FAMU Spirit & Traditions

From spirited homecoming celebrations to time-honored rituals that define our campus culture, our university traditions encapsulate the essence of what it means to be a proud Rattler.

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Spirit & Tradition

There are many opportunities for you to connect with the Rattler Nation! Several large events throughout the year provide opportunities to visit with your student and stay involved with our beloved institution. Our on-campus events are designed to inform you about university resources while you experience our beautiful campus and surrounding community.



FAMU Homecoming is an exhilarating, unmissable experience, brimming with happiness, camaraderie, dancing, and that unmistakable 'FAMUly' spirit. 
Welcome Home

Parents & Family Weekend 

Family Weekend is an informative, fun, engaging, and important annual Rattler tradition!  
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Royal Court 

The FAMU Royal Court plays a significant role in fostering school pride and unity, while serving as ambassadors for the university at various events and functions. 
Meet Our Royal Court"

SET Market & SET Friday

Get ready to kick off your weekend the right way by taking part in SET Fridays, a vibrant and lively end-of-the-week event! 
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Squad 87

From dancing with Rattler fans in the stands to crowd-energizing interactions and stunts on the sidelines, Squad '87 brings the game-day excitement to life.  
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Welcome Week 

Welcome Week is your first opportunity to get acclimated to life on the Hill by discovering opportunities to connect, learn, laugh, reflect, and grow through social and academic programs. 
Welcome to the Hill!

News And Announcements 

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