19 must-do Atlanta homecoming events in October

  • Lauren Booker
  • For the AJC
5:03 p.m Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 Arts & Culture
Last year's Georgia State University homecoming court winners smile for the camera.

October marks a time for tasting pumpkin spice, preparing for Halloween and−last but not least − attending highly anticipated homecoming festivities.

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Atlanta colleges and universities are known for bringing major school spirit when it involves homecoming. From watching the bands break it down during halftime to enjoying concerts, college students, alumni and even locals will be drawn to these colleges for a fun-filled, action-packed week of events.

Here's your guide to the top college homecoming events at Clark Atlanta University, Georgia State University, Morehouse College and Spelman College.

Clark Atlanta University

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Clark Atlanta University cheerleaders pose during last year's homecoming.

Historically black colleges and universities are known for their school spirit, and Clark Atlanta University is no different. Expect the homecoming festivities from Oct. 16-22 to go down in record books. The Alumni Weekend package is $70 and the full week costs $150. For more ticket and event information, visit Clark Atlanta's website

Georgia State University

Show your Panther school spirit at this college's homecoming events Oct. 12-21. From events geared toward everyone from commuter students to alumni, there's fun for all at this downtown Atlanta research university.

Plenty of festivities are happening in each of the university's campuses, including the ones in Atlanta, Alpharetta, Clarkston, Newton and Dunwoody. Here are a few standout events. For more ticket and event information, visit Georgia State's website.

Morehouse College

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Morehouse College's band at last year's homecoming.

Expect Morehouse to celebrate homecoming in a major way from Oct. 15-22. With live entertainment and concerts, there are many ways for attendees to show school spirit.

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Here are some events happening at the college that you won't want to miss. Check out the college's online homecoming lineup for more ticket and event information.

Spelman College

The ladies of Spelman have an event-packed weekend planned for homecoming from Oct. 19-22. These events are geared to alumnae and students. Find out ticket and event information on Spelman's website. Here's some of the week's must-be-there events.

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