The West Virginia University Center for Black Culture & Research, along with the WVU Black Alumni Association, will be bringing alumni and friends together for a pre-game tailgate to celebrate Homecoming on Saturday.

The tailgate will be held in Tent City 3 beginning at 9 a.m. prior to the WVU-Baylor football game on Saturday (Sept. 29). Tailgaters will enjoy free hotdogs, burgers and great Mountaineer camaraderie. The event, held annually, is free and open to the public.

“We are very excited to provide this fun-filled opportunity for the black community to fellowship before the highly anticipated Mountaineer game on Saturday,” said Marjorie Fuller, director of the WVU Center for Black Culture & Research.
“It is Homecoming weekend and the Mountaineers will be making their Big 12 debut. The tailgate will be a time for our students, alumni and friends to reunite and reminisce in a spirited atmosphere.”

The Center for Black Culture & Research provides various services and support to WVU students of color, including educational, social and cultural activities. It also provides educational and cultural events for the University community and for the State of West Virginia. It serves as an intellectual source for the study, research and support for African and African American students, faculty, staff and community.

“The WVU Black Alumni Association is pleased to partner with the Center for Black Culture & Research to host an event for alumni and students,” said J.T. Thomas, a member of the WVU Alumni Association Board of Directors and president of the WVU Black Alumni Association. “This is wonderful opportunity to welcome graduates back to campus, while connecting with current students.”

Numerous units and organizations on campus will be hosting Homecoming events for alumni and friends. For more information, visit or call 304-293-7029.



CONTACT: Marjorie Fuller, Center for Black Culture & Research

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