Black Alumni Weekend

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The Auburn Alumni Association will be hosting its seventh annual Black Alumni Weekend on November 12-14, 2021, an annual three-day celebration featuring vibrant, family-friendly social events, and networking opportunities. It is a chance to celebrate the heritage, culture and legacy of Black alumni and forge the future for Black students at Auburn University.  The weekend will coincide with the Auburn vs. Mississippi State football game.

Black Alumni Weekend row of black alumni sitting and standing for group photo



Registration Reception

Friday, November 12, 2021

The Hotel at Auburn University 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

This will be a come and go style event where attendees may check in and receive their registration information. Light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served. Special Collections from the library will have a travelling exhibit on site.


Saturday, November 13, 2021

Cater Lawn, Time TBD

Black Alumni Weekend Tailgate will feature catering by celebrity chef, Chef JRob, DJ Iron Mike, bounce houses and lawn games. Tailgate will open 3 hours prior to kickoff and close 30 minutes before.

Awards Brunch

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Student Activity Center 10:00 am – noon

The culmination of the weekend will be the 2021 Black Alumni Weekend Awards Brunch. Black alumni from each of the colleges and schools will be recognized for their outstanding alumni achievements. Brunch catered by celebrity chef, Chef J Rob with entertainment by MOSAIC and others.

Tiger Stomp


Join Auburn’s chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council for one of the most exciting yearly events of the Black Homecoming Season.

Friday, November 12 at 7 p.m. (CDT)

Auburn University Football vs. Mississippi State

A block of tickets has been reserved for Black Alumni Weekend attendees at a discount price, click below for more information or to reserve your tickets today!


Gogue Performing arts features Patti LaBelle

The Gogue Performing Arts is excited to announce that Patti LaBelle will perform

Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. (CDT)

If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, with a 10% discount, please call the Box Office number (listed below) or visit and follow the online directions below.

Phone instructions for Patti LaBelle Tickets:

  • Gogue Performing Arts Box office number – 334-844-8497
  • Tell box office representative that you are with the Black Alumni Weekend group and give the code BAW21
  • Contact and payment information will be collected at the time of purchase
  • Tickets will be emailed

Online instructions:

  • Visit
  • Click “Promotional Code” above the seating map
  • Enter the code: BAW21
  • The seats held for Black Alumni Weekend are in the balcony. You can access those seats only once the code has been entered. In the “Jump to” drop down, select “Balcony and Mezzanine” to see that section.
  • Select the seat(s) you want and select the discounted price. Once the tickets are in your cart, click the “add to order” button
  • Follow the instructions on the screen
  • Tickets will be emailed

Black Alumni Weekend Hotel Accomodations

Don’t forget to reserve a room at your hotel of choice below. 

Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Auburn/Opelika

Arrival Date: 12-Nov-2021

Departure Date: 14-Nov-2021

Rate: $319

Hotel: TownPlace Suites Marriott

Event Summary:
Auburn University Black Alumni Weekend
Arrival Date:  12-Nov-2021
Departure Date: 14-Nov-2021

Last Day to Book: 2021 Oct 11, Mon

Rate: $329

Hotel: TRU by Hilton

Event Summary:
Auburn University Black Alumni Weekend
Arrival Date:  12-Nov-2021
Departure Date: 14-Nov-2021

Last Day to Book: 2021 Oct 11, Mon

Rate: $322

Enjoy Black Alumni Weekend 2019 Photo Album

2019 Black Alumni Weekend - Awards Dinner & After Party

Black Alumni Weekend Awards


The Black Alumni Weekend Award recognizes recipients for outstanding achievements in their professional lives, personal integrity and stature and service to the university.


Apollos Abercrombie, Raymond J. Harbert College of Business
Brenda Allen, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
Joshua Ekandem, College of Architecture, Design & Construction
Sophia Bracy Harris, College of Human Sciences
Jerlando Jackson, College of Education
Lawrence Martin, Raymond J. Harbert College of Business
Jocelyn Richardson, College of Veterinary Medicine
Jamesa Stokes, College of Sciences and Mathematics
Latricia “Vonnie” Stone, School of Nursing
K-Rob Thomas, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
Marquita Winder, Harrison School of Pharmacy

Stay up-to-date on the weekend’s events!

Once you download the app, be sure to Login to gain access to all the great benefits as a member. 

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Tell Us Your Story

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

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.

2021 Black Alumni Weekend Service Projects

The Black Alumni Council is proud to be highlighting two service projects during Black Alumni Weekend. This year the weekend will be highlighting and asking for support of the Campus Food Pantry and the Campus Career Closet.

Students standing with Aubie for Food Pantry

The Campus Food Pantry

The Campus Food Pantry began in the spring of 2012 to provide non-perishable food items to aid Auburn University students struggling with food insecurity. Black Alumni Weekend attendees will have the opportunity to bring items from the Food Pantry’s Amazon Wish List to the Auburn University Hotel & Conference Center on Friday, November 12 or to the tailgate on Saturday, November 13th. Attendees as well as all alumni may also ship straight from Amazon to the following address:

Campus Food Pantry
Student Center, Suite 1115
255 Heisman Drive, Auburn, AL 36849

For more information on the Campus Food Pantry visit:




Campus Career Closet Logo

Campus Career Closet

The University Career Center launched the Campus Career Closet in 2017 as a way to provide students access to FREE professional attire appropriate for career fairs, interviews, networking events, and the workplace. Inventory includes suits, blazers, skirts, button-down shirts, and more. The goal is to help students look their best throughout their job search so they can make a positive impression as they enter the professional world!

Attendees and alumni may bring requested items to the Registration Reception on Friday, November 12:

Women’s business suits
Men’s business suits
Men’s dress shirts
Men’s dress shoes

Items of greatest need: Women’s sizes 2-6, Men’s sizes 28, 30, 32 pants

You may also visit the website to make a monetary donation


When is Black Alumni Weekend 2021?

Black Alumni Weekend will be held from Friday, November 12 through Sunday, November 14 and will coincide with the Auburn vs. Mississippi State football game.

When does online registration for Black Alumni Weekend 2021 open and close?

Online registration for Black Alumni Weekend opens on Saturday, July 24, 2021 and closes on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. CDT. Some events do have a limited capacity, so we encourage you to register early to ensure a spot!

How much does it cost to attend BAW 2021?

Adult registration for the weekend, including the reception, tailgate and brunch and awards dinner, is $140. There is also children (ages 12 and under) pricing and a few a la carte options.

What does the registration fee include?

Registration includes the Friday reception, tailgate prior to the football game and the Sunday brunch and awards ceremony. A Black Alumni Weekend t-shirt is included for each registered adult.

Where is lodging available during BAW 2021?

Registration does not include accommodations. For overnight accommodations, please check your registration confirmation email.

Are children/families invited to attend?

Yes! Children and family members are invited to all Black Alumni Weekend events.

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, November 12

  • Parking for registration check-in is available in The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center parking deck. Self-Parking and valet are available. You must remove your cars from the deck by 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 13 or your car will be towed.

Saturday, November 13

Sunday, November 14

  • Parking location TBD.

What is the cancellation and refund policy for BAW 2021?

Requests can be made by calling (334) 844-1150 or emailing Alumni Programs at by 5:00 p.m. CDT on October 23, 2021. by 5:00 p.m. CST on October 25, 2021.

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