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3rd Annual HBCU Send-off

The Third Annual Dayton Area HBCU Send-Off will be held Sunday June 25th from 1pm- 4pm at Horizon Science Academy located at 250 Shoup Mill Rd.

The event is designed to celebrate and support Dayton area students who are headed off to one of our nation’s Historically Black Colleges or Universities. Registered students will receive a basket of dorm essentials that will help them with a smooth transition to their HBCU, whether they are a new or returning student. The baskets include toiletries, sheets, towels, laundry detergent and other supplies.

This event is a great opportunity for learning, networking,and building relationships with fellow students and alumni. Alumni representatives from several HBCUs will be on hand to answer questions, greet college bound students and provide information to families and current high school students who may be interested in attending an HBCU in the future.

Schools scheduled to be in attendance this year include:

  • Central State University

  • Kentucky State University

  • Tuskegee University

  • Alabama A&M University

  • Howard University

  • Hampton University

  • Fisk University

  • Tennessee State University

  • Spelman College

  • Morehouse College

  • Alabama State University

  • Grambling University

  • Jackson State University

  • North Carolina A&T

  • State University

  • Florida A&M University

  • Wilberforce University

Fraternities and sororities will also be on hand to engage with students and families. Several companies will be there to discuss internships and other job opportunities, and this year’s event will feature financial literacy sessions hosted by representatives from area financial institutions.

There will also be giveaways of laptops, chromebooks, mini refrigerators and microwaves. The HBCU Send-Off will include entertainment, food trucks, line dancing, greek strolling, a live DJ and host Faith Daniels from WROU, 92.1. Last year’s attendees described the event’s atmosphere as a mix between a block party, family reunion, and a homecoming full of black excellence and highlighting HBCU culture.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information or to contact the event organizers email:

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