September 27-29, 2019

2020 Black Alumni Weekend

The Auburn Alumni Association is excited to welcome you back to campus for Black Alumni Weekend. This three-day celebration will feature a variety of social events, networking opportunities and more from Friday, Oct. 2, through Sunday, Oct. 4. The weekend will coincide with the Auburn vs. Kentucky football game.


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Frequently Asked Questions

When is Black Alumni Weekend?

Black Alumni Weekend will be held from Friday, October 2 through Sunday, October 4 and will coincide with the Auburn vs. Kentucky football game.

How do I register for Black Alumni Weekend?

Online registration is easy – Link will be available April 11th, 2020. For questions about registration, please contact Erin Hutchins at 334-844-1146

How much does it cost to attend Black Alumni Weekend?

A Flash Sale for the event will be $100.00 per person for the first 75 adults to register and will launch on April 11, 2020 and end on April 17, 2020 or until all 75 registrations have been purchased. Young Alumni registration for the event is $100.00 per person for adults 40 years and younger (must provide date of birth). Young Alumni registration will begin on April 18, 2020 and end on July 18, 2020. General registration for the event is $140.00 per person. The whole family is invited to attend the tailgate on Saturday prior to the Auburn vs. Kentucky football game. Kids (17 and under) are $5.45. Children 1 and under are free. Kid’s packages are $20.00 and include a t-shirt, and the tailgate.

Al la carte pricing is available for the following events: awards dinner, awards dinner after party, adult tailgate, child tailgate, adult brunch, and brunch for children.

All prices include applicable sales tax. The adult ticket includes a $5 gift that will be donated to the Auburn Alumni Association PLUS Scholarship (gift amount is non-refundable).

When does online registration close for Black Alumni Weekend?

Online registration for Black Alumni Weekend closes on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. CST. Some events do have a limited capacity, so we encourage you to register early to ensure a spot!

What does the registration fee include?

Registration includes the Friday night Awards Dinner and Dance, the tailgate and much more. A Black Alumni Weekend t-shirt is included for each registered adult.

Where is lodging available during Black Alumni Weekend?

Registration does not include accommodations. For overnight accommodations check back for more details. For a list of hotel options, visit

What is the attire for Black Alumni Weekend?

The attire for the majority of the Black Alumni Weekend events is casual. Party/cocktail attire is requested for Friday night activities.

Are children/families invited to attend?

Yes! Children and family members are invited to all Black Alumni Weekend events, with the exception the Friday night events (Awards Dinner and Dance), which are geared more towards adults

Do I need a parking pass to park on campus?

All vehicles that park on the Auburn University campus must display a valid Auburn University parking permit. As an honored campus guest, visitor or vendor, please acquire the appropriate parking pass from the Parking Services Office. To do so, please visit one of the following locations to obtain proper information and permit.

  • The AU Parking Services office located at 330 Lem Morrison Drive.
    The main entrance to Parking Services is on the second level of the South Quad Parking Deck. Don’t worry, there’s guest parking right by the door just for you.
  • For your convenience, a drive-thru window is located on the ground level of the Parking Services Office and guest parking permits may be obtained there as well.
  • Stadium Deck Office:
    Parking Services has an office located at the entrance of the ramp leading to the fourth level in the Stadium Deck to issue permits to visitors/guests.

For more information, please visit the Parking Services website or contact them at (334) 844-4143.

Will there be event parking?

Friday, October 2

  • Parking for registration check-in and the Football Friday Speaker Series is located in the gravel lot behind the Auburn Alumni Center, at the corner of Gay and Miller streets. The Auburn Alumni Center is located at 317 South College Street, Auburn, AL 36849.
  • For the awards dinner, parking is available in The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center parking deck. Self-Parking is $5, and valet is $10 for event only parking. You must remove your cars from the deck by 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 3 or else your car will be towed.
  • You also have the option to park in the Auburn Alumni Center Paved and Gravel Lots 317 South College Street, Auburn, AL 36849, the Library Parking Deck at 231 Mell St, Auburn, AL 36849 or the Comer Hall Lot at 107 Comer Hall Auburn, AL 36849. You must remove your cars from these lots by 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 28 or else your car will be towed.

Saturday, October 3

  • Reference University Gameday Parking Guidelines and Tiger Transit Shuttle Service Schedule.

Sunday, October 4

  • Parking location TBD.

Are there special services available for attendees with disabilities?

If you have a handicap placard or license plate, an Auburn University parking permit is still required to park on the campus. Present both your handicap placard, placard permit and a valid license to receive a guest pass. The guest pass will allow you to park in any available A, B or handicap space on Auburn University’s campus.

I can’t attend Black Alumni Weekend, but would like to make a gift to Auburn University. How do I do that?

To make a scholarship contribution, please click here. Thank you for your support.

What is the cancellation and refund policy for Black Alumni Weekend?

Requests can be made by calling (334) 844-1146 or emailing Erin Hutchins at by 5:00 p.m. CST on September 14, 2020.

Black Alumni Stories

  • Bruce Kaalund '84
  • Tiffany Welch '94
    Tiffany Welch '94
  • Samuel "Skip" Vaughn '76
  • Johnetta Jackson Henry '77
  • Theresa Steele Mitchell '01
  • Justin Robinson '16
  • Kelli Tolbert ‘92
  • Vertrina Grubbs '92
  • Lora Bailey '87: From The Plains To New Mexico
  • Kelvin Redd '90
  • Nicole Harris '14
  • Starrah Huffman
    Starrah Huffman '15
  • Kitrell Henderson Jr.
    Kittrell Henderson Jr. '08
  • Erika Sankey
    Erika Sankey '15
  • Olivia Cook
    Olivia Cook '14
  • DJ Gorgeous performing in Birmingham.
    Aisha Stroud ‘09: Banker by day, DJ Gorgeous by night
  • Sidberry currently works for Carter's Inc.
    Phillip Sidberry ‘11: Putting heart into art
  • Hathaway was the first African American ceramics teacher at Auburn.
    Isaac Scott Hathaway: Sculpting a better Auburn
  • Hillman poses at Auburn this past year.
    Danyelle Hillman ‘99: Auburn's first African American female cheerleader continues to inspire
  • Robinson owns her own company, JayRo Productions.
    Jaylin Robinson ‘11: Freelancer to business-owner
  • Ileeia Cobb helps make OLLI the best it can be.
    Ileeia A. Cobb ‘11: Using passion to Serve Senior Citizens
  • Scouting Champions, Allen Greene
    Travis Coleman '07: Scouting Champions
  • Ashley Gooden
    Ashley Gooden '14: Reporting Live
  • Weston Sims '19, Calvin Wilborn '19 make national impact on DNC
  • CJ Uzomah Running
    From Tiger to Tiger: Auburn Alumni on the Cincinnati Bengals
  • Kim Burton '88
    Kim Burton '88
  • Cherith Fluker '01
    Cherith Fluker '01
  • Khiari McAlpin '09
    Khiari McAlpin '09
  • Sophia Bracy Harris
    Sophia Bracy Harris '72
  • ShaRhonda Holmes-Stinson '05
    ShaRhonda Holmes-Stinson '05
  • Chacolby Burns-Johnson '01
    Chacolby Burns-Johnson '01
  • Paige Horace '13
    Paige Horace '13
  • Brandeis Reasor '06
    Brandeis Reasor '06
  • Tay-Lea Clayton '10
    Tay-Lea Clayton '10
  • Angelica Parker '11
    Angelica Parker '11
  • Yameeka CEO
    Yameeka Jones '01: Success Through Confidence
  • Paula Ducker-Davy '89
    Paula Ducker-Davy '89
  • Ashley Gayles '09 2
    Ashley Gayles '09
  • Jermelle Matthews '09
    Jermelle Matthews '09
  • Krystal Moore '07
    Krystal Moore '07
  • Sharne Rice '10
    Sharne Rice '10
  • Gabrielle Brundidge '13
    Gabrielle Brundidge '13
  • Jessica Alexander '11
    Jessica Alexander '11
  • Wanona Satcher '02
    Wanona Satcher '02
  • Tanya Anderson '95
    Tanya Anderson '95
  • Josetta Brittain Matthews '66
    Josetta Brittain Matthews '66
  • Mshon Pulliam
    Mshon Pulliam ‘12: Talking Potential
  • Mercedes Linton '14
    Mercedes Linton '14
  • Tracey Childs '98 & '00
    Tracey Childs '98
  • a photo of Erin Hutchins by the Auburn sign
    Erin Hutchins '09
  • Tiffany Davis '98
    Tiffany Davis '98
  • Sefako Kpomblekou-Tidwell '07
    Sefako Kpomblekou-Tidwell '07
  • Janayah Hudson '96
    Janayah Hudson '96
  • Angela Jenkins '94
    Angela Jenkins '94
  • Janice Jones '04
    Janice Jones '04
  • Sharonne Jacobs '94
    Sharonne Jacobs '94
  • Natalie Walker '16
    Natalie Walker '16
  • Jada Kidd Robinson '94
    Jada Kidd Robinson '94
  • Kimberly Mitchell '01
    Kimberly Mitchell '01
  • Natalie Stevenson '12
    Natalie Stevenson '12
  • Octavia Spencer
    Octavia Spencer: First Auburn Grad to Host SNL
  • Maya Pressley High Jump - Action Shot
    Maya Pressley '13: Olympic Hopeful Jumps Higher
  • LaNita Harris Photo
    LaNita Wright '09: Caring for Her Young Community
  • Drew Tipton and son
    Drew Tipton '08: Stitching Faith and Fashion
  • Greg Phillip Curtis photo
    Gregory Philip Curtis'11: Carving A Dream
  • Monica Gibbs photo
    Monica Gibbs '02: Exploring Creative Design

Share your own personal story and add to the history of the African-American experience at Auburn University by clicking the button below.

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Black Alumni Stories

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  • Any photo submitted is subject to be used on our website and in any external marketing campaign.

Alumni can also donate scrapbooks, diaries, journals, letters, photographs and other items related to their time at Auburn University to the Special Collections and Archives Department. In doing this we can ensure that future generations know what life was like for years to come.  To make a donation, contact Tommy Brown at 334-844-1733.


Erin Hutchins

Erin Hutchins ’09

Inclusion & Diversity Programs Coordinator
(334) 844-1146

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