encouraged to check the Alumni webpage at http://www.udc.edu/alumni/.  Alumni interested in joining UDCNAS should call (202) 274-5745.  A complete listing of homecoming activities can also be found at www.udc.edu.







            The University of the District of Columbia is the fully-accredited sole public source for accessible, inclusive, affordable, and comprehensive public higher education in the District of Columbia and provides additional life-long learning opportunities. The University delivers quality instruction and uses student-centered approaches to empower and benefit both individuals and its local communities.  The University, an urban land grant institution, is a very diverse community, a gateway to the world, and a significant investment engine for the District of Columbia.  The University is located at 4200 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, and is conveniently located at the Van Ness/UDC stop on the Red Line of Metro.  For more information on other University activities, contact Mike Andrews, Senior Director for Communications and University Spokesperson at (202) 274-5685 or visit the University’s web site at www.udc.edu.