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NKU Alumni Homecoming Events

Wednesday, Feb. 2


Poet Laureate Emeritus of Cincinnati Manuel Iris


Please join us in the Eva G. Farris Reading Room of Steely Library for a meet and greet with Poet Laureate Emeritus Manuel Iris, sponsored by the Friends of Steely Library.
VIP Happy Hour: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., ticketed event

Includes light hors d'ouevres, open bar and a signed copy of Iris' book, "The Parting Present". Limited ticket availability.
Presentation and book signing: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m., open to the public

Iris' book will be available for purchase.

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We will be sharing information about our Black History Month Keynote Speaker soon. Please check back.


Friday, February 4, 2022



NKU Ultimate Black Family Reunion

UC Ballroom

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Come to campus early and beat the traffic! Join us at the Ultimate Black Family Reunion co-hosted by Black Alumni Council and the office of African American Student Initiatives. Stop by to pick up your prepaid Homecoming package on your way to the Alumni Awards Dinner or Step Show.

Black Alumni Council

2022 Alumni Awards Dinner and Celebration

NKU Campus Recreation Center

5:30-8:30 p.m.


This event celebrates alumni, faculty and staff who have led the way in serving both NKU and our community. Read more about award recipients here.

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NPHC Step Show

Regent's Hall at NKU

7:00 p.m.

Join us for one of our favorite traditions co-hosted by the NPHC and Black Alumni Council, the Step Show. Purchase your tickets ahead of time to avoid price at the door. Advance ticket sales will close on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022.


Alumni Step Show After-Party


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Saturday, February 5, 2022



6th Annual Brunch and Awards program

Boomtown Biscuits and Whiskey, 9039 US HWY 42, Union, KY 41093

11:00 a.m.

Join the Black Alumni Council for breakfast, while also enjoying time with friends and former colleagues. Special awards will be presented. The annual Paint & Peel activity will take place as a group before the annual homecoming photo is taken. 

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Students laughing and smiling at tailgate.

Homecoming Tailgate

Parking Lot D

2:00 p.m.

Join the Black Alumni Council in the annual Homecoming Tailgate experience before the game.

Norse Carnival

Concourse BB&T Arena

5:30-7:00 p.m.

Come one, come all and join the NKU Alumni Association for a pre-game homecoming experience complete with free food, drinks, games, prizes and fun! This event is free but a ticket the basketball game is required for all guest to be admitted into BB&T Arena.

Family dressed in NKU attire smiling.

Black Alumni Council


NKU Men's Basketball Homecoming Game vs. Detroit Mercy Titans

BB&T Arena

7:00 p.m.

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Black Alumni Council After Game Kickback

Holiday Inn Express, 8 Hampton Lane, Wilder, KY 41076

10:00 p.m.

Join the Black Alumni Council in the hotel activity room for an evening of games and fellowship. 

Black Alumni Council


Sunday, February 6, 2022



Senior Conversations Brunch

Norse Commons 140

11:00 a.m.

Black Alumni Council is hosting a relaxed afternoon of dialogue with undergraduate seniors as they discuss topics like next steps after college, mental health for seniors and life as an undergrad. Free admission, RSVP required.



Additional Information


Another Black Alumni Council design you need to have.

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 Holiday Inn Express Wilder is offering a discount to NKU Alumni.

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Looking for tickets? Follow the links below to access tickets to all our Homecoming Weekend events.