FAMU’s 125th celebration
125th Anniversary Celebration
To celebrate its rich history, Florida A&M University (FAMU) has scheduled two days of special events in honor of its 125th anniversary on October 2 and 3.
FAMU was founded as the State Normal College for Colored Students, and on October 3, 1887, it began classes with fifteen students and two instructors. Today, with an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, FAMU is the premier school among historically black colleges and universities.The 125th anniversary activities are as follows:
Music on the Quad featuring a performance of “the WiZStory of Florida A&M University” and the 125 Voice Anniversary Choir
Midnight Explosion — Fireworks
Mezzanine Level of Alfred L. Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium
Founders’ Day Convocation
Alfred L. Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and
Dr. Frederick S. Humphries
Regent Professor at the College of Law and Eighth President of FAMU
(Presented during Convocation)
Wreath Laying Ceremony
Old City Cemetery, Park Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard, Tallahassee, Fla.
Birthday Celebration — It’s a Party!
The special birthday activities include the following:
- Music, Food and Fun
- Presidential Monologues — History of FAMU
- Serving of Cupcakes and Ice Cream
- The Birthday Song
- Flight of the Doves in honor of FAMU’s Quasquicentennial
- 1-2-5 Rattler Strut (New stroll created in honor of the 125th Anniversary)