Black Alumni Weekend

September 27 - 29, 2019



September 27-29, 2019

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The Auburn Alumni Association is excited to welcome you back to campus for Black Alumni Weekend, September 27 – 29, 2019.

Come home to the place that helped shape you, reconnect with the friends who became your Auburn family and help pave the way for the next generation!

Register now and take advantage of a la carte pricing!

Registration Information
Black Alumni Weekend - awards dinner
Black Alumni Weekend - tailgate
Black Alumni Weekend - awards dinner
Black Alumni Weekend - brunch

Countdown to Black Alumni Weekend

Black Alumni Weekend Tshirt

2019 Black Alumni Weekend T-shirt

This year marks the 50th Integration of Auburn University Athletics. We are excited to honor both Henry Harris, Auburn’s first African-American basketball player and James Owens, Auburn’s first African-American football player. Commemorate this significant occasion by purchasing a t-shirt today!

T-shirts are $18/shirt and the deadline to order a shirt is September 18, 2019. If you purchased a full weekend ticket, your t-shirt is included in your ticket package. All t-shirts must be picked up at the Auburn Alumni Center during Black Alumni Weekend.

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Tentative Schedule

Check back for updates!

*Black Alumni Panel and Reception: An Opportunity for Students to Hear from and Engage with Auburn Alumni
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Student Center Ballroom

*Student led activity

Registration and Open House
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Lobby, Auburn Alumni Center

Silent Auction
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lobby, Auburn Alumni Center

*Family Friday on Cater Lawn
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cater Lawn

Lunch with College/School
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Campus Tours
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Lobby, Auburn Alumni Center

Auburn Family Friday Speaker Series featuring Sam Heys
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Goodwin Rooms, Auburn Alumni Center

Group Photo
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Auditorium, The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center

Cocktail Reception with Cash Bar
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Pre-Function Foyer, The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center

*Tiger Stomp Step Show
8:00 p.m.
Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum

Awards Dinner
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Ballroom, The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center

After Party with Cash Bar
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Location: Legacy Ballroom, The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center

*Student led activity

Time: TBD
Location: Cater Lawn

Time: TBD
Location: Cater Lawn

Group Photo with Weekend T-Shirt
2:30 p.m. 
Steps of Cater Hall

Auburn vs. Mississippi State Football Game
Time: TBD
Location: Jordan-Hare Stadium

*Auburn NPHC Official After Party
9:30 p.m.

* Student led activity

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Black Alumni Weekend?

Black Alumni Weekend will be held from Friday, September 27 through Sunday, September 29 and will coincide with the Auburn vs. Mississippi State football game.

How do I register for Black Alumni Weekend?

Online registration is easy – click here! For questions about registration, please contact Erin Hutchins at 334-844-1146

How much does it cost to attend Black Alumni Weekend?

Early bird registration for the event is $120.00 per person and ends on July 15, 2019. 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. Mississippi State 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 some events.

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 16, 2019 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 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.

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

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 directed to Erin Hutchins at by 5:00 p.m. CST on September 16, 2019.

Hotel Accommodations

Registration does not include hotel accommodations.

TownePlace Suites Auburn

1117 South College Street
Auburn, AL 36832

2-night minimum

For overnight accommodations at TownePlace Suites Auburn, make your reservation HERE.

Special block rates will only be offered through Friday, September 6, 2019 or until all rooms have sold out.

Hilton Garden Inn

2555 Hilton Garden Drive
Auburn, AL 36830


For overnight accommodations at Hilton Garden Inn, make your reservation HERE.

Special block rates will only be offered through Tuesday, August 27, 2019 or until all rooms have sold out.

La Quinta Inn & Suites

3151 Capps Way
Opelika, AL 36804


For overnight accommodations, contact La Quinta Inn & Suites at (334) 748-9000. Mention “Black Alumni Weekend” to receive a special block rate.

Special block rates will only be offered through Tuesday, August 27, 2019 or until all rooms have sold out.

Black Alumni Stories

  • 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

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Erin Hutchins

Erin Hutchins ’09

Inclusion & Diversity Programs Coordinator
(334) 844-1146